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 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:
#FridayReflections prompt "missing"

Warm Regards

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

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

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

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

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

  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! :)

  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!

  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!

  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.

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

  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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