I wanted to keep it simple and let the images do the "talking". My base is the Heavy Whisper White. I used a matte of Gorgeous Grape since that was the colour I had earmarked for the mother's dress. I kept the stamping simple, with the mother and daughter centred and birds flying above. Those image are all from the Beautiful Moments set. I added some texture to the ground by using the "open dot" image from the Artisan Textures stamp set. Finally, on a scrap of white, I stamped the adorable little cat from the Grace's Garden stamp set.
Using the inks from my ink pads, I coloured the little girl's dress with the Coastal Cabana, the mother's dress with the Gorgeous Grape, their skin with the Petal Pink, and their hair with a combination of So Saffron and Cajun Craze. I used a wash of Pear Pizzaz and Grey Granite for the ground and then a light wash of the Balmy Blue for the sky. The cat is a combination of Smoky Slate, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie.
Once I finished adhering all the layers together, I added the fussy-cut cat on foam dimensionals, slightly below the mother and daughter to give the illusion of it being a few feet behind them.
I hope you'll enjoy my card as much as I enjoyed making it. Have fun with our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.
I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #116 - Anything Goes
CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #363 - Sketch