Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 335 - Add Dimension

Unlike Julius Caesar, we've have made it past the Ides of March! Personally I mentally celebrate every "Ides of" during the winter months knowing it brings us closer to warmer temperatures. That said, welcome to a Tuesday Throwdown sponsored by Sami Stamps. The challenge this week is to add dimension to your creation. Not always an easy feat for someone who generally does clean and simple.

I chose to work with Sami Stamps SneakyWhiskers2. Seeing this image immediately took me back to when we lived in the country. The previous occupants moved and deserted their outdoor cats, two of which were expectant mothers. Thankfully we were located in the country and surrounded by cornfields so they earned their keep by mousing. My last count was 17 little and 5 adult kitties. They are the inspiration for my card.

I filled a card sheet with the kitty images, cut a small border around them and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I didn't want them to be too realistic looking, going for a more humorous look to match the sentiment. The grass was cut with an Amuse die and the fence is something I've had in my stash for years - a doll house supply on clearance for less than a quarter at the time. Sunflowers also from old stash and butterfly was punched twice from some watercolor experimenting with Peanut, glued together and edged with black marker.  Assembly took a while as I wanted the kitties to pyramid a bit; Zot dots to the rescue. Simply rolled the small dots to give dimension and added to the chest of each kitty and pressed behind the previous row. Once assembled, I printed the sentiment on a 5 x 7" card and added clouds. The last row of kitties have rolled Zots on the back and Zot's zip glue lines were added to the fence which adhered everything to the card.

I honestly love this card and the curious look on the faces of the kitties. I certainly hope it brings a smile to yours.

Now that I've shown you mine, I can't wait to see yours! Head over to Sami's as there are lots of great images to use for dimension and then be sure to enter into the Tuesday Throwdown, Challenge 335. You can't win if you don't enter.

Parting thought:
 "Cats are smarter than dogs. 
You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow"
Jeff Valdez


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Marybeth. It was fun to play with.

  2. Love the image. This is so cute.

  3. In my 'perfect' world, I would definitely be the crazy cat lady!! The more the better!! Love this card and their expressions....cute, cute, cute!! The fence is perfect!

    1. Terri, my version of perfect would mean they are toilet trained! 😄

  4. I LOVE This adorable design Birdie. Totally cute!!!!

    1. Thanks Rachelle, it was such a fun image to play with.

  5. Beautiful design and amazing coloring. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

  6. Oh my gosh! This is so adorable!! I love it when I can make something I really enjoy and get "stuff" I've had around used up too!! Great job ;)

  7. This is SUPER cute, but you KNOW I am cat bias! lol. Very nicely done, B. So many details in the making of this card. Love it!

  8. This is adorable Birdie. So fun. Love the scene you created.