Hello everyone, it’s been a short week but still TGIF!!! However I got to spend some time in the art room today and got quite a lot done including this page:

I’ve been wanting to paint some cats like this for a while now but acrylic is not my friend lol so it took me quite a while to get it done today.  These cats remind me of a cushion or something that I saw before Christmas but all I could remember about it was that there were a lot of cats on it and one of them had a big swirly tail, so this is probably nothing like what I saw haha.  Not many process photos today, had too much going on, but I managed to snap one of the background before I started on the cats.  This was done with three different Jane Davenport crayons and this Tim Holtz stamp and water.

So this page started as I was thinking about the latest Funkie Junkie challenge which is about “royalty” and try as I might I couldn’t stop thinking about a cat with a crown on its head, and then it went from there to thinking about calling it the Queen Meowther.  Just cracks me up IDK why lol. So I decided to just go for it and painted a big Mama cat with some kittens using acrylic paint.

Three of the kittens are sticking close to Mama…

These good little kittens all have little crowns too…

But the other little kitten is a little naughty, he’s lost his crown and he has wandered off because something caught his attention.

Could it be these iridescent butterflies?  Yes I think so! They look yummy!

As the final touch, I used a brush and some metallic watercolour to write Meow on a piece of watercolour paper and used the leftover paint to splatter over my background.  I’ve forgotten the name of the colour but it looks like a coppery burnt orange.

And that’s the finished page.  Let me know what you think in the comments.  As always, thanks for reading!


watercolour paper, my usual journal,  Tim Holtz stamps, Finnabair stamps, Jane Davenport crayons, Liquitex heavy body acrylic, Pebeo iridescent paint, Finetec metallic watercolour paint, Posca paint pens, Stazon black ink, black fineliner


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Funkie JunkieI’m Feeling Like Royalty – queen of cats, gold crown on cat, three crowns stamped, purple is a very royal colour don’t you think?
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21 Awesome Comments (btw comment moderation is on)
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June 15, 2021 5:16 am

Fabulous queen meowther!!! It also cracks me up?? thanks for joining us in The Funkie Junkie boutique challenge

Wendy K
June 10, 2021 9:09 am

Just love those cats.

Laura Gilhuly
Laura Gilhuly
June 9, 2021 12:55 pm

Fabulous art piece! Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

Jo - Let's Art Journal
June 9, 2021 11:12 am

Oh my, what a fun page! Those cats are adorable and I love the butterflies that you added – perfect ?. Thanks so much joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
June 7, 2021 7:34 pm

Once again, I was mesmerized by the beauty of your latest entry. I loved the crowns and enjoyed learning you remembered this from around Christmas and a pillow you saw. I think your cats are gorgeous, but the butterflies made me smile. They glisten and glitter. Thank you so very much for sharing these beauties with us at Art Journal Journey using Mia’s theme.

Nancy Williams
June 7, 2021 11:03 am

Love the kitties, the crowns, and that cool background! Oh, and of course, the butterflies. So pretty and well done! Hugz

June 7, 2021 10:15 am

I love the title you chose for this post Elle, its a fantastic page and I think her kittens will be well behaved, a wonderful page for the AJJ theme and I am so pleased you linked to Try it on Tuesdays as well.
Stay safe.

June 7, 2021 9:49 am

Oh Elle, you are soooo creative! What a SUPER page! I love these beautiful cats! Thank you so much for joining me at AJJ. Kisses!

June 6, 2021 7:22 pm

I love Queen Meowther although her kittens are much cuter!! What a clever idea and all of the cats look so playful! Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Hugs, Chris

Erika N
June 5, 2021 1:57 pm

Oh I love Queen Meowther. That is a super name for your title and page. She does look regal, and her kittens look adorable. The one on the right seems to love those butterflies. I bet some frisky fun is going to come. Have a wonderful weekend Elle, and thanks for joining Mia’s challenge at AJJ also. Hugs-Erika

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