Now that my other scrapping commitments are out of the way for now, I thought I'd have my first go at an online sketch challenge. I liked the look of the August Bonus Sketch #1 (by a 17 year old!) at Stuck?! so I gave it a go. I had just finished using October Afternoon's Cakewalk range on some invitations and had plenty of large scraps as well as whole sheets left over so I had to use these.
I hunted through some photos and found this gorgeous one of a friend's cat. I don't normally photograph other people's animals but I was inspired at the time by a fantastic photo they had of their dog. I was struck by the cat's expression - it was so intense! Talk about serious eye contact! I then thought of the hypnotist idea and had a lot of fun with it.
Here's the sketch:
And here's my take on it:
I had a lot of fun with this. I used multiple "O's" in the title to accentuate the hypnotist theme. I also utilised the pattern on the October Afternoon background paper to create the effect that everything radiates from the cat's eyes. A pinwheel reinforces that swirly, giddy feel. With that very busy background I kept the rest of the layout fairly uncluttered.
Here's a closeup:
And here's the journaling (yep - straight from Little Britain):
Hope you get a laugh out of this!