Me and My Cat by Fliss Goodwin



I hope you've all caught some of the One Day Special shows that started yesterday but if you haven't, fear not, as there are still 2 more to go at 12 o'clock and 4 o'clock today.

Do watch if you can as the new stamp designs from Kelly Horton, who you might know from her gorgeous colouring books, are just amazing and so fabulous to create with.

Step by Step

I created my scene in the brand new Skinny Shrine with the plain frame which comes in a set of 3 different shaped frames which are perfect for these images.

The background was really easy to make as I chose a piece of paper from a That's Crafty! set designed by Amanda Southern and covered the reverse side of the frame with glue. I pressed it firmly onto the paper then rolled my brayer over the top to make sure it was firmly in place.

I trimmed off the excess around the edges and then carefully cut out the central piece with my craft knife. This is because I wanted to use it inside the box back and means it will fit well.

I assembled the back section and once it was completely dry, painted the inner edges with Magenta Multi Surface Paint. I then glued the paper in place.

I stamped my chosen Steampunk Darling and her cute cat on smooth cartridge paper with black ink and heat embossed both images with clear embossing powder. I coloured them both with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, choosing  pink and green for the girl to pick out colours in the background paper. I cut them both out.

I created my embellishments in 2 ways, the first being the Craftyboard elements which I painted with Deep Pink Pearl Ink in the case of the corner sections and one of the flowers. The other bright pink flower was painted with the Magenta Multi Surface Paint then brushed with 3D Holographic Gel for some glitter.

My other embellishments were stamped flowers cut from the floral spray in one of the accessories stamp sets. I coloured them with Zig markers and cut out just the flower section.

I assembled the shrine starting with the box to which I added the painted Craftyboard flowers which I cut out to glue round the edges. In the case of the lighter pink one, I had a left over piece and if you look at the end of the post, you'l see what I did with it.

My next task was to add my steampunk girl and I wanted to include her standing out from the background. I achieved this by constructing a stack of thin waste MDF pieces as you can see from the photo below. I glued her on top of the stack.

I glued her in place with silicone glue on top of the floral pieces at the back of the box then glued the frame in place and once it was fully dry, added my embellishments, gluing on the corners and floral sprays together with the little cat.

Here's the card I created with the left over piece of flower.

This features the image I originally coloured for my project but I had used pencils and the colours were not quite strong enough. I added a banner stamped with one of the new word images designed by Melina and used one of her background papers too.


Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 

If you miss the shows there's always rewind!

Have a great and hopefully crafty weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

You Might Also Like


  1. You really did make this girls pretty and colourful, lovely make
    Amanda x


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on our blog, we really appreciate it.

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Like us on Facebook