Monday, 28 January 2013

C is for...

Cat, Cheshire Cat.  And circles, as well.  Alice in Wonderland was one of my favourite books as a child, cats are my favourite animals, so the decision as to what I was going to do for the latest Craft Barn alphabet challnnge wasn't hard!


The Cheshire cat face is a Stamp Attack stamp, which I masked while I coloured the background in shades of blue.  Then I inked up the Circles stamp - from Tim Holtz's Bitty Grunge set - using Castaway ink (another "C"!).  I followed the instructions and let it sit for five minutes or so, then I remooved the mask and ironed the ATC with a hot iron to make the colour change. I love this - you never quite know what effect the Castaway will hsve.  In this case, it bleached the image a bit.   All I had to do then was to colour in Chessie and the job, as they say, was a good'un.

10 comments:

Buttons said...

That sounds like so much fun and what a result! Love your Cheshire cat (with no body of course!!) sitting in his pool. Hugs, Jenny x

Scrapmate said...

Love the technique with the Castaway pad.

Annie said...

That's an interesting process. With very cool results!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

that fabulous! great blog!
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Elaine said...

Great Cheshire Cat using Castaway - lots of Cs!!

Laura said...

Love this!

Karen said...

just knew you would choose 'cat', especially if Mysti was watching! Fabulous page! Thank you for joining us again over at The Craft Barn x

Dawn said...

What a beautiful ATC, I love the stamp. Great techniques too.
HUge hugs x

The Craft Barn said...

This cat's face made me smile. So cute.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

craftattack said...

Lovely piece, the smiley cat is just wonderful! Valerie