Saturday, March 29, 2014

Rise and Shine

It's a very dreary day, actually it's been dreary for a few days now but yesterday I got a delivery from the Cat's Pajamas so I was happy to spend the day indoors playing with paper and ink.  The gray section in the middle lifts up to reveal the paper pieced bun bun under his stripey umbrella.  It looks pretty dull and flat in the photo but the layers give it some oomph in real life.

The layout for this card is based on a Retro Sketch challenge that has already closed.   I liked the idea of a cut out with something fun peeking through.  I decided to use it even though the challenge was over.  In order to play with some of my new TCP toys I combined this week's challenge "Make a card that has clouds in it" with the sketch.  Actually, the card has clouds removed from it, eventually one was added .

The cut out clouds don't reveal much of bun bun, so here's a photo of him in his yellow wellies.  

Plaids and stripes, or houndstooth check work well for masculine cards so I've kept the embellishments down to a couple of pearls for a dash of color, in the corner.  

Here's the deets:
stamp - the Cat's Pajamas "Rise and Shine"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and "London Fog"
paper - Stampin' Up "Baked Brown Sugar" card stock and "Howlstooth and Scaringbone" dsp; My Favorite Things "Steel Blue"
miscellaneous - copics; The Cat's Pajama's "Cloud Border" Cut Ups; Spellbinders Circle dies; Queen and Co Silver Pearls

Here's the challenges:
the Cat's Pajamas TCPTUES262 - Make a Card that has clouds on it
Speedy Fox and Friends #205 - Use a Negative from a die
Allsorts week 252 - Use Those Dies
Sister Act #50 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz 224 - Anything Goes

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  1. Thanks for joining our challenge at allsorts Tracy xx

  2. Super cute! I like how paper pieced all of bun bun! So fun!!

  3. What a darling card - made me smile. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends challenge!

  4. I love the peek of the bunny underneath the cloud border cut out! Fabulous card Chris!

  5. What a fun card! Really love that fab DP you used on this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. love that layout! Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

  7. What a clever card Good job........Lis MFP

  8. What a super card. I love the design. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  9. Super duper cute! Love your negative die flip top! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends this week!


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