Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Inspired by a TV Show

Kristen Catalano is the hostess this week at Stampotique Designer's Challenges. Her challenge is "Inspired by a TV Show or a Movie". Here's what she had to say about her challenge.
"This week I want to see what you can create that is inspired by one of your favorite TV shows or movie."
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!! Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenges!

My card  was inspired by a National Geographic special about the birds of the rain forest. As I watched it, I was joined by a feline friend, who got very involved with the show.

Here's my card with the cockatoo from Stampotique's Birdy Up (Kira Nichols) and Happy Bird-Day (Carol's Collection) .

Here's the photo of Flash, our Tuxedo cat watching the Nature special.

Birdy Up is one of my favorite stamps because it has four wonderful birds on it. It's incredibly versatile because you can use all four of the birds, of the birds, or any combination. Birdy Up was stamped five times with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts). The cockatoo or cockatiel (I honestly don't know which it is) was fussy-cut from each impression and the other birds were put aside for another day. The birdies were colored with Copic markers, then edged with Black Pitt Artist pen (Faber Castell).

Black cardstock was die-cut with two of the dies from the Card Creator Nestabilities die set (Spellbinders) to form the frame of the television. A small rectangle was also die-cut to become the base of the television set. Blue cardstock was die-cut to become the television screen and rope-patterned Washi tape (Little B) was added for a perch. The fussy-cut birds were adhered to the blue cardstock, which was then placed behind the frame. I would have added an acrylic overlay, but I wasn't feeling up to the challenge of getting a decent photo of a highly reflective surface.

Vellum was cut and adhered to a card base. Black cardstock was die-cut with my Curious Cat die (Poppy Stamps). White Pitt Artist pen was used to add white socks, nose, and chest to the cat die-cut. Green glitter pen (Sakura) was used to add the eye to the cat!

The TV set was adhered to the card front and the detailed cat die-cut was added to create teh scene.

Happy Bird-Day was stamped with Jet Black StazOn ink (Imagine Crafts) onto vellum. The sentiment was cut apart and adhered to the card front. All the vellum bits were outlined with a Grey Multi-liner (Copic) to make them stand out a bit more.

I had added a sparkly green circle to the lower left of the television to become the on/off sensor, but it seems to have gone missing. Bummer.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
• Show Us Your Pussies Challenges: Furrything Goes
Come and Get It Challenges: Things with Wings
Animal Friends Challenges: Birds


  1. This is brilliant Kathi, made me laugh, and Flash is a beauty xx

  2. Brilliant, especially love how you captured the moment and were able to share it. Fab!

  3. Wow, a lot of thoughts, time and work went into this card. Love the colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Come and Get It Challenge.

  4. Love it!! What a great idea. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  5. Hahahaha - how awesome !!! This is just super. I love those crazy little birds and it's very cl;ever how you depicted your fabulous kitty watching his show :-D
    Thank you very much for coming over to purr along at SUYP Cats Challenges :-D

    IKE xx

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  6. Kathi, I love both your creations for this weeks challenge. Awesome!

  7. wonderful creation
    Thanks for joining us at Animal Friends
    Hugs Anja

  8. What a cool card. Beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends.

  9. Wow, this is absolutley great! I love how you transferred the photo into this card. Wohoooo! Applause!!!! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at the Animal Friends. Creative regards from stempelfrida