Tuesday, 22 October 2019

* Cat Lovers Hop: Cats on a Branch


Have you heard? 
It's the Cat Lovers Hop hosted by Janis at Her Peaceful Garden.
This year is the fifth hop and it's a crazy week filled with crafting, commenting and celebrating cats of all sizes. There are fabulous sponsors and prizes to be won, but best of all, friendships to be forged with like minded cat lovers from around the world. Why don't you come and join us?

Here is my second card:

The card was inked with Distress Oxides in Antique Linen, Spiced Pumpkin, Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick. I splattered some water droplets to bleach out some colour and blotted with a paper towel. I created a moon using a die cut circle, and hills using a torn piece of paper, by blending ink around the paper. I made a bit of a botched job with the blue around the moon, forgetting to blend the sponge off on spare card before adding it to the background.
I used a super, polymer, silhouette stamp from Inkylicious Stamps called Cats on a Branch, and made sure my cat couple were inside the moon spotlight. Bare Branches were stamped along the left side of the card and along the top edge. The lovely sentiment was added in the bottom right corner.
I inked the edges of the background with black archival ink and matted first onto white card, then onto black and popped it onto a 6 x 6 inch  card base. 

That's all for now!
Pop over to see what the others cat lovers have been up to
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Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in the following challenges: 

Cardz TV #100 AG 24/10
Sweet Stampin Feature A Creature 25/10 TOP 3

Crafty Animals #31 27/10 TOP PICK

Crafty Sentiments AG 28/10
My Time To Craft #408 Halloween or Cats 30/10
Lost Coast Portal #86 Pets 31/10
Animal Friends Cat 31/10
613 Avenue Create #226 AG/Opt: Spotlight 02/11
SUYP #47 AG 04/11
Creative Moments #179 AG 05/11

I'd really love some feedback :)      

I read and appreciate all your comments. 


Jane Willis said...

This is absolutely stunning! That beautiful blended background, the silhouettes, the cats against the moon - wonderful

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love the colors and the awesome silhouette image!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Carole
Gr Karin

alex said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
{Creative Moments Owner}
Alex x

Jennifer Scull said...

Oh, how I love this scene you created! Gorgeous inking techniques for the sky bg. It's wonderful! :) The kitties look so happy!

Dreja said...

Ganz bezaubernd gemacht.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
LG Dreja

Tink said...

Beautiful card!

Becca Yahrling said...

This is really stunning!! That BG is purrfectly beautiful.

DonnaMundinger said...

Really beautiful and what a fabulous sentiment, too. xxD

Fikreta said...

so very pretty card!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! What a lovely card! beautiful colors!!!

Susan Renshaw said...

Beautiful. Love your design!

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, this is just adorable!!! LOVE those cute silhouettes, and the scene is fabulous!!! Amazing moon and colours, too!!

D.Ann C said...

GORGEOUS evening glow you got on this beautiful card!!

patty said...

beautiful card!!! i love it, thanks for particating at creative moments, hugs patty

Laurie said...

wonderful background for your card that really makes your stamped images pop off the page. thanks for joining the lost coast design challenge.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Beautiful scene. Love the cat silhouettes against the moon and the sentiment.

Beverly S. said...

I am in awe of your beautiful card! Beautiful background and sentiment.

ike said...

That is amazing. What a gorgeous card :-)
Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
Also visiting you from the Cat Lovers' Hop.
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KT Fit Kitty said...

Well you've done it again, Carole! This background is absolutely gorgeous! You say botched job, I say never! Your cards are so creative and impressive! One of these day I'm going to learn to make a background like this! Beautiful work! Nice kitties too!

Jackie T said...

Hi Carole this is a stunning card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Mrs A. said...

This is beautiful. A purrfect masterpiece. Love the colours. Just popping in to say Hi from the Cat Lovers hop. Hugs ValeryAnne.

Vivian Foo said...

Stunning Ive to keep staring!

Janis said...

WOW...WOW...WOW!!! Carole...another card that is just totally stunning. I absolutely LOVE this awesome silhouette image and your fabulous background!!! Every single thing about your gorgeous card is just perfect. I am totally bookmarking Inkylicious as a possible future sponsor...that stamp set is wonderful!
Thank you so much for playing along in the #2019CatLoversHop!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Janis said...

Same here, Vivian! I can't take my eyes off this amazingly gorgeous card!! <3

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

Oh my goodness this is just stunning, what a beautiful card. Jenny x

Suzanne H said...

This is a really beautiful card. You can see the effort and time that went into it.

NanaConnie said...

WOW, what incredible coloring on that background scene, Carole! Love the silhouette cats.

Karenladd said...

This is such a peaceful scene, with the silhouettes against your gorgeous sky

Leslie said...

I absolutely LOVE your kitty card! What a beautiful serene scene! (Say that fast three times, lol!) This is my first year participating in the Cat Lovers Hop - we have eight fur babies (Poopie, Molly, Jack, Walter, Tigger, Milo, Dusty and Mocha Latte) that we love to the moon and back! I'm so happy to see you here also and have the chance to visit your blog!
Love To Scrap 2

valscraftings said...

Beautiful love this scene fabulous colours,

Val DT LeighSBDesigns x

Chrissy said...

Fantastic..love this one Carole..
Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..


crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous background and love the silhouette cats.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

mandysea said...

Both the kitties aluminate in that moonshine! This is gorgeous!

Fiona said...

What a stunning image you have created for these gorgeous cats - I'm so pleased I found this blog hop

Sammy said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Lisa J said...

I adore this, Its beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

Dotty Jo said...

What a beauty! Your card 'jumped out' at me form the hop gallery, Jo x

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Carole
The card with the image cats on abranch is lovely and your coloring is fantastic too. Blessings

Andrea W said...

So very pretty!!! Everything about your card is wonderful.

Chark said...

beautiful background for the silhouettes!

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is just awesome with the cat silhouettes.

ionabunny said...

Perfectly gorgeous design. Such a serene scene. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

Monica C. said...

This card is beyond incredible, Carole! The two cats silhouetted in front of the moon and that background that you have created all make for an amazing finished project. I love it!!
Hugs Monica

Kuni said...

Your card is wonderful.
Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends.