Thursday, February 9, 2017
Yup! Another cat, from Sandra Caldwell, no less. Meet #1395 Glamour Puss, Just added to the shop at the sale price of $1.50 for use in the Glamour Gals contest going on now in the Sandra Caldwell Stamp fans FB Group. Isn't she a hoot? My first thought after seeing that LOOOONG ciggie and square pillow was 1950's Rat Pack Era. Vegas or Palm Springs maybe, eh? So she just had to be glitzy. (I'll tell you about the coloring in a minute.) I dug out a very old DCWV Glitter stack with a major retro vibe and used the negative of a die cut I'd used on Monday's project (no, I obviously don't clean up after myself or throw things away. They often come in handy.) Glamour Puss is spelled out in black Alpha Beads (the term makes me giggle, my Mom used to use it all the time) and I've added a slightly altered the lyrics from a Johnny Mercer song (from 1937, but Frank Sinatra really popularized it in the 50's.)
So here's the closeup of my happy little accident with Glamour Puss. I wanted all of her accessories to be glitzy so I used both silver and gold metallic gel pens but while I was coloring her pillow, I accidentally started coloring her leg gold. CRAP! (I was on the phone, what can I say? Don't you multitask?) Anyway, I tried to wipe it off (too late) and if this ever happens to you DO NOT try to color over with your Copics because they sort of melt and smear the gel ink and it gets all over your tip and essentially ruins it unless you immediately douse it with alcohol or Blending solution (guess how I know?)
Then I tried to sort of white it out with a white gel pen and it got sort of interesting. I'd colored the white in little circles and the gold sort of showed through leaving an unusual texture that was kinda cool, so I continued coloring Glamour Puss in gold and went over it with the white until she looked like she's just had a curly perm. In any case, she sort of glows when the light hits her which I'm sure she'd just adore.
You can check out all of the discount stamps (for a limited time) at Sandra's Etsy shop HERE. And be sure to stop back for the new release tomorrow. Just another reason to love Fridays.
I'm entering this in the DL.Art February Linky challenge, SUYP Kitty Love (she obviously loves herself! LOL), FAb 'n' Funky Wild About You (I think she's a pretty wild cat and she's obviously wild about herself.). Moo-Mania Music (inspired by the song "Too Marvelous for Words"), Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers "O" is for Outrageous and Cards und More Pets and other Furry Friends.