Monday, January 22, 2018

Like A Cat ... #PASC0118 #MicroblogMondays #MondayMusings #FridayReflections

2017 went by so fast. I had to face many challenges and my creative interests took a back seat.

This year I hope I will not be missing out on these.  I am also hoping to take part in some arts and crafts challenges and to start off here is the first one:

This is the pick a stick ATC challenge for January 2018 hosted by Shel C. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3Mk4CqFkBg for details. This is the first time I'm taking part in an art / crafts challenge.

Steps to create the ATC (artist trading card)
1. grimy
2. cat
3. pad
wildcard: curl
colour: white

So here goes:

Step 0 - prepared the background using gelatos and glad (plastic) wrap.
This is a technique I enjoy doing.


Step 1: added some paint to make it look a little grimy                    
Step 2: drew the cat - a challenge but it didn't turn out too bad      
Step 3a: added the frond as curls. didn't turn out as I wanted but ..


Step 3b: inked the borders with a blue ink pad
Final step: add some text                                 
colour white - frond and the labels                  

"Tread softly like a cat" is something I tell myself each day when I am walking around at work. Some people walk around so noisily It also reminds me of my karate days when my instructor would say to us - land softly like a cat.

Hope you enjoyed this.

Have an awesome week.

Linking to:
#MondayMusings
#MicroblogMondays
#OpenSlather
#FridayReflections prompt "missing"


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13 comments:

  1. Well done on your creativity. It looks great!

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  2. Great job! You have created a post justifying so many prompts! Liked it!😊

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  3. What fun! I've never tried a challenge like this. Share Your World

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  4. This looks fun and relaxing. Thank you for sharing the step by step instructions, Suzy. Loved the awesome art work. ❤️

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  5. It looks good. I like the challenge. But, I am severely creatively challenged when I have to create something.

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  6. Wow! That's a creative and a lovely artwork. Will look out for your creative and artistic posts, Suzy! All the best for your challenge! :)

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  7. So pretty, Suzy! I want to try that technique on cloth and see if it works.
    Lovely to see you begin Jan with determination! Looking forward to seeing your creative work!

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  8. Loved that cat! I think she is also curious to find out what the curls are all about. Great job with the prompts/leads Suzy!

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  9. I love the cat image you used and the pretty background. For many years I was in a rubber stamp group called Crazy for Cats Card Club.

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  10. It looks good! I'm the worst at DIY, I wish I did better.

    http://www.memoriesofthepacific.com/

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  11. That's a cool cat card. Your technique with gelatos and plastic wrap is intriguing. I must go learn more.

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