Friday, May 15, 2009


This week's The Cat's Pajamas challenge is a stamp challenge, hosted by Susan. She challenged us to use the set, "It's a Mod, Mod World". I love this set, and it is the first one that I purchased from The Cat's Pajamas. I loved Sprinkle (that swanky little cat), and I loved the retro images, including the "Rut-roh" type Poochie and his Jetson's styled car. It was the start of my TCP addiction.

For the challenge, it took me a few days to pick which stamps to use. Then I chose the patterned paper, which feels very retro to me, and the card started to come together after that. The blue part of the TV is colored with a Prismacolor pencil, and the orange part is colored with reinkers and a blender pen. Gosh, I hate coloring large areas with markers or blending pens, but sometimes it is the only way to get colors to match. (I have worse luck with watercolors, unless I want a watercolor effect!) I really wanted that TV to be orange!

Stuff used:
Stamps: All images from "It's a Mod, Mod World" by the Cat's Pajamas
Paper: Stampin' Up Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, and Chocolate Chip; which match the papers in the "Offbeat" 6x6 paper pad by BasicGrey; Neeneh Classic Crest Solar White
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber, SU's Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss reinkers; muted turqouise Prismacolor pencil, Cold Stone Prismacolor marker
Other: Circles and Pinking Circles Nestabilities


Mary said...

I finally visited The Cat's Pajamas website after wondering for the longest time what these challenges you were partaking in were. I didn't realize before that there's a whole community online who make greeting cards from TCP stamps. From all the cards you've shared on this blog, I assume you must have a huge collection of rubber stamps! BTW, Sprinkle is a part of TCP's logo--I'm sure you know that :-)

MiniKat said...

Love the card! In fact I love the whole stamp set. ;-)

Carol said...

Alice, that orange TV came out pretty groovy :)! Great choice of pattern paper and retro colors (green, orange and accents of blue). Really liking that frame around the sentiment - from one TCP addict to another, this is a fabulous card!