Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fat Lazy and Lovable

Oops, I lied in the previous post.  You do get to see Garfield today.

After I got the basic form done I realized there were too many facial and body expressions to choose from.... and so many Garfield quotations I could use.....

"You know what a "diet" is, don't you?
 It's "die" with a "t," that's what it is!"
"With due respect to Will Rogers,
I never met a lasagna I didn't like. "

"If you want to appear smarter, hang around someone stupider."

Create a Cat:
Body -1.75 inch circle - inserted in butterfly to get small notch in back (not that important but I did it)
Head - wide oval
Arms and legs - word window and heart to heart
Hands - modern label trimmed with 1/2 inch circle
Tail - large oval around oval hole
Side cheeks -NEW circle from Itty Bitty Shapes punch (available May 1)
Cheeks, eye whites - 3/4 inch circle
Eyelids - 1 inch circle trimmed on each side
Nose - piece of small circle
Feet - small oval flat on bottom
Ears - small ovals

I am SUPER excited about this new small circle available May 1 - it is smaller than the 1/2 inch circle and larger than a standard hole punch - VERY handy for punch art!


Stef H said...

he's absolutely perfect! wow! you just never cease to amaze me! and odie is awesome too!

Sharon Field / Inky A*Muse-ment said...

I love that new punch too Ellen! Isn't it wonderful? Thanks for being such a creative inspiration... and I'm tagging you with a Sunshine Award, details on my blog later this afternoon, hope you'll play along!

Rebecca said...

Thank you & thank you. I can't wait to make one for my son's birthday is coming up this June. TFS.

Rebecca said...

Hey, Ellen, it's me again. I looked the list of punches for Garfield. There is one thing about Garfield's hand. Did you use modern label punch and which circle punch to use?

Ellen Kemper said...

There was something about his hands - I just had it labeled 'head' again. All fixed now. Sorry

Anonymous said...

Fabulous as always! You are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Odie and Garfield are fabulous, I love that cartoon. and as usual you have done a great job. they are perfect, thanks for all you do.


Debby said...

OMG! My son Chris is going to love this one to, bet he already seen it as he watches your blog for what you come up with next. He loves Garfield. He is the one that asked you to make the 3 stooges.
Fantastic job as always. Love it!!
Angel hugs

Whimcees said...

Hi Ellen!

What fun! Your skill in capturing the essence of the character is wonderful to see! :<)

One of your best duos!

Wishing you a great week!

Barbara Diane

Loni said...

Love the Fat Cat since he and I share the same b'day... June 19.... so I can think of a PURRFECT recepient for Garfield on a Bday card :)