Last year I joined an ATC swap in which, using a blank horse outline, we were to “design a pony.” This year, the same host has created a template for a new swap, “Design a Cat.”
I painted stripes on a page from an old French novel and then carefully cut out the cat design with an Exacto knife, making both a negative and a positive image to use on two cards.
La Chat 1: Positive
La Chat 2: Negative
I also made two cards inspired by the whimsical artwork of Laurel Burch. The cat template was transferred onto white cardstock via carbon paper. The elements were added with a black waterproof marker and then shaded with Prismacolor pencils. Gold gel pen and paint pen completes the detailing.
Laurel Burch Inspired: Sun
Laurel Burch Inspired: Moon
There’s still time to sign up over on ATCs for All, if you’d like to design your own kitty! 🙂