Sunday, 19 April 2009

Moppet and Mouse

Hi All!
Firstly I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who visits my blog and takes the time to leave such lovely and encouraging comments, I really appreciate it! I can't believe the amount of comments I had on my last lot of cards, it really boosted me to try another of the stamps from the Beatrix Potter range that I wasn't so confident in doing (due to the lack of detail on the stamp). I thought I'd have a go at the little cat, which seemed quite daunting although not as bad as I thought. I've used the lovely sketch by Michele from the Truly Scrumptious challenge...

Here is a close up of the image when coloured using Distress Inks and Whispers markers...

And this is what the stamped image is like before I coloured it, see what I mean about lack of detail in the stamp...

- Stamp is from Inca Stamps "Moppet & Mouse"
- DP is Papermania "Nostalgia Warm"
- Sentiment is one of Lyndsey's own designs she kindly sent to me
- Used Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder
- Rest is from stash

I've decided that I now like these stamps, although they aren't the easiest to colour. I'm a sucker for Beatrix Potter and cute animals in general!

Well I'm now officially on my hols, what a relief!!! I'm looking forward to a trip I have planned to the UK next week, and as we're touring the south I think a trip to The Glitter Pot will be in order (eek say's my credit card)! Hope I get a bit of time before I go to visit some of your blogs, although I have a mountain of ironing to do before I can pack my case! Have a lovely Sunday evening xx


ella bella said...

Shelly this is just gorgeous, i love the colours you have used and the layout and that image is just so sweet, you have coloured it beautifully. I see what you mean about the lack of detail on these stamps but you have done an awesome job.
Hope you have a fab holiday, cant wait to see what you buy at the glitter pot!!
Tracy x

Sharon said...

This is great Shelly, they way you've added all the extra detail to your image is brilliant. Thanks for joining in our TS challenge.

joey said...

Hiya Shelly, have a fab holiday!.xxx

your colouring on this image is awesome absolutely gorgeous, fantastic card. Joey.x

Lyndsey Marie said...

WOW!!!! this is just fabulous, you have done an amazing job on the colouring. That cat looks just amazing. Love the papers and colours of the card.
Lyndsey xx

katy said...

Helloooooo Shelly :) Well i've missed so many you've been busy and they are all FAB...the texture you've added to this little puddy is brill..clever you :) Have a good holiday and have a ball at The Glitterpot, love Katy xx

debby4000 said...

WOW you colouring is amazing it really brings the kitten to life. Stunning.

Dawn said...

Wheeee It's gorgeous I love Puss Cats anyway and you have coloured it perfectly - Love it!

thanks for joining us this week


The Crafty Den said...

Wow Shelly your colouring is awesome. The cat looks good enough to stroke. Well done, I wouldn't have known where to start. Hugs, Denise x