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Monday, November 9, 2009

Are you the Cat or the Fish?

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice

Good morning! This is my first post as a member of the Whimsy Stamps Challenge DT! How exciting!!! Denise, the owner of the company, was so kind and sent me some stamped images to play with until my stamps arrive. The challenge this week is to use watercoloring on your creation. No prob for me, since that is how I have been doing all of my coloring as of late.


I chose this cute cat with fishbowl for my card. I immediately was thinking of a twist on the old saying, "some days you are the cat, some days you are the fish." So with that in mind, I created my sentiment. The cat was covered with several shades of ink and then stippled with vanilla craft and brown to help give a bit more definition. The technique for the fish bowl I came upon accidentally. I had covered the whole bowl with crystal effects that was taking forever to dry. I decided to give it a quick shot with my heat fun from below the cardstock, when it started to bubble from overheating. I thought this would make a cool look to the bowl, so just continued heating for a few more seconds.

Paper is from Michael's Recollection series. trim is from JoAnn's, buttons are from both my vintage stash and Making Memories.

Have a great Monday! and no matter how your day is going, remember that you are not alone. Cat or fish, God is there! and me, too! love ya!
Jennifer

13 comments:

Scrap2day said...

This is adorable! The water looks so real! Great job!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what a super card and such a fabulous "discovery". and how sweet of you to share!

hugs,

Anita said...

Cute card! & Congrats!

Sew Many Cards said...

LOL- Adorable!

The Wired Angel said...

Adorable card Jennifer... I'm feelign a bit feisty today.. so I'll say I'm a cat! Hugs, Peggy

Jennifer said...

That is so adorable! How cool that you came upon the water tech all by accident. Great card!

Crystal said...

Jen, this is CUTE ! Love the colors and all the extras touches! Congrats on your DT spot!

Gina said...

This is great Jennifer! The water looks amazing.

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh how cool! love when "accidents" find new way of doing something! havent been here in a couple of days and just finished looking at your posts - wow, you do great work! looking forward to seeing what you do with your new stamps!

love the "cat or fish", can be either in a blink of the eye LOL !!

TannyP said...

Perfect water, Jen! A fabulous job =)

thinker said...

so cute!!! that's just the way life seems some days.... and today I'd say I'm the fish - it's just been one of "those" mornings!! But SO thankful that regardless whether one feels like the cat or the fish God is still in control!!!! YAY!!!

Anne said...

Whata fab effect on your fishbowl :)

How are you doing Jennifer? Missed seeing an entry to Twisted Thursday from you, hope you're doing ok?

Hugs
Anne

JazzyH said...

Adorable!