Day 3 of the Cat Lovers Hop 2021
(where I'm a Guest Designer on two different days this year) and the Daily Prizes are sponsored by Ike's World
. She's offering a complete set of Kristmas Kitties as an overall prize in addition to the prize for each daily challenge.
I've done a card which has a much more autumn (translate to "Halloween") theme. In fact, the cat is named "Autumn" according to the notation written by my friend on the back of this image. lol I received this image from a dear friend after losing all my digi images in a flash drive crash last year. She had printed it in grayscale and mailed it to me in one of the seven different packs of stamped/printed images she sent.
She was so afraid I'd quit making cards after losing more than 10,000 digis that she spent what must have been hours and hours stamping or printing onto white CS, cutting them into 1/4 or 1/2 sheet pieces, and mailing them in padded envelopes so they wouldn't arrive bent or wrinkled.
It was from her efforts in printing grayscale images that I learned so much about coloring them. I love that when you print a pre-colored image in grayscale, you get all the wonderful shading and highlights of the colored image but you get to choose your own color combos and do additional highlighting (or shading) as desired.
I used my ProMarkers and polychromos pencils to color the image, blending with gamsol. I chalked two sides of the image after I had cut it with a QuicKutz octagon die. I cut the frame from a scrap of burgundy CS using another octagon die 1 size larger.
The background piece was made from a leftover watercolor scrap to which I added two corners of scrap dp (Doodlebug) to cover holes in the watercolor scrap. I had used tiny dies to cut some things for a previous project but the remaining paper was so pretty I couldn't toss it out. Can't tell you how happy I am about that decision now. :-D
I printed and fussy cut the sentiment (another scrap), then tied a bow using shiny satin ribbon (also a scrap) and my bow maker.
I chose lemonade/mulberry/& sangria + gold
animal images over people because I like
coloring fur better than skin, since
this card is for the Cat Lovers Hop,
it had to be a cat! :-D )
Come play in the Cat Lovers Hop this year. Or at least visit us. You'll find lot of fun games each day and if you want to enter, just make something featuring cats! Happy Crafting. NanaConnie