Friday, March 20, 2015

Color Challenge

This week's challenge at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is a color palette/photo challenge. My Outlawz Coloring Challenge Teammates, Carla, Penny, Laine, and I challenge you to use create a project for this challenge. You can use any color medium you like, just as long as you color! 

Our March sponsor at The Outlawz Coloring Challenges is Sweet Pea Stamps, who is offering our lucky winner four digis of his/her choice from the Sweet Pea Digi Stamp Store.  Play along with us for your chance to win!  

 Here's the color palette courtesy of Design Seeds.

If you know me, you know that I'm mad about cats. In fact, I want to grow up and be A Crazy Cat Lady. I've been told that I've already achieved half of that goal.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that I chose to work with The Kitty Collector this week. Isn't she lovely and aren't all those little grey cats adorable? Can't you hear the purring by the one she is petting? I know I can.

The Kitty Collector was resized in Photo Elements and printed out onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer. The wonderful scene was colored with Copic markers, chosen to match the color palette, though looking at the palette now, I'm a bit off and have veered more plum than violet. Too bad, so sad. Or it could be the photo that I took inside at night by the light of my Ott light.

Oops. I digressed. I used chalk pencils to add blush to her cheeks. The green baubles in and around her hair were highlighted with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen to add dimension and shine.

The image panel was die-cut using a die from one of the Blueprints set by Die-namics. The patterned papers are from an old 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye to match the Copic colors I had chosen. Most edges were distressed.

The Pastry Labels die (Memory Box), Missy Micro font die (Die-Versions), and corner dies (eek! I can't remember who made them) were used to die-cut patterned paper so that everything would be all matchy-matchy. Oh look! The second "r" in Purrfect is off. Bad me. Perfection is overrated or so they say.

Lace and pearls were added to reinforce the vintage vibe of the Kitty Collector  and finish the card.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers and more Challenges: For that Special Woman (Crazy Cat Ladies)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges: Lions and Lambs, oh my!
Through the Purple Haze Challenges: For Your Mum or Other Woman in my life 
The Corrosive Challenge Blog: Animal Friends


  1. She is stunning Kathi. Wonderful image and detail.

  2. Gorgeous card, Kathi! Figures you'd use a cat lady! ;^)
    Love the image, your coloring, and the fab design. Such pretty papers and die cuts. (The corner looks like a Cheery Lynn one to me.) Purrfect sentiment, pun intended, too; and love the trim you used! :^)
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  4. This really is amazing and I just love that colour palette. The image is great as well and that little bit of lace is just the right touch!! Thank you for entering the TTPH Challenge this week, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

    PS I'm with you re cats - our two adopted US and we had no say in it whatsoever!

  5. Charming card! The coloring is lovely and the cats sweet! I had a chuckle about the crazy cat lady comment. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  6. Fabulous card Kathi, love your colouring and fab design :-) Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More, good luck and hope to see you again soon

    Sue xx