20 June 2018

Kitty Day Dream - watercolour

While sleeping on a pile of books, what else would a snoozy kitty dream about than magic? Have a magical daydream for your birthday.

My birthday card features Newton Nook stamps coloured with Distress marker paired with Graphic 45 paper and die cuts.

Putting It Together

This card started with an idea that popped into my head while I was at my day job waiting for a reboot on a device I'm testing. Magical Dreams is a new-to-me set that I got at a car boot (rummage) sale sponsored by a local scrapbooking store. I had it on my mind, pondering the current colour challenge for Inky Paws. Then, in a bolt of inspiration, I thought about the kitties sleeping on books of Newton's Book Club and the dream idea was born. I can't seem to stop using the Book Club set *laugh*

When I got home, I grabbed a die and the images to do a dry fit of the idea to see if it would actually work.

I stamped the images with black archival ink on watercolour paper. I used black ink because I wanted a comic book element to the images. Since I planned to cut them out, it didn't matter how the images were oriented so I just fit them on to the paper I had as scrap from an earlier project.

I used Distress markers and a waterbrush to colour the images.

I fussy cut the images with a narrow margin.

I die cut a scalloped oval from pearlized paper for the dream cloud. For the puffs, I die cut a small cloud, cut it in half, and shaped the cut edges. I used a paper from the Enchanted forest pad from Graphic 45 to add more story tale elements in a neutral way. I used foam mounting tape to pop-up the Newton's Nook images to give them dimension. 

Inside, I used "happy birthday" from a third Newton's Nook set (I love that scrolly font) along with one from the Magical Day set. I hand wrote "dream" to finish the tie into the front. I also stamped a wand and add a strip of the Enchanted Forest paper. I added the strip to hide my failed attempt to so a flipped stamping of the frog from the Magical Day and an ink smudge from that attempt. But, shhhh, no one needs to know that *laugh* The strip is a nice tie back to the front, too.



Inky Paws: White, Blue, Greem, Yellow
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Bright and Cheerful
Addicted to Stamps and More: Make Your Mark
Creative With Stamps: Cute Animals
Incy Wincy: Handwriting (addition to the sentiment inside)
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs: Anything Goes


  1. Wow your coloring is awesome! This is such a lovely card, Rijacki! Love the background paper, too!
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


  2. This is fun! Beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining the Creative Moments Challenge.

    Creative Moments Design Team

  3. Your card is so wonderful and sweet.
    The card also fits the animal challenge at the sweet stampers. Look over here.

  4. Fun card and all beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week.

  5. Fab colouring and such a cute little scene.
    Thanks for making your mark at ATSM this week. :)

  6. I've always wondered what cats dream about! Now I know! What a magical card! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Inky Paws Challenge!

  7. This is so creative and cute! Thanks for joining us at the Inky Paws Challenge!

  8. What a great idea! I love your creativity! Thank you so much for joining us at the Inky Paws Challenge this week, hope to see your creations next week too. Hugs, Zsofi

  9. Hello… Thanks for entering your lovely wizard card into the ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Scribbles Designs… please join us next time and Good Luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]

  10. Such an amazing card! Thank you for entering our challenge this month.
    Creative hugs
    Mary xx

  11. Great idea! I love the little kitty dreaming. Great colouring too.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN. Best of luck! Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Nick


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