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26 September, 2012

WOYWW No 173. The Parlour Pussicat.

I bought a couple of cats stamps from my paper arts shop. They are Memory Box cats and I was playing with the alley cat stamp in a recent post. This one of the Parlour Puss seemed to need wall paper so I started with a marbled background stamp with DI pinks and aged mahogony at the edges. 

The cat stamp is heat embossed with fine detail black and then lamp light is blended in with mustard seed, using a mask. The lamp and table are painted with Twinkling H2O colours and I embellished with punched tiny flowers and a corner punch for a more ornate matt.

Design notes and stuff. See the freesias and bluebells at the back on the left?

Here's the Parlour Puss ready to go. I like using Darkroom Door string sentiments stamps.

Hope you like the finished product. Sorry I missed out last week but life was sooooo busy that I neglected my visitors and followers. Thank you for your lovely messages the week before. Still not an idle moment, but doing more of what makes me happy this week.

If you're wondering why I would publish a desk photo, there's a funny little crowd of us who log into Julia's
Stamping Ground and then visit all the other Wednesday desks. Hop over and have a peek.

Have a great week everyone.


RosA said...

Hi Ros, I like your cat card. I've got some great cat stamps too. Can't remember the brand, but will look them up if you are interested. And you can't go wrong with H2Os in my opinion.
Every time I see those string sentiments used I think I must have a go at doing them freehand :)
RosA # 27

Sue said...

How adorable...the cards are lovely and FRESH and cats are popular...nice work. Have a good week Ros.

RosA said...

Thanks for your kind comments. I just used el cheapo (Mont Martre) Texture Paste with Tattered Angels stencils. (I do like the effect.) Oh, and then I usually spray with Glimmermist. (But some of the nozzles are clogging up which is rather annoying.)

Judys Fabrications said...

Love that alley cat stamp!Nice setting.Good job you did with the wallpaper.
I think there are quite a few of us cat lovers amongst us WOYWW's!

Thanks for nice comment on my dolls. They do seem to develop into little characters!

jill said...

beautiful card, thanks for sharing jill #28

Bridget Larsen said...

Love your card, amazing how it all comes together

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Ros - you are not distractible, huh?? did chuckle at your comment on my blog just now!! and wow do I love this stamp and the way you did it all - great work indeed! even more fascinating is your record how you did it!!! thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

Redanne said...

Hi Ros, your card is absolutely stunning, love how you created the wallpaper and love the cat stamp (I remember it from a previous post) and that sentiment is lovely - must look out for that stamp. The bluebells are lovely too.....Happy WOYWW, Anne x #65

Neet said...

What a fab card - a great way to use the stamp (which I think is adorable) and I love the border you have done.
thanks for visiting me and for your suggestions but I haven't time to write Mr M a letter but I think I will go and talk to him in my craft room and follow your suggestions that way - can only help, surely.
Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Neet #5 xx

lisa said...

What a lovely stamp, it's made a stunning card. Reminds me of our puss, She'd be sat on the table though eyeing up everything that is going on.
Hugs Lisax #80

Anonymous said...

I'm a Memory Box fan too, love their new release for Halloween and Christmas this year. Clever stamping, love the background you created, and I love the Spring flowers on your post below this one. Camping in the rain doesn't bother me too much, especially with Winter on the way when we'll be inside for what seems like months! SO I'd rather camp in the rain than not camp at all!!

Brenda 1

Annie said...

Love your card. The design and colours are just perfect.
A x #64

Cardarian said...

Your csrd is really beautiful and you have so much stuff on your desk - I am thinking of buying twinkling H20s but they are hard to get hold of in Europe!
Lots of hugs,

Krisha said...

Beautiful card!
Krisha #40

JoZart said...

Oooh! I love the parlour puss on your lovely card.
I've never thought of growing my own mushrooms so what a great idea... I love them in any form.
The gold treasure was 7th century, Anglo Saxon so quite ancient but why it was buried and why there is so much is still being investigated, it's a real mystery. I'm so pleased it was funded to remain in England where it was found and where it originated too.
Love Jo x

Buttons said...

Love seeing the process that lead to your terrific finished piece and the bluebells/fushias remind me of a distant spring. Ah well, only 6 months to wait!!! Hope life calms down for you soon. Hugs, Buttons #70

Sandy Leigh said...

I love all the goodies on your desk--and of course, if a card has a cat on it, I'm all about that! Very very cute! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh at #11

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love the string sentiment too! It looks great up the side of the card :D In fact, I love all the elements in the card - that's really pretty!
And isn't homily a great word??

Hugs, LLJ #59 xx

Diana Evans said...

oh how super creative and inspiring!!! wonderful workspace!!!

Anonymous said...

Isn't that sweet!? Getting a very late start today but glad I made time to stop and see YOU.


MA (50)

May said...

Love the cat (furrball) card... adorable design.. and it's pink a winner every time!Have a fun week Hugs May x x x#52

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Me again!
Thank you SO much for the Caffeine Overload Polka tip!! Hilarious! I'm going to suggest that to a local choir leader I know!
You do turn up some interesting stuff - I've been telling the teaching staff all about Archie and Mehitabel :)
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

sandra de said...

Oh what a sweet card and I love how you have the light casting perfectly on kitty.
Sandra @23

Sue said...

I am back! You know me too well! The door will never be completed.....I started it six months ago.
The cats in your art are very cat sits in boxes like your refinements there then.
Wish I had a cedar cottage, I bet you do miss it.

okienurse said...

very nice card! I have two cats and seeing the card makes me think of Skitty cause everytime she thinks she is doing something she shouldn't she looks back over her shoulder to see if I am watching. Love the pink! Thanks for visiting. Vickie #87

Jojorenee said...

That is so cool!Tamika #34

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ros, OMG, this card is like a painting! What an amazing talent you have!!

(I'm still going round when I get a minute. I think I was #74.) said...

Love your cat and all the rest.

I will be back.