Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Teapot Tuesday 188


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.

3 comments:

  1. Lorraine, this is WONDERFUL!!!!! Love your rock-n-royal kitty! Here collar is simply brilliant!!!!! Thanks for the smile this morning :)

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  2. I never thought about the green handle being a tail. I like the effect from inking the embossing folder up a bit first, and you know I think that ruff is just perfect. Makes me think of the illustrations in a book we had in school all about that period of time.

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  3. Cute cute CUTE!! Love her collar!
    Sunshine NZ

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