Monday, January 31, 2011

The Kraft Journal Challenge #4

     Normally I steer well clear of yellow and orange, but they just needed to be on this card.  It's a "ground hog or furry little critters" challenge at The Kraft Journal.  Can't believe it's already time for ole Punxsuatawney Phil to pop his head out again!
     For my card I've used a base mat and decorative mat of Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft cover weight cardstock.  The little kitty cat is a Penny Black stamp that I colored with Copic markers.  Bet you've got a cute furry critter in your stamp collection.  Mix it with some kraft paper or Kraft Outlet products and link it up for this week's challenge.  You have until 6:00 PM Sunday.  You just might grab a Top Three spot and you'll be in the running for a $20.00 voucher from the Kraft Outlet store.  Trust me, you won't have ANY trouble spending it. :-)
     Can't wait to see your creations!


Papers:  Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft cover weight cardstock, Gina K Designs Pure Luxury, Bazzill, American Crafts, Recollections cardstock
Stamp:  Penny Black "You Are the Bestest", Papertrey Ink "Friends Til the End"
Inks+:  Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Wild Honey Distress ink, Inkadinkado Blending Chalks
             cat E01, E31, E97, E99, YR20, YR21
             flowers YOO, YO2, YR68, CO, C4
             pot E97, E99, YR21
             greenery G40, G82, YG06, YG11, YG17
             mulberry flower center:  YR68
Tools:  EK Success corner rounder, Martha Stewart frond punch and Eyelet Lace punch around the page set
Miscellaneous:  Wild Orchid Cherry Blossoms, Recollections mini rose, Offray ribbon


Audrey Pettit said...

This is so, so cute, Tracy! That kitty cat image totally makes me smile. Love your coloring job, and love the colors you mixed with the kraft papers here.The scalloped mat is fabulous, and I love the flowers and the ribbon wrap. Looks like a little present. :)

Unknown said...

You know, I just ADORE kitties ... and this one is no exception to that rule... I totally adore how you colored her and the whole card is beautifully composed... LOVE IT!

Sherry Kushibab said...

An adorable card. Such a sweet stamp and like the scalloped mat. Coloring is great ... always enjoy stopping by to see what you have done.

SAMARA said...

Oh Tracy, now isn't this just the cutest ever and you did an amazing job for usually steering away from orange! You would never know it because of how you matched up everything and the naturalness of all your coloring etc. I just smiled so much when I saw this, and how alive you made it come with how you colored (not filling in EVERY space - as I do lol) and then looked at the GORGEOUS frilly dilly she is on and ribbon and fleurs. I gulped my latte and was SO thankful for your art this morning! Squishy hugs - Have the greatest day, Samara

Unknown said...

And again this is one FAB card Tracy! Love your use of colours, they're so warm and rich! Again a perfect match of everything! Take care, Ira

Unknown said...

This is so darn cute.. I love that image. This card has such a happy feeling to it. Just makes you want to smile..

Hugs, Linda

~* steph :) *~ said...

adorable card, tracy! love the little kitty. the mix of colors is purfect (hehe) and i love the flowers! thanks for sharing and hope you have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Kate said...

OH!!! I just LOVE that image!! (I am a huge fan of cats!) His little face is just so adorable! What a sweet, sweet card!

CraftySil said...

Your card is so, so cute! You're not going to believe this, I just bought this stamp on Etsy's the cling mount stamp....I loved the way you've colored and combined the's perfect!

Kristina said...

Super super cute Tracy!! That little kitty is adorable and I love the flowers!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Tracy, this card is adorable!! I love how you used the ribbon and your coloring is perfection! Love, love, love!

Nancy said...

I really like the happy colors on this one! Your coloring is wonderful! Love it! :o)

Jóna said...

Love this card and the special choice of colors.
Hugs, Jóna

Suzanne C said...

Very fun image and the design is so rich! Works beautifully with your image!