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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Return of the Glitter Cats

A couple of weeks ago I was making up some images using a Sweet Poppy stencil of a cat sat on a wall, in This Post,if you missed it. At the time I had an idea of how I intended to proceed with them, and this weekend I finally got the time to have a go.
 My plan was to have the cats silhouetted against a moon, and I achieved this with a post it note mask cut level with the top of the wall, a few shades of Blue Distress ink pads and my shaving brush blender brushes.

As well as masking for the moon, I cut a Post it in half to protect the level of the wall, although I've had an idea for that now, so it wont matter.

Post its in place, I chose 3 colours of Distress ink, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire.

Stormy Sky, as the lightest of the three went on first................

followed by Faded Jeans.

          Chipped Sapphire went on last.

Then I thought some bare tree branches outlined against the moon would look good, and for this I'm using one of a set from Chocolate Baroque,
called  Design a tree, which is four A6 size stamps of different shaped trees, along with leaf & blossom stamps for each one.
 This particular tree is the Woodland one. Its stamped in Versafine Onyx Black, and word of caution here- on this card, Double sided Silk coated, by Clarity Cards, the Versafine doesn't dry very quickly, so handle with care, or give it a blast with the heat gun.

I have a bit of a pale patch in the sky on this one, I think I had some baby wipe liquid on my finger. I shall be trying to hide it with  the tree!
Not hidden completely, but I placed the branches so that if the worst comes to the worst, maybe I can stamp a small owl, sitting on the branch! I have a Lavinia stamps one that should do it nicely.

I've got three done so far, and I'm thinking about adding some shrubbery along the base & sides of the wall. That sounds very Monty Python,lol. Probably add some  DI's in Old Paper & Tea Dye to the area first to tone down the white.


Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

The cards are stunning Shaz :o) I went back to your earlier post to see how you'd made that pretty tortoiseshell cat.

Winnie said...

I love what you did with those fab images! The title of your post made me think of a great title for a Disney Movie or cartoon. So fun! Look forward to seeing the finished cards.

gardenpinks said...

Absolutely beautiful, just love these glittery cats.
Lynn x

Neet said...

That is just so effective. Looks absolutely wonderful. Imagine it with wolves.
Hugs, Neet xx

Diane said...

Wow, Absolutely beautiful, love the technique.

Hugs Diane

Fandhmum said...

These are lovely
Rosie x