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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cat Clown

I'm here to share my DT card for the new "Stella Says Sketch" challenge over at Catch the Bug, featuring an image from Mini Set Kidz clowns. 
I used a circle die to cut it and to make its panel. I used a DP from My Mind's Eye as it reminded my of clowns' noses and I used Promarkers in colors that picked up a few of those on the paper.
The upper part is embossed with a chevron embossing folder from Darice. Finally I added 3 red pearls from my stash, again picking up the theme of a clown's nose. I machine stitched with white thread around the edges. I stamped two birthday sentiments.

I also want to include a tip for the Top Tip Tuesday challenge: If in lack of mojo I search for a sketch that I like. Then I choose an image. Once the image is selected I choose DPs and embellies that match  the theme of my image. Then I color the image so that I can coordinate the colors to match my papers.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Brown Sugar –#157 Animals
2) Seize The Birthday - Birthday + Topping -Embossing
3) Fairy Tale - #123 Boys/Men
4) Top Tip Tuesday - Bingo (embossing+sentiment+dies)


Jacee said...

So sweet Pia, love the Kitty!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Elaine Stark said...

A cute card and image. I love the tip, I may need to use this as my mojo has gone walkabout. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Asha said...

Aaaaw! This little fella is too cute. You know I've got a soft spot for furry friends!
xxx Asha

Tammy said...

Oh what a sweet little cat image Pia, I love your fabulous stitching!
Tammy x

sandie said...

love how you picked up on the colours of your DP in your colouring. Great to hear how you get your mojo going! This would however freak my CAS heart! Here is what I do-look for a card I have made before that makes me happy and just make a few changes-like the colour or the placement of the sentiment, and make it again. Or look for a card on my pinterest board that I love and be inspired by it!

Laine said...

Such a cutie Pia. Love the sweet image and the fabulous DP you have picked.

Chrissy said...

He is so cute with his red clown nose Pia..fabulous colouring and love the embossed background and papers...super card.


Loz said...

Adorable card Pia..Loz

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Pia… such a cute kitty and I love the bright and cheery colours and the fab embossing! :-))
Hope you have a nice evening!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Pia, I love this set of images.

Brenda said...

Great tip Pia, I use that same process if creativity battery is running on low. Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge! Brenda

scrAPpamondo said...

I have read very gladly your way to work when you are in low mojo. I have never follow a sketch, sooner or later I must try. :)
Your cute kitten matches perfectly with all the elements of the card, your system works very well!!
Love expecially the dp and the stitched borders. The chevron embossed background is so stylish in white with the red pearls!
Have a lovely week

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Pia, I love the cute image, beautiful colours and fabulous embossing.
Sue xx

Donna said...

Great card and tip Pia. I like how your embossing and paper go so well with your cute image and the stitching just pulls it all together!

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Adorable card, Pia!! Fantastic coloring and choice of paper! Thanks for the tip...I sometimes struggle choosing the paper!


meg said...

Great card Pia the image made me chuckle lovely colouring.

Monika Reeck said...

ay ay ay too cuuteee Pia
love this cute Kittie and how you put on the sketch adorable and love that 3 different dots is that a half pearl? great red color Pia and lovely sentiment too the DP and that chevron paper perfecto
Great card you send this to your nephew?
he will love this
hugs, Monika

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and pretty Pia. Love that backing paper it goes so well.

crafty-stamper said...

Love the cute cat but is he eyeing up the bird below lol one of our cats brought a bird in this morning!Love the embossing and bright paper
Carol x

MaryH said...

This is one cute kitty with his little color & party hat. Love that red nose too. Wonderful dp and embossing backgrounds. I like the way you've done the partial circle treatment. I haven't tried this as yet. (CB almost made it that way!) I like your border stitching too. Lots of fun extra details make this one just beautiful. TFS

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Very cute image and card. Love the polka dots! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

shirley-bee said...

This is such a sweet card! Love the image, and the added interest of the embossing. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday!

scrappymo! said...

Very, very cute! Perfect for kids birthday greeting.
I like the bold dotted DP you chose and the great embossed folder!

Kim Heggins said...

Pia....this is just too darn cute. I love your sweet kitty and that fabulous polka dot paper is just perfect!

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Super cute Pia. Love this image and you've created such a lovely card around it. Wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar Challenge. Good luck.

*Vicki* said...

Such a happy and fun design Pia!! Love the cute kitty and the fun colors on this!! :) HUGS

Patricia St Martin said...

Great tip, I will have to remember that one. He is a cutie and love how you pick his nose to be best part and go with the dots or circles.
Hugs, Pat♥

chrissy xx said...

What a Fun sketch..
Brilliant colours and a sweet image.
Pretty stitching too Pia...LOve it.

Hannelie said...

Pia this is such a fun birthday card!
Thanks for joining us at Seize the birthday!

Bianca said...

Your card is so very pritty and really perfect for small ore big boys. My hubby would love it as he is a cataholic ;-) Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. Bianca XX