Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cat and Watering Can - Penny Black stamps

This is the same image that was used on Monday's post but just looks a little differently since the butterfly was added and the corner flowers were omitted.

Supplies used:
Penny Black "In the Garden"
Making Memories patterned paper
Cardstock - Stampin Up, Paper Studio
Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust
3/8" swiss dot ribbon
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Memento Ink - Rich Cocoa (for stamping images)

I didn't mention in the this weeks posts, but I have in previous posts, that I use the Memento Inks with the ProMarkers. I did try Stazon *okie suddenly gets the urge to grab her Stazon ink pad and give it a little sniff* but it smeared when I was coloring. Enfys of GOING BUGGY suggested the Memento Ink to me and I haven't had any problems with it.

Of course the cat was done using the same method as mentioned on Monday, along with the same colors. I think I forgot to add that I did use Cool Grey 2 for the shadow under the cat images. The flower was done in the same pinks as the other cards as well, and the butterfly too.

For the collar I used gold on the buckle and the cornflower and pearl blue for the collar part. The buckle didn't allow for, or need shading. On the blue part I just used the darker blue on the edges and then filled in with the lighter blue. Sometimes it is harder to do shading in small areas.

The mouse was done using vanilla and I believe caramel. I did the watering can with some cinnamon in the brown shaded areas and then used on the collar.

I cut the watering can out after I got it colored and then pop dotted it in the corner. I hate mice but I have to admit this little sucker looks cut peeking out at the cat. Although I am wondering why the cat isn't trying to eat the mouse. I know my cats sure would have been on his azz! *okie smiles a little as she remembers her beloved boys Simon and Sebastian*.


  1. Hi Okie,

    Fab card and colouring. Thanks for sharing the inkpad tip with your readers!

    Memento ink is water based and so will work well with ProMarkers.

    Stazon will smudge and bleed with ProMarkers because they are both solvent based and so they re-act together.

  2. What a great Card Okie! The coloring looks FABULOUS! Love the look of the wather can... so neat with those markers! :O)

  3. I was going to say the same thing regarding ink pads to use with alcohol markers. Good to hear it from the expert in the comment above! I just read about it on this site the other day
    I don't quite understand it, but I've using Memento inks as well!