Our new challenge starts today at Aurora Wings with the theme of
Bet you couldn't guess which I chose. LOL Again I was browsing on AW.com (where the categories are conveniently broken down) to see what I could see and I came across a sweet kitty I'd totally missed. Here's Hula Kitty with Hibiscus Flowers available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy. I got rather caught up in the whole hula thing and decided to make a rocker card, cutting and folding a circle in half for the base and fussy cutting and backing the entire image with card stock as well.
The plan was for the whole image to sway the opposite direction when the card was rocked (which it does, but you'll have to take my word for it because I couldn't manage a video), but the engineering proved to be a bit more difficult than I remembered. Here's a pic of the inside workings. It's the same as a spinner card, except with a circle cut out instead of a slot for the image to rock. You also need some sort of stop inside so the circle base doesn't just flatten out from the weight. Ah, YES! It took me forever to remember that part. LOL
Here's a closeup of Hula Kitty with Hibiscus. She's colored with Copics with a bit of shading and fur detail from Prismacolor pencils. The hardest part was deciding what shades I wanted to color the flowers. I did my "go-to" Yahoo search HERE and Holy Cow, there are some stunning color combinations!
I just thought I'd mention that Hula Kitty is also available without the flowers
HERE on AW.com. The hibiscus flowers are available on their own HERE, as well. My original thought was to have the kitty hula on top of the hibiscus, which would really require the separate images, but I was lucky to get this one done as it is. The heat here is has become a bit stifling and my brain couldn't handle that today. Next time maybe! Aloha!
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I'm entering this in DL.Art July Linky challenge,the DL.Art Thankful Thursday AG, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #62 AG, Classic Design Team Open July #16, the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Shaped Card Challenge, SUYP (cats only) July Furrything Goes, 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #4 AG (5/5), Crafty Animals #4 AG, Dare 2B Artzy July Bright Colors, A Gem of a Challenge Animals, the Corrosive Challenge July AG (3/3), Crafty Friends #62 Floral, Crafting-with-Friends #47 AG, Emerald City Crafts Challenge #1 AG, Creative Fingers #134 AG 3/3, Making Memories Crafting Blog July AG/Anything but Square, Crafting with an Attitude #29 AG, Simon Says Monday Get in Shape, Craftaholics R Us #27 Summer, Crafting by Designs Summertime!, Fab 'n' Funky Shaped Cards, Creatalicious AG Summer, World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #24 AG and Craft Rocket #39 AG.