Monday, 7 February 2022

Tim Holtz' Cat Chat


It's been a while since I've played with this fun set so I thought it needed an airing especially as I have the co-ordinating dies.  

I was inspired by the colours and image of the rather grumpy cat at As You See It Challenge.  I didn't have all their SU colours but did have Crumb Cake ink and cardstock and Calypso Coral.  I used Distress Inks for the greens.  

I started out by using my Gel press to mix and add the colours adding lots of water to give them a subtle look.  I stamped the cat and coloured him in with the two SU colours.  I added some stencilling to the background and also added some of the images of the milk bottle and fish bones which come with the set. I cut a few of them out also and added them to the card. I layered it onto black and then Crumb Cake card stock.

I was a bit stumped for the sentiment for this then found this great one in my stash.  I hope it also makes you smile.





I'm adding this into the following challenges

A place to start - Critters
Stamping Sensations - anything with a tail
We love stamping - plus stencil
SUYP - AG cats






16 comments:

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous background,love the snarky cat and great sentiment
Carol x

Heather said...

Love this, Fiona - what a great cat! I love your distress ink background - I find color washes of all kinds so wonderful! You definitely got a smile out of me for this one! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

ike said...

Oh, that's great. Love how you did the background and that's a super cute cat.
Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
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brenda said...

It's a real fun card with that Cat Fiona, thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping new February challenges

B x

cass said...

Fun cat valentine card. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month for our "Valentine Critter" challenge

Ellibelle said...

This is so cute! Love the background and fabulous cat image!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations!

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the background with the lovely cat. Thanks for joining We Love Stamping and Stamping Sensations. Anesha

Vee Cassidy said...

A brilliant creation, thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations. Vee xx

Heather Cooper said...

I'm glad we got a cat in our gallery, Fiona! This is a great background and your cat has a lot of character! Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral feature prominently in your design. I know you used greens, just having a harder time seeing them. Thanks for using our colour challenge palette at As You See It Challenges!

Jan Clothier said...

What a lovely subtle background you've made. I like the mix of pattern and stamping. Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenge.

Jane Knudsen said...

Wow! What a cool card and a cool cat! I love the background and found your technique really interesting! And I love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with As You See It!

Mervi said...

Fabulous and fun cat card, super background.
Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping Challenge;-))m

Mrs.B said...

A great card, love the inky background with this crazy cat,
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
Avril x

Chana Malkah said...

Your blended background is fabulous and those stamped milk bottles are such an elevating addition.

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