by Janet Blue on November 8, 2014

 Caturday Art Blog Hop


astrid in the sky with hearts


Today’s Caturday Art with Astrid dreaming of teleporting was created using multiple overlays in PicMonkey with a final layer added in Picasa. I took my usual more is more approach and kept adding and subtracting to the colorful and sparkling background to give Astrid her out-of-this-world look.

I added two layers of “Bokah” shapes hearts. You can see a couple of them to the left of Astrid. I also added two separate layers of “Bokah” shapes stars, and some of those are visible to Astrid’s right. I included three layers of “Radiance” in different colors. Overkill…yes! But I really like it; even though, all the additions made Astrid look a little angry.

astrid in the sky with heartsHere’s the original unaltered photo of Astrid in her tunnel. As you can see she isn’t angry but deep in thought. She is imagining herself teleporting to Georgia to visit her boyfriend Sampy (Kitty Cat Chronicles). The photo above represents that “trip!”


We are participating in Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. To see the other submissions or add some art of your own, click on the badge to the left.



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Sunday Selfies Blog Hop

Cat4 We will be having our blog hop tomorrow and invite critters and humans alike to join us. You can add your selfie anytime Sunday after 12:01 a.m. EST. If you would like to get the code and display the entries on your blog, please link to The Cat on My Head and/or display our badge. Thanks! Remember, you will still have the entire day to kick back and enjoy your Easy. That’s what we’ll be doing.



Canadian Cats November 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Astrid!! You are really out of this world….your mom did a fantastic job with your picture. Right on dudette.

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Penelope November 8, 2014 at 11:07 pm

That is one sp[ectacular piece of art!
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Pawcific Purrsea November 8, 2014 at 11:05 pm

It looks like a black light poster with the flourescent oranges and pinks, and the blue blacks. Pawsome effect and very purrdy. =^,,^=
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Cathy Keisha November 8, 2014 at 10:34 pm

This really is good! One of the neat things about PicMonkey is some of the filters can be applied to part of the pic and “erased” where you don’t when it. Brilliant!
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Melissa & Truffles November 8, 2014 at 6:33 pm

That looks amazing, Astrid!

Gattina November 8, 2014 at 6:14 pm

I can spend hours to create special effects on photos !
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Flynn November 8, 2014 at 5:59 pm

You look like you are teleporting back to the 60s Astrid. I am expecting to see Austin Powers (not Towers) step out of your tunnel at any moment.
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Ellen Pilch November 8, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Beautiful art, but you can’t go wrong with such a pretty model . Please visit us for a giveaway.
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The Island Cats November 8, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Wow, Astrid! You look cosmic!
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Nerissa's Life November 8, 2014 at 1:32 pm

And that’s EXACTLY what teleportin’ is like! Believe me, I know. I teleport quite often.

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Noodle November 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm


Noodle and crew

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal November 8, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Astrid you look really groovy in the tunnel 🙂


Marty the Manx November 8, 2014 at 11:33 am

I love it! Love all the colors so that Astrid is a rainbow now!

Athena November 8, 2014 at 11:22 am

That’s fantastic! Love the colours 🙂

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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vera ersilia November 8, 2014 at 11:20 am

Cool picture of Astrid !

Karren Haller November 8, 2014 at 9:38 am

Oh wow those are some great selfies!!! Happy Saturday!!!
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Katie isabella November 8, 2014 at 9:18 am

You look stunning, Astrid. I wonder what *I* look like as I teleport all over the world. I do tend to wind up at Spitty’s though. xox

Kitty Cat Chronicles November 8, 2014 at 8:31 am

WOW!!! That photo is amazing! And beautiful! Sampy says that he dreaming of the same thing… he would give anything to be able to be with Astrid in the fur. He sends all of his love, along with 50 trillion billion kajillion kisses and head butts. We all send love and hugs!
P.S. There is another slow-motion video of Sampy on our Instagram and our Facebook. It is of him leaping in the air, trying to catch his favorite toy – the zebra print feather ball, like the one he gave Astrid for her birthday. He thought Astrid might like to see it…. he was showing off for her.
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Brian November 8, 2014 at 7:57 am

That is beautiful!
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Jan K November 8, 2014 at 7:48 am

Very creative….she definitely looks like she is teleporting. I love all the bold colors.
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Cat Scout Charles November 8, 2014 at 6:51 am

A beautiful * explosion* of the photogenic Ms Astrid. We love the picture Mom Janet & Ms Astrid.
Happy Caturday & B A C O N Day everyone.
C S Charles

Sammy November 8, 2014 at 6:04 am

WOW………that’s quite a beautiful photo of Astrid – Mom says a flashback to the 60s maybe! Sampson will love it I’m quite sure AND no doubt would also like for Astrid to make that teleport thing more than a “wish” !!

Hugs and Happy Saturday
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Molly The Wally November 8, 2014 at 5:04 am

Groovy Man! Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Lone Star Cats November 8, 2014 at 4:09 am

Very cool lookin art!
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Summer November 8, 2014 at 3:46 am

Wow, Astrid, that is postively psychedelic!
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Pawcific Purrsea November 8, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Thats exactly what I was going to meow… now I have to meow something else…mol 😉
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The Swiss Cats November 8, 2014 at 2:24 am

Very nice artwork ! Mum likes PicMonkey too ! Purrs
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Deztinee High November 8, 2014 at 2:16 am

We fink she looks bootyful and not angwy. Yous did a gweat job. Weez don’t know what half of those words mean on da foto apps and so mommy’s fwaid to add them. MOL Gweat foto fur awt.

Luv ya’

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prancer pie November 8, 2014 at 12:26 am

This looks so ethereal and otherworldly. Beautiful!
Our Mommy really enjoys PicMonkey, too.

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McGuffy Ann Morris November 8, 2014 at 12:12 am

Wow. I love the original and your creative art! I need to get a photo shop ptrogram. Can you recommend one? I am a total rookie.
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