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.


Holly Young said...

Thanks for the chuckle this morning Bonnie! I love the sentiment! I'll bet that's exactly how cats see us! Love your tag! The background is full of color and texture! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Daria said...

Soooo true :D

DonnaMundinger said...

Love it! I just happpen to be a piece of warm furniture as we speak. Couldn't be cuter Bonnie! xxD

ParkNSlide said...

As a cat lover, I can appreciate this sentiment. I had a Persian and a half-Persian cat and I always called my cat hair covered sofa and chairs "FUR"-niture. And who can resist being cuddled by a warm kitty with her motor running? Love the re-cycled background and the bright colors.

Andrea W said...

Purrfect sentiment for your image and I love the wonderful colors you used. Terrific tag!

Ellis said...

Beautiful tag you made and lovely sentiment too! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Jackie Scott said...

Oh! those wonderful bright colours. And a sentiment that makes you smile because it is so true. Love your tag! Thanks for leaving comments on my blog.

bumblebee creations said...

very beautiful bright colors! Thanks for playing along with Squigglefly!

Laura said...

This is so fun! Your image is super cute, and the sentiment is so true! Thanks so much for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at 2 Cute Ink! :)

Pia S said...

I love cats and this sentiment brought in smile to my face, I think it's exactly what those furry little creatures think of us:) such a sweet, colorful and fun tag!

Unknown said...

Wonderful card, great image. Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox with our animal challenge Hugs Tania (DT)xx