Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Home Without a Cat

I haven't had time lately to participate in many of the blog challenges I usually make cards for - I've been working on some Design Team Projects, and also just felt the need to sit and read a book in the evening! (I'm currently on book 5 of the Outlander series and CAN'T put them down!).  But today I was able to make a card that fit 4 challenges -  AND it's still CAS!  Woot! Woot!!
I recently bought several really cool stencils from Stencil Girl - and I've used two of them on this card -  Window Ledger and Cats. First I used Archival Watering Can Ink on the Window stencil  over white card stock.  Next I stenciled the cat with Archival Orange Blossom Ink.  Then I sponged over the whole thing with Ranger Distress Broken China.  Distress Inks react with water and Archival Inks don't - so when I flicked water onto the panel -  splatter formed on the blue background but not the widow frame or cat.
The sentiment is a sticker from EK Success that I've had for ages - so glad to finally use it and it worked perfectly with this stencil
Here are the challenges I'm linking this card to:
Words 2 Scrap By -  Paved with Paw Prints
Addicted to CAS - Code Word Stencil
CAS ology - Cue Card - Splatter
Virginia's View Challenge - Clean and Simple.

Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Orange Blossom and Watering Can, Ranger Distress Broken China
Accessories:  Stencils Window Ledger and Cats - Stencil Girl, Sticker - The Cat's Meow EK Success

19 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

What a fun and cool card, Julia! Love the blue that you chose and how you inked them up! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Clean and Simple Challenge!

BobbisTreasure said...

What a great combination of colors! And that sentiment is perfect for my house!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Words2ScrapBy.blogspot.com!!

Joanne Travis said...

There is so much depth to this card, I love the colors and the cat. Fabulous!
I've been reading more than stamping lately too, Julia. I have the first Outlander on my nightstand, it's in my lineup after my library holds are finished with. Looking forward to it!

Dotty Jo x said...

Great card... I'm off to check out those stencils! As I am a librarian it always gladdens my heart to hear that someone is reading. Have fun, Jo x

*Vicki* said...

I don't blame you Julia! :) I love to read at night before bedtime too! Sometimes we just need a "time out"! LOL!! I just love the background you've created on your card! Such a darling image! HUGS

Redanne said...

You are so right to make time to read Julia, I wish I could be so disciplined! Your card is beautiful, I love the stencils, the cat is perfect and I love that wonderful sentiment too. Anne xx

Annette Allen said...

this is so cool.. love the little scene.. great card.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

This comment is so true. I miss having a cat. I love the spatter that only reacted to the distress ink. Fab use of the stencils. Hugs.

Anne Harada said...

Wonderful card Julia! You've done amazing things with your new stencils!! Tim would be proud of your technique on the card! Have a great week my friend!

Joyce said...

Wonderful sentiment--I sure wish I had a cat in my house right now. Beautiful inking and lots of wonderful splatter in your card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Mary Marsh said...

great stenciling on this card Julia-can't say I have done much reading lately but I am getting to watch the previous seasons of Downton Abbey-just finished season 1

Tracey McNeely said...

This is so cute Julia, love the sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh my gosh ... what a great trick to get those water splotches on only the blue sky! Now that takes a lot of pre-planning : ) Such a great effect, Julia!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun use of the stencils! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

I also really enjoyed the Outlander series!!

Deepti said...

Wow this looks fab :) great inking, thank you for sharing with ATCAS

Loll Thompson said...

Very cool card Julia!! LOVE how the splattering reacts with the different inks ... so clever! Fabulous stencils ... looks like you're having fun with your new purchases too. Will check out their site! :) Loll xx

Kylie said...

Gorgeous stencilling and I love how you added the splatters of water to finish it off. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

conil said...

So creative and beautifully colored. Gorgeous...and the sentiment is absolutely true.

Sybrina K said...

Hi, Juia.

Look at you meeting four challenges with one fabulous card! Love your use of the stencils and your inking techniques. :)

Thanks so much for your support of Words 2 Scrap By! We are thrilled that you joined us for this month's paw-print-inspired challenge.