Hello Cuties – Polkadoodles GDT

It’s time for my final guest design creation for the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge! Actually my final post should have already happened but I wasn’t able to do it as I was ill, so I’m making up for it with this one. The challenge is always an Anything Goes theme. This week the DT have chosen animal themed images with which to inspire you.

I first created my card layout in a word document. I used the Seesaw Friends – Horace & Boo image and combined it with a sentiment from the Winnie Celebrations 3 sentiment pack. Once I was happy with the layout I printed it out onto alcohol marker friendly paper.

I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers for colouring in the images, starting with the cat. I decided to colour her as a ginger tabby. (Although I do know that ginger cats are usually male!) I first laid down a layer of yellow, then added stripes with some muted orange tones. I then went over again with a tan colour. I left her lower face white and just added a little shading with a light grey  Yosoo marker.

I finished the cat off by adding some pink to her inner ears, nose and the pads on her paws. I then used some purple shades for her neck scarf and flower.

I chose dark brown shades for the dog. I kept the colouring fairly simple but did stipple on the nose a bit to give some texture. I then used a dark blue green colour combination for his scarf.

I wanted the seesaw to be plain wood, but didn’t want it to clash with the brown of the dog so I went with a very pale brown. I used dark greys for the centre portion of the seesaw.

I added a simple cast shadow beneath the seesaw using light green to give the impression of grass. I used a darker green for the leaves of the plant, and bought back some pink and yellow for the flower.

Finally I added some double-sided tape to the back of my panel and adhered it to my cardbase.

This image is so cute and I think it makes a lovely, fun card. I chose the particular sentiment I used because I felt like the shape of it mirrored the movement of the seesaw well, which adds an extra fun touch to the card.

I had a lot of fun guest designing for Polkadoodles and am sad that my time has come to an end! A huge thank you to the team for having me!


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

AAA Cards – Perfect Day 

Addicted to Stamps and More – CAS

Crafty Gals Corner – Anything Goes

Double D Challenges – Friendship

Inkspirational – Play

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

Polkadoodles – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

The Cat’s Pajamas – Spring

The House That Stamps Built – Anything Goes

34 thoughts on “Hello Cuties – Polkadoodles GDT

  1. This is so adorable!! What a sweet image and I love that little orange stripey! I have a big boy just like it! The simplicity of the card really lets these cuties shine! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  2. OMGoodness, those images are so stinkin’ CUTE! Love your CAS card, it is fab and FUN! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Friendship, Donna, DT Member.

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  3. How absolutely adorable! I love your CAS style. Good thinking on the sentiment. The movement is perfect, as is the fit. I didn’t know ginger cats were generally male. I know calicos are usually female, and if a male occurs it will be sterile. Funny how that works with cats. What a delightfully fun card to see in our Friendship challenge at Double D!

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    1. Thanks Leslie 🙂 I knew about calicos usually being female but wasn’t aware (or at least didn’t remember) that they are usually sterile. That is interesting!


  4. Wonderful, cute card! I love the image and your coloring -the texture and detail on both animals looks amazing! Love the font of your sentiment too. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

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