Newton’s Nook Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!

NND_HolidayHop15I’m so exited to join today design team and featured guests for the Newton’s Nook Designs Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!!

Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole link list — there are many awesome blogs for you to visit today! Plus you can comment for your chance to win a prize too! Details at the end of this post!
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You know I can’t resist to the cute cat stamps and this ADORABLE couple of kitties happens to be my favorite from Newton’s Nook Christmas Release. I just can’t stop playing with them and this time I came out with a watercolor project (here you can find my copic colored version).
All this cuteness is form Newton’s Christmas Cuddles and Newton’s Curios Christmas stamp sets. I used the coordinating dies too to cut out the kitties and a small heart.
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To put together this card I worked separately on the cats image and the background. I even chose different watercolor papers: for the kitties I used Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper (I can’t recommend it enough for no-line coloring) and for the background – a more textured Strathmore Watercolor Paper. But both elements were done with distress inks.
On the background I proceeded in different layers applying them from lightest to darkest and letting dry every single layer before applying the next one. As the result I achieved a typical watercolor look with some lines and bleaches. I wished to give the impression that the light comes from the Moon so I left a light halo around.
Of course, the kitties were colored like my one (he is the Sacred Cat of Burma). I used Antique Linen distress ink for outline stamping and made a little bit more shading then usual since it’s a night scene. I really like how they turned out.

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After adhering kitties on the foam tape, I added a few final touches with white gel pen and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen. Hope you can see all the shine on the up-close look.

As I mentioned, this post is part of the Newton’s Nook Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop. Newton’s Nook has adorable stamps – be sure to check them out! They had many awesome guests this week, too. Newton’s Nook Designs is also having a Bonus Stamp Release Today! Make sure you check out their NEW Whispering Pines stamp set. This set is up for sale in their online shop starting today!


We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $10 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shopTo enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, December 6th at 9 pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 7th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Your next stop is a talented Annette Allen. Thanks so much for stopping by!



cats: Antique Linen – Vintage Photo – Ground Espresso – Black Soot – Evergreen Bough – Cracked Pistachio – Twisted Citron – Barn Door

background: Tumbled Glass – Broken China – Peacock Feathers – Faded Jeans – Chipped Sapphire – Antique Linen – Pumice Stone – Black Soot


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