Thursday, May 28, 2009


This week's The Cat's Pajamas challenge card is hosted by Ana, who stepped in for Toni, who chose this picture for inspiration for making our cards. Toni planned on hosting the challenge, but her house was hit by lightning so she became Internet-less. (She and her family are okay.)

When I saw the picture, my first thought was, "Yuck, that is a room I would not be comfortable in!" Too cold, too industrial. But I do like the cheery yellow and blue fabrics. There are both completed garments and yardage on the hangers. Some quilters store their large pieces of fabric on hangers. I like the fact that there is a rotary cutter on the floor. The Olfa cutters are yellow. Anyway, I think that the Inspiration challenges are my favorite ones, because it is fun to study the picture to see what I can pull from it.

For my card, I picked up on the white space, the yellow, blue, and aqua colors, and the circle shapes on the wall. The dotted gift image picks up on the dotted fabrics in the photo. The yellow band across my card was inspired by the tape measure looped around the dress form.

Stuff used:
Stamps: "These 3 Gifts" and "Birthday Scrawl" by The Cat's Pajamas, various circular images from Stampin' Up's "Big Pieces", "Little Pieces", and "Seeing Spots" sets.
Paper: Papertrey Stampers Select white; Stampin' Up Yoyo Yellow, Night of Navy, and Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Versafine Onxy Black; Stampin' Up Yoyo Yellow, Night of Navy, and Tempting Turquoise;
Stampin' Up Yoyo Yellow and Night of Navy markers; Prismacolor pencils
Other: Circle Nestabilites dies, foam dots to attach circle layer


MiniKat said...

Wow! I wouldn't know where to begin with that Inspirational picture, but you did great! I really like the yellows and blues together. And the round motifs everywhere look fantastic. :-)

Carol said...

Alice, really like the colors you pulled here and the image you used! (that is one of my favorite sets!) I really am liking how you repeated the circles on framing the image and on the way you stamped your own background! great way to fram ehte sentiment too... this card makes me smile!