Thursday, August 19, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #9

Isn't this little kitty cute! I'm going to call it a he, so he is a Penny Black Stamp. This weeks inspiration photo at Papercraft Star featured several hot air balloons and some beautiful muted pink, browns, and blues. At least that's what I saw. :) It never ceases to amaze me at just how different each one of us can interpret the same scene.
The October Afternoon paper on the left is a map of London so it kind of looks like kitty is flying over the city with his balloons! Wish I could fly over there. Sigh! There's so much incredible history to be explored in the British Isles. Just the thought of all those old castles and beautiful landscapes gets my heart jumping.
This card made me happy, even if I can't go to London. The colors are my favorites and I feel like I'm pushing just a little bit out of the creativity bounds that I call normal. I think I'm growing, at least I hope I am. I know that I'm getting a LOT faster at making a card. :) Here's the ingredient list for my little cat's flying adventure.

Paper: Recollections cardstock, October Afternoon, The Paper Studio, Strathmore Water Color paper
Stamp: Penny Black Bubbly Collection
Inks+: Tattered Rose and Antique Linen Disstress Ink, Derwent Water Color pencils
Tools: Nestabilities Classic Ovals large (S4-110), Classic Scalloped Ovals Large (S4-111), Standard Circles large (S4-114), Martha Stewart Branch and Doily border punches, sewing machine
Miscellaneous: Offray ribbon, beads, Prima mini roses and flowers

Thanks for popping in to visit. Make sure you get your entries in for the Papercraft Star challenge this week before noon tomorrow and then come back and vote. Remember, everybody gets two votes--one for a participant and one for a DT member. This weeks prize is a $10.00 gift certificate to Papertrey Ink! Remember, DT members are not eligible for prizes, so one of YOU will win! Break out all those supplies and show us whatcha got.


~* steph :) *~ said...

what an adorable card, tracy! i love how kitty is flying over the city, too cute! your flowers are pretty :)! love how you inked up the image. thanks for sharing and have a great nite! *hugs* steph :)

Unknown said...

That's what's so lovely about it Tracy, to see beyond the picture! This card is so adorable and the background paper really gives the idea as if the kitty is actually flying over the city. Pretty! Enjoy your weekend :-)

Regan said...

I wish I could fly over there with you! :) Adorable card! I saw those colors!! Great colors, cute image and the flowers are gorgeous! Very nice card Tracy!!


Nancy said...

This is just gorgeous Tracy! Those muted tones are incredibly beautiful! My daughter recently came home from a tour of Europe. Don't you think she should have had her Mother with her? Instead I get to scrapbook all her pictures! lol...Nancy :)

Kristina said...

Let's just all fly over there, together! (now looking who is dreaming..hehe)
I just love this card much to look at. The map paper, the ribbon, the border punch...etc etc...It's all just fantastic!

Suzy said...

Gorgeous card Tracy! I love those flowers. I need that border punch too!

♥Jan♥ said...

There is something about that kitty that just cracks me up. I totally love that you did this over the city map - very very creative thought. When I compare your card to mine, you are so right, it is amazing how differently we interpret, and yet the same feeling remains. (This was my favorite PCStar challenge yet.) Wonderful work Tracy.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I like that DP, lovely creation!
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Suzanne C said...

What a cute and fun idea! Love the kitty flying across the map. Sweet card! (One of these times I will play along. :)

Unknown said...

I ABSOLUTELY love love love this card Tracy! I am a kitty lover (so cards with kitties always make me smile)... and well, this one is so much fun, oh and I love your choice of muted colors... it's purrrrrfect! :-)

Catherine Schroeder said...

Three things I love!
1 Kitties
2 Border punches
3 flowers!
Great job! Such a cute little card!

Xushenka said...

This card is super-cute! =) And the beads on the ribbon are so creative and pretty!

CraftySil said...

What an adorable card Tracy! I love, love, all the colors you've used...I have this set of stamps and never thought to use "him" like this. Simply adorable!