30 January 2013

Paper smooches Sparks challenge 28th jan-3rd feb

it has been a while since i entered a paper smooches sparks challenge. i think the last time was when it was just one challenge not different things each week...that WAS a while ago! but between juggling the kids and getting a bunch of work with practical publishing putting work in magazines like Australian simply cards and Australian paper craft essentials i have been quite the busy bee! not to mention doing my usual posts for the Fiskars blog.




So anyways, this challenge was Picture Perfect.


And here is the pic......



I was stumped  for a little while then i cracked open the new nine lives set from paper smooches. i brought this set cause....well i buy anything with cats on it!

but i had not had the chance to use it yet!
so after a bit of thinking i came up with this card......


To create this card i embossed with white embossing powder the little fish skeletons from the nine lives stamp set on the orange card.
Then i stamped the cat onto some patterned paper ( echo park-a walk in the park paper set) cut him out and added bobble eyes and used a white marker to make his teeth stick out.
This little cat stamp just reminds me so much of my cat Loki!
then using My favorite things jumbo fishtail banner staz dienamics i cut out a grey and white banner, adhered them together then stamped my sentiment and added the cat.
i used 3D foam dots to adhere this all to my card!

I really like how this has turned out. i was not sure of the colours at first but i will be totally using this color combo again!!!

If you would like to join in with the challenge all you need to do is link up your cards HERE.

Tara :)

9 comments:

Shannon J said...

Awesome card!! I just love how you created your background! And the design is perfect :)

Muffin said...

Just gorgeous!

Morag said...

Cute background... I am a sucker for anything cat too!

Jill Neary said...

i love your card - just brilliant!

MichelleZ said...

Fun card! Those fish heads make an awesome design. And I'm lovin those googlie-eyes!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

cute, love the fish bone background!!!!

Lisa Arana said...

so clever to use the fish stamp to create the background pattern. fabulous! thanks so much for playing with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I just love love love that background stamping! LOVE that kitty too! This is an awesome card! You nailed it! THANKS so much for joining in the fun over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge-- hope you join in the fun with this week's polka dot challenge:) <3

Emily Leiphart said...

So cute! LOVE the background!