Saturday, November 14, 2015

Less is More Challenge #150: one layer Santa

Less is More Challenge #150: one layer Santa

For my card I cut Schut hotpressed smooth watercolour paper to cardsize. it's 300grams.

I've used the cat from Katzelkraft les chats russe, I love him, he's so grumpy and perfect for this card in my opinion. You know how humans instist of dressing up their pets for Christmas cards? mine won't let me, but I got my fix with this card haha.


The hat was gone one second after this one picture I was allowed ;-)

The santa hat is from a Lili of the Valley stamp (james Christmas tree) and I had to do a lot of masking, stamp positioning etc to get it all in the rigt spot as they're rubberstamps. Drew in the bits that went missing,
On hindsight drawing in a Santa hat might have been easier ;-). I chose this oversized hat as I thought it might have been the real Santa's hat once and it would be too big for a cat....

The sentiment is from  Hero Arts get merry stampset.

I've used StazOn for all the stamping.
And for the colouring Distress inks: runsty hinge and vintage photo and twisted citron
for the cat, the hat and shadow is hickory smoke,  barn door  and fired brick.

Dried is with my heat gun and then masked off the cat to spatter some barn door and mowed lawn as confetti on the background

For more information on the Less is More Challenge #150: one layer Santa, see this





22 comments:

  1. Brilliant!
    That cat looks so fed up... it's terrific!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Superb card and colouring. I love the expression on the cat's face!
    Your cats are very handsome. x

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  3. Love your take on the Santa theme (actually I just love anything that involved cats and Christmas!) Cat has a super expression and the oversized heat is perfect! Lou x

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  4. I could just cuddle those cats <3
    Lovely card - looks like a true spoilt cat!! xxx

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  5. As a cat person (with 4) how could I not love your grump feline santa! XOXO

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  6. I love this sulky tomcat and too big santa fur hat. This is a great illustration of Christmas.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  7. What a fun image despite the grumpy looking cat ... love the sentiment accompanying him though! thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  8. So cute and great water coloring. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment.

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  9. Maaike this is so much fun - his expression shows what he thinks of being dressed up - love it!
    Thank you for joining us
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  10. Oh this is so clever and so funny. That cats face says it all..just love it! x

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  11. Ha!!! love your grouchy kitty, the expression on his face speaks volumes, LOL!!
    Cats do not like the ''humiliation'' of wearing anything, on the other hand, doggies.....well.....they will wear just about anything and still wag their tails. You should have seen my youngest daughter Boxer, he was dressed in a Bee costume, complete with sting and antenna and went trick or treating with the kids. It was a chilly and rainy Halloween and still, that dog had a blast.
    Thank you for sharing your awesome Santa Kitty.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  12. Ha!!! love your grouchy kitty, the expression on his face speaks volumes, LOL!!
    Cats do not like the ''humiliation'' of wearing anything, on the other hand, doggies.....well.....they will wear just about anything and still wag their tails. You should have seen my youngest daughter Boxer, he was dressed in a Bee costume, complete with sting and antenna and went trick or treating with the kids. It was a chilly and rainy Halloween and still, that dog had a blast.
    Thank you for sharing your awesome Santa Kitty.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  13. Hello Maaike: Just wanted to let you know that I CASE'd your awesome grumpy cat card, when I saw that you used this other hilarious Katzelkraft cat set, I immediately thought of Les Furieux, which I ordered not to long ago. This is another super fun stamp set.
    I hope you stop by to check my cat card, I just posted it today.
    I, of course, gave you credit for the inspiration, so thank you so much for sharing your card.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.
    www.swimbikerunandstamp.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for going to check my card, you are so sweet!! I want to subscribe to your blog, how can I do that?
      Do I just click the Follow link, I don't have Google+ so I hope it's ok.
      Thanks again.
      Maria.

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    2. i don't know actually ;-) but i;ve also now added an rrs feed and a follow me by email, so you get a notification when I post a blog

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  14. this has to be one of the top ten Christmas cards!! Fabulously grumpy!

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  15. Love your kitty card. That's exactly how my ginger cat would look if I attempted anything like this. Why won't they let us have our fun?! :D
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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