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Monday, January 23, 2023

Enjoying Snow From the Warm Side of the Window


The Inspiration Station Challenge prompt for January is this photo:

The cat, of course, caught my eye as did the fact he is on the warm side of the window which is the only way my pointy eared darlings experience snow.  The other element that attracted me was that this is not a photo, but a piece of art with texture from brush strokes and layers of color.  I knew at once that I would use my Prismacolor pencils, my Poppy Stamps window die, a cat die (I have a few), and the Pine Trees 3D Shading stamp from Spellbinders that I think I bought right before the Pandemic.  

I stamped the trees with light gray ink and colored over them with my pencils.  I applied a little Stickles on the tops of the branches which shows up yellow in this picture. I used an Impression Obsession die to cut the cats three times each, stacked them, used dark gray and black pencils to create contours, and then applied a layer of Glossy Accents over them.  I cut three windows and stacked them with a piece of acetate between the bottom and middle layers.  The background panel was cut using a stitched nesting frame from Penny Black.  I cut the stamped trees down to fit behind the window and attached the cats to the front.  I tucked a piece of thin foam tape between the upper part of each cat and the acetate to level it up to the lower portion that was attached to the window sill.  The sentiment comes from Gina K Designs' Sparkling Snowflakes set.

In addition to the Inspiration Station challenge, I plan to enter this card in the Retro Rubber "Winter Scenes", Cut It Up "Anything Goes", and Crazy for Cats "Anything CAT Goes" challenges.  Thank you for stopping by,  Hansi


  1. Love your card, lots of great detail in the wintry scene.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Anything Goes challenge.


  2. This is adorable! I predict a winner!

  3. Oh wow, this is a great scene and I can definitely see the inspiration here. Thanks for joining us at The Inspiration Station Challenge and we hope you'll play again soon.
    Donna xx
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  4. Kitties are the greatest! Ours have always responded like a dog would, and they all have had the sweetest, most fun personalities. Your card is darling! My kitties were indoor/outdoor (whichever they preferred) because we live on acreage. But the one kitty enjoyed being in her high perch, looking out the window and the critters she usually would try to ambush in the backyard LOL Loving your pretty window scene, and your shading! Love that you set up the labels on the sidebar for ease to find posts! Wishing you a great week!
    Crafting Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  5. WOW!! This is fabulous! I love the scene. My cat loved watching the snow when we lived in NYC. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

  6. Oh, kitties looking out the window so much fun! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

  7. These cats have the right idea about enjoying the snow! You have created a splendid card and thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Inspiration Station Challenge. Smiles, Kathy