Sunday 2 May 2010

'Cool for Cats'

Hi and welcome to my blog.

This card has been made for: - circles - made my own background paper from scratch - 3-d something - #28 shapes

I found this a great design sketch given by the ‘ilovepromarkers’ team to work to. The main image of the Cool Cat in the Shades is a brilliant digital stamp created by Tim Hunter for Hambo Stamps and is perfect for the theme of this week’s challenge on ‘everybody-art-challenge’ , that of ‘Song Title’. (Cool for Cats was by Squeeze, if you are not as old as me and don’t know. LOL).
Once I had decided on the main picture I wanted to feature, I set about creating my own background paper to echo the colours I wanted to use in the design as I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for in my stash. I was aiming to give the feeling of a calm sky and sea which wouldn’t dominate the page (well, that was the idea!) From there I coloured the 4 squares to match and drew the 3 fish bones with my Letraset fine line pen (0.5 width) and gave them a just a touch of blue Promarker too to indicate the sea & sky’s reflections.

The cat was then made into a ginger and white feline with my Promarkers and then added a bit of a sun burned nose to finish him off. I kept the colours of the inflatable and sunshoes etc., relatively simple to go for the uber chilled feel . This cat doesn’t need to try too hard! The sun & sentiment within it were made on the PC and added to the card with silicone glue.

If you like today’s card, I would love it if you could leave a comment.

Thanks, and don’t forget to visit again!


  1. Really lovely card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. Sue C x
    P.S. If you link to the I ♥ ProMarkers blog you'll be in with a chance to win the prize this week.

  2. Oh, I just love that, lol. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week and don't forget to link back to us. :o)

  3. What a fun card, love that image,thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers
    Ruth x

  4. caUUUUUte!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT :) :) :) :) : )

  5. fabulous card love that image he is just to cute. Thanks for joining this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge. hugs Tracy x

  6. REally lovely Tine, thanks for adding the link back to us and thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  7. Fabulous card , that cat is so cool Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  8. Great card and colour combo..
    Love your colouring in...
    Thanks for joining us at Penny's this week.
    Hugs Alison.

  9. Very cute love that image.
    Thanks for joining us this week at the creative cottage challenge blog x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx

  10. What a cute card! Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge this wk hugs Rebekah x

  11. Brilliant, love it!!! Thanks for joining this week at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    Hugs Lisa xx

  12. Fabulous card, wonderful colours and details.