comfy cats

Welcome to my crafty blog and another card made from die cuts, this time with added paper piecing. These little felines on Claritystamp’s ‘cats on a comfy chair’ die just have such attitude – I love the one in the corner peeping in! They are so like our two cats, Tom & Benji, who are often to be found illegally on a chair or sofa when they think we’re not looking! I’ve used the colour palette from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge, although the yellow has come out deeper than I intended. I’ve also taken the sketch from Global Design Project for the layout.

I started by cutting the die into the front of a black 6×6 card blank. I glued a piece of white card to the inside, then used low tack tape to mask off the chair and curtains so that I could blend a little ‘mustard seed’ Distress Oxide into the window area.

I then recut the die into a piece of white card and set about using what would be the waste pieces to add into the picture. I lifted each piece out in turn, starting with the chair and curtains, blending ‘mustard seed’ onto each one before gluing it in place. I hadn’t thought this would be too tricky as the pieces looked like a decent size, but I’d overlooked all the little ones around the plant leaves and particularly the tiny bit on the chair by the cat’s bottom! I persevered though and got them all in.

I then repeated the process for the floor and wall, this time using ‘weathered wood. I recut the plant in the die using a small offcut of light tan card and then trimmed the leaves out before gluing them onto the picture. I used a micron pen to draw in the outline of a couple of the leaves where they overlapped in the inmage. My friend, who’s a keen gardener, would be horrified at the brown leaves on my plant, but I blame the cats! I added a top and bottom border with trimmed pieces from one of Clarity’s ‘frame it’ dies.

I finished with an appropriate word sticker! I’m sure this little lot are plotting things together…

Thanks for dropping in. My day hasn’t exactly gone according to plan, so I’m now off to turf a cat out of my chair so I can put my feet up. See you tomorrow.

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