Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Warm Furniture for Cats
Hi everyone. The other day, I saw this adorable sentiment on the Create With TLC blog and it made me laugh. It's so true and I feel fortunate to be one of Molly's favourite pieces of warm furniture...at least for a while each day. I knew that I wanted to create a tag and went in search of an image that would both inspire me and suit the wording.
I chose this adorable image from The East Wind with the sweet little girl holding her cat dressed as a teddy which can be found here. The look on the cat's face is so funny and the I love the girl's face and hair, not to mention her pretty dress. I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils, fussy cut her with a narrow white border, and matted her in black. These borders lend strength to the thin hair pieces which could easily tear if left unsupported once fussy cut.
The background started with a piece of packaging from some Sharpie markers. It had such a cool artsy design on it that it became the perfect jump-off point. I added some gesso stencilling, some embossed hot pink circles, and a purple punched border to bring out the background colours. The TLC sentiment was matted with a vibrant green scrap of cardstock, again to pull out the green from the backing and to contrast with the dark frame around the sentiment. It also brings green to the top of the tag to balance her dress.
Medium flat pearls were added to each scallop of the purple border. Faux stitching was doodled around the pink circles and a length of ribbon was stapled to the top of the tag using my Tiny Attacher. Both the image and the sentiment were popped up on foam tape for added dimension and to create shadows.
Thanks for popping by today. Remember to check out the Add a Sentiment Challenge on The East Wind blog. There's still time to play along for a chance to win some of Unky's fabulous images at The East Wind shop.
I am entering this tag in the following challenges:
2 Cute Ink ~ #103 Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge ~ #135 Anything Goes
Squigglefly ~ # 14 Bright Spring Colours
The Squirrel and the Fox ~ #67 All Creatures Great and Small
Life is good; so is art.