Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lil' Inker Designs January Release Blog Hop {Day 4}

Welcome to Day 4 of Lil' Inker Designs' January Release! If you've come from Teresa Kline's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, you will want to start at Laura's blog every day this week so you don't miss a thing. Be sure to leave comments on every designer's blog each day this week for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Lil' Inker Store or the 2 Cute Ink sets being released this week!

Yesterday, I showcased Sweet Bee so today it's Cutie Cat's day to shine. I decided to take a break from colouring with Copic markers and broke out the watercolour pencils. I used a light hand because I'm not very good with them and I was blotting a lot because too much water kept coming out of my water brush. I think Cutie Cat still looks adorable though! The double-ended banner die with a heat embossed sentiment was threaded over the cat's tail and behind its body. I made a soft little quilt out of felt for the background which I think adds to the soft and cuddly feel of this card.

Tomorrow is re-cap Friday but Lil' Inker Designs is also releasing two bonus sets for Valentine's Day and you are going to love them! Now head on over to Ariana Grant's blog for more inspiration!

Sources: SU Basic Gray, Naturals White & Rich Razzleberry cardstock; Hero Arts felt bright white watercolor paper; Lil' Inker Designs Cutie Cat; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Whisper White pigment ink; Derwent Inktense watersoluble ink pencils; Koi water brush; Felt on the Fly 100% wool felt in Baby Yellow, Light Green, Yellow Green & Aquamarine; Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Squares; Gutermann white thread; Lil' Inker Designs Flags & Tags die; PSX Snowflake embossing tinsel; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper; foam tape

38 comments:

Annette said...

so adorable Emily....love how you used the felt and great stitching...this image is a real cutie...

Isha said...

Oh this is such a sweet n adorable card Emily;) Love it.

Jennifer said...

Your card is so sweet, Emily!!! LOVE the new image. It made me think of my kitty. The little scalloped felt squares are super cute!!! (=

Wendy ten Hove said...

Aaaah.... This one's so sweet! What a cutie and because of the felt, you really want to hug the card, hi hi!
Wishing you a lovely day!!
Hugs, Wendy

Jen W. said...

That little felt quilt is fabulous and I love Cutie Cat's tail wrapped around the banner. Gorgeous colouring as always - even with the excess water drama!

Brenda said...

This is way too adorable! I jus love the look on that kitty's face Emily! Love the felt behind it!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is so sweet Emily!!!!

onecraftymama said...

I love Cutie Cat! You coloured him/her perfectly and you can totally see the furry texture. And the soft felt is a great choice :) Not that I really neeeeeed to add something else to my stash, but one of these days I'm going to HAVE to dip into the felt pool.

Trisha said...

So cute. Love the little felt squares, too. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Marlena M. said...

Emily, I just love the whimsical "quilt" you created behind the kitty. So sweet. ;)

Renee said...

Love him!
So adorable against the "patchwork quilt"...
just precious! :)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Way too cute... love the felt squares.

Creations by Shirl said...

Love the kitty cat, and your patchwork felt bg is just awesome with those stitching too....
A fab card.... Have a super Thursday Emily~

shescrafty said...

Love the felt background and the watercolor kitty! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

ACCCKKKKK Emily!!! I loooovvveee the patchwork felt behind dear kittie!!! This is an awesome card!

Jingle said...

ACK!!! CUTENESS!!!! Love the felt background and love the perfectly colored and absolutely adorable image!

April said...

So adorable... I love watercoloring too. It's still a work in progress for me... Your kitty cat looks so sweet!

Jen Carter said...

I really like how you colored the cat! It looks sort of sketchy and I really like that! The felt is a great addition to the card!

Super Jen said...

I love the texture the felt adds.

*Alison* said...

love the cute felt squares :) so cute!

canadian_liner said...

Fabulous use of coloured pencils--really captures the idea of fur--you are my colouring hero! and yes, the felt does make a great cozy mat

Romaine said...

Love the squares of felt in the background!

Sue D said...

Very soft and cuddly with the felt quilt.

Angela said...

That cat's a cutie indeed -- and what a snuggly design!

Karen L said...

So adorable...loving the felt squares, looks like a quilt! Sweet!

Barb said...

i love the quilted background. this card is so sweet Emily...LOVE it!

littlen said...

adorable card. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Marie B. said...

ACK! This is so durn cute! I love Cute Kitty's little quilt you made for him! Awwwww! :)

Sunghee said...

Aww awww sooo cute! Love love your coloring with a new medium! Felts bg is great, too!

Denisse said...

wow you have amazing skills! so cute!

Deborah R said...

This is the sweetest card yet! Love your coloring.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous CAS card! Love how you colored in the kitty! ;o)

Laura Pryor said...

Absolutely perfect coloring! Love your layout and use of awesome Felt on the Fly!

Lisa Petrella said...

ADORABLE!! I LOVE the little stitched felty squares in the background!!

Jen aka Scrapalajen said...

Emily, I heart your stitching with your cutie cat. Love the quilting and the coloring. It's gorgeous!

Lindsey said...

Look at that big-headed -- and hearted? -- cat! I love the felt background.

Jocelyn Olson said...

CUTE kitty!! He's not freaky looking like so many cat stamps. :)The coloring is fab--love the pencils (I just used mine this week, too). The felt has such great texture and colors. Pretty, pretty!

Janna Werner said...

awww oh super sweet!