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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Sketch Saturday #252


It's Saturday which means another fab sketch from
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Jen's gone and done it again with another rectangle.  It's a fab sketch though.  Just right for the sentiment on the inside of my card to read "You're a Star".  For those of you who read my blog occasionally you may know that I have a cat whom I love to the moon and back.  Whenever I go away, his Auntie Pauline looks after him and I sometimes need a card and gift from my cat to thank her.  Aside from the card we gave her with a mouse on it (because kitty had left one in the hall for her), these thank you cards always have an image of a cat on them and the cat is always coloured black because that's the colour of mine.    When I saw this fab image from Milk Coffee called Tiffany in Victorian Gown (which you can find here), I knew I had to use her for one of kitty's thank you cards.
Black cats are extraordinarily hard to colour! I have to confess that in the original Milk Coffee image, the cat is looking downwards so that the top of his head was more visible that his face and because it was so difficult to colour the head in black without obscuring his face altogether, I actually popped a photo of my cat's face on the drawn body and just coloured the body.  So this is my cat held in the arms of this gorgeous girl.
My DP is K&Co.  I cut the stars with my Cricut and the "thankful" is a PTI die. I wish I had inked it around the edges before sticking it down.  I'll do that next time I use it! Tiffany is coloured in Copics, Promarkers and a Letraset Tria with a little Prima pencil applied to highlight the white in her ribbons. And here is Jen's fab sketch:
Don't forget to go for a visit to my teamies and share some love.  It would be particularly great if you would share some love with Anat (tshupile) whom I chose to be our guest designer in March.  She has done a wonderful job every week and her card this week, using the same image (with the original face of the cat) outshines mine by a mile!    And do come and play along with us.


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Milk Coffee - anything but square (a rectangle is not a square!)

And just before I go, I thought I'd share a couple of pictures of an interesting bird who has appeared in my back garden on two different days this week:



Happy Easter Everyone!
Roast Pheasant for lunch?

23 comments:

Boxofcolours said...

We tend to get ducks visiting us rather than pheasants!
Great card Leslie.
Happy Easter
Hugs
Jane

debby4000 said...

Oh I love your card, how clever to put the sentiment over the image it works a treat.
Don't show Doreen the photo, one of those birds flew at her car and caused a lot of damage, a few years back.
luv
Debby

Sue - bearhouse said...

So gorgeous Lesley. I love the pretty image, wonderful colouring and the way you have added the sentiment looks fabulous.
Wonderful photos too!
Wishing you a Happy Easter
Sue xx

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie, this is absolutley amazing,have a great weekend huggles Pops x x x

Abi said...

That's a plucky pheasant!! A friend of mine used to get muntjac deer & the occasional peacock in hers. The deer scattered if you got too close but the peacock was a belligerent so & so!

The addition of your cat's face is fab, looks like it was always meant to be there, very pretty. Enjoy your weekend xx

Mrs A. said...

Purrfectly wonderful. How clever to super impose your kitty's head on the image. Must blow it up and see if I can find the join!!! Hugs Mrs a.

Marilyn said...

Fabulous card and brilliant how you've added the cat's head. You did an excellent job because I made it larger and I looked and looked but you cannot tell .
I love pheasants. We have lots of them come into our yard and the males are so regal and stately looking.

coops said...

so stunning lesley.really beautiful image and your colours are really gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Lizy Bartaby said...

This is soooo classy Lesley!
Happy Easter!
Lizy xx

Tracy said...

She's lovely Lesley! I know what you mean about the black obscuring the face. Seems that you found the perfect resolution in this case. Another great sketch! Hugs!

Julie said...

Saw this in the flesh yesterday and it is just gorgeous! Love the colours together with these papers and so perfectly coloured too! Had a great day yesterday, thank you, Lesley!! Loads of love, xxx

Julie said...

Oops, meant to say I missed the pheasant visiting!!xxx

Inger said...

As always your coloring is fab Lesley!!
This card is corgeous!
Lovely photos as well :)
Happy Easter to you too.

♥ Hugs, Inger

*Vicki* said...

Hello my friend!! WOW..what a gorgeous image and coloring on your card!! Brilliant job with the layout!! You took such a stunning photo of that little guy!! So pretty!! Hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!! BIGGEST HUGS

Teresa Kline said...

totally cute card, luv your coloring...hope you have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Bea und Doreen said...

amazing card Lesley.
The image is adorable
Big hugs
Doreen xx

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Lesley, love the gorgeous image and details, fab pic of the pheasant.

Donna x

julieprice3 said...

What a delightful image, so pretty!
Run pheasant, run...LOL
Hope you enjoyed your Easter break Hugs Julie P

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

I hope you had a lovely Easter.

Great use of the sketch on this beautiful creation. I love how you actually used the stars .. .. unlike me!!!

Are pheasants a beautiful collection of colours .. .. and your garden looks lovely. Especially those two chairs for relaxing on come Summer!!!

Have a good week.

Love Jules xx

anita01 said...

Hai lieve Lesley,

Hoe geweldig mooi en in harmonie is jou kaart, prachtig.

En die vogel is ook een bijzonder bezoek zeg, mooie tuin ik ben ook zo gek op japanse huisjes, sfeervol hoor.

Warme groetjes,
Anita

Heather said...

A beautiful card Lesley, your colours and papers are gorgeous, I love your sweet image - and details with your stars and sentiment are stunning!!!

hugs
Heather xx

Janiel/ janny said...

Hey sweets....... Beautiful card and boy oh boy I do have to say that you are a tricky one with the photo shopping the cats face. VERY CLEVER!! I would have NEVER thought of that and it would have taken me days to figure it out to start with. LOL....... Love the photos of the backyard and that pheasant is just beautiful! We don't have them around here but we do in Utah where we spend the summers.
hugs......

Faye said...

I would never have out stars on a girly card, but boy, I should! Wow. X