Monday, February 17, 2014

Cat Doodling for the Splitcoaststampers LoveFest2014c

Hi Stampers!!

I decided to participate in this year’s Splitcoaststampers Love Fest 2014 and was inspired to create a card using Doodling for the LoveFest2014c Challenge

Here is the reference photo I used 
I used to draw all the time  but have to admit since I have been so focused on stamping and cardmaking, that I have not created any original art in approx. 10 years.  I have been feeling the urge to watercolor and create my original pen and ink drawings again, so who knows, maybe this challenge will get me started :-)

I decided that to draw my beautiful Maine Coon, nicknamed “Queenie” and used a photo to sketch from- again, this was a very quick sketch so please do not judge me too harshly.  

This doodling/ sketch took approx. 10 minutes and I had fun trying to capture her likeness.  She loves both my husband and I, but definitely favors my husband’s voice- it is hilarious how she behaves when he calls me on my cell phone (paws at the phone, meows loudly and prances around).  Of course, he never gets to see her behave this way- one day I will have to try to film her for him :-)

I drew the picture using a Pilot V5 Gel Pen (what I use every day to write, work, etc. – I am now a pen snob since I love this ink pen) and colored using Stampin’ Write markers in Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso for her fur and Garden and Gumball Green for the eyes.

Layered an embossed piece of Garden Green and Whisper White cardstock (from my scraps that had been previously embossed with the retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder) onto an embossed piece of Basic Black (Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder)- love my scraps!!

Added the sentiment from the retired Short and Sweet and the retired Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware and the card was finished.

Stamp Sets:  Short & Sweet (sentiment), cat drawing- Julie Gearinger original artwork

Ink: Basic Black (sentiment), drawing- Pilot V5 gel pen, Stampin' Write Markers- Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Gumball Green

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Garden Green

Accessories: Big Shot™, Square Lattice and retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Large Oval Punch, retired Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware


Thanks again for taking the time to visit and hope to see you join in on the challenges!

7 comments:

June K said...

OMG, such a beautiful drawing. I wish I could draw.

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

This is just beautiful! You have such a wonderful talent, it is really a gift.

Donna Earley said...

Julie, This card is absolutely beautiful! I envy your talent! I would love to see more of your sketching! And your subject is pretty also! Thanks for sharing
Donna

Greta said...

Completely amazing!

Judy Sander said...

Julie, you are a beautiful artist! My daughter can pen and ink draw too. She's had years of art and us very detailed. So proud and amazed at her gift. Since I can't draw, next best thing is making pretty cards. Always love yours.

Pat Jandacek said...

Julie - I fell in love with Queenie! I've signed on as a Follower - don't know why I didn't do that long ago. You are fabulously talented!

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks Everyone for your sweet encouraging comments!! My "Queenie" is so pretty in real life it is hard to capture her beauty but I had fun trying!! So thankful that you took to the time to comment and hugs to all of you! Aunt Pat, thrilled that you are following my blog and that we share such a fun craft!!

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