Wednesday, 15 April 2020


 Good Morning everyone, i hope you are holding in there.

Today im sharing a little fun mixed media piece, i found this cat head shaped MDF piece in a home decor department - I thought it would be perfect for decorating.

Size approx 6x5".    I first covered it with white gesso to give a base and cover up the printed sentiment.  I then added paw prints using a stencil and texture paste, once dry I then sprayed with water and added purple brusho's and pixie powder and let them do their thing.  Using the brusho's onto gesso gives them a nice soft finish. 
Once dry i added torn pieces of printed tissue paper, especially behind where i wanted my cat to go - to do this i brushed the tissue with water where i wanted to tear it -this gives a nice soft edge when tearing, then add mod podge to the base, brushed on my tissue paper and sealed over the top with more medium, making sure the edges are well sealed.

 I then lightly dried bushed white gesso over the top to blend in the edges of the tissue paper, less is more and build it up slowly.
  I then added stars using a stencil and a gold pearl texture paste. Then i very lightly brushed over the top with an orange pearl paint - you could use a guilding wax, i used orange as wanted it to co-ordinate with my Ginger Tom Cat, i also chose purple for the background so that my ginger tom would really stand out. 

I then stamped my cat, coloured with inktense pencils and fussy cut him out, added glossy accents to his eyes and a little black glitter to his nose and bow tie.  I computer printed my words, cut them out, mounted onto black cardstock and added glossy accents over the top. 

I gently curved Mr Tom before adding with glue gel to add dimension, then arranged my sentiment.  I painted the sides and back with lilac paint and lightly edged with the orange pearl to finish.
Close up on the dashing Mr Tom.  
After lots of thinking i came up with 'Purrfect in every way' - we should all take that confidence from cats

This shows the background better before i added my toppers. 

This shows how the pearl texture pastes shimmers in the light and you can make out how the orange paint picks up the paw prints in the background.  

and this is how it came.  £2 in B&M

Items Used:
cat head MDF
Katzelkraft cat stamp
Paw print & stars stencils
Cosmic shimmer gold pearl texture paste
Golden white texture paste
Purple Brusho
Purple cosmic shimmer Pixie powder
Imagination crafts - starlight paint - orange
Printed tissue paper

Thank you all for stopping by once again and waving hello to all my followers by email👋
I hope you are all doing ok.  
So many amazing people out there working in care and to keep our country running - a big THANK YOU to you all.  Stay safe everyone. Hugs Emmax

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As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant card Stay safe Ginny ♥
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kate Jeffery said...

looks fantastic Emma
Kate x

gwen70 said...

Fab-u-lous, love it xx

meg said...

wow love this Emma, beautiful colours and loads of texture the cat and sentiment are fantastic

Corrie Herriman said...

Purrrfect indeed! Thank you so much for playing along with my 'Animal Magic' challenge over at Country View Challenges.
Corrie x

jimlynn said...

OMGoodness! This is just darling! Love Mr. Tom of course but your entire project is so cool looking. Great find on the cat head shape too. LOVE that sentiment and yes, we should all listen to it.

kathyinozarks said...

I Love your piece! Kathy

Jenny D said...

Fabulous project Emma, just love it! Jenny x

anncreatief said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
DT Anneke

Mrs A. said...

I loved reading how you did each process to achieve the end result. Looks totally different from how it started. Mr Tom looks right at home. Hugs Mrs A. Stay safe and well. said...

Fab project Emma. Love Mr Tom!! Take care.
Fatima xx

Alison59 said...

WOW what a fabulous project Emma >^-^<

Linda said...

This is such a fun project .... love it! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge!

Diane said...

Love the cat head shape and what a fun design Emma.

Hugs Diane

Dawn Phillips said...

That's fabulous. I love the cat stamp. Love Dawn x

Kirsty said...

Fab mixed media project Emma, love your very suave Mr Tom. Great colour mix too. Take care and stay safe. Big hugs Kirsty. x

nwilliams6 said...

So cool and so well done! Love the bg and that fun cat!!!!!

Witchcrafted Life said...

This is thoroughly awesome! Love every last sparkly, kitty goodness filled detail.

Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

Jane Savage said...

Excellent!! Love the shape, love the stamp, just brilliant!!
Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

Jean S said...

Brilliant Emma xx

StephW said...

Ah I can so see why this project sparked your imagination what a great cat shape find and your transformation is fabulous ... Steph x

ALI said...

Love this Emma, would be great for my sister especially what you've put on the back.

sandy's crafty bits said...

Hi Emma ... and wow just love your little cat shaped MDF media piece so cute ... I love how you have shown how it started off too ... stay well and safe ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Helen said...

How adorable!!! LOVE that cat! Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday!

Cheremane said...

Fabulous thanks for entering the Craft Stamper Challenge good luck xx

Joan said...

Love your cat piece , fab background and my favourite fun cat

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crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous transformation and love the brilliant cat stamp and great sentiment.Thank you for joining us at Unicorn
Carol DT x

Miriam said...

Fabulous project - thank you for joining in with the Country View Crafts Challenge.

ike said...

That is PURR-fect. I love the cat MDF and your crazy kitty on there makes me laugh :-D
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Denise Fletcher said...

What a great card! Love the shape!