Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Warm wishes!

Kim is still our hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and her challenge is "Anything Goes!" Here's what she had to say about her challenge!
"This our last challenge of the year and it will run the whole month of December. Our theme is an easy one so show us your best work using Anything Goes. 
For this month only, you will have the opportunity to enter the challenge 5 times (one for each week)- 5 chances to win the random $30 gift certificate for Stampotique stamps. 
We hope we see a lot of you entering!"
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win a great prize!!! 

Here's my card, which features Stampotique's Cocoa Bird (Kira Nichols), perched upon a finger from the Hand (Josie Cirincione).

Cocoa Bird was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. Cocoa Bird was also stamped onto Eclipse Tape and fussy-cut. The Eclipse Tape mask was adhered over his colored counterpart. My Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner was used to stamp the Hand under the bird's talons and tail feathers (which he had already shaken). The Hand was then colored using grey markers. I lifted the mask and several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen were added to Cocoa Bird's eyes, beak, and talons to give them some dimension and shine. 

The patterned paper is from old Nordic somethingoranother 6x6 pad by Basic Grey. The patterned paper reminds me of a Fair Isle knit. I should have attempted to color Cocoa Bird's sweater that way but I didn't. There's always next time. Since I personally think Cocoa Bird is drinking coffee and I LOVE live on coffee, you'll be seeing him (or her) frequently.

Cocoa Bird's image panel and its mat were die-cut with Nestabilities Card Creator dies. "Warm" was die-cut using Missy Micro font die by Diversions. Holiday is also a Die-Versions die. "Wishes" is from the Best Wishes die by Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges!


  1. Wow, what a lot of wonderful detail and layering, Kathi! Like you, I love my coffee, and I could love to have Cocoa Bird deliver it to me! Love the juxtaposition of detail (background) and white space (foreground) here! Great design. Merry Christmas, my friend!

  2. Nice! I love how the bird is standing on the hand. The colors are stunning!

  3. This is super cute Kathi, love your idea to place a hand under this funny bird, and your colours are fantastic wow!!!
    Wishing you a merry Christmas and an happy New Year with your Family, in cas I miss time to comment again before the date! :) Hugs, Coco

  4. Love how he is standing on the finger !
    Corrie x

  5. Love how he is standing on the finger !
    Corrie x

  6. Another fun read, Kathi! And your card is just too cute! Love how he is perched on the hand! He just pops with your fab coloring! Love the bg paper and cool sentiment, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny