Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Googly Eyes Kitty

Hello there in blog land. It's Cathy here and a how to on my Googly eyes kitty tag. First I started out with Distress tags(size #8). Really any tags will work for this.

Next I used the Distress Oxide inks on my craft mat and did the smooching technique. Ink, spray with water to activate the Oxide, smooch, dry and repeat. Do that on you tag till you are happy.
Next stamp Happy Cat on Copic friendly paper. Color with markers. Then I cut out. Edged with black marker so you don't see cut lines(white around the edges). The white circles are from a stencil and some white paint.
At the time I didn't know where I was going to do then I saw the googly eyes and the
 flamingo drink stirrers and it made me think of the new saying over at Carmen's Veranda about the squirrel in traffic that I have and it came all together after that. 
As you can see I didn't use the saying in the way is made. I stamped it out and cut it up to use what I wanted. Outlined the words with fine tipped marker.
That is my Googly Eye Kitty tag.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Things To Avoid

Good morning and happy Monday. It's a Bank Holiday here in the UK, so it's a VERY happy Monday. Today it's my turn to share my bokeh kitty, so here's Flearoy - and what a handsome chap he is!

I started by gessoing a page in my chipboard album, then adding blue acrylic very carefully.

Equal attention was given to other colours.

Time for a high tech piece of kit now. I used my home made stencil to add white gesso circles. I started with the largest and worked my way down to the smallest.

This is how it looks when its all been covered.

I then stamped Diamonds Border and coloured with blue and yellow.

Happy Cat has been stamped for placement, and I've used Cracked Grass and Sky in the background.

Happy Cat has been stamped again, watercoloured and cut out. I've also stamped him on a tiny mirror, and  on shrink plastic.
The quote originally came from a Minion, but I think it suits Flearoy just as well.

Thanks very much for looking, and  I'll see you again next Monday for the start of our new challenge which is.... ah that would be telling lol. Have a great week xx

Friday, May 26, 2017

Some fun with the new Kitty stamps!

If you haven't checked out the new line of Kitty stamps at Lost Coast Designs, you need to go over there and see how much fun they are.   There are 9 individual stamps and two sets each with three stamps included.  These are super fun to stamp and color with your markers, colored pencils, paints, etc.  You can find all the new Kitty stamps at

Le Chat Noir

For this ATC I used a simple black and white theme.  I started with a printed piece of paper from a larger sheet.  I stamped it with the Lost Coast "Zen Circles" background stamp, using black ink.  (  Then using black card stock and white embossing powder, I stamped the "Cat Wavy Face" and set it with my heat gun.  I cut it out around the edges and affixed it to the center of my ATC.  I typed the sentiment on my old Royal typewriter - translated from French it means "black cat".  Easy Peasy!

Le Chat Bleu

For this ATC, I used a background paper I had previously made with green, blue and yellow paints on my Gelli pad.  I cut a portion to fit the front of my ATC and edged it with some blue ink.  Using a blue stamp pad I lightly stamped the Zen Circle background onto my ATC.  I stamped my same Wavy Face Kitty onto blue card stock using black ink.  Using a white pen, I highlighted the various areas you can see to kind of highlight those features and make them stand out.  I drew some eyes on my Kitty with white and black inks, filled in the little heart with pink marker, and then hit both those areas with my Glossy Accents.  Then cut him out and 
attached him to my ATC.  And this little guy is named 
The Blue Cat!


For this one I used another background paper I had previously created using a circle stencil and green, pink and yellow paints on my Gelli pad.  I stamped my Kitty with black ink onto white yardstick.  Using Copic Sketch markers in blue, green, and pink, I colored my Kitty as above.  I added some Glossy Accents to his eyes and glued a paper flower to his chest.  I cut him out and then attached him to my ATC.  I stamped the word "Play" with black ink and cut out around it.  I attached it as shown using foam tape so it has a bit of dimension.  The "Play" stamp can be found at Carmen's Veranda -  There are a whole new group of clear stamp words and phrases, including this one.