Tuesday, August 23, 2011

{TCPTUES173} Please Feed The Bears

It's Tuesday, so that means it's time for another challenge from The Cat's Pajamas! Has there ever been a better reason to get inky on a Tuesday? I think not!! Tori, our colour connoisseur, is hosting this weeks challenge and she has come up with a spectacular colour combo for us to play with!
Have you ever seen such a delicious combination??? My creative pallette is watering;) If you are a fan of Stampin' Up cardstock like I am, then Marina Mist, Peach Parfait (or pumpkin pie) and Chocolate Chip are perfect matches!

I found this fun dp that I bought awhile back (American Crafts) and thought it suited the colours well, so I went with this super fun set Happy Camper. I thought it would be cute if PJ was holding some kind of sign with the sentiment on it, and then I thought that the squirrel would be a nice little helper with his little 'hands' ready to hang on to something and from that, the banner sentiment idea was born. Banners and flags are so trendy in the stamping/scrapbooking world right now!
I used a few of my beloved Cutup dies, Grass (using felt from the Green With Envy collection), cloud border (cut from the blue, embossed cs...I cut the clouds 'out' of the blue panel to show the white underneath- negative cutting), and the small Pennant Cutup for the banner.
Beige Linen Thread (currently out of stock) bows string the pennants together. Machine stitching, dry embossing, sponging and a twill knot and chocolate button add detail.
The animals and tree stump were coloured with copics (squirrel- W1,3,5,7  PJ- E34.35.37, YG93,95,97  tree- E77, 79, I think;) I used my colourless blender (0) to add the cross-hatching lines to the green on PJ's nose and tummy. Everyone was popped up on dimensionals.

For the inside, I used the negative cut of the felt Grass die and the positive cut clouds from the Cloud border die, along with more sponging and stitching.

Want to win some weekly catcash? It's easy! All you have to do is play along. Simply make a card using Tori's colour combo and link your creation up to Alma's blog or the SCS gallery using the keyword TCPTUES173. One person is randomly drawn each week and you could even be chosen as our monthly Swanky Stamper, where you will win stamps from the next release and have the opportunity to join the DT during sneaky peek week!


Nancy Thomas said...

Super cute Jenny - love all your details!

Steph Herbert said...

Wow, that is some card! Love the color combo. Simply fabulous! :)

texasjodylynn said...

That is GORGEOUS! You rock, girlie.

Noelle said...

Totally ADORABLE, as always, Jenny! I love that DP on the inside.... ooooooo! Brand, please? I love the negative image of the clouds being used, gives it such a different feel! :) Hope you are doing well!

Noelle said...

Whoops, I see it now, american crafts, sorry, these boys have FRIED my brain! ;)

Rachel said...

OMGoodness! Love this! Love the squirrel and bear are holding the banner! Love the inverted clouds! Love the little critters on the inside! See..there's a theme going on here....LOVE THIS CARD!

bernshwag said...

OMGosh, Jenny this is so stinkin cute! I love very detail!


Michele Boyer said...

I seriously love your work. Every bit of it. This is ADORABLE! Love the pattern on the bear! And the banner!! Too cute!

Lisa H. said...

soooo super cute!