Saturday 30 November 2019

2019 #19 Cute Critters: Party Cats with ZA {by Christine Dark}

2019 Topic 19: Cute Critters

These party cats are having fun celebrating Christmas! Love how Chris has got those infusions speckling the background wonderfully too! Adds such a great texture! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Chris Dark with you today, and I'd like to share my Party Cats card for the cute critters topic.

You couldn't get cuter or more fun than Elena's Zinski Art Christmas stamp set ZA50, the purrrrrrfect party animals! I love Elena's quirky characters, I always find a character for the person I'm sending to; a lovely friend who volunteers for the Cat Protection League will receive this card for Christmas.

My background is a mix of Infusions, they are Olive Tree and Frankly Scarlet.

I did my paint splatter with Iceberg and Snowflake Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics and I also used the Snowflake to stencil in the background through Sara's Christmas stencil 114 with a stencil brush.

Elena's stamp sets always include the best sentiments too!

Initial colouring is with Inktense watercolour pencils, I've used a dabbing action to achieve the mottled appearance of the fur. You can see the stenciled pine leaves here, they make a nice border around the card. 

I added a touch of coloured pencil over the watercolouring here and there but I didn't need much. These two Infusions colours are gorgeous in the background and perfect for Christmas colour schemes; I never tire of watching these react with water and drying into such beautiful patterns! Look at this tabby, got to love his hat too!

Not many presents in the stocking yet but he looks hopeful and this is a good shot of the stenciled 25, I did that as mentioned before and I outlined with black paint pen.

A fantastic Christmas pud, there's a bit of glitter glue on the icing of course and you can see the paint splatter a bit top left.

I can't choose between these gorgeous kitties, love them all!

I hope you'll join us in the topic if you have any cute critters in your collection, there are so many PaperArtsy collections to choose from you'll be spoilt for choice I'm sure. Christmas projects are my favourites and these little fellas were a dream to colour, I enjoy seeing how the character develops with the colouring, they're also quick to colour and easy to cut out which is ideal for this time of year. 

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you'll have some time to create. If I'm not back before the end of the year and you celebrate the winter season with loved ones and friends, I wish you a purrrfect and happy time. Here's to another most enjoyable year for me contributing on the PaperArtsy blog, it's always a joy.

Chris x

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Stampers Grove said...

Love the card Chris ❤️

Miriam said...

I love this card Chris.... Wonderful!

Etsuko said...

Fabulous Christmas card Chris!! I love the bright pop of the colours on Elena's fun cats. xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous and fantastic colouring ! xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

I absolutely LOVE this Chris! Your colouring is absolutely amazing! Lx

A Pink said...

Loving this, Chris. Such a fun card . Love the effects of the infusions in the background. A real christmas party of colour- just perfect for your party animals . TFS x