by Janet Blue on August 29, 2014


Giulietta Crayoned Floofiness

I never expected that I could turn a somewhat blurry photo of a solid grey cat into something as interesting as this week’s Caturday Art Blog Hop submission. With my usual over-kill, I started with my normal photo editing program, Picasa. I used the Lomo-ish, HDR-ish and Orton-ish filters and tinkered with the settings in each one. I believe I used them in the order listed.

On the left below is the original photo after I cropped and lightened it so that Giulietta wasn’t an indistinguishable mass of floofiness. That turned some of her furs reddish. The image on the right is what I had after applying the three filters.

Giulietta FloofinessGiulietta Floofiness






The final creation was made using the Crayon Drawing feature in

I am joining Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop again this week. To view the other submissions or add one of your own, click on Athena’s Badge.

Cat4Tomorrow will be our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. I truly hope each of you who stop by will decide to enter a selfie.

And finally, if you haven’t left a comment on our CatLadyPaints post, you have until September 1 and 8 p.m. to do so and earn a chance to win a beautiful and vibrant, signed art print. You can see the selections on that post.

And now, thanks to the artist Maria Strom (Katzy), you can purchase any of the items displayed in her Etsy shop at a 20 percent discount by entering the coupon code, CATHEAD20. This offer will remain in effect through September 20.

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julie September 4, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Thank you for linking up to Feline Art Friday, hope to see you back soon:

Pawcific Purrsea September 3, 2014 at 2:33 am

That is a really fun effect and would make a very nice greeting card printed out. We just discovered photo effects and learning how to apply them but nothing to show for it yet. =^,,^=
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Kitty Cat Chronicles September 2, 2014 at 8:33 am

Giulietta looks super cool in this photo! Very neat. Hope you all had a great holiday weekend. Sampy sends Astrid bazillions of kisses and headbutts! We all send love and hugs.
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Deztinee High August 31, 2014 at 4:33 pm

What a cool foto. Gweat job.

Luv ya’

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julie August 31, 2014 at 7:17 am

Wow! I like this, you are invited to share this with Feline Art Friday:

Maxwell, Faraday & Allie August 30, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Mowzers, you’re so very COLORFUL in that photo! Paws up!
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Cathy Keisha August 30, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Let me go on record as saying I LOVE your art today. Somehow blurry pics turn out best.
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Flynn August 30, 2014 at 7:21 pm

You look gorgeous Giulietta.
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Sherri-Ellen T-D August 30, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Mousiez Guilietta ya shure look Sigh-ke-delick in yer crayon piccie!!! Far out kittehgurl!!!
Much lub yer Sisfur Nylablue n Mum too x0x0x0x0x0x0x0
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The Island Cats August 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm

What a cool…and colorful…effect!
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Pipo &Minko ~ WeBeesSiameezers August 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm

That’s so purrty!!
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purrfectkitties August 30, 2014 at 1:16 pm

WOW! That’s so cool! We LOVE it! 🙂 Happy weekend! 😀 xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3
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The Florida Furkids August 30, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Pawsome photograph….those effects really changed it!

The Florida Furkids with special smoochies to Mau from Allie
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McGuffy Ann Morris August 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Well, that is cool. Nice job! ~xo~
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speedyrabbit August 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm

oh I like that,xx Rachel
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Judy & C.A.T.S August 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Wow that really came out pawsome. Giulietta is a beautiful floofy cat both with and without the crayons. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)

Athena August 30, 2014 at 11:50 am

Looks fantastic!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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prancer pie August 30, 2014 at 11:23 am

Gorgeous! But, you have a beautiful subject.

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Marty the Manx August 30, 2014 at 10:19 am

Guilietta is looking really wonderful. You outdid yourself in the artsy department 🙂 I wish I was as creative as you!
Marty’s Mom
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Brian August 30, 2014 at 9:29 am

That is very, very pretty!

Bailey Boat Cat August 30, 2014 at 9:21 am

What a beautiful piece of art! Giulietta looks beautiful! Bisous from your brofur
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Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal August 30, 2014 at 8:06 am

Wow that picture looks furry cool !
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Molly The Wally August 30, 2014 at 4:29 am

We agree that is fabulous and fun. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
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Lone Star Cats August 30, 2014 at 2:09 am

Very cool lookin!
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Summer August 30, 2014 at 1:29 am

Wow, you made Giulietta multi-colored! She looks like she is posing as a tortie! 😉
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Melissa and Truffles August 30, 2014 at 1:16 am

That came out fabulous!
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Clooney August 30, 2014 at 1:16 am

We can spot the lovely Giulietta a billion miles away…cool effect…Happy Caturday to all you fab kitties and fab Mom Janet!
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Katnip Lounge August 30, 2014 at 12:21 am

FAB!!! Gray cats are so hard to photograph.
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Caren Gittleman August 29, 2014 at 11:58 pm

absolutely love it!
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