Batcats – Mixed media DT inspiration card

Hello Everyone and welcome back to my blog!

Today I would like to share with you the card I created as DT inspiration for Knitty Kitty Digis and the image I have used is called Batcats.


Please visit our Facebook group to see at all the amazing inspiration from my fellow Design Team members.
In the mean time please enjoy the tutorial 🙂


I used Microsoft Word to print the images on mixed media card stock. I wanted both the image alone and the one with the city line so I could fussy cut the batcats and adhere them on top. After they were printed I drew the moon in the background and starting doing some watercoloring of the sky, city line and the moon. I used Distress inks in seedless preserve and a blue watercolor pan from the Prima Marketing Confections. For the moon I used Distress ink in scattered straw.


For the city line I used the Distress ink seedless preserve and the Distress oxide in black soot, for the stars I used Distress ink in mustard seed. When the background was dry I used the Mister from Ranger to create some droplets of water and create this cool effect.


I added stars in the sky with a white gel pen and I continued by coloring both the images of the batcats with Derwent Inktense pencils and a waterbrush. I also used Polychromos pencils to add an extra texture on the batcats.


After I finished with the coloring of the images I fussy cut them, I find this process to be very relaxing…
I set the images aside and started working on the brick wall that I wanted to create for the front panel of the card.


My card base measures 11,5cm x 15,5cm and the frame for the brick wall measures 10,5cm x 15cm. The inside window of the frame measures 7,5cm x 11,5cm.
To create the brick wall I used a stencil from The Crafters Workshop and Texture paste by Ranger.


To color it and create the feel of an old brick wall I used Distress inks in fired brick and rusty hinge, Lyra aquabrushes and the Mister from Ranger.


Using white Gesso by Finnabair I brushed the bricks to bring them forward again and with Distress oxide in black soot I sponged all around the outer frame and inside the frame.

I then adhere the image behind the brick wall frame and used foam tape on the back and then adhered it on the black card base.


I then used the Zig 2 way glue to adhere the fussy cut image of the mama batcat, then with I adhered the other two images with foam tape.


To finish off the card I used Nuvo Drops on the stars and the windows of the city line, and adhered two spiders on the brick wall and two bats in the sky.


I had so much fun coloring the images and creating the card and I hope you like it.


You might want to pin the pictures on your board for later reference and inspiration.

Thank you for visiting me today,


I am so happy that my card was noticed by
The Snarky Stampers challenge



I would like to enter my card to the following challenges:

Creatalicious challenge
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers
Crafting with Dragonflies
Classic DT challenge
World wide open DT challenge
Crafters Castle
The Crafty Addicts
The Corrosive Challenge
Hiding in my Craftroom


25 replies to “Batcats – Mixed media DT inspiration card

  1. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes with circles” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Crafty Friends)
    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)


  2. Awesome Halloween card! Love the bats and the fun scene you created!!! Thank you for joining The Crafter’s Castle September Challenge! –Tasha ☺


  3. Bats, not my favourite animals, but batCATS I think I like! An amazing little scene you’ve created with this card. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!


  4. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh fab creation Olga!!!
    I do love love love those bat cats!
    Thanks for getting your “monster” on with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!!


  5. Wow – what a creative card with these great batcats — love it! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creatalicious Challenge, elizabeth (DT)


  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love your coloring and image are fab! ! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges.Neva


  7. Υπέροχη mixed media δημιουργία, Όλγα μου. Ως καινούρια στις τεχνικές αυτές, αν ήξερες πόσο πολύ με βοηθούν οι οδηγίες σου! Να είσαι καλά, φίλη μου, και να μοιράζεσαι μαζί μας τόσο όμορφα έργα σου. Πολλά φιλιά.


    1. Σ’ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ για τα καλά σου λόγια Μία μου! Χαίρομαι που βοηθούν οι οδηγίες, προσπαθώ να θυμάμαι να βγάζω φωτογραφίες την ώρα που δημιουργώ 😉😉
      Πολλά φιλιά


  8. Oh gosh… this is INCREDIBLE! I love it! The bat cats (I like it’s now Mama, Papa and baby lol!) look phenomenal and I love them decoupaged, it looks great! Thank you so much Olga xxxxx


Thank you so much for your comment! It always makes me so happy when I read them! xoxo Olga

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