Sunday, November 7, 2010

Whimsical KitCats!

It's the first Sunday of the month, and that means its time for the KitCats creations! Yours truly was the hostess, and for no particular reason, I was in the mood for something with a magical, whimsical, or fantasy theme.

Each kitten received a different assortment of the luscious papers in K&Co.'s Que Sera Sera collection, as well as a 2011 planner and an overabundance of embellies from my stash that had gone unloved for so long. (I hope my "kitchen sink" of embellies didn't overwhelm them - sorry, kittens!) My challenge was for them to surprise even me by offering them a choice to alter the planner or create a card (or both!) using any type of whimsical, magical, or fantasy image they had.

So here you have my altered planner! I "painted" the plain cardboard cover with distress ink, then sponged over that with several SU inks to coordinate with the DP panels. I wanted the planner to stay closed, so I attached a strip of DP long enough to wrap around, then added Velcro to the ends.

The real challenge was coloring and fussy cutting the tiny Summer Fairy image and getting all of the embellies to stay stuck to the image panel! Below are a couple close-ups of the embellies I chose.

While I created this to give as a gift, I really love the way it turned out, so I may need to keep it for myself. Shhhh . . . it will be our little secret!

I'm excited to see what the other kittens chose to create with my kit and what embellies they used, since I only used a fraction of what I included. Click on each kitten to see their whimsical, magical creations:
Jeanette * Kelly * Lorie * Michelle

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Image: The Greeting Farm Summer Fairy digi
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Spun Sugar); SU dye inks (Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie)
Copics: BV00,E000,E31,E42,R20,$22,R85,RV000,RV00,V01,V12,V15,V17,YR12
Designer Papers: K&Co. Que Sera Sera Collection
Embellishments: Victoria Lynn pearl pick, Plaid faceted teardrop, Blue Moon Beads 'joy' charm, Darice silver cord, Kreinik silver blending filament, SU scallop punch


Lorie said...

Susan, you planner is just beautiful! I love the whole planner idea, AND I love the way you painted your planner cover to match the paper. The embellies in this kit were just awesome! I could have, and WILL play for hours with what is left, and I thank you so very much for such a wonderful bunch of goodies, and an awesome theme! I have had a ball playing with it!

Love ya,

April said...

I love how you altered your planner. It is charming! The velco closure is great idea- I just deplore 'losing' all the extras I put in my planner!!

Anonymous said...

oh oh oh oh OH MY! This is AMAZING! I just love it so much and the way you did the ribbon closure - gorgeous! It's so amazing and the colors all fit together perfectly.

I totally loved this months kit (well, I always do) and I had such fun with all the stuff you sent even if I didn't totally follow the directions. Amazing all the way around.

Hugs to you!


MiamiKel said...

Miss Susan! Standing ovation for this most wonderful, mystical, fantastical kit you sent to us this month to play with! Everything about it was just so much fun - thank you for your generosity and creative vision! My calendar will be put to good use, and I'm selfishly keeping it for myself to keep track of ... myself! LOL!

I Love your idea being the velcro clasp! Ingenious!! Gorgeous color choice and the beautiful fairy - perfect touch! The embellies and accent pieces are in just the right places - beautifully done!

BIg hugs to you and stay warm! We are lovin' our "winter" here, lol!

Carol W said...

Love, love, love your planner and the wonderful embellishments you chose....AWESOME job Susan....Standing "O" for this beauty. Holy Hanna you knocked this one right out of the park....

Imke said...

Susan, your planner looks absolutely beautiulf.I like the colors and all the little details. Very pretty !!

kadie said...

Susan!! This is outstanding!! Truly. I'm so in love with this! Not only did you pick out the most beautiful papers and embies and choice of stamp, but your creation combining them is outta this world fabulous! Wow, I'm so inspired to try some altered projects now. I tend to shy away, but I want to have an awesome planner like this!! You're awesome, my friend! xoxo