I will tell you that every December, Michael Strong has a free shipping special. I thought about getting the cat then, but you know how it is during the holidays - you buy for other people, not yourself. I still did not have any Michael strong stamps.
Then, at the recommendation of a friend, I bought this book Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists, and one of the first exercises is to draw lots and lots of cats. After you do a bunch, you can select your favorite and use it as a digi; I did, and offered the image as a freebie to my readers. The more I worked with the image, the more I liked it, and toyed with the thought of making it into a rubber stamp, which is not a cheap process. However, there was a feeling in the back of my head that I had seen this image before. It would be months before I thought about the cloisonne cat again, but you guessed it - they were (to me) very similar. Frankly, even with shipping, buying the cloisonne cat was a lot cheaper than having mine custom made, so I now own the Michael Strong Cloisonne Cat. I will be featuring cards made with this stamp this week.
- Paper Creators - pink
- Dream Valley - handmade flowers/embellishments
- Quick Quotes - Dimension
- Amusing Challenges - emboss resist(sentiment on the tag is from a•muse studio)
- A.R.T. card challenge - colors