Friday, February 8, 2008

...Limited Supplies Challenge #154 & Another Cat Chronicle

This is my submission for today's Limited Supplies Challenge at SCS. We were to make a non-traditional Valentine card without using hearts and/or that know me can understand how hard this was to come up with due to my fondness for both hearts and flowers! But I think I did it. I started with a card base of Bashful Blue cardstock that measures 11 X 4-1/4, and when folded to open at the bottom measures 5-1/2 X 4-1/4. The next layer up is Kraft cardstock (5-1/2 X 2-3/4) that has been stamped with the "Canvas Background Stamp" in Close to Cocoa Classic Ink. The left edge of the panel is faux stitched using a Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, and a White Signo Gel Pen. The panel was attached to the card base with SNAIL Adhesive. The dark brown panel is Chocolate Chip cardstock (3-1/2 X 2-1/4) with 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon wrapped around the center and tied in a knot. The brown panel is attached to the card base with Dimensionals.

The focal panel is made up of Bashful Blue cardstock (3-1/4 X 2-1/4) and Sage Shadow cardstock (2-1/4 X 7/8). CutterBee Scissors were used to cut the top edge of the sage paper to resemble grass, then the grass piece was attached to the blue panel using SNAIL Adhesive. The focal image is the treasure chest from the set "Ahoy Matey", and is stamped in Staz-On Black Ink onto a piece of Watercolor Paper. I used Derwent Studio Colour Pencils, Minieral Spirits, and Blending Stumps to color the image, then cut it out using both scissors and a Hobby Blade. The cut out was added to the focal panel using Dimensionals, then the completed panel was added to the card base with the help of more Dimensionals. I stamped part of the sentiment ("you arrr" from "Ahoy Matey") in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet to get the placement correct, but I wrote the rest with a Brown Fine-Tipped Sharpie. So my handmade sentiment reads, " You ARRR My Treasure". Do you think my boys will like it? I sure hope so!

Since it's Friday I want to share another funny! Ladies and Gentlemen......Please enjoy another installment of "The Cat Bathing Chronicles":

"No, no, no, no.......NOOOOOOOOOO!"

Have a very happy Friday, everyone! That's it for today, but I hope to be back tomorrow with another creation. So until then.....Hugs ~ Mercy


Stamps: Ahoy Matey, Canvas BG

Paper: Bashful Blue, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Watercolor

Ink: Black, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa

Accessories: mat pack, paper piercer, gel pen, adhesive, ribbon, scissors, dimensionals, colour pencils, mineral spirits, blending stumps, hobby blade, sharpie, stamp-a-ma-jig, image sheet


Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said... always...your descriptions are PERFECT...TFS...this VALENTINE is so fun for the non-traditional card!!...and the cat chronicles are hilarious!

Sandra Smart said...

You did it alright...your card is awesome!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is adorable, Mercy! I LOVE the sentiment! Wonderful!

Lauri said...

I love this card!!!! It is great!!!!

I am a new reader (thanks for the comment to my chocolate cupcake card on SCS) and now I will be a daily reader!!

Jennnix said...

Mercy, I laughed when I saw this, as I was just thinking the pirate set would make a great "treasure" valentine! You made my day!