Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sassy Christmas

Hello and Happy Sunday! I hope you are soaking up the last bits of the weekend crafting away. I have a bit of a sassy Christmas card to share today. Not the type you'd send Grandma, but our special someone's deserve something a bit spicy and fun every now and then. Kenny K was having a sassy Christmas challenge last week and for some reason I had it in my head that their challenges started on Mondays and ended on Sundays. Nope, I'm a day off. It's kind of fitting as this girl gave me some attitude. I pushed on and was determined to make her work. I'll point out my challenges in the deets below.

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=

My Creation
Image Detail
So here's my girl. Coloring in reds is always a challenge as they are very unforgiving if you go outside the lines or fill a little bit too much. While I was coloring Kitty's hair my Copic took a dump. If you work with Copics you know what I mean. Mid stroke, a giant drop of ink splooshed out. Thankfully it stayed mostly in the hair and I decided I could fussy cut her out to trim off the excess.
 I did some cool shading with her eyes and was in love. I dabbed a bit of Stardust Stickles in her eyes when I highlighted her hair. It was nice sparkle. Then I decided to add glossy accents to her lips and eyes for realistic sheen. What I didn't realize is bubbles formed where the glitter was. Usually I'll just pop the bubbles with a pin but I didn't see these either because of the glitter or maybe because it was about 2 a.m. when I was crafting. As a result, she has very 'cloudy' eyes and the details I'd worked so hard on are pretty much lost. Okay, I can still move on and save her.
 Now to the boots. This was my first attempt at layering glossy accents over glitter. Usually I use one option or the other. I liked the glitter combo I created on the boots with Stickles and a Gelly Roll Stardust pen. I love 'slicking' up Kenny K girl's outfits with glossy accents, especially their boots. After adding the gloss, I went to bed. In the morning I discovered they looked a little different than I expected. Not bad, just different. The gloss settles in between the glitter flakes and created kind of a distressed texture (you can see the pitting on the boot below). I'd been going for a more polished, shiny look and had the happy accident to learn a new way to get a bit grungy. Now to remember that when I want that effect!

Ins and Outs ~Sassy Christmas
Stamps: Kitty Katastrophe (Kenny K Gothik Angelz) 
Paper: SU Whisper White, Basic Grey (Oliver, Eskimo Kisses); Bazzill; David Tutero 
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (Clothes: R20, 22, 29, 59, E07; Skin:E0000, 000, 00, 11, R00, W1; Hair:E51, 15, 08, 09; Eyes: BG01, B05) Gelly Roll Stardust Pen 
Accessories: Glossy Accents; Stickles (Stardust, Fruit Punch, Christmas Red); EK Success Photo Labels Punch


  1. Stunning card! Such perfect coloring! I know what you mean about the ink suddenly flooding.. I've read that taking the cap off of the oppostie end while coloring can prevent that, but I don't know for sure. May be worth a shot. :) Thanks for participating in our "Dawny's Sketch" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp chalenge blog! xx

  2. Amazing card, so vibrant and colourful. That's a fabulous image and awesome colouring. Thanks for playing along with us on Cute Card Thursday this week.

  3. This is stunning! Love the colors in this and your coloring is fab! Thank you for linking up and playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad Challenge : ) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

  4. Hi Cat - this is a great card. Love the images and the vibrant colours you've used. Thanks for "Adding some Glitter" to your card and sharing it at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Helen x (DT)


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