Time for Poochie

I promised another sneak peek at The Cat's Pajamas Summer Line, so here it is. This card features Poochie... aka Frankie (get the Gidget reference?) catching a wave. These stamps are just so much fun, I can't wait to find some more time to play with them.

Stamps: The Cat’s Pajamas
Frankie {F-7448 }
Kowabunga {D-7471}
Paper: Memory Box Beach Collection; Bazzill Cardstock; Conqueror Diamond White Cardstock
Ink: Ancient Page - Charcoal Black; Prismacolor pencils
Accessories: Goldfish Brad; Ranger – Orange Peel & Xmas Red Stickles; Basic Grey Notch & Die Cutter Tool




Last night was the tailgate party for VSN (Virtual Stamp Night) and I was able to find time for a few of the challenges. One card in particular left me giddy (yep, that's right... I said giddy! LOL) at how it turned out. When I went to Lila's to stamp a while back, I stamped a few Rubber Romance images she had and I love them so much I've been waiting for just the perfect time to use them. Well, last night the cosmos aligned and I thought of a GRRRR-eat idea and it actually worked! The challenge was to use anything in The Wizard of Oz as inspiration. Well, my brain immediately got to thinking of Dorothy clicking her Ruby Red slippers together, saying 'there's no place like home, there's no place like home." So I decided to do Dorothy cowgirl style with some stylish red boots!

I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol and then accented with Ruby Red, Bashful Blue and Creamy Caramel markers. Next I trimmed the image, doodled some stitches around the edges and sponged with Creamy Caramel ink. I then matted on Real Red card stock and set aside. Next I stamped there's no place like home in Chocolate Chip with my Karen Foster Mini Casual Snap Stamps and sponged around the edges, doodled some stitches and matted on Real Red Cardstock. Next I frantically searched hi and low for my Chocolate Chip reinker and couldn't find it. Oh no! The clock was ticking! I finally gave up the search and grabbed my Ranger Distress Walnut Stain reinker (making sure to blot on scratch paper first) and a stencil brush to rough up the stamped panels a bit. Then I pulled out some Bazzill Brown cardstock, since I didn't have any 12 x 12 chocolate chip and lightly sanded with a sanding block and distressed the edges with my Tonic distressing tool. I tied two pieces of hemp across the end, crossing each other and then tieing together near the top and the bottom. Next I added the 3 Prima flowers with Karen Foster brads for flower centers in the corner, popped the sentiment up on pop dots and added the last bit of X-mas Red Stickles to her boots 2 seconds before my timer went off. Yay! Isn't she beautiful??? :)

18 comments

  1. Love the red boots Julee! I think I have to do a little more research on these RR stamps, they are arousing my curiosity! TFS!

    Amy

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great cards Julee! It's early here in Colorado and the second I saw Poochie I have a song going through my head that is synonymous with surfer dude's (but for teh life of me I can't think of what it is called). These Cat's Pajamas images are so cute. Can't wait to see the release.

    I love that Rubber Romance image! She is perfect with her red boots!

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just love her. And being the donkey chasing diva that I am, that's not a stretch! ;)
    I think I may have to get her!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love both cards. I love the funky paper on your Poochie card. Now...what does that saying mean? Is it a made up word or an English expression I just don't know about.

    I love the boot card. It's gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hey Julee! I LOVE the "Dorothy" Cowgirl! Wizard of Oz is my most favorite movie ever and I love your spin on it! Very cute! And Poochie is adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  6. She is awesome! I just love the "cowgirl" Dorthy idea...you are soooo creative. I really like the knots in the hemp. Great card!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Those red boots rick! Fabulous job!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love the Poochie card...what a fun stamp!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The VSN card is awesome! I cannot believe you can do stuff like that in only 45 minutes! Wow.... (I am not worthy.... I am not worthy....)

    I am so hoping that Poochie has a surfing feline buddy coming too.....

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wonderful cards! I love the girl "kickin' back"! Very cool!

    ReplyDelete
  11. The edging on the card just completes the whole look, you have done a wonderful job! and great interpretation on the wizard of Oz- classic!

    ReplyDelete
  12. AS always your cards rock, love the cowgirl.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Rock on!!! Your cards are fab! I love the red boots. How neat to use the Wizard of Oz with this stamp. I love how you dirtied up the image. Lovely work, as usual!

    ReplyDelete
  14. wow, it amazes me on how versitile your style is. You can to clean and crisp really well then move right onto distressed and vintage. Such a talent!

    ReplyDelete
  15. LOVE the cowgirl! The distressing on right on the image is so perfect for the 'rough and rugged' girl.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow - love the rubber romance cowgirl. I have often admired this stamp, but not known what to do with her. Your card is awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  17. oohh frankie is a must have! I have watched Gidget so many times...One of my favorites. I don't have any Cat's Pj's..will have to check them out.

    I love the RR set! I do have a few of those...So many stamps...so little time! Great job! Chris

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for taking the time to brighten my day with a comment! I love hearing from you.

Back to Top