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.


  1. Wow Carole, love them!! Great idea and look really gorgeous. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. Thank you for the cat pictures Carole, you have inspired me to get the kits out and have a go lol!


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