Monday, October 5, 2015

Nice Kitty!

Hello Everyone,

For today I am writing on behalf of Make My Monday challenge blog. For this week our theme is:

CATS!

For me, I am not a huge fan of cats.. For one, they send me to the hospital with a single scratch. Their dander is enough to send my body in a tizzy (asthma attacks, hives, swollen eyes) you name it!! So when this theme was introduced I decided to portray a cat the way I see them.. Plus, this is an excellent Halloween card.. Enjoy!

This card changes as the light around it changes.
In this photo the light is not the image allowing only the eyes to pierce
through the card. Look harder you will find the sentiment and hints of its whiskers.
Theme this week:
Cats
This photo is with the card exposed to light. You can clearly define the nose, whiskers, and the sentiment. But I do feel you have to get past those eyes first before discovering the remainder of the elements.. Okay, whisper 'hello' in a creepy tone. That is what this cat is saying. 
Cats and their piercing eyes! They glow and sometimes you have the feeling they are conspiring against you; just waiting for the right moment to pounce!

I wanted the sentiment to blend into the card;
like the cat, it needed to be discovered.
First I want to start by saying I am sorry to all those cat lovers out there. I know some of you think of them as children, and rightfully so. They can be wonderful, healing, and humorous companions.  They are truly beautiful animals but for someone who can get very sick in their presence, well, I have developed a disdain for them. I see a cat and I scram! I see a cat and think about where is my inhaler. I see a cat and wish I could pet its soft fur. Lucky cat lovers!

Entering the following challenges:
Through the Purple Haze: Halloween/Magical with the East Wind
Our Creative Corner: Horror
Crafting with an Attitude: Challenge 8- ATG
CAS Colours & Sketches: #144- Colours


Well that should do it for me! I hope you all enjoyed your visit here at TheGrandStampede. Thank you for stopping by and feel free to let me know what you think about cats. Take care and see you soon.

All the best,
Shawna


15 comments:

Monika Reeck said...

wow!!!
clever way to hiding that HELLO sentiment ..
woooww you are so great at making black card my friend
this is stunning
and I am speechless
how did you made the eyes???
Shawna hope now you get update if I posting something...hehehe
and I dont like cat cause my son Kevin has allergy with Cat
and as I was small girl too touch Cat and my hand full with his fell
I am not so happy :((
Also we are the same on cat history hehe
hugs, Monika

Monika Reeck said...

I mean Cat´s Fur (in german we said fell) sorry hehe :)

Jane said...

Spooky eyes and a great Halloween card! Thanks for sharing at CC&S.

Marina said...

Love your evil cat. The eyes are so realistic and scary.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TTPH, good luck!!! Amy DT

Patricia Hays said...

What an eye-catching card! (Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun.) I like how the whiskers and sentiment appear when the light hits the card differently. Thanks for sharing your really unique card with us at CC&S!
P.S. I'm sorry you're so allergic to cats.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

This card hypnotizes me! It's amazing. I love cats, this wonderful animals, I have 2 cats in the house :-) and this card is great for me!
hugs,
BozenA

Dawn said...

Oh my this is fabulous. Those eyes follow you everywhere. Thanks for sharing it with us at TTPH this time. Good luck. Hope to see you again next time.
hugs
Dawn DT
http://cherrytreestudio.blogspot.com

Skylark said...

Aww, I'm sorry you are so allergic to cats, I don't know what I'd do without mine for company! Sorry, I'm way behind with commenting, but thanks for joining us with your unique interpretation of my colours at CC&S. Stef x

Shawna Standish said...

Hello Monika!!
I drew the eyes by using a picture of cat eyes as my guide.. Then colored them and added some details.. I do love the sentiment all hidden just like the cat... meow.

Shari Trumbull said...

Oooooo, Shawna--such a mysterious card and I love it!! I used to be super allergic to cats, then I moved out of the Los Angeles area into the tree filled mountains of the Pacific Northwest (now I'm in the mountains of North Idaho), now, it's the trees that get me sneezing and itching!! Go figure!! But, I digress....This is a Fabulous card and it's beautiful!! Thank you for bringing this to our horror themed Halloween challenge this month at Our Creative Corner!! XOXO-Shari OCC DT

Monika Reeck said...

YOU ARE GREAT at hidding sentiment sweety
cool effect then :)

Alljazzed2create said...

This is spooky. LOL,, Thanks for joining us over at TTPH.

DT Pam

lyn hitchcock said...

Wow awesome card thank you for sharing with us at Crafting with an Attitude - good luck
Lyn - DT

Julia S-W said...

Poor you to be so affected by cats! Your card is beautiful with those gorgeous eyes. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Juliax

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