Friday, December 2, 2016
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
I've had the sentiment for this card in my mind ever since I saw the adorable Mindy image from SheepSki Designs and I've finally managed to get it done. The look on this kitty's face is priceless, don'tcha think? Anyway, there's a Christmas Animals challenge for SheepSki designs on the Markers! Papers! Digis! FB Group as well as an ATG Challenge on the SheepSki Designs FB Group so I get to do double duty with this card. I really didn't know what I was going for as far as style until I messed with some of the scraps laying around my desk and then found the cute tree mini clothes pin and the teeny box of ornaments so it took on a kind of rustic homespun look with the Kraft paper.
Here's a closeup of Mindy, colored mostly with Copics with added fur detail with my Prismacolor pencils. I actually got the pine branches green by cropping them out and recoloring them green in my Printmaster Platinum Program and then pasting it over the full image which I'd also lightened to gray, rather than black, as I was going to attempt a sort of "no lines" coloring. Perhaps not quite light enough, but it worked with the gray I used for the kitty. He's colored like my dear departed Max who found Christmas balls irresistible. I cut him with a Spellbinders Deckle edge Rectangle and inked it with distress, as well as taking my scissors the the plaid to rough it up a bit.
So here's the inside. This sentiment just cracks me up and I'm sure cat owners everywhere can relate. It was done digitally, while the front is more of the Holiday Talk Stickers and I've added a second ornament that I fussy cut from another printing and cut apart to look broken. Finally, I punched a paw print signature in the right corner of the mat.
Of course I'm also adding this to the SUYP (Cat's only) Furrything Goes Challenge, the Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode ATG Challenge, the DL.Art December Linky Challenge, Simon Says Monday 'O' Christmas Tree, Simon Says Wednesday ATG and a few more when I'm not too tired to look them up.