Saturday 7 November 2009

You're the Cat's Miaow!

Hi everyone!
One of my dear crafting friends has been feeling a bit 'blue' lately. She is a wonderfully talented lady who makes the most exquisite cards and is always leaving me encouraging comments. Anyway, I wanted to show her I was thinking of her and to try to cheer her up, so I made her a little RAK. She's let me know that she's received it, so I can share it with you now.

Card Details:
* Image - Mo Manning 'Little girl in kimono'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - K & Co (I think!)
* Corner stamp - Objective Design 'Art Deco'
* Vellum Pocket - Craftwork Cards
* Sentiment - PC generated
* Everything else from my stash

The image is another one of Mo Manning's fabulous illustrations, I just adore these!
I tried to make the font look as 'oriental' as possible (don't know how successful that was!) and I aged my tag and little flower with Distress Inks. Looking at the pictures there is a mark on the vellum pocket. Don't know what this is, hadn't noticed it before, but I'm so messy!!
I wouldn't normally have used these colours, but my little vellum pocket was orange, so the rest of the colour scheme was built up around this really. Having said that, I really liked the end result of this and thought that the colours suited this sweet image very well!
Unfortunately, as you probably already know, I'm useless at colouring animals, so the cat is done in the minimalist style lol!

Thanks as always, to my visitors who leave comments, I love receiving them and returning the visit!


Jill said...

beautiful card Chrissie I love the colours scheme and the image is so cute, love the little vellum pocket great idea your friend will love this card hugs Jill xx

Barbara said...

Chrissie, terrific card! I love the transparent envelope and the image is charming. Gotta love the cat!


iReneM said...

You know, this is such a lovely, cheery card, and the sweetest image.
The colours are great and your colouring is first rate :-)
(Thanks Chrissie)


Anonymous said...

This is just fabulous Chrissie - absolutely adorable
Ann x

Anne said...

Hi Chrissie, what a lovely card and Mo Manning image, I love them too. I'm sure you're friend will appreciate your kind thought. Hugs :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fabulous hunnie. Should I say Wow!!! or Miaow!!!. I love the image and the colours. Your work is super. I have written all my Christmas cards this afternoon and I was worried which one to send you as you are so talented. Cathy xxxx

Rita said...

Now ,this is one great card Chrissie. Colours to perfection too. Hugs Rita xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Wonderful card Chrissie and hope your friend fels alot better soon.
I bet your card cheered her up too.

Love Sheila xx

Mina said...

that is such a nice thing to do for something feeling down I hope shes feeling better soon Chrissie...fabulous card I love this image and its a great idea for the pocket too
Mina xxx

Beryl said...

This is so lovely Chrissie. The image is brilliant and the colours gorgeous - the sentiment is a stroke og genious.
Beryl xx