Monday, October 2, 2017

Thinking of You - Winnie & Walter

Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden.
Read the Guidelines and FAQs HERE.

Don't forget the GIVEAWAY for
displaying my 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.

Hi, Friends.......

I got super-inspired by the wonderful Winnie & Walter September Color Combo Challenge. The deadline is still several days away and I had two more ideas I wanted to do with these fabulous colors!

One of my ideas was for a sunset night sky. I sponged distress inks over kraft and splattered with watered down gesso. I colored my sweet critters with Prismacolor pencils and blended with thinner. I am totally IN LOVE with how this turned out!!!

I even got super-brave and drew in some grass on the hillsides with my Pigma .005 black marker!!!  EEK....that was scary....I was so afraid I would mess up the entire background!  I like how it looks with the wisps of grass, though.  Whew....

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (pierced rectangle panel)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (little hearts)
Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs die set
Versafine ink in Vintage Sepia
Clear embossing powder
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Winsor & Newton - Sansodor Thinner
Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts stamp set (sentiment)
Distress Ink in Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Frayed Burlap, Ground Espresso, and Black Soot
Daler-Rowney - Simply Acrylic White Gesso
Pigma Micron Black Pens set of 8

Hope you enjoyed seeing my sunset sky card. There's still time to join in the Winnie & Walter September Color Combo Challenge so I hope to see you there!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter September Color Combo Challenge
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - A Walk on the Dark Side
3. Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #208 - Anything Goes
4. HIMCR #320- Freestyle
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
6. Crop Stop September Challenge Link Party #32 - Anything Goes use brands CS sells (Distress Inks and Pigma Pens)
7. Mod Squad - Fall Colors
8. Penny Black at All Sorts - Close to Nature
9. Dare2BArtzy 0ctober Challenge - Fall Colors


  1. Your sky is simply amazing!! Love those sweet little critters too! So happy you linked this up to Cropstop and I hope I'll see more of your creativity in the gallery!

  2. Your card is beautiful! Love the cute image and wonderful background.
    Valerija xx

  3. That's so cool and I love the background :-) xxxxx

  4. Wonderful card Janis! I absolutely love the background you've created and the image is so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  5. Super sweet card; love the images and the background you created!
    Thanks for entering the D2BA October Challenge! -Tasha :)

  6. I'm so glad that you keep reminding me (because it is all about me, right?) about the cat lover's blog hop. Sweet card with the puppy kitty love. Good job on the background too. I understand the being scared. I would get it just right and decide it needed one last thing and ruin it, so kudos to you for not doing that.

  7. this is awesome card!
    love it!

  8. Great make.
    Thanks for joining us at Jo’s Funday Friday Challenge.
    Angie - DT

  9. Beautiful night sky! What a wonderful card.

  10. A lovely sunset card here and your drawn on grass does look really effective! Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny Black and more, Leanne DT x

  11. omg this card is so so so adorable! I am in love with the fantastic background you created, it is so perfect for the whole scenery!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we all hope to see you again next week!
    x Zoey

  12. Sweet card.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Close to nature' challenge and good luck x Susan x


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