Sunday, May 1, 2022

Master Recycler

     I'm recycling an old QKR Stampede DT card because I thought I had a card done for this May 1 challenge, and it turns out I missed making one even though I have worked ahead and have cards for the next 5 QKR Stampede challenges!  I've done a copy and paste of the original post from April, 2013, 9 years ago.  The image, "Alley Cat," is just as cute now as it was back then but now it has a die shaped for the image!  Check it out.

     For any of you who are regular followers of my blog, or even for those who are visiting for the first time but have seen the feline photos I have, it must be obvious that I'm a cat lover.  I use that to preface what I'm going to say next.

     Someone in my neighborhood has an orange tabby cat who must weight 50 pounds, can raid garbage cans better than a bear in a national park and, for some reason, he has decided that my particular can has the best 'recycle-ables' around!   There is no keeping him out if he decides to get in, and he doesn't clean up his messes!  Grrrrrrr  This card is done in his honor.  :-D

     The image is from QKR Stampede.  I colored it with ProMarkers, then die cut it with a Wonky Squares die from Spellbinders.  Both the chevron and striped papers are from DCWV's "Linen Closet" stack. 

     I used a stippling brush and three different Tim Holtz distress ink pads on the card base and the image.  Ever since I saw someone using a stippling brush at a craft get-togethers, I find that I like the effect even better than sponging.  I'm hooked!  I added the three hand-punched flowers with centers hand-colored as the only embellishments.  This is a masculine card so I prefer lots of layers to lots of flowery or glittery embellies.


     Come play with us and remember that we choose two winners each challenge plus our Top 3 or 5.  One winner is someone who has used a QKR Stampede (or our sister company, Eureka Stamps) image, and the second used an image from any other company.

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Arlene said...

Cute and funny card and I love your description of the tabby cat this card is modeled after. LOL

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our "Anything Goes" challenge this month.

Chris said...

It's a fabulous card- great design and image, perfect choice of colours! I hope the bin-raiding cat appreciates the honour! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz (and for making me smile!)

Linby said...

Unfortunately we only allow new work at Allsorts challenge so this isn't eligible.