Saturday, January 4, 2014

Mademoiselle La Chat

Welcome
I am not trying the "100 cards and 100 blog posts in 100 days" challenge, but I had fun today working on a TAT (Try A Technique) Challenge in an online stamping group I belong to.

The TAT challenge this month is to use the Salted Background Technique
I tried various combinations of water colours and ink on card stock, watercolour paper and glossy card, with varying results.

This card was made with one of the less obvious results, having used watercolour paints on plain cardstock, the moisture absorbed into the card too much before I put the salt onto it.


 This is probably the most obvious corner where the salt took effect.


After the card was dry, I sprayed it with a silver glimmer mist, and then over-stamped it lightly with a script background stamp in Desert Sand ink.


I then inked up some stamps I won as some blog candy - the set is by Hero Arts, but I don't have the name, and cannot find it on their website. 


 The cat is a digi stamp from Andy Bauer that I have had for ages, and I just could not resist using it on this card - I love that cross-eyed supercilious look on it's face!!  


I coloured it with chalks, then embossed the crown from the HA set, and the wings from a (retired) Layer of Color set and added them to it. The final details were the sequins - oh I am loving them at the moment!

Totally whimsical and not my usual style at all, but I had fun!!


Thank you for visiting - any comment you may leave is deeply appreciated
May your day be blessed



24 comments:

  1. HI Maxine - what a cool technique - I have never seen it before and am going to have to google it - love all of the details!! Thanks for the inspiration my friend! {{{hugs}}}

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  2. the background is lovely. I've never had much success with this technique. Love this whimsical card

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  3. What a lovely card,

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT.

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  4. What a fabulous card Maxine. You did a great job on the technique background and I love all the stamps and the cat digi that you used. Wonderful layout!

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  5. Very cute card! I can tell you put a lot of work into it. I really love the shimmer...very pretty!

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  6. Maxine, you are a total rock star!!! Right out the gate with this challenge and you embraced it beautifully! Love the addition of the kitty ;)"this is just super in every way <3

    Hugs to you, my friend. Blessings!

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  7. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and Happy New Year!

    Jo

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  8. WooHoo! Maxine, this is sensational! I can see the effect of the salt and the card is so pretty. Love the addition of those sequins too. Fan-tab-u-lous!
    Lynn

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  9. Gorgeous Card,thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bees Bloomin Challenge, hope to see you again soon...
    Hugs
    Suzy B

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  10. Maxine,
    You are the most adventurous crafter. It looks like a fun technique. The card is just so full of interest. Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation with us at Word Art Wednesday. I want to pray for ‘Multiplied Blessings’ including, but not limited to Peace, Prosperity and Health to you and your whole household during the 12 months in 2014.
    Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson

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  11. Maxine - what a lovely card. I too like the crossed eyes on the cat. Definitely makes one smile. Your salt techniques sound very interesting, I had not heard of it before. Your interpretation of the Pumpkin Spice challenge is WONDERFUL, thank you for playing with us.

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  12. Terrific card Maxine! I love the subtle add ons to your background!

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  13. What a great card and awesome use of chalks, Maxine. Thanks for sharing in our challenge this week. I always love seeing your sweet creations and love how you put the crown on the kitty, Super cute!
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  14. Great creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  15. Thanks for sharing this super card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 10: anything goes - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  16. I absolutely LOVE this Maxine!!! The cat is adorable! Love to see those stamps put to good use. :-)

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  17. I'm jealous that your car gets to spend a lovely time at Paris. Super card and very fun. Thanks for sharing over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge. Monica, DT

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  18. Fabulous pussy cat card Maxine, love the image. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

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  19. Maxine, I love the artsy feel of this card. Very fun!

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  20. Maxine- a fab card- loving the technique- and the colors are awesome- love the subtle background stamping- the image is cool. You have done an amazing job on the challenge- and set the mark a bit high for the rest of us : ) I cannot wait to play!

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  21. What fun! You've done a great job with chalks on this. Thank you so much for joining us this week for our Word Art Wednesday challenge. It's a delight to have you there sharing your lovely inspiration. We welcome you to join us every week. Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

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  22. Love that you have done the background yourself! Awesome use of the stamps as well!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

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  23. Amazing card! Thank you for joining Creative Knockouts Challenge! Lilia DT

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  24. Fab card, great technique, thanks for joining us at A gem of a Challenge xx

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