Sunday, 18 January 2015

January Cat

Getting a bit ahead of myself I'm making a start on next year's calendar! I'm taking part in The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge.  For January the entries must include the colour aqua and snowflakes.


The large snowflakes were clear embossed on a background of white gesso.  Next weathered wood distress ink was added and the smaller snowflakes were clear embossed, with a little additional embossing powder sprinkled top right and bottom left.  Torn paper hills were added and distress ink colours were built up around the edges.  A stencil was used to add the branches and ground.  Water was spritzed and flicked onto the card and blotted.  The cat was stamped in archival ink and highlighted with white gel pen.  Finally (the photo doesn't really pick this up) the edges were embossed with transparent glittery embossing powder to give it a bit of sparkle and the calendar was added.

Materials used:
white gesso
Stampendous Embossing Powder: detail clear transparent, kaleidoscope transparent
Ranger Distress Ink: weathered wood, evergreen bough, faded jeans, black soot
Ranger Archival Ink: jet black
Ranger: multi medium matte
Clarity Stamps: moon mask, woodland stencil
Katzelkraft: chatool KTZ63
Stampendous: retro border SSC062


26 comments:

  1. fab page, love it. The cat is adorable :)

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate your comments.

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  2. Love this. Excellent colours and love the cat stamp.

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  3. Gorgeous. Love the cat and the colours. Hugz

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  4. Wow, I pinned it, so magical, gorgeous background, idea and the cat stamp... A match in heaven, Claire!

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  5. I love the framing of this piece and your cat is great!

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  6. Great first page, love the composition with the cat!

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  7. Lovely page, I think the cat stamp is fab! xx

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  8. Lovely little scene, the cat is adorable... If you click on the picture you can see all the detail and gorgeousness of the embossing! Great page.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments and taking the trouble to look so closely x

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  9. This is beautiful, looks very magical. Totally love the cat! Never seen that stamp before! X

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    1. Thank you. I was aiming for a magical moonlit scene :-)

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  10. Beautiful page Claire, thank you for joining in The Calendar Challenge.
    Jane x

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  11. Beautiful page Claire, thank you for joining in The Calendar Challenge.
    Jane x

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    1. Thank you Jane. Looking forward to February's x

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  12. That's a wonderful first page. I love the cat.

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  13. Love your page, the cat is fabulous. x

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  14. A lovely scene with a beautiful cat stamp.

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