Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sweet Dreams of The Big Eyed Kitty

The Big Eyed Kitty and his Sweet Dreams poses gives me endless opportunities for great photos. The October 1st sketch from Stuck?! Sketches lent itself perfectly to this photo of kitty relaxation. It also left plenty of room for a bit of mixed media play time.
~ Sweet Dreams ~
I didn't do a complete step-by-step photo session for this scrapbook page, but I caught the highlights and that means a few tips for you. The first is the distressed edges of the paper inside the coral zipper. To get the roughened look I laid the paper on a ruler and used a finger nail file on the edge.
I wanted a bit of metallic shine on my page so I dabbed DecoArt acrylic paint through a stencil.
I added more layers and texture with a different stencil and Liquitex modeling paste. I painted random paisleys with peach Color Shine.
The multi-faceted gem die cut served as an unusual mat for my title. I needed the vellum to stick to the paper without leaving unsightly marks. I used the No-Clog Cap and Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect to accomplish this chore.
The finished title reclines dreamily on a rub-on couch with a periwinkle flower.
I added wood elements to my page in the form of gears and book plates.
A generous helping of tangerine and periwinkle flowers decorate the gears.
See the Sketch by Laura Whitaker at
  Stuck?! Sketches   
He sleeps like that all the time. Isn't he just too cute!!!
He even has his own Insta Tag: #theBigEyedKitty 
Paper:Craftsmith, The Paper Studio
Vellum:The Paper Company
Rub-Ons:Glitz Design
Zipper and Trim:Stash
Wood Shapes:Peachy Cheap
Paper Dies:Spellbinders
Ink:Close To My Heart
Stamp:Martha Stewart
Embossing Powder:Wow
Alpha:American Crafts
Border Punch:EK Success
Stencils:The Crafters's Workshop, Stencil Grid Products
Modeling Paste:Liquitex
Acrylic Paint:DecoArt
Scrap On!



  1. Great take on the Oct 1 sketch! love all the mixed media and embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches.

  2. Gorgeous page full of stunning embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  3. It took me a while to realize there is an actual zipper on the page! Thank you for sharing this stunning layout and playing along with us at Stuck?! Sketches.

  4. Wow, I love the embellishment cluster with all the flowers and wood veneers. Awesome layout. Thanks for playing along with us at Stuck?! Sketches.

  5. Fab oage, love all the detail, thanks for playing along with Stuck?!Sketches.

  6. Wow such great colours and texture, so many great techniques on your pages! Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!