Saturday, 17 January 2009

Cat in control

I made this for the 'This Thursday it's all about ...' challenge.

I used a 'stamp by 'Stamps Happen' called 'Cat in Control' which I just bought in a sale. As a cat lover I couldn't resist it and I think it's really appropriate for the challenge. It was stamped with Stazon 'Stone Gray' and then I had my first attempt at water colouring. I used a Winsor & Newton paintbox with some Cotman Water Colours which I had treated myself to ages ago and never got round to using before. 

The image was then mounted on to a piece of black card to form a narrow frame and then on to a piece of backing paper from the Paisley pad by Joanna Sheen and then on a pale orange card.

Embellishments are flowers and brad from Papermania and two colours of toning organza ribbon.


  1. Tee hee Ali, I am a recent cat lover , come over from being a dog person... so my poor cat has to do as he is told, and is not allowed to "get on top" LOL
    Seriously lovely card again. Thanks

  2. Great card Ali, your watercolouring is great. I do love that image
    Beryl x

  3. Brilliant Ali! It really made me smile and reminded me of a fridge magnet that a friend of mine, who's owned by two cats, has which says "Dogs have owners, cats have staff!"
    Ann x

  4. If that's your first attempt at water colouring I can see we're in for some great artwork.
    Lovely card altogether.
    Beryl xx

  5. Hi Ali, Thanks for following me and for your birthday greetings, It is very much appreciated. I love this tag it is very original! Pascale :)

  6. Brilliant - that's my kind of stamp!! Great job on the watercolouring!

  7. Ali that is brilliant - and what a great stamp.
    Ann xxx

  8. That is a great image so full of fun

  9. What a wonderful card! I love your watercolor, and that cat certainly is in control! Thanks for playing along with the challenge at This Thursday!! What a fun card!


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