Aviator Cat

Did you know that cats can be aviators too? Well now you do and here is my portrait of this sweet one drawn by Julia Spiri. This is a second DT project for World Wide Open Design Team challenge. You still have a week to enter. The theme is always Anything Goes and you can enter if you are a design team member of any team anywhere in the world.

I created my card layout in Silhouette Studio. I created a rectangle sized at 4x5.25 inches and filled it with one of Julia's digital papers from her VIP club (sign up in Julia's Facebook Group). I then added the accomplished kitty to my project where I wanted him and sized him accordingly. I used the cutline around the cat to create an offset, which I colored with a light color from the background paper using the eyedropper tool. I then moved the cat to a separate part of the sheet as I wanted to cut it out and add it as a layer to my card. I printed the background panel and the cat out onto Daler-Rowney Drawing paper.

I colored the cat with my Prismacolor colored pencils and metallic gel pens. The sparkle on the gel pen sections is not that visible on the photo, unfortunately. Once completed, I returned the page to the Silhouette and cut the panel and the cat out. I cut a second cat shape out of white cardstock as I needed to give the drawing paper some stability so I could pop the image up onto foam tape.

I added the panel to a cardbase and completed the card with a tag that I received in some happy mail from my friend Carole!

Remember to enter your project into our challenge over at the World Wide Open Design Team challenge and stand a chance to win some of Julia's images.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Julia Spiri's Aviator Cat digi
Julia Spiri's VIP membership digital paper

Daler-Rowney Drawing paper
Paper Studio cardbase with coordinating envelope

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils
Metallic gel pens

Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
1/8 inch Scor-Tape
1/2 inch Foam Tape

Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer

Tag embellishment from my stash
*Links in the supplies list are affiliate links. I get a small percentage of the price of the product if you would choose to buy it through my link, at no cost to you. I only use affiliate links for products that I have purchased with my own money and enjoy using.

Entered into the 613 Avenue Create Anything Goes/ Use a Container Challenge #224
Entered into the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge #111
Entered into the Fabrika Fantasy Anything Goes Challenge #33
Entered into the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #29
Entered into the Crafty Animals Challenge #29

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  1. Oh, what an absolutely precious little cat! Fab coloring, Monica, and I love the background paper with all the keys. :-D

  2. Hi, Monica! Your aviator kitty is darling! I love all the keys in the background - so vintage to go with his outfit. It's a wonderful card! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
    Crafty Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  3. Adorable aviation kitty..Fabulous papers and colouring and design.xx

  4. What a sweet aviator kitty. I love the skeleton key background paper. Must be her keys to success. So cute. [Bunny]

  5. Love the gorgeous kitty image and beautifully coloured -great key B.paper too
    Carol x

  6. Such a funny card, Monica. I fell in love with this cat pilot :-) Great colors, a perfect card for a guy

  7. Monica, I love this little kitty, especially in neutral colors! Lovely card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  8. Love your Critter card!
    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again next time!
    Ine (DT) http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

  9. This is adorable! I love the image and how you are able to navigate Silhouette Studio and make such great projects!!

  10. Super fun and so well coloured! So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create. Please come back again! The best of luck with your entry. Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  11. What a creative card, thank you so much for sharing your project with us!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C
    RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

  12. What a sweetie. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  13. Oh my - an aviator kitty - how fabulous! Gorgeous colouring and such a fun design! x

  14. Adorable card Monica. Love that cat.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #111. Hope to see you again soon.
    Lou DT xo

    JemLou Productions