Don't Give Me Cattitude by Bev Hilton


Hello everybody. Bev here for my weekly spot on the blog today with the lovely Bentley. Does he have cattitude? Well maybe just a little :-)

Here's what I used...

That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils - Bricks and Bubbles
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints - Lapis, Sky, White and Umber
Archival Ink Pads - Black, Cobalt, Orange Bloom and Plum
Newton & Windsor Drawing Inks - Deep Red, Sunshine Yellow & Brilliant Green
Distress Oxide Ink Pads - Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber
Polychromo Pencils
Brother P-Touch
Pinflare Glue Gel
Gems from my stash

Here's what I did...

I already had a piece of card from a previous project left over (I keep everything lol), that had been created by swiping the edge of the two Distress inks across a Gelli Plate and laying down onto smooth white card stock so I decided to see what Bentley looked like stamped onto it. I felt he looked rather good and didn't want to waste him so my creation began.

I added some extra colour with pencils. I also decided to draw in some eyes and change his nose which I did with the fine liner pen. I then took the tag and sponged on the white acrylic paint.

Once dry I sponged on the Sky paint softly. Using the sponge adds extra texture. I squeezed out a little of the Lapis paint and added some water and using a paint brush, flicked the paint over to add some splashes. I felt the splashes were a little dark so I knocked it back by taking a sponge with the white paint and lightly sponged over the tag to soften the look. Now happy I took the Textures Stamp Set and the Dinky Bubbles stencil and used the square hessian looking stamp to stamp through some of the circles with the cobalt ink pad. I then took another element from the stamp plate that has the circles on it and holding it in my hand so I could use just a small element of it, stamped with the Orange blossom ink pad randomly over the tag.

I then took another element from the stamp set which looks like scribbled lines and used the Orange Blossom ink pad to stamp all around the edges of the tag. I then went back to the hessian looking stamp and again, holding it, I used the Plum to just touch around the edges to darken it. Now happy with the look I took the Dinky Brick stencil and Umber paint to blend through and create the brick work. All these steps were also used on the base of the upright too.

I glued Bentley in place. He looked like he was a little grumpy and that's when the wording sprang to mind. I typed the words into my P-Touch and stuck them onto smooth white card so that I could ensure they stuck well on the tag. I placed the wording and stamped the word Smile from the Bentley stamp plate in black Archival ink directly onto the tag. I used the flower from the Beki stamp set and stamped 5. I cut the flowers and leaves and used the drawing inks to colour them.

Once the flowers were dry I shaped them and using the Pinflare Glue Gel I glued them onto the tag. Bentley needed a little bling so I took three gems from my stash and stuck them on his collar. I added a few white highlight on Bentley with the white Posca pen and finished off by using the black fineliner to extend Bentley whiskers and draw round the wording.

I hope you like it. Much love,

Bev. xxx

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  1. Ah Bentley looks great - and what wonderful words.Love this Bev! x

    1. Thank you so much Nikki, sorry for late reply. x

  2. This really made me smile Bev, Bentley looks as if he has loads of cattitude and the background and floral element look fabulous.
    Fliss xx

  3. He looks so smug sat amongst those Flowers Bev.. Love that brick wall background. Hugs Tracey xx

    1. Lol he does doesn't he. Cheeky chappy. Thank you. Sorry for late reply. x

  4. What a great upright Bentley sure has cattitude in bucket loads, super make
    Amanda x

  5. Ha ha LOVE this one too Bev, it's fantastic, you really are creating some absolute beauties 😍
    Donna xx

  6. This is awesome Bev! I love Bentley 😍

    1. Thank you Mina. He's such a caracter that's for sure. x

  7. Hello Bev, what a sneaky Bentley :-) hiding behind the flowers, he surely tried digging up, in search for hiding lol-something !!!
    Wonderful and love your background , dear . xx

    1. Haha, yes possibly. I so love how you always create such lovely stories. Thank you. x


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