Thursday, November 6, 2008


This week's TCP Tuesday challenge an inspiration challenge hosted by Jen. We were to be inspired by this image:

Poor, poor poochie! I wonder if my cats are thankful that I resist the urge to dress them, and dress dolls instead. (Look at older posts to see another picture of my doll Tommy, and his sister Katie.)

This challenge was fun. It was a good excuse to get out my new set, Arrgh, Piratey. I was inspired by the pirate theme, the stripes, the braids, and I used the color of the dog for my card base.

I used Gold Stickles glitter glue on the coins, and a silver marker on the swords to add a bit of bling. The boy was stamped twice, in black and again in red, so that I could paper-piece his shirt to make the stripes red. I used SplitCoastStampers' sketch challenge SC200 for the layout of the card. The stripes were made of thin strips of paper, and the 'braid' is made of yarn and hemp.

The part that took the longest time to do was the sentiment. I had picked out the sentiment, laid it down carefully on top of the stamps' carrier sheet, and shortly afterwards it disappeared. I was almost in tears after looking for it for an hour. When DH came home, he helped me look. I finally calmed down enough to look other places, and I found found it stuck to a laminated piece of cardstock that I had apparently laid down on the stamp before I picked it up and put away.

Supplies used:
Stamps: All from The Cat's Pajamas: Arrgh! Piratey clear set, but all stamps are available in rubber: Skull & Swords, Pirate Booty, Errol, Swashbucklin' Day, Small Compass (background on red layer)
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Classic Cream and Solar White, Stampin' UP Real Red and Basic Black
Ink: Palette Noir and L'Amour Red, Stampin Up Real Red , Prismacolor pencils, Cold stone prismacolor marker, silver marker
Other: Gold Stickles, black yarn, hemp twine

1 comment:

MiniKat said...

I do believe that if any of us tried to dress our cats we and the offending clothing in question would end up the same way.

What do you do with all of the lovely cards when you are finished? Do they have recipients before you make them? Do you keep some around just because they are pretty and you did a wonderful job?