Introducing Catabella, she's a little bit snarky and what a fashionista. Catabella likes to play in everything and who am I to argue.
Catabella is in the Technique challenge for this week found here https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/f...D-t630556.html and to be honest I found this a hard one because I love colouring and have used just about all the mediums at one time or another. I'm the exact opposite to Judy, I adore my Copic and would sleep with them if DH let me, but I started off with pencils and crayons before I progressed to Copic, for a long time I shied away from watercolour because I found it fairly daunting but I love it now and use it more and more so that is what I have gone with and Catabella thinks she is pretty spectacular.
Finally, and what this is all about is the Teapot Tuesday challenge found here https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/f...o-t630564.html where Catabella is hoping she will bring a smile to the life of a dear friend of our very own Jacqueline, Susie. Susie is going through some tough times at present, so we are going to send her some cards to brighten both her and her husband's day.
Jen aka Jennifrann gave us a bingo challenge for this week to make our cards and I chose the middle horizontal line. Cats Plaid and Embossing. Catabella believes Jen created this line just for her. That goes without saying but Catabella doesn't like sharing the limelight, so the plaid is one of the little hearts creating part of the border. The embossing is heat embossing on the words the three little hearts and the even smaller white hearts on the front border and also inside the card creating another border.
How did Catabella come about, well I stamped the image twice once on watercolour paper with Stazon Saddle Brown and once on blending paper with Versa Mark Watermark then heat embossed with Super Fine Black embossing powder. I coloured both Catabella and the hearts accordingly using SU inks and an aqua brush fine tip, then I fussy cut all the images out. I then stencilled the brick pattern onto some blending card. I stamped the SU Sprinkles hearts images with Versa Mark twisting the stamp 90% each time I moved along the card stock approximately four times which created the borders. I stamped the words then glued Catabella in the appropriate place. Once this was done, I attached the border added the ribbon and attached the hearts with some SU dimentionals. I then put the whole lot together added the inside panel and finally added Catabella"s pearls. Catabella believes you are not dressed until you are wearing pearls.
Hope you enjoyed Catabella's journey as much as I enjoyed creating her and leading you up the garden path and I hope this little card brings a smile to Susie and her husband.
Thank's so much for looking hugs Marg
More accessorises used are; The Stencil Specialist Mini Adhesive Pearls. Joy Craft Decorative Pearls. SU - Share What You love Artisan Pearls. SU Stampin' Dimensionals. Wonder Tape 6mm x 25m. X-Press It High Tack Double Sided Tape.
Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 GMT Views: 579
Stamps: Stamps Happen, Ink. - #80363 Cat and Hearts. Inkadinkado - 97621 Cats/ Chats. SU - Sprinkles. Unity - Happiness Is.
Paper: X-Press It A4 205 gsm Blending Card. SU A4 218 gsm card stock - Pretty Peacock & Old Olive (inside)
Paper Size: Base = 11 cm x 15 cm
Ink: Versa Mark - Watermark. SU dye ink - Old Olive & Pool Party. Stazon - Saddle Brown.
Accessories: Aqua Brush fine. Copic Marker DuckBlue BG49. SU Stampin' write - Pretty Peacock. Embossing powders Ranger Super Fine White & Black. Bellbird Paperart embossing powder Ultra fine clear. SU Glitter Ribbon - Pool Party. TCW 6x6 stencil TCW191s Mini Bricks.
Registered: June 29, 2004 Location: Sugar Land. Texas Posts: 63449
Wed, Sep 11, 2019 @ 4:54 AM
I have to agree with you, watercolor is my most challenges coloring media as well. It is my favorite that I admire from others, but I myself have not achieved that level of perfection that I so admire. Your card is great and I love that cat.
Registered: April 11, 2016 Location: Fairyland Posts: 11852
Wed, Sep 11, 2019 @ 5:58 AM
Catabella is the snazziest cat I’ve seen for a while Margs and she looks like she’s full of attitude lol. Awesome card. Thank you for sharing your journey on creating her. Happy day my other mate over East. Hugs
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Registered: January 20, 2016 Location: Freetown, Massachusetts Posts: 20040
Wed, Sep 11, 2019 @ 10:48 AM
OMG, Catabella, I totally made that middle row for you! Marg, you rocked every single one of these challenges! Catabella is just so fabulous! Also, I need this brick stencil in my life. And, no, you're not fully dressed until you're wearing pearls...
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 47692
Wed, Sep 11, 2019 @ 3:07 PM
Catabella is my new super mentor! What a fashionista she is wearing pearls to match her surroundings. Marg I loved reading your, I mean Catabella's story, you two sure nailed all the challenges. Susie and her husband are sure having a great tea party. Love this to bits Marg.
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Registered: January 6, 2004 Location: Connecticut Posts: 18370
Wed, Sep 11, 2019 @ 8:49 PM
OMG! Love, love, love this card! It is fabulous and beautifully colored. And I am with you on the whole watercolor thing! I love all the little details on this. I am also completely impressed at the number of challenges you ticked off!
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Registered: June 4, 2009 Location: Deatsville, Alabama Posts: 54860
Thu, Sep 12, 2019 @ 3:52 AM
Marg, this is so fun. She is adorable and obviously has the best attitude. You made her rock and I love your post. Wonderful way to start my day - seeing her and reading your fun details. Hugz to you both.
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