Monday, 18 May 2020

* Path of Positivity: Purrfect Day


Happy Monday!
I hope you are staying safe and well.

Today is the midway point in this month's  Path of Positivity challenge.

This month the theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of Furry or Feathered Friends.

**Animals can be such a comfort in our lives - especially at this time when we are isolated from our extended family and friends.** 
This month create a project that honours the furry or feathered friends that surround you.

Prizes this month include:
  • $10 gift certificate from Oddball Art our guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants. 
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

Please remember in order to be eligible for the prizes your project must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some way. 

Our guest sponsor this month is Oddball Art and I am using the lovely Scrooge's Kitty Img. 491.
I am a big fan of cats and have had at least one cat companion at my side throughout my life. I love their independent spirits and how they make you feel so special when they decide to cuddle up on your lap or rest next to you, with their deep rumbling purrs. 
Casey, my current cat was a stray. He wandered into our garden about eleven years ago and sneaked through the door to steal cat food put down for our house cat, Indie.  He appeared to be living outside, his fur was very rough and matted and he had a poorly eye. A few days later he was still coming for food and, as it was winter, we called Cat's Protection who checked him to see if he was microchipped. He wasn't chipped, and they asked if we would adopt him. He has been with us ever since and is the most gentle, loving cat we've had. He's definitely my fur baby!

Here is the card I made:

I coloured the cat with Copic markers, attempting to make him into a tabby cat.
The background is printed with a stencil by applying Distress Oxide in Candied Apple, spritzing with water and printing. While the stencil was still in place, I added some Peeled Paint Distress Oxide to the stencil and wiped it into the stencil holes using a baby wipe - this coloured in the pattern centres and blends with the red. I didn't want too much vibrant colour, so left some parts white. I added some mesh stamping around the background edges and inked the edge in red, green and black. Torn washi grounds my grumpy looking cat.
I added some scratchy lines with black paint using a store card edge. The sentiment is from our ongoing sponsor Scribble's Designs and is called Purrfect Day. I inked the edges in black and adhered it to the background and called my card done!

Many thanks to Oddball Art, this month's guest sponsor,

and to Scribbles Designs as the ongoing sponsor of the challenge

We would love to see your creations! 
Just make sure that your entry is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some way!
The link up is here: Challenge #80 Path of Positivity.


That's all for today! 

I'll be back with a new Path of Positivity project in two weeks time.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

PIP Challenges#2020 AG 24/05
Aud Sentiments #251 AG 25/05
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #38 AG with Critter 26/05
Angies Digital Stamps #42 AG 30/05
613 Avenue Create  #233 AG 30/05 TOP ROCKER
A Place to Start Custom Background (8/8) 30/05
SUYP  #54 AG Furry 01/06 WINNER

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 



  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card. I love that kitty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Love the expression on that cats face! Priceless!! Great card and a sensational background too.
    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

  3. Wonderful creation ! Great story about your cat I too love my cats x Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  4. Wow, what a cool background, Carole! I think your cat definitely looks like a tabby!
    Hugs Monica

  5. Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge

  6. What a sweet kitty.. Love the fun background. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge. AJ DT Angie's Digital Stamps

  7. This is just so adorable! From your coloring of the image to that amazing background, this is absolutely 'Purr-fect'! So happy you are on our team sharing your talents at Path of Positivity!

  8. Oh, this is sooooo gorgeous :-) I love your background and how you coloured the kitty :-) I had to rush off and buy this little chap :-D
    Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges =^..^=
    I hope you and all your family are well.
    IKE xx

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  9. I love the background you created for this little fellow! This design is vibrant and suggests motion! Thanks for a fun and creative response to our challenge at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

    I apologize for the tardiness of this comment. Life caught up with me!

  10. Such a fun card, I do love a ginger cat! Thanks so much for joining us for the Aud Sentiments Challenge. Sorry for the delay in commenting, I'm just catching up :)
    Jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts xx


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