For the Love of Lace – FEBRUARY

Kitten and Lace Photoshoot
Rescue Kitten “Lacey” Hemingway Tabby, 8 weeks.

In keeping up with our 2015 campaign: LuvKelly Recycles= save the earth+save the kittens,   this week’s rescue kitten photoshoot was a lace kitten photoshoot.  Quite a change from last month’s Burlap and Boxes! Inspired by the past, this delicate, feminine and intricate material  is our choice for February, symbolizing everlasting LOVE in a beautiful vintage way. This lace kitten photoshoot is a beautiful, soft, romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

The beauty of lace is that it is ornamental, openwork fabric, so other colors and materials can be layered underneath the lace to create beautiful textured images. We took advantage of this during our photoshoot and created three separate “LOOKS” using the lace as the main material.

First, we curled the lace up around the kitten, using a white background underneath. This way we could focus on just the lace material and the beauty of the kitten’s face.

Second,

Valentine Kitten
Lacy foster kitten is from a litter of six that were found abandoned in trash bags in a dumpster at a Burger King. She is a beautiful tabby Hemingway.

we used a vintage metal canister that had a lace pattern to compliment the lace material. This, of course, ending up serving two purposes – creating a beautiful double dose of lace texture, while helping to keep adorable Lacy kitten in place!

white kitten and lace
Rescue Kitten Timothy’s beautiful white fur helps keep our attention on the textural quality of the lace and the subtle touch of color we added.

Third, we added some color layered behind the lace. We tried a variety of colors for February: red, pink and purple with the lace on top. For this Look we used white rescue kitten Timothy. His eyes really pop out of the picture, and his white fur helps retain consistency and attention to the lace, and the subtle introduction of color to the image.

Here is a link to the Love of Lace Kittens in the image-bank.

***The materials that we used for this photoshoot are items we picked up on sale: White Lace Tablerunner, and vintage white lace metal canister – both purchased from Hobby Lobby in their “Spring Shop” that I have been using on my kitchen table all year!
Orange Kitten Bookmark
Noah, adorable and sweet foster kitten is Lacy’s brother. He is an orange tabby with white socks!