It is Sunday which means it is time for a new challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations. This week we are hosting a color challenge and looking for designs featuring mint, steel, and mousse.
However, before I go any further, I want to make sure everyone knows, CIC is looking for a couple new Design Sweetie. There is more information over at Cupcake Inspirations headquarters, but I thought I give out a little FYI.
Onto today. This week we are sponsored by Kitty Bee Designs who is generously offering a digi image to one randomly chosen participant.
Kitty Bee Designs was kind enough to give the Design Sweeties a couple of digis to play with this week, and I think the whole team came up with some very creative looks. I choose to play with this sweet little sewing kitty.
I pulled up the digital image and sized it out on my computer. I knew I wouldn’t have a sentiment stamp in my stash that would be perfect, so I decided to digitally add one. I printed out the digital file and took everything back to my desk.
I decided to color in the image with my copics, keeping it all pretty simple except for the kitty itself. I grabbed a bit of textured grey card stock and trimmed it up to back the main focal image. I do not have any large pierced die sets (husband if you are reading this, hint, hint), so I pulled a die set out from Paper Smooches that is a sewing themed die set. I ran the grey paper four times through my big shot so that it could get that die cut shape look. I then went a bit over board and added the cross-stitch die cut, the other sewing mark in the corner. I snagged a bit of mint glittered card stock and back the whole card it off center, leaving the rest of the card pretty simple.
I feel like I messed up the forehead of the kitty. I just couldn’t get the lines to do what I wanted them too. I however think I got a nice texture with my copics on the sides of both the body and head. Oh, well…time for more practice.
If you get a chance, totally run over and see what the other Design Sweeties where up to this week. It is always neat to see how a group of designers creates such different looks from the same images.