Monday, January 17, 2011

Friends Fur-Ever

Today is an exciting day because it's time to kick off the first DeNami Design Challenge of 2011!!! This time around it's a Sketch Challenge! Click HERE for all of the details!

Here's the sketch created by my fellow DT member, Laurie (isn't it fabulous?):

And here's my creation:

I have been so anxious to ink up the new Cuddly Cats PF46 from DeNami Design, so I KNEW I wanted to use them in this card! Aren't they ADORABLE?!?!
I hand stamped the argyle panel using a combination of the Harlequin Border and Stitched Border stamps from DeNami Design! After doing so, I made the executive creative decision to turn my middle panel so that it worked better and showed off more of this argyle panel...hope that's okay *wink*

To make the cats look like they were sitting on a wall I used my Martha Stewart Scoring Board and scored two horizontal lines. Then, I flipped my paper 90 degrees and scored shorter offset lines to look like bricks. I was pretty content with it, but then my friend, Vicki, who works at the local Archivers suggested I ink it up to emphasize the scored lines! So, I rubbed Rich Cocoa Memento ink all over the surface of the panel and VOILA! Love the results!! Thanks, Vicki!

I stamped the Cuddly Cats two times each, colored them with my Copic Sketch Markers, fussy cut them, and popped them up with Pop Dots for added dimension. That cat on the left looks just like my sweet little Oliver James---he always tucks his paws under like that! It's so stinkin' cute!

And how about that sentiment?!? Such a sweet play on words, huh?

So, what do you think? Are you ready to play along? I hope so!!! I look forward to seeing your creations!!! It's always so much fun to see all of the different ways people interpret the same sketch!! Head on over to the DeNami Design Blog for all of the deets and to check out some amazing inspiration from the Design Team!!! It's sure to get your mojo going!

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko), Tea Leaves VersaMagic Dew Drop (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Stampers' Select White (PTI), Sandbox (Bazzill Basics), Chocolate Truffle (The Paper Company), Green (scrap piece from my scrap box)
Copic Sketch Markers
Button: Boutique Buttons (DeNami Design)
White Floss (Janlynn)
Brads: 3mm Brads (Bazzill Basics)
Martha Stewart Scoring Board
Adhesive Tape Runner (Therm-o-web)
Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It)
Pop Dots (All Night Media)
Glue Dots
Brown Le Pen (Marvy)


Laurie said...

Ok Lisa....FABULOUS! You did an amazing job all around here! I love the kitties and the harlequin background! Great job with the sketch!

Unknown said...

Harlequin border looks great paired with the wall the kitties are sitting on. Fabulous job with the sketch!

Ayana Posadas said...

LOTS of CUTENESS on your blog today!!! :) LoL... I love your card! How clever of you to make a "wall" for the kittens to sit on. What a brilliant idea. This turned out fantastic, Lisa!

Michele Gross said...

Oh Wow!! I love your brick wall and Vicki was so right about inking it! Fabulous! The stitched border added to the Harlequin border was GeNiUs!!! Such a super sweet and fun card! Can't wait til tomorrow so we can have our inky fun!!! :D

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cute girlie!!!

Andrea M said...

OMG Lisa!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! Seriously!!!! The brick wall is AWESOME!!! And of course I love the two sweet 'ittle kitties!! How creative and I love it!!! It's stored in my memory banks for later CASEing!!! Great take on the sketch!

Sherri Everett Thompson said...

Lisa, this is just too cute! I love your little scene and the patterns that you created (the wall, the argyle.) You are so creative!

Sue Lelli said...

This is SO CUTE! I just LOVE the kitties and the wall! LOVE the colors you used! LOVE the sentiment! FAB card!

Amy said...

so cute!!! this is why i am glad you are a designer- if i enter the contest, how do i compete with that??? great job!! adorable!

Amy Kolling said...

Love the kitties sitting there on that wall! Great job with Laurie's sketch! Love the argyle you created with those stamps!