Wednesday, March 6, 2019

With Appreciation

Hi, Friends.......

Here with a quick last-minute entry into the current Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge. I already made one entry, but I wanted to try some colored pencils on kraft, inspired by Heather Hoffman's lovely card HERE.

I am very much a beginner at making floral backgrounds so you will have to bear with me here....I had no idea what I was doing!!! lol.... 

I stamped and heat embossed the kitty image and then masked it before stamping a garden of flowers around the little sweetie. I colored the cat with my Prismacolors, blending with Gamsol, and added some highlights with the white pencil to my stamped flowers. I even made an envelope to match!

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Purrfect with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Versafine ink in Smokey Gray
Clear embossing powder
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Gamsol for blending
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Hollie's Festive Florals stamp set
Various dye inks from my stash
Winnie & Walter - Sentimental: Gift stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Tilda Cutaways die set
Core'dinations/Darice Kraft Cardstock
Scrap of DCWV Glitter Cardstock
DCWV Patterned Cork

Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you liked my card. I need a lot of practice with this kind of scene building, but it was fun giving it a try!!!

Our weather is warming here a little bit finally. It was very slushy and slippery today and we are still covered with ice and snow, but it melted my icicles that is progress!! The birds are migrating in and mobbing my birdfeeders since they are having trouble finding anything else to eat right now. A few more days of this warmer weather, though, and they will have some exposed vegetation and bare ground to poke around in. Spring is coming!!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Rerun #38 - Happy Dance
2. Winnie & Walter 5th Birthday Bash - Layering Die Cuts Challenge (I layered the background dies)
3. Winnie & Walter 5th Birthday Bash - 3+ Stamp Set Challenge
4. Winnie & Walter 5th Birthday Bash - 5 Challenge (I used 5 different flower stamps in my garden)
5. Winnie & Walter Build a Scene Using Masking Challenge
6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Create a Scene
7. TCP March Tuesday Challenge #355 - Envie Envy (decorate an envelope to go with project)
8. Papercraft Challenge #16 - AG w/ opt. Animals
9. SUYP Challenge #40 - AG opt St. Catrick's Day
10. Craft Stamper TIMI March Challenge - AG with Stamping
11. All Sorts Week #509 - Favorite Season (My favorite season is any season when I can grow flowers!!)
12. Word-Art Wednesday Week #376-377 - AG
13. Dare 2B Artzy March Challenge - Anything Goes
14. The House that Stamps Built - DCC36 Easter or Spring 

15. DL.ART March Linky Challenge - AG 
16. Hero Arts National Craft Month - Fave Coloring Medium (Hard to pick a fave, but I really enjoyed my Prismacolors for this card!) 


  1. Darling!! I love this sweetie snuggling in the flowers (unlike IRL when the flower beds are flattened by such lazy naps!)!! Kudos for a beautiful matching envelope, too!!

  2. Oh Janis, this is just adorable and you did such a fantastic job with that floral background, masking, and decorated envelope. I am floored by how beautiful this turned out. The pencil on kraft gives such a warm, homey look and the touches of white really bring dimension and life to the flowers. That sweet kitten couldn't be a more perfect centerpiece to this spring flower garden.

  3. Just had to add that this piece is inspiring me to pull out the Gamsol that I bought several years ago and still haven't used with my Prisma pencils. I just LOVE this one so much!

  4. This si so pretty Janis - I love the colours you used and that kitty is so cute :-)
    Spring is definitely here in Greece :-D
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  5. A delightful image and pretty creation, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Seasons' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  6. Lovely card Janis, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xxx

  7. So cute. I like the coloring on kraft.

  8. It's purrfect! I love your coloring. That cat is so cute.

  9. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge with your lovely creation!

  10. Oh Janis...I'd never guess this was a beginner attempt - this card is sooooo beautiful! I especially like that you did it on craft --- it's perfect for our Easter/Spring Challenge over on The House That Stamps Built! Thanks for linking up!

  11. Darling cat and design. Glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built!

  12. Oh how sweet!! And very pretty! (Though I might be a bit biased as I have a cute stripy boy just like that kitty!) Thanks for playing with the House That Stamps Built.

  13. WOW! Your coloring is amazing! Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Business Challenge! Please come again! DT Meghan


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