I created a diorama of sorts using a shadow box picture frame. I hand painted the kitties, made a star stamp to create the night sky, and cut and glued paper. To give a dimensional look, I used cardboard spacers in between the elements for a natural drop shadow. I also glued parts of the tree and shrub on different planes to give a feeling of depth. When it was all done, I digitally added shadows and high lights!
Want to know more about cat's cradle string games? I did a little research and found these websites: Answers.com, World Wide Webs, and From the Pool to the Cradle. Enjoy!