Friday, October 15, 2010

Black Cats for Sale

Coffee of the Day - Maple Vanilla

Today begins a new challenge over at A Day for Daisies - Black and Spooky! I couldn't resist this adorable little kitten image 'Black Cats for Sale' when Tammy first introduced it a month ago, so this seemed the perfect opportunity to get it all inky! :) As I was growing up, my bestest friend in the entire world was my beautiful black cat, Samantha. oh my gosh, she went absolutely everywhere with me. I had a basket on the front of my bike so she could go on every bike ride, if I went to visit relatives - along she went, she slept with me every night (probably why I insist our labbers sleep with us! grins!), she truly was my partner/shadow/confidante/friend. So coloring this image was great fun and brought back so many memories!

Their cutie little whiskers are outlined with my black spica glitter pen. The doily is sprayed several times with graphite glimmer mist, as is that most delish flower in the lower corner. isn't that thing just enough to make you drool? I won it in some blog candy and sure do wish I knew who made it and where I could find more.... if you happen to know, please let me know. Under that most gorgeous hunka hunka lucious vintage lace is a piece of Basic Grey Ambrosia dp that has also been sprayed with the graphite glimmer mist. A crinkledy wrinkledy piece of seam tape divides the doily and lace. some fun black rhinestones add a final bit of decoration while black diamond stickles edge the entire card.

Why don't you see how much black you can incorporate into your creation and play along with us? I bet you will find that it is much easier than you think! ;) and probably not so very spooky after all..... stop by and visit the other DT members, too! you know they will have some gorgeous things for inspiration!
edited to add - for today only a cutie patootie little witch freebie is available on the challenge blog for you! so grab it while you can!!!

see you tomorrow! :)
Bee Crafty - Halloween
Paper Sundaes - Change of Seasons
Cupcake Crafts - Scary Creatures (but these black cats are awfully cute, not scary! grins!)


Purple Card Lady said...

Jennifer, what a fab card! I love the material you used. :-)

ThePurplePlace said...

Fantastic card and one of my favorite 'A Day for Daisies' images! I love your coloring and all the wonderful embellishments you added!

Awesome work!! :)

Holly Young said...

Great card Jennifer! Love the black doilies!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! I love that flower too! You did a wonderful job on this. :)

France Ringuette said...

Really great card ! Thanks for joining our challenge at Paper Sundaes !

Fiona said...

great the black and grey. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Clare said...

Gorgeous card, love the lace! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room! : )

Debbie said...

Super cute image ... thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room, Jennifer!

Nana said...

Fabulous card
Thank you for playing with "Paper Sundaes" this week!
hugs Nana

Faye said...

Oh Jennifer, this is a lovely halloween card, really gorgeous and I love the black lace. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week. xx

Cathy Clark said...

Oh my goodness Jennifer, I LOVE your black card---such great details! And I love your story about your cat---I had one named Mittens (all white) that I just adored! Anywho, the card is awesome!

Annika said...

possibly one of the cutest Halloween images I've ever seen and your colouring truly compliments it! The black lace is asbolutely perfect for this card!
I think you might have got that flower from me. I got those from here. They come in two different sizes and there's loads of other colours as well - LOVE them!!

Bonnie Garby said...

Great Halloween card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Arielle H Gordon said...

Beautiful card, I love all the texture!