Wednesday, 23 October 2019

* Cat Lovers Hop: Artist At Work


Have you heard? 
It's the Cat Lovers Hop hosted by Janis at Her Peaceful Garden.
This year is the fifth hop and it's a crazy week filled with crafting, commenting and celebrating cats of all sizes. There are fabulous sponsors and prizes to be won, but best of all, friendships to be forged with like minded cat lovers from around the world. Why don't you come and join us?

Here is my third card:

I used a Woodware stamp, called Van Cat, for this card. I stamped onto smooth white card and coloured with Copic pens. I added some white Posca paint pen highlights and dots and fussy cut the image, leaving a thin white border. This helps the image stand out from the busy background.
The background is a super quick technique using pigment powders and a stencil. I learned the technique from Tracy Evans. I use smooth 300gsm card, so that it will take the water without warping. Simply place a stencil (one with plenty open spaces - I used AAll & Create #39 Lotza Dotz)) on to the card, sprinkle with pigment powder - I used PaperArtsy Infusions in Sunset Beach - and spritz lightly from high with water. Lift the stencil away carefully to reveal a wonderful multi-tonal background pattern.
I added quite a lot of water with this background and it went beneath the stencil, so that the shapes blended into one another. I thought it looked like someone had been splashing paint around and having a fine old time - perfect for my kitty artist!

I finished my background by inking the edges with Candied Apple Distress Oxide and matted it onto black card, them popped it onto a 5 x 5 inch card base. A double die cut sentiment was added and three sequins for a bit of sparkle.

That's all for now!
Pop over to see what the others cat lovers have been up to
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Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in the following challenges: 

Cardz TV #100 AG 24/10 (#3)
Sweet Stampin Feature A Creature 25/10 (#3)
Crafty Animals #31 27/10
Crafty Sentiments AG 28/10 (#2)
My Time To Craft #408 Halloween or Cats 30/10 (#3)
Lost Coast Portal #86 Pets 31/10 (#3)
Animal Friends Cat 31/10 (#3) TOP 3

613 Avenue Create #226 AG/Opt: Spotlight 02/11 (#4)
SUYP #47 AG 04/11 (#3)
Creative Moments #179 AG 05/11 (#2)

I'd really love some feedback :)      

I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. How PAWsome - I love how you've coloured him and I adore that image :-)
    Visiting you from the Cat Lovers' Hop :-)
    IKE =^..^=

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    1. Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges xxx

  2. Super cute kitty! Love your background. xxD

  3. Awww!!! It's so gorgeous!!! Your colouring is great!!! Beautiful background!!!

  4. love everything about this! great background, love the kitty stamp and how you have colored it - perfect! thanks for joining the lost coast design challenge.

  5. Love the cute kitty and you colored it! Great background too!

  6. Love the kitty artist! Great colors..

  7. Hi Carole this is a fantastic card. I love that kitty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. How fun and cute card!! Love this artistry cat and your background!

  9. Such a fun artist cat stamp! I love that great bg you created with the powder and stencils! Perfect for this. :)

  10. What a fab card, I love your artistic cat and the inky background is perfect for the artist theme! Jenny x

  11. Toll gemacht. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

  12. Your catty artist at work card and your cats on a branch cards are gorgeous. The bluish background surrounding the full moon is a knock-out.

  13. Wow, Carole, your colouring always looks amazing! And you've made another gorgeous background! This card is another beauty! Looking forward to seeing more kitty cards from you!

  14. How fun. Love this artistic kitty and the overall design.

  15. Wow, I just love this card! So artsy fun and delicious!!

  16. Love love love this artist kitty stamp, one I've never seen before. Look how proud he is of his work. Even though he has a palette tray, I bet he does some "spray" painting, too!! lol... Your background technique has the perfect splotchy paint look to go with this painter of a different stripe! So adorable!!

    Thank you so much for playing along in the #2019CatLoversHop!!!
    <3 J

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  17. Love this cutie-patootie with your fab background... I had a book about cats painting and tried with my cat once... never came out this good. lol!

  18. It's gorgeous!
    Love colors and cute kitty.

  19. This is so cuuute, Carole! Loving the bright color combo surrounding that sweet little artist.

  20. Always love your background works. Fantastic!

  21. Oh goodness, I LOVE this! Your background is amazing and I love the bright colors!
    Love To Scrap 2

  22. Fabulous background and love your cat..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  23. Great background for this adorable image. Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

  24. I absolutely love this image!! Kitty looks so proud of what he's accomplished! Beautifully coloured - and thanks for sharing the technique!!

  25. Your cat is fab - such a bright colour palette - I've just found the cat blog hop too - such a lovely array of cat projects - thanks for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin this week.

  26. I learn so much from hopping around. It's a terrific background that you've created for your kitty artist!

  27. Your background is really cool and I love the image. Fun card!

  28. Can't believe how many fun cat stamps there are out there that I've never seen, and this is one of them. Van Cat is a fabulous artist...anyone can see that!

  29. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x

  30. Fabulous card. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  31. That's a funny cat. Great background. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

  32. What a cute artist and that paint splashing illusion is very well done.
    Hugs Monica

  33. Eine sehr schöne Karte. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.

    LG Heike

  34. That background is totally spectacular and it nicely highlights your cute cat. Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  35. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the My Time To Craft Challenge this time and good luck :)


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