Saturday, 27 October 2018

* Cat Lovers Hop: Indigo Cats

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It's Day 6 of the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop - the final day for link ups! 
Have you visited Janis's blog yet?  There's lots going on including giveaways, games and crafting ideas! Pop over and take a look! 

 I'm back to share another of my makes - this time a card using the iconic Laurel Burch Indigo Cats.

I went for a more subdued colour palette today, but one that used the rich golden tones of autumn. Mama and baby cat are coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut. They are popped onto a background made with Distress Oxides spritzed with water. I dipped the mixed media card into the inks trying to get the lightest colours in the centre. Dipping, dabbing and drying in-between colours is the only way to go! When I was satisfied with the coverage, I added some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide around the edges of the card to deepen the border area, then I inked the edges with Ranger black ink. I decided to add some gold paint through the stencil which comes with the Indigo Cat stamp set. The paint didn't show up as well as I wished, so I went around the shapes with a black fine liner pen. I swiped some gold paint along the edges too.  I added some sequin waste to the base of the card and popped the cats on foam tape for a little dimension.

That's my last card link up.

Come and take a look at what we got up to!

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Cat Lovers' Blog Hop
Just Keep on Creating AG 31/10 (#2)FEATURED ARTIST

Crafty Catz #435 AG 01/11 (#2)
My Time to Craft #382 Halloween or Cats 01/11 (#2)
Jo's Scrapshack #257 AG 02/11 (#2) WINNER

SUYP #35 Furryanything 5/11 (#3) WINNER

As You Like It Favourite Autumnal Colours 07/11 (#2)
I love golden yellows and oranges as they are rich, opulent and warm.
Cardz TV #71 AG 09/11 (#2)

I'd really love some feedback and welcome any new followers!  :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. Love the beautiful autumn colors on this! Such pretty kitties! Love this Laurel Burch design!

  2. Loving the rich Fall colors for sure! The Laurel Burch cats are so amazing. Thanks for the tips on using the Oxide Ink, too. Haven't quite gotten the hang of them yet. xxD

  3. Beautifully rich in Fall color!! Love this gorgeous artwork.
    You are so talented and I really enjoy your projects.

  4. You have so much patience to dip, color, dry and go at it again. It yields beautiful results. Love it!

  5. WOW, what marvelous coloring, Carole! You did an incredible job on that background, too. Love those cats and your fussy cutting is purrfect.

  6. that is so great card!
    wonderful coloring!

  7. PURRfect card, love the colours, it's practically glowing! I'm busy playing catch-up and hopping in reverse ;0)

    LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps

  8. I think this is my FAVORITE card from you Carole! I LOVE the colors and the fabulous Laurel Burch cats!

  9. Wow!! The colors in this are so beautiful and those eyes look just like they're peering into my soul.

  10. Oh WoW ! This is really PAWsome. The colours are so wonderful. Such amazing colouring is superb :-) Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
    IKE x

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  11. Wow!!! Amazing warm autumnal feel for your card!! Love so much these shades of orange plus gold! The cats are amazing and love very much how you coloured them! There is a lot of work here, and a great attention to the details! LOVE it!

  12. Wow! I'm totally in love for your stunning colouring! Beautiful card!!!

  13. The more I see these Laurel Burch stamps, the more I want some!! Your colouring and shading are just stunning! AND YES I've had a heap of trouble with google!! I was struggling with it and managed to sight out and sign back in with my blog account! Wasted a heap of time! I hear you! (I'm going alright at the moment - so have my fingers crossed it continues!)

  14. Those warm colors are beautiful.

  15. Your colouring is stunning, Carole! You have so many fun and unusual stamps that are fun to colour - this is just gorgous! Really enjoying your projects during this hop!

  16. Love that background. And that cat stamp is definitely on my wishlist!

  17. Your monochromatic LB card is so cool! I LOVE the fabulous background!! It has been a great hop and I've enjoyed all your projects!! Thanks for all the love you've left over at my blog!
    Warm furry hugs, D.Ann

  18. Beautiful--love the rich Autumn colors.

  19. Wow, love your card, Carole. Gorgeous colours and cute image. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  20. This is absolutely beautiful, the cats are so artistic and striking and I love the colours as well.This is such a lovely project Vinita, I love the background you have created. The flowers are so so pretty as well.This is so so cute,
    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at the

    October 2018 Anything goes link-up at Just Keep On Creating.

  21. Aww this is fab - love the background. Thank you for sharing it with us at As You Like It, Jayne

  22. Wow, Carole, what a fabulous card! The cats are gorgeous and I love the shades of yellow and orange - so striking and vibrant! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

  23. LOVE LOVE LOVE your LB Indigo Cats card, Carole. Your rich autumn colors are warm as sunshine on a black kitty coat!! I have so enjoyed all your LB cats this Hop!!! Beautiful work on everything!!
    My spotty internet seems to be working for the moment so I am trying to visit the last 50 or so projects while I can!! Thank you so much for being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  24. Gorgeous. Love these two kitties and the monochromatic color scheme. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. Sorry for the late comment. AJ DT JFF


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