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!