Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Tails of Two Kitties

When cats hug, they use their tails!

I'd been planning on making some kitties in the window, but this juts didn't turn out like I'd imagined! (Please check back for a simpler, most likely (hopefully!) more effective version of this!) I got a little distracted from my plan by playing this sketch challenge in the Gina K forum (not to win, just to play! sorry, I should have uploaded this before it ended to give you a heads up about the contest!) because I thought it would work well with my window(made from classic rectangle Nestabilities and a layer of acetate*) but then I went off on this tangent trying to make a little window treatment with my hatpin! I looped my ribbon around it and adhered it in a few strategic places with glue dots to make a kind of swag scarf, I don't know, I'm kind of on the fence with the result...

The flowers you see outside are from the pitcher bouquet in this month's Free with Three set, "Friendship Blooms", and the butterfly is from "Just So Hoppy". Cats are colored with Koh-i- Noor pencils and the backyard is done with markers and sponged ink for the sky. CS is SU! Chocolate Chip and PT White, ribbons are SU!, DP is Magnolia.

Thanks for stopping by, please come back tomorrow (Thursday) for a project from my Guest Designer Jessie Rone!

Make it a great day! (I stole this from Gina K)

Cuddles and Hugs! (I said that!) :)


*Don't the embossed lines look just like a window molding? (This was MUCH easier than trying to DIY like I did on this card!! ) (wow, I just noticed the date on that, I uploaded this three days before I gave birth to William!)To make the window frame, you need to run your Nestabilitie die through with your C and B plate (remember, "C" for "cutting") then emboss around the the hole with your two B plates (and shims and mat if you need them with your machine, "B" emBoss") then cut around your embossed rectangle window either with your cutter or a nestabilitie the next size up to frame up the hole. Adhere the acetate behind that, then your stamped scene behind that.

17 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

I think it looks awesome!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

UTTER cuteness!!!! I LOVE that swag "curtain" on the curtain rod!!! My set is not here yet....................((((tapping foot))))!!! LOLOL

Littlekel90 said...

Ooh, I just love this card, Melanie. But I think I already told you that on release night or earlier this week . . .ahh, they all run together on me. I am always in front of this computer *wink* LOL

Wanda in NC said...

Oh I love them! Reminds me of my kitties who love to sit in the window and watch the birds and squirrels. Their little mouths are moving constantly and talking - wanting so badly to get to those birds outside. One of the birds kept getting on the screen outside the window. Unusual. Hope it's not diseased.

Donna said...

I think this looks just great! I have the cutest pics of Chica & Elsie looking out the window. I'll have to try one someday too

RuthieB said...

OMG!!!! of course, I love the card but I especially love the way you draped the ribbon over the hat pin for the curtains!!!!!! You always blow me away with your designes!

Sandy Hill said...

Absolute darling. I have four cats and that would be a fun card to make. I am anxiously waiting for my set to arrive.

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness this is so sweet. I have to try this as soon as I get my stamps. Thanks so very much for sharing all you do. MaryAnn

Norma said...

This is an adoreable card and I'm not a cat fancier, but this is really cute.

Christi said...

I think this card is just perfect! :)

Bee said...

I love your kitties window!♥ And I have been waiting for a long time to see cats in your sets! :-)

Carolina said...

Just adorable - love your use of hat pin for the curtains!

Can't wait to see Jessie's project tomorrow - woo hoo!

Tanya said...

I love your kitty window! How sweet!

Anonymous said...

this iz gr8 it lucs lice a windo it me

merri

Shelly said...

Very sweet, I love how you did the ribbons and the wonderful coloring!

Stampmouse said...

totally adorable and cleaver as always you do it up right

Carolyn King said...

Dang---this is soo adorable. I am so sad that i dont have your new stamps yet---I cannot wait to get my hands on them---this is ADORABLE!