Friday, 1 June 2018

The Look of Innocence

Hello.  Welcome.  June, and here in my corner of Norway the heat wave continues.  I'm melting, I'm melting!!  The colours for the Rubber Dance challenge this month have me thinking of cool blue lagoons and beaches, although I should think anyone on the beach is doing the gekko dance.........  I made a project inspired by our cat doing what cats do.  

Looks a bit like our cat.  And there have been a few suspicious puddles of feathers around the garden, but I don't complain if it's a mouse!!

I started with a base card from Taylored Expressions in a colour called Cookie Monster.  Ooops, that fits the perpetrator perfectly!!  I stamped one of the feathers from Rubber Dance Textured Feathers using masks and Dare 2 B Artsy Midnight Blue dye ink.  I also edged the card with the midnight blue ink making it extra smudgy here and there.  I stamped all over with the words Little Birdie using Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube white ink.  It is readable, but has more a textural role.  Then I decided it needed a bit more so I added some orange and white splatts!

I stamped, embossed and fussy cut Curious Cat and coloured with distress inks and some white gel pen highlights.  I was going to add a sentiment but decided to just let the picture say it's own words!!  Might add one later when the occasion arises.  Actually, these colours are perfect for a masculine make aren't they!!  

The Rubber Dance challenge runs until the end of the month. You can use the colours and/or make a tag.  Don't forget if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can get free worldwide shipping with my code GTFreeShip when you spend over €15!  
Hop over to the blog to check out more amazing inspiration from the team and to link up your make.  See you there.  Hugz

Curious Cat is joining the fun at


  1. Oh how perfect - a feather background for your cat image! Yes, cats will be cats! Thanks for linking up to The House That Stamps Built with your fun card!

  2. This is fabulous Gail, I always love what you make with this cat! Have a fun weekend - try and stay cool, Sue xx

  3. WOW! Such a cool background for your wonderful cat! Even with all the detail in both, you've really made them stand apart with your color choices. Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

  4. Beautiful background, I love all that texture. And that cat is amazing!!! Very cool. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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  5. Mmmm . . . yep, that cat looks like it is looking for trouble! Fabulous background and the blue really makes the cat pop! Thanks for playing with the House That Stamps Built.

  6. this is so amazing!
    love it!

  7. Oh wow that background is awesome. Great colors. Thank you so much for joining us for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, Anything Goes Challenge.


  8. Fabulous card! I love the colours and how you created the background! Thank you for joining the June challenge of the Country View Challenges!

  9. Oops! cats and birds, a feather storm waiting to happen! Great card, Gail, thank you for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!


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