July 06, 2012

Kitten in a Teacup Double Challenge Card

I needed a shabby chic card for a swap so I combined it with two challenges, Mojo Monday and Shabby Tea Room.

kitten in tea cup

I used an embossing folder I recently got for the panel under the main design elements. I wanted a bit of interest in the background without overwhelming the soft and shabby papers. I added white ink to highlight the pattern.

TSTR 121

The kitten is coloured with Copics to give her a soft, shabby tabby feel. I used pink/peach rick rack to mimic the ruffled icing ribbons in the inspiration photo.


I turned the sketch but otherwise stayed pretty true to it ( just rotating it and flipping it). Something I noticed the judges of Mojo Monday tend to like! The entries they choose almost always include all the elements in the same places and in the same proportions. Something I struggle with! Click on either challenge photo for a link to their blog posts.

I’ve got lots to do to get ready for a congregation BBQ tomorrow so this was a super fast post! Let me know if you need any more details!

Enjoy, Rebecca

kitten in tea cup-CDS
Ink: memento black, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress, white ink-PTI
Paper: kraft CS-PTI, white CS-X-Press It, DP-MME Howdy Doody
Accessories: foam dots-Jody Morrow, large flower-Prima, small flowers-unknown, crocheted lace-unknown, polyester lace-Fabricland, rickrack, silk ribbon-May Arts, pearls-Dollarama, Pearl spray-Recollections, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, white twine-PTI, Copics


Rebecca Deeprose said...

Hi Rebecca~ This is the sweetest image! Love your background treatment and all the visual texture~ So pretty!

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty! Love the little kitty cat and your coloring!

Rebekah said...

So soft and pretty!!
Thanks for sharing at TSTR this week:)

Regina Easter said...

awe how cute....

Maria said...

Awww...sweet sweet image of kitten in the tea cup...love it! Such a lovely card...great job!

Anonymous said...

This is so gorgeous, Rebecca. Love the kitty image and the soft colouring and all the details.

Candace Jedrowicz said...

Aww! It'd adorable!

Teresa Kline said...

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enjoy *~*