Friday, April 20, 2012

My turn, my turn, my turn!!!

Can you see me waving my arms around, hollering that it's my turn?!? Yes, it's my turn to play hostess this time for Guylou's Inimitability. This time around, we're doing a "crazy cat lady" color challenge. Ok, it is true. I am verging on becoming the crazy cat lady. Or, so I am told by my 15 year old nephew. According to his teenage wisdom, if I get even one more cat, that will officially push me into crazy cat lady territory. For the record, I have three. They're all siamese and full of personality. The two of I've had the longest are sealpoints, and were the inspiration for this challenge. I want you to make a card inspired by the color of a sealpoint siamese, which is to say, blue for the eyes and brown and cream for the fur. Here's a picture of my girls to give you some idea:
Aren't they beautiful? I know that I'm biased, but I can't help but think that in this case, I'm also right!!!

G is also helping you out by giving away her image cat on a fence for free. You've only got 24 hours to snatch it up! Even if you miss out, just go buy it. One, it's precious. Two, G's prices are extremely reasonable. Three, everyone will love a card you make with one of her kitty images.

Speaking of cards, I guess I should show you mine. Mother's Day is just around the corner. My mother-in-law has two grey cats who love to sit in the window and watch the world go by. This image seemed perfect.
Now, I probably went a little too turqouise-y with my blue, so I tossed in some blue more reminiscent of siamese kitty eyes in the flowers and on the pot. I colored this adorable image with copics, added some glossy accents to the nose and some ivory flowersoft to the flower. The background paper reminded me of the paneling in my inlaws' house. Yes, they still have way too much paneling. I colored a doily with some brown ink and put it down below the flowers, which are a mixture of Wild Orchid Crafts and cheapo Dollar Store finds. The cool shutters are from Michael's Recollections collection. I love them.

You have until 10:00 EST on May 4th to enter the challenge. Come on, be a crazy cat lady with me! Pretty please!?!?


Chana said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! You absolutely rocked this design, teamie! I love it!

Big Hugz,

Kim Kelley said...

Very pretty Gina! Ilove love love the shutters. Simply gorgeous! HUGS

Starla B. said...

This is so adorable! I just love your kitty kats. Your card is gorgeous. I love the window, especially the siding. Perfect! Thanks for the link to the bride and groom beers. I think it will be perfect. I am a little hesitant to use pictures from the web since I don't know if they're copyrighted, but I guess as long as I don't claim them as mine and don't post pictures it might be ok...? I'll show them to my coworker and see what she thinks. Thanks again!!

Gine said...

Jumped over from the blogpost at
Love your work and love your blog

Have a nice week

Roxann said...

This is so beautiful, Gina! Love the shutters and window box. I think your kitties are gorgeous!

Guylou Beland said...

Thanks for such a great challenge! Those colors were so fun to play with. As per your card... well does Masterpiece means anything to you? It's a work of art!!! I am in awe!!!

Izzy Anderson said...

Gina, this is stunning. I love the scene you created. Beautiful work.

Jane said...

This is gorgeous! I love the shutters! hugs, Jane x

julieprice3 said...

What a wonderful scene you've created, I love the shutters, very clever
Hugs Julie P

Patricia Garcia said...

Love the Shutters, what a cute cat image and the adorable flowers too!


Sandra said...

Hi Gina, it was so nice to read your lovely comment on my blog today. I am glad you popped over from Carla's blog. I thought I would come and have a peek at your pretty cats and your crafty skills too. Yes indeed, you cats are very beautiful. Your card making skills aren't too shabby either girlie. I hope to see you again now that we know about each other, take care crafty lady :)S