20 August, 2016

Crazy cats on a self-made background

Hi and Happy Saturday!
When browsing through the web I came across a fun challenge blog, Pile It On! There are many inspirational and great challenge sites out there, but this one takes them all to a new level: The task is to make a project (card, scrapbook layout, altered item, ...) using more than one challenge. How cool!

My take on the challenge is a card with fun stamped and die-cut elements:


I started with embossing small dots a piece of white cardstock (love *this* Tim Holtz/Sizzix embossing folder!), and continued inking it with dark grey ('hickory smoke'), black ('black soot') and red ('fired brick') Distress inks.

I had a vision of making my stamped cat an alley cat, and for creating a proper background decoration I die-cut bricks from red cardstock. The die I used was a new Tim Holtz design, one of the three dies from his Sizzix Thinlits Mixed Media set #3.
After gluing down the bricks I stamped on them and brushed them gently with a dry brush and white gesso. Loved that grungy result!



The Crazy Cats by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous are adorable! The matching Sizzix die set is easy to use; especially if you are using a magnetic platform underneath to keep the dies securely in place while cutting.


The party hat and the balloons are from the Crazy Birds accessories stamp set. 


It was such a fun project to work with. I love playing with collages like this!

I'm happy to enter this card to the following challenges:

Pile It On, #114: Make your own background

Crafting By Designs, August: Anything goes

Creative Moments, #100: Anything goes

Inspiration Destination, #99: Anything goes

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog, #291: Anything goes

Sisters of Craft, August: Anything goes

The Crafty Addicts, #22: Anyghing goes/Use die-cuts

Craft Your Passion Challenge, #325: Anything goes

Through The Craft Room: Anything goes

Wishing you a nice weekend! Hope you have time to do something that makes you happy ♥.

Hugs,
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9 comments:

  1. Aivan mahtava tämä! Ja nuo kissat on kyllä niin parhaita!

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  2. This is great! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog for our weekly anything goes challenge. I look forward to seeing you again.
    Best of luck in the draw!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  3. Hi Elina: Love your card - the background is super! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges! - Patti (CYP DT)

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  4. Absolutely stunning!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Inspiration Destination Good luck!!
    Jolanda
    (DT member)

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  5. definitely an inspired card. so many techniques are incorporated here. fab. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

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  6. Fabulous project (DT)http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. This is such a cool card! Sorry, I'm so late in visiting you. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Cara DT x

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  8. Love this ! Very original, and as we have 5 cats this definitely caught my eye !

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