Monday, 15 April 2019

* Vera Lane Studio: Fat Cats


Here we are and it's Monday once more! 
Monday is my DT day at Vera Lane Studio.  We have a fantastic new release today and it's one for the cat lovers, like myself.  It's called Fat Cats - I prefer to say cuddly :) - and it has 5 different kitties: Black Eye, Daisy Eye, Lovely Cat, Skull Shirt and Spike.

Here is what I made:

I used Black Eye and Lovely Cat for my card and I think they make a perfect couple. I coloured them with Copic markers and fussy cut them. I added Glossy Accents to their eyes and noses and some glitter to Lovely Cat's collar pendant. Do you like her jewel studded collar?  
The background is made from Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick, Fossilised Amber and Peeled Paint. I smooshed my card through puddles on a craft mat and dried with a heat gun before adding the next layer. As I dried each oxide layer I spritzed with water to get the bleached out droplet effects. When the background was dry I inked around the edges with Worn Lipstick, Black Soot and Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink. I stamped some Rye Grass (stamp from Inkylicious) with Crushed Olive Distress Ink to act as a backdrop for my cats.  A piece of torn washi tape grounds my cats and they are popped on foam pads. The sun is from the Sunshine collage sheet. The sentiment was generated on my computer, using the Vera Lane Studio Baby Powder font. It was printed, cut into strips, inked, then glued directly onto the background. 

Fat Cats                   Sunshine Collage

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. 
It's such a friendly, fun place to be!


Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Polkadoodles #15 AG 19/04
Creative Fingers #161 AG 19/04
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #103 AG 21/04
We Love 2 Create #4 AG 24/04
Cardz TV #87 AG 25/04
A Gem of a Challenge #7 AG 25/04
Heart 2 Heart Colour Challenge 30/04
The Happy Craft Challenge April AG 30/04
613 Avenue Create #220 AG 30/04  HONOURS

A Bit More Time To Craft #90 AG 30/04
Pile it On #153 Lots of Layers (Inks) 10/05
World Wide Open DT Challenge AG 12/05 DT Favourite



  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card those cats are fabulous. Have a great week, Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Love these cute kitties! Great coloring!

  3. Im so in love with this! Your color is perfect!

  4. Adorable super cute card and loving the colours applied here .. thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles challenge this week; Good luck Nelly Dt x

  5. I am really not a cat person, but your card is so cool! I love the background and those two kitties on there just work. Great sentiment to go with it.
    Hugs Monica

  6. Cute kitties Carol, love the background. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  7. I love the images and the super background. Lovely card, Carole. xx

  8. I LOVE this. Your wonderful shading has make them look so round and chubby!

  9. What a lovely scene with these delightful cats. Thanks for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.

  10. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  11. Fabulous project! I love the smooshing technique for creating a faux watercolor background. You have executed the technique beautifully! Your image are adorable and beautifully colored. So happy you dropped this delightful creation off at our house at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge
    A Place To Start Challenge

  12. I always enjoy visiting your blog Carole.I love the background and as always your images are beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for joining us at 613Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  13. I so love these "perfect" little cats - too cute. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  14. The background paper is amazing! Love the colorful card! Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge#15.

  15. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Your project is wonderful and best of luck with your entry.

    Jodie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  16. how cute are these? :D
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  17. Fabulous background and really fun images!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) xxx

  18. Great idea and design. Thank you for joining us at Love 2 Create challenges.

  19. Super cute card, I love it! Thank you for participating with us in the Pink Gems Challenge. Good luck with your entry.


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