Wednesday, March 19, 2014

This is a Happy Life

Oh, to be a cat and nap all the time. That is the life. Even if you do have to put up with an obnoxious human who keeps waking you to take a picture. ;) Heh heh.


I pulled out one of the shadow boxes I bought a while back to decorate. It’s about 8” wide and 10” tall. I took a few good pictures of the furniture decorations (aka, the cats) a couple weeks ago so I printed one of those using my Selphy printer. Trimmed to size and added Magoo in Label Letters.

To start, I took a piece of corrugated cardboard and cut to size. I peeled off the top layer of the cardboard in places to expose the ribbing. I then applied a layer of Modeling Paste – leaving a few spots bare and really piling it on in other spots. After letting it dry for a day I dry brushed white gesso over it; again leaving some spots bare. Once dry I sponged on some Broken China Distress Paint in a couple of spots using the Tim Holtz – Burlap Stencil.


Now for even more fun. The green/teal panel is actual the piece of watercolor paper that I used to soak up the extra Dylusions ink when I made THIS CARD. I embellished it with a Life Quotes Remnant Rub (which I also used in a few other places), some tissue tape, orange ribbon, a small piece of mini film strip, mini clip, and a wooden clothespin. I also added a few black enamel dots (Pebbles).


Along the bottom of the layout I spelled out “cat” using Letterpress blocks. I added some Spiced Marmalade and Broken China Distress Paint to the letters. I also smeared some here and there over the entire layout, including the picture of Magoo.


At the top right, I added a Label Pull, the “happy” is a remnant rub. There is also some tissue tape and another rub. For a final touch I added a mini clip to the picture and a big fabric brad. Also tucked behind the picture is a small envelope made from grid paper.


Let me know what you think. Especially if you would like to see more projects like this one. After all, I do have another cat and I’m sure she is jealous of Magoo getting all of the spotlight.

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