Friday, September 18, 2009

Spooky Cat Card

Hiya! Today I have a card that started out as one thing and ended up being completely different. As I'm trying to get a little more exposure for Killam Creative, I decided to create a card that fits a few different challenges. 

First, I used Chelsea's Crafting Life's Pieces sketch. (I bent the rules a bit and used a stamp as a template instead of coloring the stamp itself... it may disqualify me, but it was still worth it!) Second, I found a shape challenge at 365 Cards that really spoke to me. I thought to myself, "Self, I can do this one, too!" And so I did. It's a bit of a departure from the beautiful and whimsical creations on the past few 365 challenges, but Halloween is approaching and I'm feeling a little dark and dirty... or something like that... uh, nevermind. *grin*

I'll also be able to enter in a few other challenges based on color combinations and such. I'll link them all here, too. This is such  great "excuse" for exploring all the fabulously talented paper artistry out there in Internet Land!

If you have a keen eye you can see that I haven't finished the inside of this card. I admit to this because the sentiment could be either "Happy Halloween" or "Happy Hunting", depending on my ability to cut out a teeny tiny glittery mouse for the inside.

The cat shape is cut from highly glittery paper and is based directly on Lindsay Dyer's digital stamp at Sassy Studio Designs. (See, Chelsea? I did use a digital stamp... you could say I colored it with scissors!)

 The flower layers and the rest of the black trim was spritzed with Glimmer Mist. Unfortunately it doesn't show up that well in the photos.

Happy Halloween or Happy Hunting!

Originally the hexagon was going to be filled with a fabulous Sassy Studio Designs vampire called Rosalie, but my colors didn't work out. She's finished and will find a home on a card with different colors. Honestly, using the sentiment "Happy Hunting" on a vampire card gave me a thrill, and I'm not even into all the vampire stuff going around these days. I have to send a shout out to Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles of my youth. Now *that* is hot vampire fiction!

So, thanks for reading my ramblings. I'm off to get ready for a "Third Friday" event in my little town. The arts & entertainment community is trying it's best to be a driving force here. Hopefully I can help it with a little push of my own.
Happy weekend, everyone! Cheers to you. :)



Jeannie Phillips said... the glitter...great card.

Debby said...

Killam Creative indeed! This is absolutely fabulous. Love the details, dimension, everything about it.

Pam said...

This is absolutely gorgeous - a stunning card indeed! Thanks for playing along with us :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, as always my dear! Wish you were closer to come to the store and teach some classes :)

Allison Rankin said...

This is one great card...loving the die-cut!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

What a fabulous black cat! Love those huge eyes! Great Halloween card! Well done with all those challenges too!

Chelsea said...

hi Susan, Thanks for playing on my second challenge! It's so wonderful to see you have entered this card for multiple challenge. Isn't it fun?

You work is always fantastic! The green eyes is a great focal point for this card!

Hope to see you join in on other CLP challenge! :)Chel

Fern said...

Love your card Susan. But, your black kitty is more cute than Love the flower.. Thanks for playing on the Creative Belli Challenge.. :o)

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

The black flower and cat are just fabulous!! thanks for playing in the Belli!

Dani said...

Love the cat and the gorgeous flower! Wonderful job! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Chrissy D said...

*WOW* I love this cat and the way you created this card!!! the addition of the Black flower - another *WOW* Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!

Anne Harada said...

Your cat is just as cute as can be! Love the black flower too and your octagon shaped layer! What fun! Thanks for joining in the Belli Challenge this week!!