Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Crazy Cat Lady ~ Inspired by a Bloobel image

Hi everyone! Being a huge cat lover, this image from Bloobel stamps was a Must Have for me. She's called Crazy Cat Lady and I can relate to her oh-so-well :) I have two fur babies right now only because I know my husband's feelings on more than that but I could easily be that "crazy cat lady" if left unsupervised.

I coloured CCL with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. She and her friends were then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border. They were then matted with black card stock and trimmed out again. Foam tape was added to the back of the image except for the bottom foot which was glued flat so that the die cut grass would lie flat.

The background is another 6 x 8 inch rectangle of the plain back side of designer paper. Two sizes of Ellen Hutson Bokeh Dot stamps were added using Forget-Me-Not Archival ink. The same ink was used to add text stamping. A small kitty paw print was added to each corner with Versamark Ink and black embossing powder. The border was drawn to connect the four prints leaving some openings between the lines. White paint pen was used to dot inside the border openings adding texture and brightness. More white was added in the form of Ranger Texture Paste scraped through TCW Texture Tile stencil. The die cut grass was adhered so that it slightly overlapped CCL's foot. Tiny lavender flowers were punched, adhered to the grass, and black rhinestone centers were added.

The sentiment was printed onto white card stock and the words were cut out individually. The center of each O was lined with a fine black pen and the words were matted with black. Foam tape was used to adhere the words to the background. To add a little more whimsy, pattern, and liveliness to the page, black and white striped washi tape adhered to white card stock was added behind the blue background to create a frame. Black card stock was then added to the back of the page to provide a final frame and draw the eye to the inside.

Thanks for joining Crazy Cat Lady and me today. She, her furry friends, and I all appreciate that. To see more of Lisa Graham's fabulously quirky and whimsical images, pop over to her Bloobel shop. It's a lovely place to visit and meet new friends who want to live at your house and in your art :)

Life is good; so is art.

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