|One of my all-time fave Kliban Cat images. :)|
I am here with a really fun card for Ike's SUYP Cats Only Challenge this month with the theme of "Furrything Goes". :) If you haven't visited her SUYP blog, you are in for a treat. Ike not only has fabulous cards, but challenge posts that make you smile as well as give you a place to sharpen your
One fabulous part of the SUYP Cats Only Challenge Blog is Ike's wonderful FUR-EEEBIE, featured monthly. She generously shares a kitty digi she designed each month. This month I absolutely loved the crazy dancing cat she was offering, but wished so much the kitty had sneakers on because of a particular card I wanted to make. No sooner said....than done! Next thing I knew...I had a notification that the same kitty was now ready with sneakers. THANK YOU, IKE!!!
Isn't that digi by Ike just so wacky and wonderful???? I LOVE IT!!
The reason I wanted a kitty with sneakers is because a friend recently passed some tennis shoes to me that weren't right for her. They were used, but still in fantastic shape for me! I was so delighted that I wanted to make her a special thank you card.
I wanted the colors of the shoes to really stand out, so I printed the digi onto kraft and used Sakura Gelly Roll Moonlight Gel Pens for them. I used subdued, but shimmery, colors of gel pens for the rest of the kitty, except the facial features and toe pads. I wrote in "Image by IKESART.com" as a special acknowledgement of Ike's wonderful gift of this wonderful image.
Other supplies used: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, card base made from DCWV paper, Sizzix - Circles, Scallop die cut, ribbon and sentiment stamp from my stash.
Hope you enjoyed my card today. I don't know if I have ever posted a card that I colored with gel pens before.....but I need to do this more often before the zillion-piece set of them that I got for Christmas last year...2014!....dries up!! Eeek! (For the record, I have never had my Sakura ones dry up, but I am not sure how long this big set of Brand X pens will last!)
1. SUYP Cats Only Challenge
2. DL.Art Thankful Thursday #172 - Penguins or Black, White, Yellow / alt Thank You
3. Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #39 - You Crack Me Up :)
4. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #217 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
5. DL.ART January Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
6. Ike's World Challenge #54 - New Beginnings (Do new-to-me sneakers count?)