Hello there. I have been having fun with my Copics the past few days, and have created a card for the new challenge which has just begun at ABC Christmas Challenge.
The letters this time are ‘C’ and ‘D’, and Wilma is hosting and chose the theme Cats and/or Dogs. Here is my card:
I began by using the Clearly Besotted ‘Sing It’s Christmas’ stamp set and stamping onto a piece of card. I then stamped the image again onto some masking paper and cut that out with scissors – no matching dies with this set – aren’t I brave?
Once I had masked the image of the cats and lamp-post, I created a circle mask, and used three blue toned Distress Oxides to blend a background.
I let that dry for a couple of hours, then coloured my images with Copics, and stamped the musical notes.
I realised that the Distress Oxides blurred the images a little at the end – probably I didn’t mask good enough – so I went in with a black artliner and expanded the lines a little, and made some of the others a little darker…now I look at it, you can;t really tell I did that – should I have kept that to myself? 🙂
I then decided to do some white gouache splattering……..uh huh…..at this stage I hear you ask…..
I masked the coloured images again, then splattered – and almost went too far with the larger drops, so I stopped, and took a white gel pen and added smaller ‘snow’ flecks instead. I was too nervous to continue with the larger splattering after all the colouring I had done…..
You can see the larger splatters, and then the smaller gel pen spots I added. I even went over the cats themselves to pretend they were in a blizzard – yet still singing……..
I’m really pleased how this turned out – no smudging on the white card – and I even found a piece of blue card as a base which matched pretty well.
I hope you can come and join us – I am soooo looking forward to seeing your Christmas creations which include cats and/or dogs. xx
I shall be entering the following challenges:
The Christmas Blog Challenge – Christmas and Little Friends
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – atg Christmas – option quick and easy
Catch The Bug – anything goes
Pink Gem Challenge – anything goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge – anything goes Christmas
8 thoughts on “Caroling Cats”
So cute! Love the scene you’ve created.
Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge.
Thank you Helen xx
I love everything about this card! I have so much trouble getting out of the “natural colours” box – your colourful cats are fabulous! Beautiful snowy sky as well.
Thanks Lindsey = I was brave with the colours – but just went with it xx
I love the composition of this sweet card, Lynda! Great masking skill and your colouring is awesome.
Hope you are well.
Thanks Carol xx
I do love your colourful critters. Love Dawn x
Thanks Dawn xx