Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #143 - Gail's Feminine Challenge

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This week we bring you a Feminine Challenge, courtesy of yours truly!
While I know it isn't true that only women love cats, some do think that more women than men are cat fans. That was my reasoning behind using the fabulous cat punch that can be found in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

I also used this as an opportunity to try a technique I found on the blog of the awesomely talented Lydia Fiedler. She used the shaving cream technique - with a twist.

First, take a look at what I did:
At first glance, it looks like I just used the cat punch to punch from some patterned paper. However, what I actually did was use a piece of Window Sheet and punched out one cat to make a stencil.

Next, I took a paper plate and sprayed a layer of cheap shaving cream onto it, then smoothed out the top. Onto that smoothed surface, I dropped ink randomly, using Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight re-inkers. With a bamboo skewer, I just lightly ran it through the spots of ink, being careful not to make mud.

Up to this point, it sounds pretty much like the shaving cream technique of years ago. But, instead of placing cardstock on top of the ink, I used an old gift card to carefully lift up some of the shaving cream with the ink on top.

I placed my cat stencil on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, then using the shaving cream/ink loaded gift card, dragged it carefully over the stencil. It's bit tricky to do this without the shaving cream leaking under the stencil and I do confess I did a lot of "practice" before getting these clean images. At bit of repositionable adhesive helps. But, the practice ones didn't go to waste, as I punched them out and they can be used on other projects.

What is your idea of a feminine theme? We would love to see it! Just visit Watercooler Wednesday to see how the Watercooler Artists interpret it.

12 comments:

  1. Very creative and artist Gail. I love how you used the cat punch to make your own stencil and Lydia Fielder's shaving cream technique provides a perfect colour mix. Beautiful and very feminine.

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    1. Thanks Penny. It is fun - messy, but fun! Going to play some more one of these days.

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  2. Love the results from your technique! This marbling turned out very pretty! Great card!

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    1. Thanks Libby. I'm quite happy with how it turned out!

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  3. I really need to try this technique...I've seen so many cool cards made with it! Love those adorable kitties!

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    1. Thanks Celeste. You will have fun with this technique!

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  4. Beautiful card Gail. That technique sounds a lot of fun, and I love how the cats turned out.

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  5. Such an eye catching card. Glad I popped in to see how you did it. Love the technique with the twist...shall be trying this one x

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    1. Thanks Mac. So happy you popped in! Hope you have fun with this technique.

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  6. What an out-of-the-box way to use those oxides, Gail. You've made some amazing cats and pulled it all together with your staggered sentiment. Beautifully done.

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    1. Thanks Heidi. Was not going to stagger the sentiment like that, but, you know - smudges LOL BTW, didn't use oxides for this - was the SU ink refills.

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