Hey, hey, hey! It's Hand Stamped Sentiments inspiration challenge time! I love inspiration challenges. There are so many options! I chose to go with the black cat theme and add a sunflower, pumpkin and incorporate the purple background color. I think by adding the purple it says Halloween and not just fall. I'm also adding my creation to the list at The Paper Players clean and simple spooky challenge #366. I feel with all the open space this is pretty clean and simple. I also used the sketch from TGIF challenges #129.
I stamped my kitty in Memento black ink. It's not a true black and sort of looks muted, which is what I was going for. I wanted to be able to see his whiskers, nose, eyes, and mouth when I stamped and embossed them.
His little bow tie is the kite bow from the set Swirly Bird. I also used it as the stem on the pumpkin. The pumpkin is the weird, oblong shape from Lovely Inside and Out. I thought it resembled a pumpkin.
I layered the kitty and pumpkin on a cute sunflower cut from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies, Stitched Circles dies, and layering circles dies.
Thanks for taking a peek and I hope to see you play along with us at HSS!