Friday, May 24

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #94 ~ Kitschy Cat

I had the best fun creating this for the current challenge over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog...
I started by drawing the cat head and chest fluff, with the bow from the Alice template set. I wanted to create a cat with the closed eye stamp in the set just so you can see it being used. I've moved the nose higher up on the face to show how it might squidge when the eyes are closed that way. Then stamped those yummy whiskers.
I was quite happy with just the head and chest when my daughter said quite matter of factually that is looked like a cat ghost which was not what I was going for, so, I then drew the sitting body part on another sheet and continued on.
I coloured the whole cat with copic markers(pic of pen colours below), the blush on the cheeks I used some coloured pencil as I felt it worked the best for a translucent look without bleeding into the base colour. Then I went around the whole image with dense black pen lines to give a real graphic almost cartoon look. I went for strong shadows and bright white highlights although they're not showing very clearly. The head piece is cut separately from the body, each mounted on adhesive foam to give dimension.
I couldn't resist a kitsch background for my cat, finding some gorgeous patterned paper in my now 'vintage' paper stash hahaha, that to me just oozes vintage possible cat lady wallpaper(no offence).
Here she is in a box frame, but had to take her out again to photograph as the glass reflected everything. This is what I love about the mixed media templates and stamps, you can take your creativity any direction you want, from arty to graphic and everywhere in between, I hope I've inspired you to have a go.

I thought I would also enter my project to these fabulous challenges...

More mixed media ~ Optional pink :)
Craft Stamper ~ Anything Goes
Simon says stamp ~ bright Colours
Creative crafters ~ Anything Goes
Crafty hazelnuts ~  patterned paper
Ally's Angels ~ Anything Goes
Sweet stampers ~ Animals
Love to craft ~ Anything Goes

click pics for links...

Thank you so much for visiting today, enjoy a wonderfully creative day, 
HuGs & Light
Kim x


ionabunny said...

OK, this is amazing. Fabulous, beautiful and I love it. These template thingies. Are they like stencils?? Can you show a picture of the actual template maybe?? You draw the lines and cut out the pieces??? How big is that cat?? He looks big. Did I mention that I love it. Hugz

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous cat I absolutely love it great colouring and love the vintage paper.Thank you for joining us at Unicorn
Carol DT x

maria f. said...

That's one cool cat! Love your take on the Bright Colors challenge.

Gina said...

WOW what a fabulous creation using this amazing stamp set!!! Gorgeous colouring and composition :D Thank you for sharing with us at Crafyhazelnut's PPC XXX

Loose Stitches said...

Such a fabulous creation Kim, I love that cat! Lovely coloring and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
DT Anneke

Linda said...

This looks so cool .... love the kitty! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Kuni said...

This is fabulous, great coloring.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Elina Stromberg said...

Love, love, love this! Looks amazing!
Thanks for joining us at Craft Stamper blog challenge. Hoping to see you with us again in June!

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