Friday, June 27, 2014

Hug Your Cat ~ TEW new release

Since it's Friday, it's time for a new release at The East Wind. This one features Unky's new character, Rainbow Raver Anj Hoola Hoop.

This particular image is called Kitty it! I coloured Anj with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut her. I then matted her in black cardstock because I love that look and the way it creates contrast with the background. Ang and her sweet friend were popped up on foam tape and set aside to continue their cuddle while I created the background.

I covered a #8 manila tag with a scrap of yellow and pink music paper. Stencilling was added with Magenta Archival ink sponged through TCW's Tiny Circles template. A different pattern was added using Black Soot through the TCW's Well Rounded stencil. A strip of black and white dotty paper was inked on the edges with Black Big brush pen before being chopped into shorter lengths and added to the left side and bottom. Another little triangle was added to the top right for balance and flow.

The sentiment was computer generated, coloured in with a pink Sharpie, and matted in black. These words were popped up on foam tape for dimension and to create a shadow. A small heart was die cut from dotty pink DP as well as black. They were offset, faux stitched, and popped up on foam. Three tiny black buttons were threaded with pink and adhered to the bottom left corner of the tag. The final touch was to add a topper of green ribbon with a bit of sparkly gold in it. This pulls the green from the image into the background and draws the eye to the top of the tag. The eye looks for similarities/repetition so it goes to the image first and then moves through the tag to find that other snippet of green.

Thanks for visiting today. Anj, Kitty Kitty, and I appreciate your fine company. When you get a chance, pop over to our Facebook group to see other examples using this fun new The East Wind release. It's always so fun to see how differently the DT interpret and showcase the same image.

I am entering this tag in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create ~ #77 Anything Goes/ twist: Pink
QKR Stampede ~ #94 Include a Dog or Cat
Crafters Cafe ~ #69 Polka Dots and Ribbon
Try It on Tuesdays ~ Tags
Digi Choosday ~ #25 Anything But a Square Card
Cutie Pie Challenge ~ #72 Girls, Girls, Girls + Cute
All Crafts Challenge ~  June/July Anything but a card

Life is good; so is art.


Evil Edna said...

YUP! in total agreement with that sentiment!thank you for joining us at TIOT hope to see you again soon.EE

Crafting Vicky said...

Totally adorable!!! just love the great image and how you have colored it up.

Thanks for joining us in our Anything but square card challenge at Digi Choosday Crafting Vicky (DT)

Sheila H said...

Delightful card! Thanks for playing along with 613 Avenue Create.

zandra said...

Great take on the challenge and love those crazy eyes! Great coloring, too. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

Eve's Been Reading said...

Great tag, love how you've done it and it fits the theme of 'Anything but a sqaure' at Digi Choosday Challenge, perfectly!! Yvonne (DT)

karalschuknecht said...

Oh so cute and super coloring skills great job. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Cat or Dog Challenge." Good Luck, and come back to join us again.

Karal DT for QKR Stampede
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

susiestacey said...

Lovely Tag.
Thank you for sharing at Cutie Pies 'Cute Girls' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

What a cute image, lovely tag! thanks for sharing it with us over at Digi Choosday and good luck
Julie x
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Mrs A. said...

Fabulous fussy cutting around the image and lovely colours on your Sorry for the lateness of commenting due to a family bereavement, Thank you for sharing with us at Craft My Life challenge. Hugs Mrs A. (DT. )tag.