Thursday, June 11, 2009

There's a NEW sheriff...!

Well, if it looks like I've been in a creative rut, you can pretty much count on the fact that I'm going to cough up something... a little.... country AND western! YEEEE HAW! And shor' as shootin', I did!

How's about a little old kitty cowgirl, gettin' her "sheriff-on!" Chasin' some hoodlums out of town with a BANG! That was today's inspiration for my contribution to this week's CPS 119 sketch!

Miss Kitty is about as shor' and sassy a "cowgirl" kitty/sheriff as you're gonna get! I got her from The Cat's Pajamas! They are the grooviest stamp company I've seen, right outta the good old Golden Gate of San Francisco, not far from where I call home! I was the proud and FORTUNATE beneficiary of this great stamp set that I got to choose after I became the lucky winner from CPS a few months back! I was brand spankin' new to "challenges" at the time, and I was DEE-lighted to get my hands on this baby! Believe it or not, I'd been playing around with some ideas to use this very set for this week's CPS challenge when I heard from the lovely and amazing Alma de la Rosa, the owner and purveyor of all things crafty, unique and fun at The Cat's Pajamas! She was SO kind and dear, after I sent her a sample of my work that I made for the CPS challenge immediately following the speedy shipment of my stamps...! She surprised me, in a wonderful way, by posting my card today and that just fired me up further, to do something with more of her stamps!

SO SORRY about the blur factor! I wanted you to see the detail shot of how I colored and paper pieced the back side of "Miss Kitty" but apparently my camera thought that the bottle of paint was far more interesting: at least you get the idea and hopefully not a headache! Doh!

I'm still carrying a strong torch for Basic Grey's "sugared" collection. Sometimes I use bits from the sample/cover art, where they feature small squares and rectangles of the patterns scaled down to show color and patterns.... These are awesome to make embellishments and use on cards! Again, sorry for the crappy photography. I was so excited I forgot to check the quality of the images... Remember, I'm an ARTIST not a photographer! :o)

Oh, goodness: Is that the most low-down and foreboding looking crew of P E N G U I N ever saw? {Don't answer that! Just oogle at the cuteness of the images!} These guys are fun! Look at how the gesture of the drawings imply movement! I LOVE that! I can almost hear cartoon background music...! Don't worry, I won't input any lyrics... today.

And: the artsy shot. Makes me feel like I know what I'm doing.... if you can just forgive the blurry "action" shots! But hey, we had fun! Right? I sure hope so! Don't forget how much it rocks my world to hear from you! And if you think of it, go by Almas's blog, dancing in pajamas and say "howdy!" I'd be doubly honored if ya tell 'em I sent ya! Thanks, ya'll!


C/S - Stampin' Up! (except for mirrored - Bazzil)
P/D - Basic Grey
Ink - Versa Fine, Staz-On and Stampin' Up!
Clearly Heavy Transparency - Hambly
Photo Corners - Canson
Twine - ?
Star Punch - McGill


Rosemary said...

That is some rootin' tootin' goodness, girlie! Your "cowgirl" kitty is well, THE CAT'S PAJAMAS!!! Another awesome card!!

Karen said...

Elise! Glad to see your work spotlighted! I loved that Cat's Pajamas card you made with your bounty. And this one is another great! Great idea to use the packaging....I'm never gonna be able to throw out or recycle (recycle....not reuse!) anything again, am I?! :>

Dana Gustafson said...

Go ahead cowgirl, make my day..... oh wait! YOu HAVE! This is so stinking cute and inspired. Alma is gonna love this one too! I loves me a tough cowgirl in a PINK skirt and hat!!

Linda aka Oz said...

Oh Elise that is a great Miss Kitty. She rules this town and has my attention for sure. Love the card darlin. I also have used the front of that marvelous Basic Grey collections. I was into BG before they introduced the 6x6 pads. So the front cover and the tag sheet were the only way to get a smaller scale. So here I blab on when what I need to do is go WhoooHOOO Girl love your CARD!!!! hehe Linda aka Oz

SannaS said...

WOW!! Gorgeous card! Love it! All the cowboys are just so fab!! =)
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words!
Hugs, SannaS

Alanna said...

What a great card Elise. I love these stamps. They are so stinkin' cute.

Thanks for the visit and comment on my blog. I too love comments. Have a great day.

Alma de la Rosa said...

What and an awesome card Elise. I love the fact that you colored AND paper pieced on the back of the acetate. So clever.

Vickilyn said...

This card is SUPER cute!! I love those penguins!!

Amy Rohl/rohla said...

Absolutely darling!

Kate Riley said...

Your paper choices are just so fabulous. I want to make pillows out of those patterns !

Yeehaw kitty cat.

Toni said...

FABULOUS card!! Love how you showcased Sprinkle!