Hmmm, I probably should have named this card a little different than what it is. It should be "BAD CAT". My cat whose name is Oreo has been peeing on the carpet...luckily its in my den. But still. So, out comes the carpet shampoo AGAIN! So, it has got me thinking about whether or not to keep her. She is only 1 years old too. Any suggestions?
I started out by making the center panel. I hand drew the dotted lines and added the strips with the white signa pen. Let dry. I went back over them using a tan sharpie. Have you tried that before? I cut 2 smaller panels for the sides that have the cats on them. I hand drew the dotted lines and the lines for each of the panels as close as I could to the picture using sharpies. Adhered. I used the small square punch for the diamonds. I hand wrote the sentiment using the white signa pen, let dry, and went back over the words using the sharpie pen as well. Adhered to tan colored c/s...(don't really know what color this is). I added random specs using a black pencil in between the squares. I had gotten this stamp set of 4 cats from a garage sale awhile back but don't know the name of it. I stamped a few cats with black, more mustard, and tea dye inks onto the back of watercolor paper. I colored them using prismacolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits, and blending stumps. Went back over on a few cats with the white pen. Some of the cats are held on with pop dots as well as another cut out image with a pop dot to get the effect of a 3D look. A couple of cats are just laying flat. The 2 side panels, the cats are on there with pop dots. I enjoyed making this card but at the same time, I kept thinking of my cat...what am I going to do? Thanks for the challenge and have a great Saturday!
What do you think?
I need to go to bed now...it's 3:36am.
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2009 GMT Views: 516
Registered: December 1, 2007 Location: Brunswick, Maine Posts: 1823
Sat, Aug 29, 2009 @ 1:50 AM
I love your card! At one time, we had 3 cats. I know the challenge you are dealing with now. It is a tough choice for sure. We now have only 1 cat and she is 18 yrs old and we know we won't have her for much longer. Looking back I remember the comfort and companionship they gave to us. I don't envy you your decision. I will say I don't regret ours. TFS!
Delight in the little things.
Registered: July 27, 2005 Location: Texas USA Posts: 13093
Sat, Aug 29, 2009 @ 7:05 AM
Aww, sorry about the cat (and carpet!!). But your card is wonderful!! Interesting technique to color your signo gel pen writing, I need to remember that!! I love the inspiration piece you chose, wish my own decor matched that, I would so be buying it!! Thanks so much for joining the IC again this weekend!!