Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Kaisercraft Sat Sketch Challenge week 2

Butterfly Daydreamer
Here is my entry for the Kaisercraft Sat Sketch challenge for week 2.  He is Escape Kitty's cat brother - his name is StayBehind Cat.  He is not adventurous and is not brave at all.  In fact, I call him my butterfly daydreamer because he would be happy sitting and watching bugs and spiders and butterflies all day long.  He is a happy and content in his surroundings.

He has no need for Escape Kitty's foolish endeavors to run about the world.  For him, home is where the heart is.  Apparently all the best bugs too.

So how did I get him to pose?   I think he was staring at a spider way up on the ceiling.  Now, I could not see the spider, just so you don't think my house is a giant trap for all kinds of spiders (hahaha) -but he is usually not wrong when it comes to crawling and fluttering things.  So I have to 'fess up and say there must have been something moving on my ceiling that caught sweet darling StayBehind Cat's attention.  

"Cheeky Smile" by Hetty Hall

Sometimes when the patterned paper is more "robust" than I want it to be, I'll paint some gesso onto the paper and then immediately spray a light mist of water on the gesso.  I use my fingers then to rub the gesso around  to blend in the gesso and soften down the pattern.   Just a little twist to white washing paper.

I just love the light on his whiskers.  He did not even care that I was inches from his face - he has so much intense focus on the matter at hand.

Thanks for looking.

Here are the supplies I used:
Kaisercraft paper blooms: Olive F633 and Buttercream F629
Kaisercraft Marigold Paper Collection: Buttercup PS256/Amber P1015 as the background paper
Kaisercraft La Chateau paper Collection - Voliere P527
Kaisercraft wood flourishes Bird Branch FL430
Donna Salazar Mixd media Inx - Vintage
Tim Holtz Inks - Tumbled Glass/Rusty Hinge
Tim Holtz Alterations Folders - Damask 656994


  1. Just beautiful Jen, love the colors on this one!

  2. Love that photo - what a sweety pie - & you've scrapped him beautifully:):)