Wednesday, April 29, 2009


This week, Toni encouraged us to participate in The Cat's Pajamas Tuesday challenge, by providing this image of pretty glassware as an inspiration.

I was inspired by the colors, the white space around the glassware, and that the glasses were made of glass. Right away, I decided to use the Lava Lamp stamp. At first, I stamped them in the center of a card with an embossed rectangle in the center, but there was too much white space. I couldn't find a sentiment to my liking that balanced the card. Sometimes I want to make a card with no words on the front so that I can be used for any occasion. So, I looked at my small selection of patterned papers, and discovered, much to my amazement, that the DCWV Spring matstack matched the colors beautifully. So, I cut a frame out of the patterned paper and glued it to the card.

I arranged the lava lamps similar to the way the glasses were arranged. There is a 6th glass, a white one, in the photo. Glassware works well in even numbers but elements on a card work better in groups of odd numbers, so I did not stamp a white lava lamp. I put paper glaze over the lava lamps so they are shiny and look more glass-like.

Stuff used:
Stamps: Lava Lamp from The Cat's Pajamas
Paper: Papertrey stampers select white, DCWV The Spring Matstack
Ink: Palette Noir, prismacolor pencils
Other: Crystal Effects paper glaze


Mary said...

Just like roses, odd pairings are more balanced! I like how the colors of the lamps are repeated in the dots--it makes the eyes move around the entire card.

toners said...

Oh wow, Alice! This is GORGEOUS!! Superb job with this one - I love it!

Thanks, as always, for playing along with TCP Tuesday!

MiniKat said...

Love the colors!

Carol said...

Oh Alice, I am loving this FUN card!!! That is such a perfect image for this challenge and how you tried to arrange them the same way, and used glaze to give it a glass-like look (that is such a great idea)! The PP is perfect for that image as well(thanks for the congrats on this week TCP win, really appreciate it and yes it was worth the trouble!!!:)

toners said...

Alice, I am soooo sorry I missed adding your entry for Alma's slideshow - heading over to add it apologies!!!