Monday, March 9, 2009

Watercolour Cat

Morning, well I got to and made some cards yesterday which is very satisfying. Thought it was time to have another go at a Cuttlebug Challenge. This is what I came up with for Watercolour - Be Inspired Challenge #21 Funny, I normally think my cards look better in photos that real life but this card I think is better in real life.
I used SU Yoyo Yellow for the base card, then strips of SU Real Red and SU Brilliant Blue. Topped this with white paper that I had cuttlebugged with embossing folder 'Bloom'. Before embossing used watercolour pencils to colour each circle and then added a daub of water from a paintbrush. Then put the white paper into the embossing folder and cuttlebugged. I like the brightness and how the colours blend. I then created the cat by tearing paper to shape and adding small cut out triangles (fiddly). The cat came from Angie Parkins.....I saw her cat in a magazine I have. The cat needed something to play with so I rolled up a little ball fo wool for him. Finished the card by layering the Letraset rub-on saying onto SU Real Red and SU Brilliant Blue.


  1. wow, what a cool technique!!..It looks great in the photo, so I can only imagine those color in person!..thank you for thaking the watercolor challenge at

  2. oh my - i just love it!! adding color really made that embossing just come to life! very fun, very whimsical! CUTe detail with the ball of wool! thanks for joining in this week in the cuttlebug challenges!

  3. your card turned out great, love the background and cool cat
    Thanks for joining us this week

  4. Thanks for the lovely comments.

  5. Very cool the watercolored embossing! Great job with Be Inspired 21...thanks for participating at the Cuttlebug Challenge this week!


  6. oh how cute! Especially for a cat lover like myself!
    Thank you for playing with us at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog


  7. You will be featured on March 12th,at

  8. What a neat way to use the watercolors with Cuttlebug embossing! Very nice :)


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