Saturday, 30 January 2010

SCD - Gothic Cat

SCD theme this week is Cats I hope this is o.k. nothing was said about how big a cat!! LOL

I am madly in love with Tigers :) and drew the image some time ago (wooo!! that would be about 18 years ago when I used to engrave glass.......time flies when you are having fun!!!) and now I have turned it into a digi stamp thanks to the wonder of computers.

I printed the image and quickly threw some clear emboss powder over it as soon as it came out of the printer!!! Whilst you don't always get the great coverage as with stamping, the heat does help to set the ink that might not have caught much powder.

......proceeded to stipple DI's Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade over the tiger and radiated outwards.......then masked the tiger and added some Faded Jeans and Tea Dye in places

........stamped the dark green leaves in DI Pine Needles using a second stamping for the lighter image......stamped the ferns in Shabby Shutters and over stamped with a second stamping of Walnut Stain......grunged the edge and dragged with Walnut Stain.
........I did not feel like doing my normal word fragments for the quote so decided to print it onto acetate.....added eyelets and for now have used fibres to hold the two pieces together...added a couple of gems and gold peel off scrolls.
I rather like the arch format.....thanks for the challenge all at SCD!....and perhaps will use metal rings to hold a whole book full of them in the is the open arch as it is not obvious about the overlay from the first photo!

The leaf and fern stamps are Royal & Langnickel.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping.

xoxo Sioux


  1. WOW what a fab drawing and the idea of an acetate top is bril! all in all an eye catching piece.

    Glad you enjoyed the arch month - hoping that you like our challenge and themes next month - there is also a little surprise too!!

  2. I love the acetate overlay, neat idea!

  3. Just amazing great use of materials wonderful arch.

  4. fab arch. love the way you've put this together. the acetate makes a great addition.

  5. Love the Arch and love the big cat, that drawing is fab. Never heard of that way ofembossing an image, sounds like it could lead to fab images...will have to give it a go.


  6. Wow, this is stunning! Love the colours, & the acetate overlay. And that tiger!

  7. the Tiger...and the acetate...

  8. wow hun this is just amazing love the design and that tiger wow brilliant also love the acetate overlay hugs cheryl xxxx

  9. This is sheer magic, such a fabulous project. I love your cat and he's set in the most perfect surroundings.
    x Michelle

  10. the tiger image is brill and the overall finish is class

    chriss x

  11. WOWZA WOWZA WOW! that is fabulous chickie! lovin all the techniques..and your drawing..whoa! that is so kewl! love it!
    thanks so much for joining in the challenge this week and sharing your work


  12. STUNNING! Absolutely 1st class. Looks like you had great fun creating this arch. Thanks for joining us this week at Something Completely Different. Have a great Sunday. Gez.

  13. wow this is just stunning!! I always admire your creativity!! Hugs Juls

  14. Stunning work, you are so clever! Have a great day. Hugs Anesha

  15. This is stunning and I'm in awe at your artistic talents, drawing that beautiful tiger. I love the way you've put the words on acetate and they open like a door, really clever.



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