I’m taking a few days off from work and finally getting around to some planned projects.  This is one that I had planned for Tessa.  If you’ve ever read my blog, you know that Tessa loves cats, especially her cat, Zoe B.  So, months ago, I ordered the Little Sister and Cat All in the Family Decor Elements along with the small Friends Are Forever Decor Element.  Since the All in the Family Decor Elements come only in white, I couldn’t just add it to her plain white bedroom walls so we picked up a Artist Canvas Board from the local craft store.  I used an 8 x 8 inch board.

I began by sponging Daffodil Delight all over my board, followed by Peach Parfait and then Pumpkin Pie on the very outer edges and sides.  I used regular ink because that is what I had but I think craft would likely work better as my ink had a tendency to wipe off the canvas.  I heat set with my embossing gun and then sprayed a layer of dull coat finish over the canvas.  Then, I just followed the directions with the Decor Elements to apply my images. 

The white didn’t contrast quite as much with the Daffodill Delight center and I couldn’t see the eyes as well as I wanted so I added a bit of Stampin’ Write marker to accent the eyes on both the girl and cat.  I also used my Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write marker to add their names.  I then applied a final coat of the dull coat just to be sure everything was protected. 

I like the way it turned out, but I might try craft ink or paint next time. 

I hope to have some more projects up this week.  My spring break doesn’t come with the promise of sunny weather and since I’ll be inside, I might as well stamp!

God Bless and Happy Stampin!
Charity

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