Sunday, May 23, 2010

Shiver Me Timbers! It's Me Kit-Cat Caaaaaard!

Ahoy mateys! Long time no blog - almost a month! Yet my blog is still here, patiently waiting for me to be back in my crafty groove again . . .

I was feeling quite overwhelmed in the crafty department. I did it to myself with grandiose ideas of making all sorts of things for all sorts of people - crocheted market bags, earrings, necklaces, afghans, card purses. Plus I made a promise to myself that I would participate in every challenge issued by my stamping sisters' DTs each week. REALLY? But each project I didn't complete and each challenge that flew by just sapped more and more of my mojo to the point where I just didn't want to do anything. So I decided to disconnect myself from the crafty world for a bit - you know, follow the whole absence makes the heart grow fonder idea. Personally, I think that's bunk in the love & romance category, but it did work for my crafty mojo! And what better way to get back in the groove than with a Kit-Cat card!

It seemed all the Kittens were feeling a little overwhelmed this month, so we meeew-tually agreed to push back the posting until May 16, and some of us made that posting date, and the rest of us, well, uh . . . Here's my card!

Michelle was our May hostess and she sent all the kittens a kit full of yummy papers, wonderful embellies, and an assortment of adorable images from High Hopes! I decided to feature On Guard Oberto who is, well, guarding the awesome treasure map image that I distressed by misting with water, crinkling, then sponging with Tim Holtz inks. I love how the edges look singed!

Next, it was time for embellies. AAARGH!! Where is me bag of embellies??? After days of searching and realizing that they could be misplaced *anywhere* because I have been moving and shuffling things in my craft room (again!), I decided to move forward and use some things from my stash. So I used some brown eyelets and threaded them with twine, then colored up the anchor and lantern images and added them for a little interest. I will find those embellies!

All in all, I like the way it turned out. This was a totally fun card to make, and I'll be sending it to my nephew for his birthday. If you haven't already, be sure to visit the other Kittens to see their creations for May: Michelle, Lorie, Catherine, Jeanette, and Kelly.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a stamptastic day!

Images: High Hopes "On Guard Oberto" "Treasure Map" "Lantern" "Anchor"
Cardstock: Stampin Up!, Martha Stewart
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey "Ambrosia"
Copics: C2,C4,C7,W3,E000,Eoo,E47,E57,R22,R29,Y11,Y21,Y26,YR18,YR23
Embellies: Eyelets, twine, button


Imke said...

Susan, this is amazing. I like the colors and your coloring as well. The map looks really "old" and i like how you used the twine. Really beautiful.

Lorie said...

WOOOHOOO!! You sure rocked this one out of here, Susan!! This is WONDERFUL!! I love the colors, coloring, and especially the way you used the eylets and twine! What a way to jumpstart the mojo. So glad to have you back, and with a bang, at that! Beautiful and I do mean B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!

karen said...

awesome card!! I love the rope details!

Anonymous said...

Susan it's amazing! I LOVE the twine - so incredibly clever. I'm stealing that idea for sure. Your coloring is to die for - just love it all. You've done my little kit proud for certain sure!

Hugs to you sweet Susan...

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Susan, your card is absolutly awesome! I love it! Your coloring is amazing and I love the eyelets and hemp embellishments!

MiamiKel said...

Ohhhhh I am so bummed! I had a comment posted here a week ago and see it's not here - it was gobbled by the blog monstah! :)

SUS! This is a drop dead gorgeous creation! I love the darling layout you've created with a superb colored Oberto! And the map - perfect touch, especially to fray/distress the edges - nice touch!

One of my faves of yours - which is hard to say since they are all my faves!

::::: standing ovation! Claps hands! ::::::

Hope you are having a SUPAH time at the beach!


djones said...

Fabulous card. Love the way you used the brads and the twine for rope. You are so creative.