Saturday, 7 May 2016

It's a cat's life

Good evening,

Today I am starting to blog the samples I did for the last TV show on Hochanda.  It was lovely to use some of the 'old stamps' again.  This cat is a particular favourite of mine, I like the expression on his face.
He comes in a set of stamps including a large and small fern and a right and left paw print, which I've used on the card

I did the background by dividing the card into 9 squares, masking each square in turn and stamping into each square.  I decided to keep the colours very simple, just sticking to black and green.  I used archival inks and used first and second generation stamping for the small leaves.
For the main image, I stamped the cat and added a shadow all round him with a grey pencil, with a bit of green mixed in.  I drew a black line all round the edge of the card and coloured in with a green pencil, then mounted on black card and added some gems.
This is the link to the stamp set: Entwined cat set
Hope you have a lovely weekend,
Janet xx

16 comments:

  1. Love this cute little cat card! Like the angle you have put on the cat section! Hope you are having a nice weekend! Chrissie xx

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    1. Thanks Chrissie, it's been a lovely weekend x

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  2. Love this card. Have ordered the stamp and looking forward to playing.
    Thanks for inspiring.
    MFM

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    1. Thank you, I hope you enjoy using the stamps when you get them xx

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  3. What a great card Janet - very effective. xxx

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    1. Thanks Alison, nice to see you again last week (a week ago already!)

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  4. Love the effect of this card , looks like the cat is coming off the page

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    1. Thanks you Janice, it is a nice set to use x

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  5. Love this card Janet - you're right the cat has a lovely expression on her face. x

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  6. great in it's simplicity. striking. just oredered this set, hugs xx

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    1. Thank you Theresa, it's a lovely set, I hope you enjoy using it, looking forward to seeing what you do... xx

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  7. Great use of the stamps Janet, and shows them off so well. This is such a wonderful set. Hope your week is going well. Hugs xx

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    1. Thanks Jo - it is a wonderful set! x

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  8. it is nice to rediscover the old stamps!
    The sympathry card went down well, i used the butterfly one in the end

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    1. You made good use of your time! Glad they appreciated the card

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