For today, I got a little playful. And I learned a useful trick in ArtRage. In ArtRage, you create a painting in layers. So I first painted the purple/pink background and created another layer for the cat and mouse. But then I thought the cat and mouse should be higher and more centered. In ArtRage, you can do that. I opened the layer settings for the cat and mouse layer and selected Transform. I simply dragged the cat and mouse to reposition them. So easy!
I used the pastel to create the texture on the cushion and the air brush to create a softness to the cat.