Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Photo Inspiration with Ike

Time for another challenge over at

Photo Inspiration

Morning folks, hope you are having a good day today :)   It is week two of the IKEsWORLD challenge, Photo Inspiration and still plenty of time for you to enter.  Just remember, you must use and IKEsART image to be eligible for the prize.  Why not pop on over to the store, Ike produces the most amazing digs, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

Here is the inspiration photo we are using for the challenge (sorry I don't know the name of the artist, if you do please enlighten me) :)
To begin with I printed my work sheet with the digis I am using Cracker Cat and Bauble Cat, along with my basket outline, a bowl of what will hopefully be baubles to represent the bowl of fruit, part of my background paper and the photo for colour matching.  I am terrible with a theme like this, I know a photo inspiration challenge means you can you the layout, the colour etc. but I just love the challenge of trying to copy the original image :)
 Next I airbrushed the top part of my card to match the back wall on the photo.
The bowl of fruit (now baubles) was such fun using lots of Stickles hahaha
 Next I used a snowflake stamp and clear embossing powder on the red background. I did not really want this to show more just to catch a glimpse of the texture when the light caught it.
Promarkers were used to colour the pussy cats using colours from the image.
 What a silly basket thing, but I was trying to get the effect of the basket in the image, one of those soft sisel types. For this I used brown crepe paper ruffled up.
 The carpet was a dilemma, I had thought of material and also embossing some paper but when I saw in front of me a roll of embossed kitchen towel I thought I would give that a go instead.  I airbrushed it with Promarkers and later drew a sort of squared pattern on it with my black Promarker.
These are the Promarkes I have used in this creation.
 So here we have the finished composition.  I did change the green part, from the dark green I had printed to this embossed paper.  The card needed more texture and lightening and I think this works better.
I do hope the original artist of the painting won't be offended by my interpretation hahahaha

  • Digis -  Cracker Cat and Bauble Cat by IKEsART
  • Promarkers
  • Stickles
  • Other papers and ribbon from my stash.
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. This is just so brilliant. I love how the pussy cats and everything reflect the photo - slap me down coz I didn't notice that at first !!!! Excellent spray work and embossing on the background and the basket is very cool :-D
    IKE xx

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  2. Wow you have used so many techniques on this stunning card! Love those wonderfully colored cute cats and that little basket of sparkling goodies!

  3. Cute card. Love the images you have used. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  4. Love it - great background.

    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT.

    Helen x

  5. This is so cute and creative! Love the image and how you've colored them. Great idea for the rug too. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

  6. Great card Mimi! Cute little kitties & I love all the texture going on!
    Dawn xx

  7. Your card is absolutely adorable! The cat images are so cute and you colored them beautifully. Love the glitter and all the different textures you have added too your card. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges! Hugs, Ivonne

  8. What a fun Christmas card this is! Thank you for joining in the Fussy & Fancy Challenge.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    F & F DT


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