Sunday, January 6, 2019

Pilin' on the Soulful Animals

Happy New Year! Our first challenge of the year at International Art & Soul is Cats & Dogs, and the theme this month at Pile It On is Land Animals. I'm busy these days with the best Christmas gift ever, but my MIL was visiting and I got a bit of time to go through my stash and make a project.

The background is made from one piece of plaid-patterned paper. I used Spellbinders circle dies to cut the rainbow, inked the pieces separately, and inlaid it. The fence (Memory Box die) is the only piece I didn't ink.

The sentiment image is a clear stamp that I heat-embossed in white on black paper. The pawprint paper is a scrap from my off-cut stash.

The squirrel and bird were cut with a Cuttlebug die from glittery white foam. I added glitter embossing powder to the chipboard plaid cat.

I decorated the inside with more plaid patterned paper & another Spellbinders die.

2 Crafty Critter Crazies #20: (P1) Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: (P1) Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
International Art & Soul: Cats & Dogs
Pile It On: Land Animals
Scrapy Land Challenges: Anything Goes with Die Brand SL sells (Spellbinders)

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  1. This card is super cool! I love the rainbow!

    Chriss - DT sister

  2. A fun and bright card with that little cat taking centre stage, it's beautiful. Hazel x

  3. I wondered how you got that effect, and now I know! Love how you've done this - inking each bit - it's a fabulous result!

  4. Great card - so creative. Love the cute little kitty. Maggie, DT Sister

  5. Wow! Fabulous checkered effect, CG, and really great colors for your "home" theme. Beautiful creation. So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or A Designer Favorite. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  6. This is so gorgeous!! I love the colors and the design!! The kitty is so sweet!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts


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