Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Stitchy Cats

Challenge 108
Monochrome May

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

For the Monochromatic challenge this month I have taken myself right out of my comfort zone by using yellow as my theme colour, I tend to head straight for blues and purples and avoid red, orange or yellow lol.  Somehow, yellow seemed to be the right colour for these adorable stitchy cats, just looking at the wonderful smily faces made me think of summer sun :) :) :)   The cats were coloured with Promarkers for a change, have not used them in a long time as have a passion for my pencils at the moment.  They were then fussy cut and added to the circle layer with foam tape.  I was a bit stuck on the background so designed a footprint stencil and cut it with my Silver Bullet, I also made the fish bone circle in the same way.  The background was coloured with Distress Inks in a couple of shades of yellow and then the paw prints and fish bones in a darker orangy yellow shade.  I kept the off cuts from the fish bones and coloured them with Promarkers and added them as an embellishment in the top right corner.  To finish off I added the sentiment and attached it with a couple of brads.  I had so much fun with the Distress Inks I decided to colour and stencil the envelope too hahahaha.

  • image - Stitchy Cats, by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - Promarkers
  • other items - hand made stencils, Distress Inks, brads
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-

  • Allsorts  W,3E  - #465 - All About Pets
  • Di's Digis Designs 2W, 3E,SIO  Include an animal (W2 of 2)
  • As You Like It Challenge 2W,E3  Favourite Animal (&why) (W1 of 2) - favourite animal - cats.  After many years overseas and not having a pet live in our home with us we are now retired and have completed our family with 2 Russian Blue kittens - bliss in our home now :) :) 
  • Show us Your Pussies - M, Cat Only Challenge, April -  Furrything Goes


  1. It's a really sweet image and the little Kitties are perfect for our 'All about Pets' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  2. Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

  3. I really love this card - my favourite colour and it makes me very happy. Fantastic use of the stencils and expertly coloured Mimi. Thank you very much for making this for me at IWC.

    IKE xxx

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  4. Thank you for playing at SUYP Cats Challenges too xxx

  5. I love these wonderful "stitched" cats and your card design couldn't be more perfect for them. Thanks so much for joining us at AYLI Challenge!

  6. Such an adorable make! Thanks so much for sharing your stylish kitties with us at AYLI. Hugs xx

  7. These are gorgeous little kitties,

    Hugz Tinz

  8. Great cute card - love the yellow tones have a lovely weekend xx


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