Sad Cat Makes Me Happy!

Say ‘hello’ to Sad Cat!

Sad Cat is a digital stamp, downloadable from Bloobel.com for the very reasonable price of $1.50. (I received it for free, however, as I’m now part of their design team.)

I often incorporate old-school-stamp-and-inkpad images into my creations, but I’ve not used a digital stamp before, so this was a new adventure for me! Suffice to say, I’m hooked. Digital stamps seem to be a great way of achieving clean, crisp images which can be resized very easily. Sad Cat in the picture to the right is sitting on a piece of A4, so he’s pretty big.

After I downloaded this 12.5 MB digital stamp, I used my HP Colour LaserJet to print it onto a variety of papers (mixed media, printer card, sketchbook paper, tomoe river paper) as well as a sheet of acetate, so I could test it out with different media. I’ll be doing that over coming week, but what I did today (and what I’ve never done before) is I printed it onto an A4 sheet of 300gsm Bockingford hot pressed watercolour paper. I’m pleased to say that the stamp came out beautifully. (Click on the images for a closer look.)

I then used my Prima Pastel Dreams watercolours and my Winsor & Newton Professional watercolours to lay down a wet-in-wet wash of orange and red which I then dried with a hairdryer.

 

After that, I added watercolour to the eyes, nose and created some stripes in the fur. Then I used a WHSmith dual-tip brush pen to colour the pupils black, leaving white catch lights to give him that little spark of life. Finally I gave him a carpet to sit on.

 

 

I’m really pleased with the way he turned out. I can’t wait to play with him on the others papers and find ways of incorporating him into my journal!

Thanks for reading! Catch you soon.

The official bit:

I received this digital stamp for free, as I am a member of the Bloobel.com design team.

From Bloobel.com:

This printable digi image is available for instant download and measures 1500 pixels wide, 300dpi. It will be delivered as a printable transparent PNG or JPEG … You may use our digital stamps to make and sell handmade cards and other creative handmade items, but they are not to be used to mass produce; only handmade items up to a maximum of 500 items per digital stamp purchased.

For more detailed Terms and Conditions please visit Bloobel.com.

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2 thoughts on “Sad Cat Makes Me Happy!

  1. Love this stamp and your post, can’t believe this is the first time you have used a digi, great first attempt and I can tell you now you WILL be addicted!

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