Sunday, February 9, 2014

Some fun this weekend

I have a lot of little projects that sit on my desk until I'm ready to figure out the next steps or just find some time.  
Since I am waiting on a fabric order to complete the Queen Size quilt I'm working on I took the break to complete some littler art projects. 

This was an idea I had from a favorite photo of a friends cat. 
His name is Brighton. 

Teri dresses her cats and uses them at cat shows as fund raisers to help raise awareness of pet care; ownership and breeding.  

She ran her own cattery of Cornish Rex called Furrydance Cattery. 

For this tote bag I used stencils; acrylic ink; rubber stamps; embossing powders; metallic markers; lace; and buttons. 

The image was first put on silk, then I cut it out and stitched it down by machine. 


Alas, I may have occluded more of the photo than I had intended with the paints and stencils.  But the face is still lovely. I'm going to make another steam-punk kitty and may use this image as part of it.  Doesn't he just need a monocle? 



I used the peacock blue embossing powders to add the color.  I used also the metallic blue and black inks to create the splatter effect.  I simply masked the area I didn't want splatter on with post it notes that I cut in round shapes so there would be no hard edges.  



I'm mailing it out to her tomorrow. 

I have another small cat piece but I'm not allowed to show it yet.  Hopefully soon I will have exciting news.  

Also working on small bird themed prayer flags.  I need to update my Etsy site with some new works as well.  Alas, still trying to get my website up and running. 

I wonder how much I could get done if I didn't have a day job? LOL

Happy Sewing! 

5 comments:

  1. Love the details around the cat's face. Really gives it the look fo quite an elegant, old portrait.

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  2. OH what beauty and how totally talented you are.

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  3. What a lovely surprise I got when you sent me the video of you making this for me! You are very good at keeping secrets and I just adore this! It will gather lots of admiration, especially when I take it to the BlogPaws Conference in May!

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  4. WOW!!! So beautiful!!!
    ...and I think I took that photo! : )
    ~GG

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