Not Feline Well? – Get Well Card Series

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Hello guys!!!

I’m back with another card inspired by the Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #21 – Color Challenge. I received my new NND stamps just in time for the challenge and how could I resist not to give them a try?! The result is… this cute kitty card for my Get Well Card Series.

I’m going to leave a few words about some new products in my stuff that I was testing on this card: new colors of distress markers in Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral, and new for me Strathmore watercolor paper. I was so glad that the inspiration photo allowed me to use the new distress marker colors, I find them just perfect for spring and summer time. As for the watercolor paper, I like that it’s completely  white. When you use it keep in mind that it’s a cold press watercolor paper so it gives you the lovely texture, but at the same time makes difficult to stamp your images neatly.

On this card I used a spot coloring technique. I hand draw a talk bubble around the sick Newton with a pencil to help me keep the shape while I was making watercoloring. To emphasize the spot area I brought a lot of Wink of Stella to the colored parts of the card (it’s hard to show in the photo all the shimmer that Wink of Stella gives to the card, but in real life it’s just gorgeous!)

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When I did the sketch of this card I though it would be nice to color the kitty in the center of the spot in order to put the focal point on him. But to be honest, once I finished watercoloring I changed my mind. If I remade this card, I would leave the hole spot area in gray tones. I suppose it will give more contrast and more impression that the Newton is sick that’s why he and the world around him has no color.

Here’s the inspiration photo of the challenge.


As always thanks so much for stopping by!



Bonjour Card – All Occasion Card Series

Bonjour 2015

Bonjour readers!!!

Inspired by the Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #21 – Color Challenge – I made this unusual, at least for me,  card. I like coloring so often you can see a big image in the center of my cards. This time I decided to use only the small stamps from the NND Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set and created a sort of my own pattern paper in Coral, Peach and Mint colors.

This card is almost a one layer one as I used some masking and inlaid die-cut techniques to put everything together. Once I finished stamping the cute “parisienne” images, I accentuated the area by blending a very light gray ink. At last to tight everything together I brought some colors to the circle area where I stamped my sentiment. As a final touch I put some black drops of Ranger’s Enamel Accents.

Here’s the inspiration photo with such pretty and cheerful spring colors.


As always thanks so much for stopping!