Good Morning Stampers,
I hope you all enjoyed last week's theme and hasn't it been a quick week? It hardly seems like yesterday since I was humming Two Little Boys and now I am catterwauling along to Cool For Cats!!
Yes, it is time for a new challenge and this week (I bet you have already guessed this) the theme is Cats. :O)) It is a good job that there isn't a sound option on this blog otherwise you would all be able to hear me singing "oooooo eeeeeee oooooo" along to this Squeeze song LOL
Without further ado, here is my effort for this week!
I decided to make a tag for the challenge this week and began by using a plain cream tag which I got from here. These tags are so lush, smooth surface which is perfect for Distress Inks and just the right size at approx 3" x 6".
I inked up my latest favourite stamp from Lost Coast Designs (which I bought from here) and stamped it straight onto the tag. I then made a mask of the image and popped this over the one on the tag. Next, using Cut & Dry foam, I blended a selection of Distress Inks onto the tag. The colours I used were Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord and Aged Mahogany. I was trying to achieve the look of a Tequila Sunrise cocktail seeing as kitty is sitting in a cocktail glass. Not sure I got this look but I like the colours!!
Next, I lifted the mask off the kitty and painted him in, using a mixture of Dried Marigold and Walnut Stain Distress Inks and a waterbrush. I used Weathered Wood to just add a hint of colour to the glass, again using a waterbrush. I decided that the tag looked a bit bare so I used my second favest stamp, another from Lost Coast Designs, and inked up the chequered border with Dusty Concord and then Aged Mahogany and then before I stamped, I spritzed water onto it so I had a softer look. I popped the mask back over the kitty so the image wasn't spoiled & I stamped the chequer a few times and then used another fave stamp (can you see a theme here?) which is a Paper Bag Studios Spiral Bound image, stamping this in black StaZon and then highlighting with my Ranger White Pen.
Finally, I added little white stars to the kittens hat, 3D'd another hat onto the tag, added the words using alphabet stamps and edged the whole thing with black ink.
I hope that you all have loads of fun with this theme! You will have all probably guessed that I love cats and I loved making this tag so much I may have to make another :O))
Please remember to add a post here once you have made your entry, including a link to the place you are showing your work of art.
Thanks, Hels x
Sunday, 11 May 2008
Good Morning Stampers,