Thursday, 21 October 2010

Wot, no DP?!!!

Good morning, peeps and I hope you're all keeping warm today!

'Keep it Simple' is the challenge from Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week - that means no DP and only one embellishment....hmmmm. That made me think! Well, this card is the result and I love this image of the kitten and the mouse and it's available here. I think the way that the kitten's tail is providing a warm blanket for the mouse is just so cute and it was a joy to colour with my Copics! It's also what led to the choice of sentiment, which is from Lili of the Valley. Anyhoo, my answer to this challenge was to sponge Distress Ink on to plain white card in three colours, Broken China, Pine Needles and Scattered Straw, splash the inked card with water, wait a few seconds for the ink to lift into the blobs of water then blot it off with paper towel - all a la Tim Holtz. The three panels going horizontally across the card are embossed with the Cuttlebug Butterflies folder then I wiped the Cut-n-Dry foam inked with Broken China across the embossing and distressed the edges with the same colour. The ribbon bow is the one embellishment allowed.
Copics used:
Kitten: E50, E51, E31, E33, E35, E99, R11
Mouse: W1, W3, W5, R11
Cushion: G05, G17, G28, G29
Cord around the cushion: YR21, YR23, YR24
Background: BG10, BG11,0
Ball of wool: E13, E15, E19
I hope you like this and do come and join us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best for this week's challenge. I'm also entering this for the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge Ribbon

Bye for now
Diane x


  1. Sweet card and what a beautiful ribbon

  2. Very clever Diane. I love the result.

  3. Love the colors you've used. Beautiful bow. I've got to get some of those new Nesties. Very pretty Diane. Hugs!

  4. Love your use of Tim Holtz inks, one of my favs. Adorable card sweetie.Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. this week

  5. What a super cute image, love your 'Tim Holtz' take on this card & the colours are amazing! Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

  6. Oh so gorgeous Diane!
    Super cute!
    kim x

  7. So cute. It is hard to believe there is no DP. Your papers are beautiful.


  8. Great card, lovely colour choices, the mouse looks even cosier now him and the cat are coloured in
    Ruth x

  9. so cute Diane! Adorably colored and love that background!
    Pam Going Postal

  10. Hi Diane,

    I just love what you did with this stamp. The coloring is totally awesome girl!


  11. wow wow wow Diane I love that incredible organza tartan ribbon its beautiful...your card is fantastic Im not sure if I could manage anything that gorgeous without my precious papers lol
    Mina xxx

  12. Really lovely Diane, and I really like your inking on the card base too.

  13. This is soooo cute card, I love it !!
    Hugs, Jóna
    P.s. I have opened Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop at PCP, you are welcome to join us :o)

  14. Broken China is one of my favourite colours. Love how you have coloured this image in - I believe "fur" is difficult to do but you have made it so real. Thanks for another delightful card from the hand of Diane.

  15. What a sweet image - gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

    Carol x


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