Sunday, January 29, 2012

Becoming Indie


Last week at Freshly Made Sketches I was made a Princess again for my rocket card.  YAY!  I love being a princess, thanks for extending my reign by a week ladies.

This week at FMS they have yet another fantastic sketch that I just couldn’t resist.


It’s a square card sketch and I just love square cards!  I turned the sketch so that it would work with the cute Penny Black stamp I wanted to use.




I made this cat grey and white because he reminds me of our cat Indie.

I had coloured the image and I was happy with it, all I  had to do was stick it to the card. I had it sitting on my craft table and then I realised Indie had actually jumped up and was sitting right on top of it (of course).  I quickly picked him up and there were all these scratches all over my work!   AAARRGGHH!  I tried to pretend that you couldn’t really notice them much.  But I knew you really could :(  I had to start all over again!

Because I’m a copics newbie it took me a lot of attempts until I was happy with that balloon again.  I won’t embarrass myself by saying just how many tries it took!

Perhaps he was jealous that I was spending more time with this cat than with him?

Here is a photo my daughter took of the culprit looking all innocent like.


fireplace cat #2[8]




Ingredients :

Stamps : Penny Black How Becoming, SU Extreme elements

Card : black, basic grey, white, turquoise

Ink : memento black, pacific point, white, grey

Other : copics, brights brads, big shot, tasteful trim


For the side panel I stamped the dots from extreme elements with pacific point and again with white.  I really liked the effect this gave, I’ll have to remember to use it again.




  1. Holy cow!!!....This is fantastic Kathy, l am so impressed with your colouring, clearly a natural at copics, you might be a newbie, but keep this up and you will be a master!

  2. LOL Bad Indie!!! I love your coloring yet again! It looks great. That panel of turquoise is awesome; I thought it was embossed or something! What a cool trick to get that effect.

  3. That chubby kitty is adorable! I think your coloring is terrific!

  4. Super cute card! Love your stamped image and your kitty! Great job with the Copics!

  5. CUTE Kathy!!! I love that Penny Black image and your colouring is fabulous. Also love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. What a great card and that coloring really is awesome! Indie is a handsome fellow! Love that "who me??" face. Glad you joined us again this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. I would never guess that you're a Copic newbie. Your coloring is fabulous! Such a cute image! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Gorgeous card Kathy ... I love that image, and I love the fresh vibrant colours you have used ... your colouring is superb!
    Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  9. Your card is adorable, this image is darling.

  10. Your card is adorable, I have just been looking through all your cards for the JAI Kathy and I just wanted to comment to say all your work is gorgeous and has gave me great inspiration. Kezzy x

  11. Just lovin that cat!!! You have done such an amazing job with the markers. I wish I had the courage to have a go.

  12. I don't know about newbie, your colouring on this card is just gorgeous! And I love your kitty too, what a sweetie :)


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