Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Awesomely Artistic Crazy Cats

Back on Mother's Day I got a promotional email from an online scrapbook store I purchase from occasionally saying that all their Tim Holtz products were on sale! Only a few days prior I had watched a great demo by him at the Mega Meet Scrapbook Convention using his new Distress Crayons. Unfortunately for me at the time I had already spent my allotted cash so I didn't buy them that day...but on Mother's Day I decided to treat myself!

I got his Crazy Cat set with the coordinating framelits as well! I just love the expressions on all the cats faces in this set! To create the background I used the Distress Crayons and scribbled and then blended. I tried to create a batik looking background, because this card is going to my Mom...who is a quilter and loves batik fabric. Since the crayons react with water, a dampened sponge will remove color if you wish. I used a few of the Tim Holtz stencils and a dampened sponge to add pattern to the background.

After I had my background colored the way I wanted I did a little stamping using the Awesomely Artistic stamp set and the retired French Script background stamp.

My Mom's cat is solid black, so I colored this crazy cat to look like her crazy cat!  I messed with a few different embellishments at the top left of the card, but couldn't get anything to look quite right...and I had to get it out on the mail, so done & done! My husband is home this week on vacation and we've been working on projects around the house, so it's been difficult to sneak in any stampin' time. Hopefully tomorrow...because my first new catalog order arrives here!

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