Saturday, June 14, 2008

Got Pink Cat????

YAY i finally finished! I have been working on this one for a couple weeks in stages :) this is a wooden crate from Michaels or AC Moore i forget which. My poor darling daughter's toys are in costco boxes - never got around to do anything as fast as she has collected play things. SO i knew i wanted to paint one of these up for her and i was COMPLETELY inspired when i packed up a customer's order recently **waves to lesley** - she bought a bunch of Ranger paint dabbers in the Brights family along with black and when i lined them up THEY LOOKED AMAZING! so i painted the letters with them and then painted the crate black (obviously not a paint dabber on that one - i like my products but i'm not insane....wellll). i had not used the paint dabbers ever until just recently tho i have painted ALOT of wood projects in my day. well OMG does it get any easier??????? no mess no cleanup, grab your color, paint and you're done. and HOW PERFECT for kids even!!!! oh what fun my boys would have had with these with far less abuse of my breakfast room table........dab them for texture, swipe them for smoothness.

anywho! i wanted to do something other than leave it totally black (i mean she IS a girl right!) but what goes over black....not much! then i started thinking about the new Ranger pigment ink pads i also just got in. hhhmmmm.. so i whipped out all of the scrolly/flowery Pink Cat Studio stamps i have and my snow cap white pigment pad and stamped randomly all over the black crate.
Now we have the basics but of course every little girls needs some BLING! First the letters - i sprayed them with gold pearl mist (perfect pearls and water), stamped scrolls in black pigment ink and then dotted with black diamond stickles - the stamps have lots of dots.

next i used stickles that matched all the colors of the letters and dotted it on the stamped dots all over the black crate - it REALLY pops!

and here is little miss giving it a final inspection:

she had been playing with the letters so she is a little concerned that they are stuck to the box.....

and testing for comfort........

is it bad if i think she is TOO CUTE for words!!!!!!

don't forget to check the new goodies in the store.......


  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful blog candy. What awesome colors ! I can't wait to play with them. Have a wonderful day,

  2. Love what you did with this! Beautiful stamping on that black canvas... :)

  3. To funny!! She loves it! She fits in it, you can now mail her to me!! What a doll!