With my youngest on Easter break this week, my stamping time has still been a little limited but I have been able to sneak down to the stamp room some. And I even got my son to join me for a few minutes! Mom win! What tempted him away from Legos and his iPad?? Well, a cute cat stamp of course! I just got this little adorable set from Newton’s Nook called Newton’s Day Dream. I have been infatuated with the Newton images for a while but always had a hard time choosing which one I wanted. I knew that this was one I had to have because my, um, “muse” tends to look a lot like this a lot of the time. My kitty Kate (the little princess calico) is such a sweet girl. She is an inside cat so I suspect being out amongst the flowers and grass is in her day dreams. But we have loads of pictures of her just like this curled up on book bags, toys, chairs, stamp tables, and everywhere in between.Here is one at Christmas. Like all calicos she has the most unique markings and it was fun to be able to mimic them on this sweet image. I stamped in black using WPlus9’s Dye Ink onto Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper and then used my Zig Clean Color Pens to color Kate in (Bright Yellow, Light Brown and Black). I added a sentiment from the February Paper Pumpkin kit and then cut the image using the Stitched Mats Circles from Lil’ Inker. The background paper is retired SU DSP.
I mentioned that my son came down to stamp with me after seeing this adorable image and he decided to use a Minecraft Lego cat (yes…..the perfect storm of toy greatness for a 10yo = Legos + Minecraft) for his coloring choices. Here are our cards together.He used some of my retired Blendabilites and colored on Thick WW card stock. He liked the red polka dots behind the kitty so we just used the same layout as mine.
Supplies (affiliate links included):
Stamps: Newton’s Day Dream (Newton’s Nook); Ink: Zig Clean Color Pens, WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Versafine Onyx Black, Blendabilities (SU retired); Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper, Thick Whisper White (SU), Retired DSP (SU); Accessories: Zig BrusH2O Detailer, Big Shot, Stitched Mats Circles (LID), Dimensionals