Monday, November 7, 2011

Teapot Tuesday 171, Try a New Technique (TLC 350)

Aren't these two kitties cute perched on the checkerboard shelf?  So, you can see we were to bring cats today.  Cats with bling or cats and bling, or just bling.  Well, you'll want to read the story here.

I have a few cat stamps, but none of them appealed to me today.  What I was thinking of was the Technique Lover's Challenge that I saw earlier today.   The challenge today was to create a card without any stamps.  I immediately thought that my teapot card from last week would have fit with this challenge, but you know you shouldn't post something that has already been posted.  So thinking back to the bowling balls that I had done several years ago in the form of cats, I decided to draw my card for the Teapot Challenge and also put it in the TLC gallery for challenge 350 today.

I first sketched the cat on some copy paper and then, since I couldn't find any carbon paper, I quickly scribbled all over the back with a pencil enabling me to transfer the drawing to some watercolor paper with a stylus.  I decided to go with both of the colors you see in the cats in the teapot - blue and yellow.  I added the color by using my ink pads and aquapainter.  The detail lines were added with markers.  The flowers were punched, sponged on the edges, and then added to the cat's neckline.  Last touch was to add the sticky pearls to the flowers - thus the bling.

The image was cut out and then mounted on a simple card base with the fold at the top.  Looking at the picture now I'm torn with whether I should blacken the eyes instead of leaving them white.  What do you think? 

Well, there are two galleries to visit today - the Teapot Gallery here, and the TLC gallery here


  1. I think she is GORJUSS just as she is!!
    (do you get the impression I love cats?!)
    MAybe you could make a colour copy & make the eyes black then compare the two?! But I think it is beautiful as is..
    Sunshine NZ

  2. Ooh,OOh,OOH!!!! I LOVE this card!!!! What a wonderfully drawn cat and the colors are gorgeous!!! I wouldn't change a thing! Looks absolutely PURRFECT to me :) Your card reminds me that we really can rely on our own abilities and we don't always have to turn to stamps to create our images for us! Just gorgeous Lorraine!


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