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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

PORTRAIT OF A BEAR.

This weeks challenge over at I ♥ PROMARKERS is Animals, so your cards have to have an animal on them. The sponsor this week is CRAFTY EMMA with a £10 voucher to spend in the online store.

I considered using an animal as my focal image but then I found this Sarah Kay stamp still unused in my drawer. The bear she's painting wasn't really enough of an animal so I searched for a cat image and found this one in an Ollyfant set of stamps by Kars, so I stamped it and masked it before stamping the main image. Ok, so the cat is a 'little' large, but hey ho! lol.


My papers are from the V & A collection and I inked them all around the edges. Using my Tim Holtz ruler (the one with the holes down one side) I used my pokey tool and punched around the edges of the panels then added a few flowers and half a dozen pearls and that was basically it. Oh, and a Martha Stewart punch for the mat.

Entering into:
AMBER'S CRAFTS 'N STUFF - Cats and/or dogs.
CRAFTS AND ME - Anything goes.
CREATIVE CARD CREW - Cute and girly.
DIVA'S BY DESIGN - For the girls.
PAPER PRETTIES - Use flowers.
TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS - Anything goes.
A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR - Anything goes.
CLAUDIA AND COMPANY - Birthday for a girl.
MAKE IT MONDAY - Always anything goes.
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - Anything goes.
STAMP SOMETHING - Anything goes.

21 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Really love this card Lorraine, particularly the papers and colours.
Thanks for sharing this with the Divas by Design.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Gorgeous Lorraine! And if I didn't know better I would say the cat was part of the original stamp! Super Sweet hun!

Joy said...

what a cute image
thanks for playing with claudia and company JOY DT

Chrissy said...

Very pretty card. The image is so lovely..and I think the cat is perfec.Fabulous job.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Luv CHRISSYxx

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Claire said...

Hi, I am hopping from Make it Monday and I think the cat looks fab, just the right size, any smaller and he wouldn't stand out so well, Very pretty card by the way xx

Rebekah said...

Lovely card such pretty flowers thanks for sharing at creative card crew and Divas hugs rebekah xx

Mary J said...

Hello Lorraine! Wow, this is just gorgeous! Wonderful layout!

Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Natasha said...

Love the stamped images. Very vintage looking. Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

Natasha
Crafty Pal - craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com

Molecraft said...

Gorgeous card, you would never know that you added the cat, it goes perfectly!
Helen x

Linda w said...

I'd never have known the cat didn't belong to the Sarah Kay image...but then our cat is grey and huge too lol. Very Clever work, love the papers and your flower sprays too.Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff's Cats and Dogs challenge this week, hope you see you back again. Hugs lin

Chocolate Orange said...

A stunning card.
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our ,'Anything Goes' , challenge. Good Luck !
Choccy x

Yuveria said...

I really love this card! Thanks for joining in the fun @ Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

<3 Giselle

redoralee said...

I love this card. I am a Sarah Kay fanatic and this is one of my favorites. Enjoy your posting at Outlawz!

orit said...

I love it....love the image and it's coloring. love the LO. beautiful.
Saw it on make it monday and had to jump and see closer.

Carisa said...

VERY cute! Love your embellishing.

Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me Challenges this week!

Hugs,
Carisa
CAM DT Member

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow what a cute girly card. Love your image and design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the creative card crew!
Denise
CCC-DT

Distressed Miss said...

I really love this hunny it is gorgeous. Your colouring is fabulous and I love all the embellies.
Big Hugs
Clare
x

Suzilou said...

Love this Lorraine, fab image and great how you have brought in the cat, so cute. Fab layout and love that big rich pink flower :) xx

Roxann said...

Stunning card, Lorraine! Great coloring and design!

Beth said...

Wow I love how you've adapted this stamp, I'd never have guessed! Gorgeous colours and papers too! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

Love Beth xx

HildeM - Lykkelig med liten said...

Beautiful card!

Thanks for leaving such seet comments on my blog!

Have a fantastic sunday!

Hugs, Hilde

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