Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Thanks from the bottom of my he(art) Tara

Hope you are enjoying our blog hop the team have done a fantastic job. 
I have another card for Tara and Rick this time with a funny cat from Paper smooches nine lives.

I started by making a smooshed distress ink background with peacock feathers on a die cut panel.
I then water coloured the cat and easel with inktense pencils.
Once they were all dry i fussy cut and added to the panel.
Because the cat has such a funny eccentric look i thought it would be fun to make it look like he was painting so i used the painted palette die set.
And to finish i of course had to add some clear sequins.

The full hop list is here and your next stop is Keren 

You can find the products used by clicking the images below.

I Heart Art Nine Lives Paint Palette Die

Thanks for looking.


  1. You just made me laugh out loud with this card, Kate! What a perfect combination of stamp sets for a hilarious card – and on that is just perfect for Tara and Rick. Thanks for being part of the hop! <3

  2. Kate - thank so much for organising this - its a huge surprise and really lovely. Both your cards are perfect - you've even got Lotties colouring right on this one. She is a bugger for playing with my pencils too so could almost paint me a picture if she had opposable thumbs!
    Thank you!
    (and Rick)

  3. Fantastic card and fabulous idea with the cat painting on the easel! Congrats for the Blog Hop! Tara & Rick must be very happy with such a thoughtful and great DT!

  4. Totally cute! Such a perfect design for this hop, Kate! Well done!

  5. Oh Kate, that is adorable! Well done for such a wonderful and thoughtful idea for us all to get involved with - it says a lot about you that you think of ways to show others love & appreciation! I couldnt be prouder to be part of such a wonderful & creative group of awesome ladies :)

  6. Oh this is fabulous! You're such a great team, and it's such a kind thing to do. That cat cracks me up. It has such a mischevious grin!! xx

  7. This is fab! Just love your background and that cat is so COOL!

  8. Hehe... I had a chuckle at the thought of a cat with a paintbrush... I bet Tara's glad that hasn't happened yet :)
    Great card and love the smooshed background (still need to try that technique) xx

  9. Oh this is such fun, Kate! Your arty cat is perfect for Tara - love it :)

  10. This is so adorable, Kate, really brings a smile to my face!

  11. Oh my goodness!! How cute and fun is this card!!!! I adore your smooshed background!!! Just lovely Kate!!:)

  12. Ha! Love him. The pop of watercolour really brings the card to life. You're a star for organising this and your card and words are just perfect! Just love being in the team with you! x

  13. Your cute, cool and artistic cat just had me smiling, Kate ... it's brilliant! Such a lovely idea to have a bloghop to recognise how much Tara contributes ... what a fabulous DT she has! Anita :)


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