Card Of The Week – Pretty Kitty Card
This WOYWW, I have a very special card I’d like to share. I call it my Pretty Kitty Card because it spotlights one of the beautiful illustrations that my friend, Bernadette Kazmarksi, features in her new book, the Creative Cat Coloring Book – a book for artists, card-makers, paper-crafters, coloring enthusiasts, cat lovers, mixed media mavens and all other creative spirits.
(Keep reading to learn how you can WIN a Creative Cat Coloring Book Gift Set of your very own!)
Bernadette is the amazing artist, writer, photographer, and cat lover who blogs at The Creative Cat. To honor the cats that she’s loved, cared for, fostered and rescued over the years, Bernadette gathered a baker’s dozen of her favorite sketches and created the Creative Cat Coloring Book. What’s so special about this book (besides the love that went into each drawing) is that it’s especially designed for artists and crafters. Unlike most coloring books that are large, printed on inexpensive paper, and contain nice but overly complex drawings that are often more stressful than relaxing to color, Bernadette’s illustrations beautifully capture the essence of the feline with simplicity and heart.
The cats are lightly sketched and lend themselves to loose or tight coloring. Space abounds so that you can add your own details to the artwork if you like. The book is small – 4.25” x 5.5” – so it’s highly portable and easy to work with. The illustrations are printed on quality, heavy uncoated cardstock that can withstand whatever artistic medium you use and whatever decorative embellishments you add.
Once you are finished coloring, drawing on, decorating and embellishing the illustrations, you can easily incorporate them into your art projects. As you can see from my card, Bernadette’s images are perfect for stampers, scrapbookers, cardmakers and mixed media artists to work with and they add a touch of class to any project!
To create this card, I chose to “color” this image by lightly dabbing Colorbox Chalk Ink in Lavender and Warm Rose across the sketch to ensure that just a hint of color was present and that the white background continued to show through.
I then chose soft colors to accent the image – pretty iridescent pearl brads – soft blue and lavender organza ribbon – a lovely flower and coordinating journaling card – and stamped it with a paw print and sentiment from Technique Tuesday’s Cats We Love acrylic stamp set.
I also crowned my Pretty Kitty with pretty sparkly pink tiara!
And now, creative friends and cat lovers, I have two exciting giveaways to share!
The Creative Cat Coloring Book Set Giveaway
To celebrate National Coloring Book Day, Create With Joy is offering one lucky reader the opportunity to win a Creative Cat Coloring Book Gift Set, which consists of:
- 1 Creative Cat Coloring Book
- 1 box of Watercolor Pencils
- 1 Paintbrush
- 1 Sponge
This giveaway is open Worldwide now through Sunday, August 21, 2016! For full details and the Rafflecopter entry form, click here to Enter the Creative Cat Coloring Book Giveaway!
The Cat Ball Giveaway
If you are the parent of a fabulous feline, we also have the opportunity for you to rock your cat’s world with the most marvelous cat bed and cat toy you’ll ever find – the one-of-a-kind Cat Ball in your choice of fabrics! Be sure to read our review and Enter our Cat Ball Giveaway now through August 10, 2016, cat lovers!
Have an amazing August – stay inspired – and be sure to share your amazing talents with our creative community at our weekly parties!
Creative Art Challenges
Are you ready to get your creative juices flowing? Wondering what inspired me this week? Check out this week’s list of Creative Art Challenges!
- A Bit More Time To Craft #25
- A Gem Of A Challenge #174 – Animals
- Allsorts Challenge Blog #374 – A Touch Of Sparkle
- Artistic Inspirations #162
- Artistic Stamper August Creative Challenge – Anything Goes
- 613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes Challenge #187
- Brown Sugar Challenge #209 – Anything Goes
- Bunny Zoe’s Crafts July Challenge – Summer Florals
- Card And Scrap Challenge #121 – Anything Goes
- Coloring In Scrapland #14 – Anything Goes
- Crafting By Designs – August Anything Goes
- Crafts And Me August Challenge – Anything Goes
- Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog – Use A Digi Or Stamp In August
- Crafting With Dragonflies #62 – Anything Goes
- Crafty Boots – Use A Stamp
- Crafty Friends Challenge Blog #37 – Favorite Embellishment (Flowers)
- Crafty Sentiments Designs – August Anything Goes
- Craft Your Passion Challenges #323 – Almost Anything Goes
- Creative Craft Challenge #68 – Anything Goes
- Creative Every Day – Anything Goes
- Creative Moments Challenge 99 – Anything Goes
- Crop Shop Linky Party #18 – Anything Goes
- Deep Ocean Challenge #134 – Foto Inspiration (Color Combo)
- Digi Choosday Week 31 – Anything Goes
- DL Art August Linky Challenge – Anything Goes
- DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #185– Anything Goes
- Eclectic Ellapu – August (Pink Team / Floral)
- Ellibelle’s Creative Moments – Critters And Creatures Linky Party #6
- Get Creative Challenges #44 – Lots Of Blue
- Glitter N Sparkle 197 – Anything Goes
- Incy Wincy Designs – Anything Goes
- Inspiration Destination #97 – Anything Goes
- Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #149 Challenge – Anything Goes
- Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge – All About Animals
- Lemon Shortbread Challenge #21 – Anything Goes
- Let’s Craft And Create Challenges #115 – Four Legged Friends
- Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends Challenge #38 – Anything Goes
- Little Claire’s Designs #71 – Anything Goes
- Love To Scrap Challenge #83 – Take Two! (Two Brads)
- Melon Head Friends – Your Favorite Stamp Set (Used Favorite Cat Stamps)
- Mod Squad Challenge Blog – Bordered Sentiment
- Moo Mania – Summer
- Paper Creators #50 – Keep It Simple
- Penny Black – Anything Goes With A Stamp
- Petal Lu Challenge #19 – Anything Goes
- Pink Saturday – Anything Goes
- Polkadoodle #30 – Summertime
- Retarte #82 – Anything Goes
- Scrapbook-Cardmaking #43 – Anything Goes
- Show Us Your Pussies Challenge #9 – Furrything Goes
- Simply Papercrafts #34 – Anything Goes
- Simply Create Too #114 – Lots Of Sparkle
- Sisters Of Craft – August Anything Goes Challenge
- Stampavie And More #268 – Blue
- Stamping Sensations – July – Anything Goes With A Stamp And Ribbons
- Sweet Stamp’s July Anything Goes Challenge
- The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge 8 – Anything Goes
- The Paper Shelter Summer Break Challenge– Anything Goes
- The Pencil Cases Week 25 Craft Coloring Challenge
- Through The Craftroom Door – August 2 – 8 – Anything Goes
- Tuesday Morning Sketches #363
- Unicorn Challenges Blog #12 – Animal Kingdom
- Try It On Tuesday – Use Your Leftovers And Scraps (Ribbon Scrap, Leftover Journaling Card)
- Wonderful Wednesday – Anything Goes
- Word Art Wednesday 242-234 – Anything Goes
- Your Scrapbook Place August Challenge – Anything Goes
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