2 September 2008

Home Sweet Home

The Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week is 'Stars and Stripes'. For my card I used another PB cat stamp 'Home sweet home', I love these cats although I'm a bit wary of them IRL!!! I stamped it with versafine onyx black twice and coloured with Ranger Distress Inks. The second image I used for just the window shutters, cut these out and attached them to the complete image with dimension tape. I used two thicknesses of dimension tape so that the shutters would be slightly angled. The decoupage doesn't show that well in the photopgraph, I might take another picture and replace this one. I put the card blank through the Cuttlebug in the distressed stripes folder to give me the stripes element of the challenge and inked over it and around the edges with distress inks and a sponges. The image panel is mounted on Pumpkin coloured Bazzil Bling and also raised up on dimension tape. I punched a star from the Bazzil Bling and placed top left for the stars element. TFL.

Back soon,
Chris

15 comments:

LOUISE said...

Fab card Chris, love the colouring. LOuise x

kath said...

wow chris you've rocked the challenge with this one - love how you created the shutters and great colour as always - love the image too - thanks for playing along at PBSC this week
Love
Kath
xxxx

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous card Chris. Love the scene you created with your cuttlebug for the house.Gorgeous colours, made me laugh though about you being wary of the little kittys.This one looks so innocent on your card.
kim x

Rach said...

This is a fantastic design Chris, so clever of you to make the shutters look on an angle your little kitty looks so sweet sat in the window ledge..Hugs Rachxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Stunning card Chris, such a great little scene you have created. Hugs Nikki x

cats whiskers said...

Love Love Love it. That Image is so cute, he looks as if he is sitting on the windowsill of a house in Canne, so french. I love the way you have 3d the shutters, just what we expect from you honey something different. Hugs Jacqui x

Sue said...

Hi Chris... i love it! what a brilliant card such a fabby idea with the stripes too:)

Sue
xx

Tara said...

Love your card, especially the way the shutters are raised! xx

traciejane said...

Fabulous card Chris - very cute. Love the little scene you've created and your colouring is gorgoeus. Fab work, thanks for joining us this week :)x

Love to Doodle! said...

Beautiful card...adore the colours and fabby colouring...x

Beth said...

This is brilliant! I love the decoupage technique you've used and the colours are fab! Thanks for joining in!

Taniaj said...

this is just beautiful, love it all. You could just stoke that cat Tx

Eveline said...

That looks fantastic. Love the way you did the shutters.
Eveline.

Bev said...

I am gobsmacked!! Absolutely amazing work Chris!!! Love the shutters - brilliant touch

hugs Bev x

Michele said...

Love this card Chris, great idea.
Reminds me of my holiday with the blue shutters.
Michele
x