Friday, January 25, 2019

Let Sleeping Cats Lie

I'm back with one more from this awesome book set today.

This time it's a wee bit more of a traditional use of the set, with the adorable kitty. Maddie has this way of just sitting on whatever I'm turning my attention to at the moment, so I had to have a kitty lying on a book. Black cats are really hard to paint and I haven't mastered it yet, so I thought I'd paint the very first stray cat I ever met in Austin. I was living in an apartment in north Austin in graduate school, and there was this GORGEOUS seal point Himalayan that used to visit me for snacks. I never understood why anyone would leave this beautiful cat outside just yards from an interstate, but they did. I loved this kitty - he was so pretty and sweet and his little grey markings were so cute.  So I used Daniel Smith watercolor to try to recreate him.

I have a giant old illustrated dictionary on my shelf that I use for cards all the time - if you have a Half Price Books near you - take advantage of the wealth of fun ephemera you can find there. And no, the book nazis won't come get you for tearing up a 25 cent book. Let them try! :)

I stamped the book image onto the page, making sure to get that fish in there - it's like the kitty is dreaming of the fish - and then cut out just the pages. I stamped the book again on a piece of Kraft cardstock. I used Connect Glue to glue it down. I stamped the kitty on there too - so that his whiskers would still be there when I cut the watercolor version out. The kitty was stamped in Amalgam ink first. Then I glued the watercolor cat down on top of the stamped cat. I mounted the whole thing on Turquoise Sea cardstock - did you know she sells her cardstock pre-cut in either orientation? True. The sentiments in the set are builders, so I stamped the appropriate one. So much fun to make - this book has a lot of possibilities. I hope you have a weekend that looks sort of like this card.

Clear Stamps- Open Book - Gina K Designs
[ GNK ]
GKD Amalgam Ink Pad- Jet Black
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Copic Sketch MARKER C5 COOL GRAY Grey
[ SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Kraft -...
[ GNK ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock-...
[ GNK ]
Envelopes 10 pack- Turquoise Sea -...
[ GNK ]
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
[ BLIC ]
Escoda Versatil Brushes, Travel Round...
[ UTR | BLIC | INK ]
Fabriano Extra White Cold Press...
[ BLIC ]
Connect Glue - Gina K Designs
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ HA | UNT | MSW | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
My Favorite Watercolor Sketchbook
[ UTR ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tall Cut Card Stock- Turquoise Sea -...
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