Tuesday, August 18, 2009


This week's The Cat's Pajamas challenge is hosted by Amy.

Normally, Toni coordinates the Inspiration challenges, but she let Amy do it this month. Amy encouraged us to make a card, inspired by this colorful image. Gosh, I can almost smell the wonderful aroma of brand new crayons.

The sharp points on those new crayons inspired me to use the Nurse Sprinkle image on the card. She is holding a nice sharp, pointy syringe. (Also, Back-to-School time is a good time to catch up on immunizations! Shots. Ick.)

Of course, the rainbow colors inspired me to use more than one color on this card, but I was also inspired by the white background. The black stripes on the crayons prompted me to mat the layers on black. Crayons are round in cross-section, so the single nurse is on a round layer. Since the crayons were arranged in a nice row, I decided to make a row of nurses. (You may notice that the kitties in the row are a different size than the kitty on the circle panel. I have the original Nurse Sprinkle stamp, but Alma re-sized her and made her a bit bigger when she included her in the new "You Sick Thing" set.)

I was also inspired by the crayon text in the image and how the letters were different colors. So, I made my own background, stamping "Meow" and "ow" all over the card. The big letters are from the "Nightie" alphabet set. The little "ow's" are made from the "What part of meow" stamp, and I selectively inked the "o" and the "w" with markers. This little stamp is one of the things I chose for a prize when I was honored with the Swanky Stamper of the month award. The font on that stamp is the very same font that is in the Nighty set! Alma rocks, for making her fonts coordinate!

Stuff used:
Stamps: All images by The Cat's Pajamas: Nurse Sprinke, "You Sick Thing" set, "Nightie" set, "What Part of Meow"
Ink: Palett Noir, Versafine Onxy Black, Stampin' Up markers in Pixie Pink, YoYo Yellow, Marvelous Magenta (retired), Ballet Blue, Green Galore, and Gable Green
Paper: Papertry stamper's select, SU Basic Black
Other: circle nestablities dies, dimensional dots to pop up the round layer


Amy said...

I love reading how the inspiration piece played out on your fun and adorable Sprinkle card--fantastic!

Thanks for playing with us!

MiniKat said...

Very cute! I love your take on the challenge. :-)

Linda Beeson said...

Now that is a CUTE card! What a great idea to go with the inspiration piece.