Saturday, July 3, 2010

Oompa Cat

Hi!  I hope you are having a fantabulous weekend; I appreciate your visit to my blog today.  We have family due to arrive shortly for a cookout, but I did have a little time this morning to participate in the Inspiration challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  Stef gave us another terrific website for our inspiration called Oompa.   I absolutely love the darling artwork by Noelle Dass at Oompa!!! All of her animal drawings are adorable. I chose this Cat Blue Print for a friend who is a cat lover.

I replicated her cat image using punches and Nestabilities. I made mine a full body image adding the kitty's paws.  Isn't he funky?

Cat Parts:

ears = five-star flower punch
eyes = double circle punch
face = oval Nestabilities
neck = arrow punch
body = circle Nestabilities
paws = 3/4" circle punch
whiskers = free-hand cutting

I inked up my dotted swiss embossing folder with Night of Navy and ran my Bashful Blue cardstock through my Cuttlebug. I added additional sponging around the cat to outline it like Noelle did in her drawing.


Unknown said...

Oh, so cute!!! That cat is so unique...I love him!!!

Sabrina said...

We were away at a funeral yesterday, and I wasn't going to bother trying to catch up with the IC, but seeing this adorable kitty I think I will have to go and have a look! Have a wonderful family-filled day today.

Lorraine said...

Wow, this is clever. Hope you have a spectacular day!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Charlene, this is perfection! Such a wonderful take on the inspiration piece. You nailed it! Adore this super fun, creative card.

Traci M said...

Happy 4th of July, Charlene, I bet your cookout will be yummy!!
I love this, even though I haven't visited the inspiration site yet, I see lots of inspiration in this cut out kittie kat!! You are so talented with these inspirational challenges!! Love it!!

Mothermark said...

This is the cutest darn thing! I love his goofiness! Takes a goofy one to put goofy on paper! Not saying you are goofy.....but you did make this card and it does have a smidge of goofiness on it.......

to you make the call! Snort! Love the background shimmery dotty part too!

C said...

Oh my gosh, Charlene!!! This is so darn cute! I love your inspirational kitty. Genius!

Judy Rozema said...


Joanne (jojot) said...

totally fabulous...so bold and eye catching...wow

MariLynn said...

So, so cute!!!