And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Meet Kiwi Koala

Hello everyone and a happy Saturday to you!  I hope you all had a wonderful week in spite of the heat and the rain!  Thursday was busy as Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps began their Christmas in July Hop! You still have one more day to join the fun and enter the hop for a chance to win a free Christmas stamp set of your choice.  Just scroll down to my last post to see all the details.


This week's sketch with a spin at The Sweet Stop means there's another chance for a Prize...$15 to spend at the Sweet 'n Sassy Store!  The spin this week is to use numbers. My sample features a brand new character at the Sweet 'n Sassy Store...meet Kiwi Koala, a new digital stamp called Kiwi Koala's Watermelon!  I think we may see more of Kiwi in the future!


Creative Nugget:  I have to tell you that this card did not come together easily...do you ever have times when that happens?  My little Sew Mini did not like sewing through all the layers so an extra row of messy stitching was added to hide the imperfection...now you know my little secret!  Kiwi was colored with copic markers as usual, but then to give him some nubby texture, several drops of Colorless Blender solution were dripped onto an old washcloth and dabbed on Kiwi.  The image was then cut out with a square nestie.  The number panel was made by dripping drops of alcohol ink and copic refills onto a piece of glossy card stock.  When the paper was filled with color, Ranger Blending Solution was dripped on, causing the colors to move and blend together. Some Pumice Stone Distress Ink was then rubbed onto a number texture plate. That and the glossy paper were run through the Big Shot.  The result was a panel with numbers that kind of matched my DP.  The rest of the card was layered and pieced together on a Vintage Cream card front.  Phew...just thinking about this card makes me tired, but I think it did turn out kind of cute!  Hope you have an easier time with your card.  Here is this week's sketch:



Sugar Babies

          Chrissy Dickinson






I don't have a Christmas version this week because of the Christmas Blog Hop, but I do have a beach card to share with you.  On Sunday we are loading up the car and heading to the beach, so for the Ways to Use It Challenge at Splitcoaststampers, I challenged everyone to make a card or project using something from the beach.  This was my sample:




This little Saturated Canary Beach Baby was a lot of fun to color. Isn't she adorable?


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to see your SSS168 cards with a spin in the gallery at The Sweet Stop!  Have a wonderful weekend!


Hugs,
Cathymac


Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Kiwi Koala's Watermelon Digital Stamp (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Tiny Tags (PTI)
Ink: Computer Ink, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Peeled Paint and Salty Ocean Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow (PTI), Glossy Card Stock (SU!), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Homemade 6 Bean Soup DP (Jillibean Soup)
Accessories: Square Nestie, Ric-Rac Edgeability Die (Spellbinders), Number Texture Plate (PTI), Sew Mini (Janome), Copic Markers R20, 81, 83, 85, 89; YG17, 21, 25; Y17; T0, 1, 3, 5, 7  



7 comments:

Debbie said...

Kiwi is soooo cute!! You did a wonderful job on that number paper!! The whole card is wonderful!!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Kathy! These are both Wonderful! 8-) Love your Adorable little Kiwi! He's just Way too Cute I sure do hope we see more of him! 8-) You coloring is just Awesome on both of these! Wow! And I love the Super custom created embossed number panel on your Kiwi card ( I'm going to have to give that a try!) Tow Wonderful cards my friend! And yes, lol I have times like that too ( a lot lol )

Hope you have a Super weekend my friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sweet cards Cathy! Love both images and the coloring is amazing on both. Love the papers and 'messy' stitching! My machine is just plain not working! Have a wonderful vacation!

Ginger said...

I love your Kiwi Koala. Simple adorable! I also love the colors of this card and how the numbers for the challenge are soft and subtle. I have decided to follow your blog!

Pati said...

Wow! Kiwi is so cute!! I was noticing how the colors of the number paper was matching your dp so well, I never would have guessed you had made it without reading your note! Very nice card.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are just adorable. Your koala is colored fabulously.

Chrissy D said...

This is adorable! YOu always have the BEST papers to go with your cards! FABULOUS work!