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Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Cat's Pajamas Tuesday #160

Good morning! I decided to play along with The Cat's Pajamas challenge this week; once I saw the sketch, I knew I had to make time! I used to play a lot, but just got out of the habit.... So many challenges...so little time! Leigh was the hostess this week and she designs fabulous sketches; you can check out her post here.

I make very few "man cards" so this was a challenge for me. I was about ready to throw in the towel and told myself to "just finish it already"! LOL I think the problem is, I don't really work with these colors a lot, so they were a bit out of my comfort zone. As you see...no pink!

The DP is from Bella BLVD and I bought it because the back of one of the sheets has the coolest crossword puzzle. I can't wait to use that for something! Meanwhile, I went for the colors.... The whale is paper pieced and I used a die for the waves. It's finished off with some Baker's Twine, a button, and a glittery star (more about that later).

Image: The Cat's Pajamas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Black Marker, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: SU! Basic Gray and Cherry Cobbler, PTI Enchanted Evening, G.P. 110, Bella BLVD DP
Embellies: PTI Pure Poppy Baker's Twine, PTI Hawaiian Shores Button, Distress Stickles in Brushed Pewter
Extras: Prisma/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilitie Die, The Cat's Pajamas CutUp Wave Die, EK Success Star Punch

Here's a close-up of the star. I applied a thick coating of Stickles, let it dry, then added more where it seemed sparse (the glitter glue "shrinks down" a bit when it's dry), then let it dry again. Let me tell you...it took forever to dry! I about cried when the kitty jumped up on my work space to look out the window; I ran over to the table and breathed a sigh of relief when I saw it sitting there unharmed. I could just see it sticking to her long white fur and me chasing her through the house to retrieve it! Not fun! LOL

All right, that's it for me today! I hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend...enjoy and be safe!

Angela

11 comments:

Tracie said...

Love this card. Just beautiful. I love your whale. What a cute idea.

Larissa said...

Fabulous card Angela!! It is perfect for a man or boy! Love the great design papers and that wave border is perfect together with this image.

PS Surprise surprise I posted the package! :):)

Imke said...

Very sweet card, Angela. A great layout and i really like the whale. It looks so cute.

Linda Palmer said...

Great masculine card. Love the whale paper pieced with that dp.

Leigh OBrien said...

It's fabulous! Perfectly perfect! Make sure that you add it to the slide show on Alma's blog too. I love, love, love it!

Amy said...

Love your LO and fun patterned papers!

Jenny said...

Wow!! I love it!! That star is pretty awesome:) Worth the wait!

Jackie Pedro said...

OMGoodness....this is such a great card! Love every little detail!

Rebecca said...

The colors are awesome together! And I love the mix of patterns. The stars and stripes are very cool together. For working outside of your comfort zone, you did a great job!

Kathy said...

Fantastic! Really love the glittery star. This is a great layout, and I love the papers you used here. So smart to pp the whale, he looks great. Love everything about this one!

Chris said...

i love this one!! the whale with the waves, so cute!!