Today I am pleased to share my first DT card for Kitty Bee Designs, which features Little Miss Sassy! The theme for this challenge is “Something New” and we were really lucky to be sponsored by A Random Fan.
I tried out a couple of new techniques on this card. I am still struggling to colour hair and give it some texture. So, while I was having a hunt around looking for a tutorial to give me some tips, I came across this card by Kevin McCrafty – I loved the colour Kevin used to colour Little Miss Sassy’s hair, not to mention the lovely texture he’s managed to portray! So I figured that I would see if I could get anywhere close to emulating Kevin’s technique….and I don’t think I did too bad a job!!
Despite having just finshed a truckload of Christmas cards, I am still hooked on the red and white colour combo – I think it looks so crisp and fresh. So, I coloured Little Miss Sassy’s outfit in red (using Pro-Markers), plced her on a red background and then added some banners beneath the image….which is where my second new thing comes in!
I love washi tape….but up til now I haven’t figured out how or what to do with it on cards. However, I appear to have got carried away in the craft store sales, as I now a have lovely, (not so) little collection of tapes in my stash!! So I figured that I should try adding them to the card as another something new! The middle banner was cut from white cardstock and then two strips of washi tape added to cover it entirely – can’t believe I haven’t done something this simple before!! The other two banners were cut on the Silhouette, using a design by Loni Stevens. The little red spots in the bottom corner are just coated with Glossy Accents to give them a lovely shine.
So, what will your something new be? I bet there’s something you’ve wanted to try for a while but keep putting off? Have a go today, and make sure you enter the challenge at Kitty Bee to show us what you’ve been up to!
I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sister Act – Challenge 40
Brown Sugar – Challenge 77: Anything Goes
Jellypark – Buttons Or Bows
MilkCoffee – Monochromatic
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge – Favourite Colours (red and white)
Thanks for reading x