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Monday, December 14, 2009

Black and White Kitties with a Present

Coffee of the Day - Eggnog

If it's Monday, then it's time for a new Whimsy Stamps Challenge! and this one is so appropriate for winter - your creation must be black and white.

I looked through the stamps and images that I have and pondered and pondered. I finally decided upon these two adorable kittens by Crissy Armstrong. Who could resist the chance to play with these playful critters? :) My amazing friend Sue on the Whimsy DT had stamped this for me since I don't have this cute stamp yet, but it still seemed to be a perfect candidate for some paper piecing due to the nature of this challenge. hmmmmm...... what to do? well, I pulled out my craft knife and went to work cutting out some very fine lines. HINT - your knife must be sharp to do this, and just because it hasn't been used in a while doesn't mean it is still sharp. ask me how I know........ HINT 2 - always have a back up blade or two around...... :) ink the edges of the cut lines with black marker to give a more professional look. please do not look too closely at my cutting because I did not have HINT 2 around...... grins!

The paper is from Paper Pizazz. I know you have seen this several times recently, but I just love the distessed polka dots! I bought several sheets of it when I found this at a local store. The bow and ribbons look gray in the scan, but are actually painted with Hi Ho Silver Blingz paint and have a gorgeous shimmer irl. The kittens were stippled with black ink to give some extra dimesion. I used my spica glitter pen on the floral lollipop and along the punched border at the bottom to add a bit more shine.

Be sure to play along this week if you can. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holiday, it is nice to take some time for yourself and relax with some crafting. Also, The Whimsy DT has been coming up with some wonderful inspiration for the Advent Event, so continue to check out their blogs. You can win some fun prizes, too!

Have a wonderful day! Remember that you are deeply loved! By ME! :)

8 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

adorable! and i love the post below!

hugs,

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh you are so clever hun!! I love what you've done with this image! :) What a darling flower too!! Well done!! HUGS

Holly said...

oh I would have had a hard time not adding some color to this Jennifer! I really like how this turned out though! Great hints you've given too - LOL!

JazzyH said...

That is great!

Payne Holler Cards said...

just left Sue - love these black n white cards - these kittens are too cute and your lollipop flower is perfect!
your hints made me smile - been there..done that LOL

Angie Williams said...

I love how this turned out! awesome!

Scrapping Julie said...

such cute little kitties. hope things are great!

Cindy said...

Very cute! Love the image and the way you did the black and white challenge.