Friday, 16 May 2014

Heart Cat

Heart Cat

Hello  everyone  and especially to Hilda who has just joined as a follower of my blog and who I met at the Biggin Hill craft show last weekend. 

Hello to anyone else who visited us on the stand. I really enjoy talking to other crafters about using the laser cut shapes, as there are so many things you can make with them.

I love playing with the various shapes, and I created a cat as a sample.  Quite a few people liked it ,which was very pleasing, as I have to say I think it is my favourite design so far. Thank you for the lovely comments that were made.

It utilized a mixture of shapes.
I made the face as a separate item a while ago, and I wasn't very pleased with the finished result, so I rubbed it down and put it to one side. I was going to make it into a brooch for myself.

Then I started to play with a large  12cm.  heart and embossed it with silver powder using the Inkylicious Butterfly Flourish stamp. It was then washed over with watered down black acrylic paint.
 Having done that, I realised that the face was just the right size to fit onto the upsidedown heart , which created a body. All it needed was a tail, feet and whiskers.

Below is the finished result.

The ginger version was my second attempt and has been stuck onto one of the flat pack boxes, to create a pencil holder.

I positioned the eyes differently, so that the cats have a slightly different expression.
The pattern on the body is embossed with gold jewel embossing powder, with Distress ink for the ginger colour.



These are the two cats together before I had found the orange jute string and the gold thread for the whiskers and tail.

The tails on both cats have a thin wire twisted through the jute to stiffen them slightly, so that they don't flop.
Hope you have enjoyed looking at these as much as I enjoyed making them.
Thanks for visiting.