12 October 2016

Kreepy Kitty

Merow! Bats fill the air and the moon shines bright. This kitty just wants to sing, but it's Halloween! Merow!


Tuesday Throwdown: Halloween picture inspiration
Addicted to Stamps and More: Halloween picture inspiration
Just for Fun Rubber Stamps: Halloween
Try It on Tuesday: Scary and Spooky
Simon Says Stamp Work-It Wednesday: Red, Orange, Yellow, and/or Brown
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday and Monthly Sketch: Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-crafty: Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts: Autumn Colours


Putting It Together

Bats fill the air and the moon shines bright, highlighting this Kreepy Kitty on the backyard fence.

Kreepy Kitty is a retired stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I just love the not quite full moon spotlighting the kitty waiting for his turn to sing on the fence.

Using Distress Inks, I watercoloured the image on watercolour card stock.

I added an early evening night sky with a wash of Chipped Sapphire and Worn Lipstick.

Using the kitty stamped on typing paper, I made a mask for the kitty with removable adhesive. Regualr typing paper is great for a mask. It's thin, durable, doesn't smear, doesn't absorb too quickly (as long as the techniques used with it aren't very wet), and can be used again. When I make a mask for a stamp, I keep the mask with the stamp so I can find it later.

Using the bat part of the stencil, I added in a flock of bats to the night sky. Since the kitty is masked, I can pounce right over top of him, too, without worrying about any getting on him.

When the mask is removed, the bats look like they're behind the kitty. Hmm... For accuracy of scene, I should have cut the moon off the mask to have the bats flying in front of it, but for the moon clearly spotlighting the kitty, this is better.

I used a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle to trim the kitty panel. I like how some of the edges of the painting still show on the panel.

I dry fit together some papers and a glittered ribbon to work out the composition. I rarely build up a composition until after I've painted. Some times I work the other way 'round, selecting background papers first so I can create the image panel to match the background.

I trimmed down the papers I selected and distressed the rust DSP from Stampin' Up (long retired DSP I got from my Demo when she was de-stashing).

The sparkly glitter ribbon is from Michaels, from a Halloween set a few years ago. I wrapped it around the card and attached it to itself  on the front. It will end up being held in place by the small dotty panel, but having it free to move up and down helps with placement of that small panel.

The black panel is flat on the card base, covering the entire front. The rust panel is adhered directly to the black. The spotty panel is attached with foam mounting tape to give it dimension over the thick ribbon. The kitty panel has foam mounting at the top and then is adhered flat to the spotty panel.

I distressed the inside of the very white card base and added the sentiment along with a spider. You can see the sparkly glittery ribbon on the inside of the front.


  1. Spooky cay stamp. I hope he doesn't try to eat a bat

    Thank you for joining in at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Your kreepy Kitty card project is just super! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!
    oxo Susi

  3. Beautiful card Rijacki, love the background you created. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  4. Love the tutorial, and the distress ink sky with bats is genius! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
    Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

  5. Super card! I love your kitty and the neat stenciled background! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Just for Fun Rubber Stamps challenge!

    ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog
    JFF Design Team

  6. Great job on your card. That kitty sure does look frazzled! lol. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!!

  7. I love your spooky cat card! great job! Thanks for joining the Just For Fun challenge. We hope to see you again!

  8. Love the way you made your background, thought it was a DP until I read on.
    Thanks for shatring at ATSM. :)

  9. Very cool card Rijacki. Love the tutorial too. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  10. Great card! I loved seeing the process of making it. Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week. Good luck!!! Patricia

  11. What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at TTCRD xx Jan DT

  12. Great colouring and card! Love how you created the sky! Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
    Kamila DT

  13. Such a fun card. Sorry, I'm so late in visiting. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Cara DT x


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