Saturday, 26 October 2019

* Cat Lovers Hop: Cat Life


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 seventh card.

 Last year I made a couple of cards using Vera Lane Studio's Les Chats. Well this year I have a pre-coloured digital collage sheet of the same cats, called Cat Life, and I have made a couple of ATCs.

As you can see I had hoped to make other projects with these quirky cats, but it was not to be, so they are fussy cut ready for use some other time. You might also see that I add colour to the cats' eyes and personalise them with white dots and dashes. You can also add glossy accents, glitter, trim and colour over with pens and pencils, so that they become a fusion of pre-coloured image and your own artwork.
I started by making the background by braying acrylic paints in pink. I stamped over the painting an AAll & Create stamp and added white doodled marks with a Posca pen. I cut the ATCs to size and inked the edges in black. I added a piece of black texture trim and popped the cats on top with foam tape. I finished with stickers from Tim Holtz's Small Talk pad. Here are the 2 ATCs in more detail:

I must love Franoise the most as I've just realised I've used him in both ATCs!
I'm also going to pretend that the burgundy spots of ink on the above ATC's cat were intentional :) !

Cat Life                                       Les Chats

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: 

Crafty Animals #31 27/10
SUYP #47 AG 04/11 (#6)
Polkadoodle #43 AG 04/11
A Gem of a Challenge #1 AG 05/11
Cardz TV  #101 AG 07/11

I'd really love some feedback :)      

I read and appreciate all your comments. 


Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! Wonderful ATCs!!! Colours are amazing!!!

Mrs A. said...

Quirky and fabulous. Love the colours. Hugs ValeryAnne.

NanaConnie said...

These are such darling, quirky cats, Carole, and the "personalizing" with the white ink really works! I love all the different colors available on that one sheet. Great fussy cutting.

Karenladd said...

Wow, these are so colorful and fun. Love the touches of white gel ink that give even more personality to these cats.

Leslie said...

Okay, here you go again... I'll be broke before this hop is over, lol! I do love these - amazing work!
Love To Scrap 2

Tink said...

Awesome ATC cards! I need those images..

DonnaMundinger said...

Really cool backgrounds and I LOVE your purr-sonalization of the pre colored images. Love those sentiment stickers, too. I can't live without them. Adorable! xxD

Suzanne H said...

I love how you add your own color to a pre-colored image. It does really add life to it.

Becca Yahrling said...

OMG, who wouldn't love to own one of these beauties?!
They are all gorgeous; love how vibrant the colors are.

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous ATCs and so your backgrounds!!

mandysea said...

I'm totally in love with your style, these cats are so striking in colour! Beautiful!

Vivian Foo said...

Colorful creations.

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely stunning, so vibrant and fun

Jennifer Scull said...

I love your ATC's using those great cat images! The added touches you give really do make a big impact. So much beautiful color brings lots of smiles! Will look forward to seeing what you create later with the other cutie cats!

Fikreta said...

oh these are so wonderful!

ike said...

So beautiful and such gorgeous colours :-)
Neither of these Sheets are available in the Etsy shop either :-(

Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP cats Challenges.
Also visiting from the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop.
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KT Fit Kitty said...

You have a great printer because the colours here are so bright and vibrant! They do not look pre-coloured. Do you have to use specialty paper? Really love the look and how you add the accents to make them your own. Your backgrounds are always so beautiful as well! Gorgeous ATCs! I know what you mean - I wanted to make more kitty projects too but just ran out of time.

Denise Bryant said...

Love all those kitties! Awesome ATCs and coloring!

Carole J said...

My printer is nothing extra special, Kitty - an HP Envy. I use a smooth white card called Colour Copy for printing out my digis. It take alcohol markers a treat! Best of all it is inexpensive and in my opinion is as good as Neenah Solar White. I usually add to the pre-coloured images with either Copics or pencils, but generally I find VLS collage sheets to be bright and colourful enough without the extra input. Hope that helps. xx

Lisa J said...

Another amazing collection. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

Susan Renshaw said...

Fabulous ATCs. Love the colour and the Vera Lane images!

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

These are so beautiful, colourful and cheerful
Jenny xx
Visiting from the Cat Lovers Hop

Sue D said...

These are so fun and colorful.

Janis said...

Oh, my goodness.....I had forgotten about Vera Lane images. I LOVE THEM and have included them on my future sponsor possibility list. Thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous ATCs. I adore how colorful they are and how you personalized the pre-colored images. Your backgrounds are fabulous!!!

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

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Monica C. said...

I love your ATCs. So much going on on them and all the detail to look at.
Hugs Monica

Cinderella said...

Hello ,

Awsome work I love it
Good luck with the challenge Anything goes at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge
Hugs and Creativity
Xx said...

Love the cats, the colors the energy, everything! Thank you for play with us at Gem of a craft challenge, Good luck with your entry.