Friday 19 July 2019

* Colour Crazy: Knitty Kitty


Today sees the start of a new colouring challenge at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog. The challenge is always Anything Goes, but of course your card must feature some colouring. You can use any colouring medium you wish. 

This week Knitty Kitty Digis (also known as Eekersis the sponsor.
I was lucky to receive a digi stamp to work with and I chose Knitted Kitty No 64.
Here is my card:

So, as you can see I had a go at colouring a knitted jumper for the kitty. I read Annabel's brilliant instructions and followed along with her step by step, photo tutorial which can be found here. What can I say ... I found it extremely tricky and you'll notice that I dropped a few stitches along the way and had trouble keeping my tension even!! But overall I'm happy with my first attempt - it's something that takes lots of practice to perfect.
I started by colouring the jumper with Copic markers, then used pencils to get the knitted design. Once my kitty was coloured I fussy cut him and ran a black marker around the cut edge to conceal any cutting imperfections.
The background is Distress Oxides in Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves through a new-to-me, Honey Doo Crafts Mesh Stencil (it's one of those optical illusion images - can you see the non-existent dots at the crossroads of each line?). The edges of the background are inked in black. I cut a white doily to rest the kitty upon and to make him stand out from the background. I added a strip of black and white washi to ground the kitty.
I stamped the sentiment and matted it on to black card. The background too was matted onto black card and adhered to a white card base.

Many thanks to Knitty Kitty Digis for sponsoring this challenge.

I hope you'll find time to share your hand coloured projects at the Colour Crazy Challenge
We'd love to see what you make!

That's all from me for today!


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Make Your Own Background 24/07
Cute Card Thursday #591 Bright Colours 24/07
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #28 AG 26/07
Crafty Catz #471 AG 26/07
Simply Create Too #151 AG 26/07
Craft Rocket #61 Animals 27/07
Polkadoodles #29 AG 28/07
Cardz TV #94 AG 31/07
As You Like It Favourite Bird or Beast 31/07
I love Kitty Cats - always had them as family pets.
SUYP #44 AG 05/08
Creative Fingers #168 AG 09/08



  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card. I love that kitty he looks so snuggly in that jumper. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Hi Carole! Came to look immediately! Wowsers, this is one of the most amazing first times at knitted texture ever! You've done a fabulous job, and I am so pleased someone even looked at my tutorial, let alone had a go! And with such great results! Super card too.... illusion magic is kinda bonkers, love it <3~ I would love to use your card (with a link to you blog in the blurb) on my listing for this stamp? Would that be ok? Pls pop me a fb message if you are ok with that, no worries if you would prefer not! :) Thank you for your hard work. Annabel - KKD x

  3. Brilliant card, Carole, it really made me smile! xx

  4. Oh wow Carole! You did amazing on that knitted sweater. It is hard to believe that it is the first time you have done it. I love the background too and yes, I can see the dots lol.
    Hugs Monica

  5. Super cute and fabulously coloured jumper! ... thanks for sharing at Polkadoodles this week; love Nelly DT x

  6. GREAT colouring, fun image. I'm sure I looked a lot like this when I was a kid. We hope to see you again soon at 2CraftyCritterCrazies, CarolG

  7. So cute. Thank you for sharing with us at Polkadoodles. Marlene DT

  8. A fun card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  9. I just commented on a card with the same image (you both are in the team of Colour Crazy). It's a great card (too)! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  10. Oooh - amazing. Great background and superb colouring on that sweater.
    Thank you for purring to play at SUYP Casts Challenges.
    IKE =^..^=

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  11. That's adorable - what a fun image!
    Thanks for joining the AYLI birds or beasts challenge
    Anne x


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