Give Me Wings by Donna Gray


Hi everyone,

Donna here today with a cute cat stamp from Carabelle….oh yes, cat stamps are the best!!

What to do:

To create the background, take a sheet of Strathmore mixed media paper and spritz liberally with water. Add a mixture of watercolours to the surface of the paper with a wet brush then apply a layer of cling film to it, scrunch it up a little bit. Put to one side and leave for a few hours to dry to achieve the ‘wrinkled’ effect. 

Stamp the butterflies on a scrap of Gelli print paper and fussy cut out. The cat is stamped onto a piece of the Strathmore paper and coloured in with diluted Distress Markers then fussy cut out too.

I suggest stamping the images directly onto the background as well before you adhere your fussy cut pieces as that way you’ll be able to capture all the fiddly bits that are far too awkward to cut out!

The finishing touch is to use a That’s Crafty! stencil with the word imagine, pounce through a Distress Ink in a pink/red shade so it offers more of a contrast.

Mount onto black card and then white cardstock and there you have a cute little cat imagining he can fly J


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Hope you like it

Donna x

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  1. This is gorgeous Donna and that puss is too cute for words! Love this!
    Fliss xx

  2. Ha ha ha haaa, bwahaha ha haa ha ha. Uff. A good laugh restores the soul. Never tried the cling film scrunchy background thing. Must try. Love this. Cat is so cute and looks great with wings. Hugz

  3. Tee hee absolutely brilliant Donna!
    Gill x

  4. Wonderful background with the cling film idea, it works brilliant , and your cute cat and lovely painted butterflies , but I can read I misunderstood, your winged cat, imagining him to be an angel, Donna ,lol- (I do have something with angels, I guess ) ---now I can see he only wants to fly :-) :-) Xxx, Dorthe

  5. Love your flying cat! As if they dont cause enough trouble on the ground! Wonderful crinkled background and clever design xxx

  6. Love this and love that cat. Great background too. Fabulous.
    Bev. x

  7. Cling film technique always a winner and a fabulous backdrop for the cat to take flight from. Fab card
    Amanda x

  8. Fab card Donna! Love that background! Xxx

  9. Fab effects achieved using the cling film Donna, your bold words and cat image has created a real feel good card. He looks like a clever little cat so definitely deserves those wings xx

  10. Aww, so cute - love the cat with butterfy wings! Gorgeous cling film background, such a fun technique! xx

  11. Brilliant! I think I NEED that stamp too!

  12. Love this Donna, very clever flying cat! xx


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