Friday, February 24, 2017

Kitty Surprise Pal 1334 - A Sandra Caldwell New Release

Hi everyone! It's New Release Day at Sandra Caldwell's Etsy shop, Babycakes Digis and Designs. This week I was able to play with two of the new images. This is the second of the two (I have another post for the other one). This one is called Kitty Surprise Pal 1334 and absolutely tugs at my heart strings, being the cat person that I am.

I coloured the image with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. The wall that she and kitty are sitting on was coloured with Copic markers and textured with the colourless blender. The image was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black, and fussy cut leaving a narrow black border. Foam tape was used to pop it up and add dimension.

The background began with a rectangle of gray packaging card stock. Watering Can Archival Ink was used to stamp a Carabelle grid stamp and another punchinella stamp. A previously completed art journal page with a too busy background was torn into three strips which were added to the background. It's funny how a background can be too much in its entirety but great when torn into smaller sections. Ranger Texture Paste was scraped through MFT Weave Mixable stencil in a few places to add more dimension and texture as well as break up some of the gray background.

The sentiment was printed on white card stock, matted with black, and then popped up on foam tape. The heart was die cut and then stamped with a pawprint. Magenta Hue Archival Ink was used to edge the white heart before faux stitching was added and it was adhered to black. Black pen was used to outline the torn scraps of background and Black Big Brush pen was used to edge the background. Black card stock was used to mat the page and serve as a frame.

Thanks for joining Bee a Gardening and me today. We really appreciate that. To see the rest of today's wonderful new releases and the delightful projects the DT members have created with them, be sure to visit Sandra's Facebook group where they will be posted throughout the day. Stop by Sandra's Etsy shop, too. You'll see the extra images Sandra posts each Friday as well as a fabulous assortment of images from previous releases. It's an inspiring place to hang out.

Life is good; so is art.

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