Thursday, October 26, 2017
Smile for the Cat Lovers Hop
Okay, then. Here's another for the Cat Lover's Hop at Her Peaceful Garden. At least now I've got 4 projects in 4 days, and considering the fact that any deadlines have recently sent me into a tailspin, I'm doin' good. (Is it wine o'clock yet?) Silly me, it's wine o'clock somewhere, eh?
So as soon as I saw this image, called Smiley Cat from Bloobel Stamps I thought of the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland and the wheels started turning. I remembered an embossing folder I had from Crafts Too and pictured Smiley Cat in the tree, but I didn't want him to be all embossed too, so I cut a hole in the tree after embossing from which he could peek out. A rectangular card seemed a bit boring and since the majority of it would be white, I decided to cut the top of the tree in a circle (with Spellbinders Grands) and back it with a Scalloped Circle to add some color. I embossed the tree again, trimmed it to fit and added the trunk and ground to a square card base and lined it up.
Here's a closeup of Smiley Cat. He's colored with Copics in the colors of the more recent Alice in Wonderland movie. Because he's a digi, I was able to resize him to fit in the hole I'd cut purrfectly. The sentiment is an old metal sticker from Colorbok. I'm making this sort of a Thinking of You card so inside it will say "It makes people wonder what you're up to." Cheers!
I'm also entering this in the SUYP October Furrything Goes challenge, Simon Says Wednesday AG and the Outlawz Festive Fridays for the theme Thinking of You.