Friday, July 1, 2016

Art Neko Design Team

Some time ago I told you that I was asked to be in the
design team of 
and as of this month you will see ssome changes going to
happen at the Art neko website and will get to know
the design team. All ofus will post regularly on the design blog
and on our own blogs.

I want to start this month with the Art Neko mascot
stamp: the good luck cat. You find the stamp here.
You can read all about the meaning of this
Maneki-neko here.

I stamped the image with versamark and embossed
iy with gold embossing powder. Then I colored the
image with red brick and vintage photo distress ink.
I cut out the image to add it to the background.
When i had everything taped down to the card
I added a few drops of glossy accent to the pendant of the cat.

Here you see the little charm that I added to the card.
The Dutch colors and a little birdie.
Behind the cat image, upiu see some oriental characters.
When I knew I was going to be in  the Art Neko
design team I found this book with orental characters
(I have no idea if it is Chinese or Japanese) and
this is great to use for cards.

I wish the new design team good luck,
inspiration and lots of creativity.

Thanks for looking.


Holly said...

What a gorgeous card, Hetty!!! I love that Art Neko cat! The kanji background and the charm are wonderful accents on this great card. Welcome to the Art Neko Design Team!

Becca Cruger said...

Hetty, this card is so cute! That cat is uber charming and the little charm you added just ties the whole design together. Adorable!

Anonymous said...

Hetty, this is totally adorable with that image. Love your embossing and design. Very Asian. Anne Ryan

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so cute, Hetty! And right up my alley! I love Maneki-neko aka Lucky Cat! Wonderful for wealth and prosperity! I like your Asian papers and the cute beads/charm you added! Nice card and congrats on your DT!

CarlavdM said...

Super leuke kaart met het Gelukskatje / Maneki Neko.
Het is ook een van mijn favoriete Oosterse beeldjes, heb er diverse staan hier in de vensterbank ;o)
Ben heel benieuwd wat je nog meer voor moois gaat maken.

Chrissy D said...

Great card, Hetty! Love that little kitty and the charm is the perfect addition to your project!