Wednesday, 16 June 2010

I am a big cat fan

I love my big lion Magenta stamp (which is why I'm linking this for Crafty angels 38: 'my favourite stamp' - I can't possible choose one favourite stamp because I have many!). When I saw that the skinni challenge this week on Something completely different was 'cats' I decided that somehow I would use this stamp. However, it's a very large stamp, so I couldn't use all of it on a skinni 3" x 5".

I stamped with versamark and then used a light creamy coloured chalk to dab on the image, surrounding this with dabs of perfect pearls bronze. I then wiped across the whole image to soften the look and very lightly sponged the edges with brushed corduroy distress ink.

The letters are Brenda Pinnick - they really are crooked! - had to take loads of photos till I could get a presentable one, so have left this as it is, but have since stuck the 'g' down properly.

As usual, you can click on the picture to enlarge it.

The current challenge on For fun challenges is 'Can you pop?' - poppin' pastels - using versamark and chalk - which is what prompted me to make this skinni in this style (originally I was going to stamp and colour). It's a while since I used chalks like this, but always did like the soft effect that can be achieved.

It's also another entry for Totally papercrafts 20: 'animal magic' and also for Artful inkables think ink Tuesday 22: 'use a new technique, out of your comfort zone, make something completely different than you normally would make - although I've used chalks and perfect pearls like this, it's been quite a while and I don't usually make skinnis (well, only for SCD last week).


  1. Hi Hazel
    wow how stiking is that, i luv it, gorgeous image, luv the colours, im a big cat fan,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  2. Hi Hazel
    thanks for that i read it but didnt twig that was the make! DUH how thick am i! many thanks hun,oh yes the tsv fell in me basket so did the cinch i just see? lol.sue,x

  3. Wow , just wonderful love this

  4. Hazel. I cant tell you how glad I am that you shared with us this week at For Fun. I have some kincade stamps and they are soooo hard to color. Oh my now I can pounce them. I never thought of that!

  5. Love the chalk and PP effect on this Hazel, fab skinni!

  6. Simply stunning!! What a gorgeous card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week. Hope to see you back next week.
    "Hugs" Carol

  7. Hi Hazel - I just knew this was going to be lovely - and it is! Fantastic. Love the colours, love it all! S x

  8. Hi Hazel
    This is brilliant, love it!!
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts this week
    Anne x

  9. This is stunning Hazel & the chalk poppin' technique worked perfectly on that gorgeous image. Well Done & thank you for joining us at For Fun this week :)


  10. Love the take on the cat theme! Great background. Thanks for playing at SCD this week.

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous! Great job with the chalks!

  12. Great card. I like the almost monochromatic style. Thanks for sharing it with us at For Fun Challenges

  13. What a wonderful creation Hazel! You made The King look so gentle. If I gave him a hug, I guess he'd still eat me! Thanks for playing with us at For Fun Challenges. I hope you'll join us again!

  14. This is a great card and wonderful creation! Peggy x


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