Sunday, August 22, 2010

Kit Cat Fun

Hello and happy Sunday!  I hope this fine day is treatin' ya well!  I have some Kit Cat fun to share with you today.  Albeit very tardy Kit Cat fun, it was lots of fun, nonetheless.  You see, a group of friends from Splitcoaststampers decided that we'd like to share card kits each month to see what we can come up with by all using the same kit.  It's been soooo much fun to see how wonderfully different all of our creations are.  For the month of June, the lovely Catherine was our hostess.  There were a few of us who got so busy with life and all that was going on, that we decided to choose a day when things were less hectic, to post our creations, so today's the day.    Included in this kit were images from The Greeting Farm's Roll Call Kit.  Maria and Miko were so much fun to color to match the amazing paper from My Mind's Eye's Abby Road collection.  Catherine was spot in in her description of this paper and kit as cheerful and bright for summer, because it certainly is.  As summer is winding down, I loved having a little time to celebrate just a little more of it with these beautiful prints and patterns.  THANKS, CATHERINE!!!

My first card showcases the lovely Miko, when I started putting my card together, I discovered this cute little blinged out button that Catherine had included.  I remembered seeing the Midnight Madness Sketch this week, and I knew immediately that I'd be playing along so that I could use this bling and ribbon for their sketch.  It was perfect!   I needed some embellishments for the corner, as that was an element in the sketch, but couldn't find anything in my stash, so I improvised and sketched out a doodle in each corner and carefully placed rhinestones along my pattern.  Worked like a charm, and I was happy with the result, and pretty darned proud of myself for even thinking of it.  I have my moments!  LOL!! 
My second card showcases the lovely Miss Maria.  I decided to try African American skin tones with her.  I took some tips from our friend Mary about coloring skin tones, and added a few of my own color choices to come up with Maria's beautiful skin.  Both images are colored with Copic markers, BTW.  For my Maria card, I decided to work in Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge, which was a great one this week.  Worked so wonderfully with all this gorgeous paper in the kit, and I think I used nearly every scrap.
 I've gotten several comments about the Copic tutorial I did a couple of weeks ago, and I want you to know that I'm working on more.  I've had specific requests for hair and skin, and they are in the works.  This is all new to me, and I'm a little on the pokey side, but you can expect a hair tutorial this week, so please stay tuned.  I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your wonderful comments, and for your visits and support.  Now, take a little trip over to the rest of the kitten's blogs for some more inspiration.  Kelly, Michelle, (Susan & Jeanette, who posted on time :-), and Catherine, who sent our super, wonderful, fantabulous kits to us are never short on inspiration on their blogs.  Leave them some love, and let them know you appreciate them as much as I do!

Have a glorious day, and I hope you get to do some happy stamping!

Love ya,


Janice W. said...

They are colored to perfection!!! I love your blinged up doodles! You should be proud of yourself! They look great! Looking forward to more tutorials! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!!!
Love you!

Nikki Foraker said...

OH MY GAWD!!!!!!! They are AMAZING!!!! You are so flippin awesome!!!!!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Honey B Allende said...

I totally LOVE the lil Girl shapes...they are beautiful...but most impressive is your art ....the copic combinations are awesome...LOVE IT...U totally have me hooked....

Sweet Scrappy hugs

Honey B

Becky said...

These are fabulous, awesome coloring.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Super cute card. That image is a cutie!

*Susan* said...

DOUBLE WOWZAH!! These cards are gorgeous! Not that I'm surprised, but Lorie your talent never ceases to blow me away. Both Maria and Miko are colored absolutely brilliantly! Your layouts really show off Cat's yummy choices of paper, and I love your blingy swirly swirls! Both of these are wonderful, creative, fun, beautiful ... just like you! {purrrrrr}

kadie said...

Oh, I love them both SO MUCH!! Your hair and skin tones are absolute perfection and both cards are utterly fabulous. Beautiful beautiful cards, Sweet Lorie!! I will def be anticipating that hair tutorial!! Yipee!

pam124 said...

Lorie, your image is totally ADORABLE. I love how you colored here and all your bling. Your dps and colors are perfect and I'm in LOVE with your polka dot ribbon/slider treatment!! Way 2 go!!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and I hope you can come play with us again next week!!


Anonymous said...

ADORABLE! I just love coming to peak at your cards because they always always always make me smile. Your layouts and coloring showcase those yummy papers to perfection (and I find it funny that we all used circles). All your little details totally inspire me to do more and more on my own cards.

LOVE IT and you to bits...

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! These are both just as beautiful as they can be! Awesome job! I love your creativity. When I grow up (yea, right!) I want to be just like you!

Hugs and Purrs!

Carol Hurlock said...

Oh how cute your cards are. Such bright happy colors to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Design Team.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team
"priscillastyles" DT Coordinator

dweatter said...

So pretty. Both cards are just gorgeous. Love your coloring. And your bows are just perfect.

Anonymous said...

Lorie, these are both as cute as can be! I'm such a fan of bright colors, and these are just wonderful. Your coloring is always so fantastic, and I'm loving seeing the little African-American girl -- she's such a beauty! I'm hoping to get some time soon to sit through your tutorials -- thank you so much for taking the time to do those! Hugs, Deedee

sue mlady said...

Everything looks so awesome! I can't believe what you do with stamps!

Judy McMullen said...

Lorie, these kit cat cards are just beautiful! There just aren't words enough to express how in awe I am of your remarkable artistic talent. Can I come to your house and take lessons????