She sure is Purrfect! I don't know about that green striped tail though! Ha! This week we needed cats. Cats and crowns or cats in crowns. Queenly cats. Cats that are going to a lovely lady by the name of Virginia who reads a lot, especially about Queen Elizabeth (although I don't know which one exactly), and who is currently recuperating from a nasty fall.
This cat was inspired by another punch art cat I saw recently by Michelle Suit. Hers is a little bit country and mine is a little bit rock-n-royal. She's got the widow's peak and neck ruffle of Elizabeth I and the puss (forgive me!) of the current queen. She's got her crown courtesy of Tiny Tags and the placard, which I intended to look like a scroll, says it all.
Virginia's favorite colors are dark blue and burgundy so I tried to get that in also. The embossed panel was made by smearing the embossing folder with Marina Mist ink before I embossed the pattern thus having the recessed areas a little darker.
I was trying to keep myself to a limited amount of time creating this card. But sometimes creativity just needs more time. I had a country cat all ready to go and then I took another look at the inspiration teapot and I thought that I could make the cat more like the teapot so I started from scratch again. I even squeezed some time in the stamp room before work today but it just wasn't enough to get it done. But, I have to say that it felt good doing a teapot challenge again. I've missed quite a few of them lately and that makes me sad.
Well, I don't think I'll get to the gallery tonight, but you can go on ahead of me and take a look by clicking here. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.