Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Super Model Gato... And Congrats to Andrea!




I really think that my kitty thinks she is a Super Model! One she loves to get in my photo tent and I think she actually likes and poses for photographs. Two she eats in little tiny portions numerous times a day. Three her best friend is a dog. and - Four she is a party animal! She loves to hang from my curtains, no literally! Well you all are probably tired of Gato photos but these two from this morning were too good to not share -
I do have a card for today too! I am loving the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog. I have to say before this past few weeks, I have made maybe one snow card. Really snow is one thing that here in Texas snow is a rare thing. At my age I have only seen measurable snow here 2 or 3 times. But I will say I have had fun making them this week. And Charlie with his snowballs was the perfect chance to "play" with some snow! I colored him with my Copics and then cut him out leaving a base at the bottom for more snow. I then used fabric puff paint and carefully colored in the snow balls leaving the black lines showing, didn't want them to just look like a pile of snow. Put that aside to dry.
Then went to work on the sketch from this weeks challenge. This week the sketch was designed by Heather and it is a great one. I went through my stash of papers and found a handful of papers that all matched and had a snow pattern. I don't know who the maker is as they are not marked, but I think they may be Cloud 9 as I remember getting a pack of the winter collection a year or so ago. I decided to go with white card stock as the base, with a background of a dark teal blue. Followed the sketch with my pattern papers, and found two ribbons that I liked and stacked them. Each one did not look right alone, but when I put them together they seemed perfect. I matted Charlie with the same card stocks. Doodled the edge with a dot and snowflake pattern, and then used two large silver pieces as my embellishments on the corner, I think they look like snowflakes. Used white brads for the corners and ta da! I like it... I think it is the snow.... Fun huh!

Now I also have to Congratulate Andrea! She emailed me and I do believe she is excited that she won! I again thank each of you for helping me celebrate! I'll start thinking now what I will do next time, cuz this one may be a hard one to top! I mean really me giving away a whole bunch of donkeys was super special!
Gotta get going, Hubby is gone for an hour or so and if I hurry I can do some blog surfing before he gets back and wants me to stand, hold, get or do... it is a pain being the "helper" in his projects, but it is my job what can I say.
HUGS and I hope you all have a great Thursday and remember... get inky!

23 comments:

Suzanne said...

Oh I am loving this snow effect paint stuff!! it is brilliant and it all looks so great on the dark blue card. Congratulations to Andrea enjoy and finally that little Gato is just too cute. Sue :o)

Anita said...

The snow looks real! I love the colors you choose. Very Beautiful.

Claudia Rosa said...

ooohhh... can i have the cat ????? :-)
what a cutie...
sorry sweetie.. love love your card awesome colors

Shary said...

Gato always makes me laugh,lovely pics.
Gorgeous card again Michelle, love the silver embellies!

Heidi said...

WOW the snow looks so reel Michelle, and I really LOVE your card. Its so cute.
And the cat-I just want to cuddle her.And the photos are so beautiful.

Big hug from
Heidi

Andrea said...

Thank you Michelle, i´m really happy!

Hugs, Andrea

Happy Crafter said...

Gorgeous Gato the supermodel love the pics thanks for sharing them and the card is super too love that image :)
Val

Rach said...

what a fantastic model Gato is she is beautiful...
love how you have done your card Michelle the snow looks so effective. and i love the metal snowflakes..they look awesome. xx

Justine said...

O I love all of your animals, thanks for sharing them with us.
ARE you sure IIIIIIIIIIIIII didn't WIN??? I NEED little Donkey's. You have made me WANT them for my very own. OK so I am a cheap wad, I will buy them.
Hugs and thanks for the Opp to win.
Justine

ink'n'rubba said...

oh that cat! and what a fabby card you made with Charlie and the snowballs. We don't get snow very often here in Cornwall, too close to the sea, although I can remember some winters when I was a little girl we had lots of snow - must be the global warming! hugs, annie x

Deb said...

This is wonderful, love the wintery scene! Seeing lots of bioy cards today and it delights me!! Gato is too cute!!

retiredheather said...

Love the card. The colors are perfect. The way you used the brads was great. Oh by the way, I`m sure Andrea is very happy but wasn`t I supposed to win. HA HA. If only that was true.
Heather

dawnmarieg said...

Michelle, Gato is gorgeous, she is such a little poser!!! I have a cat too, a little older than Gato, she's 17!! and eats like a horse or maybe a DONKEY!! lol. I love the card (as always) beautiful colours. Dawn M.x

Ida P. Krause said...

Cute Winter Card, I love the different patterned papers you paired up in your card.
Photos of the adorable Gato are always welcome. What a beautiful cat.
Congrats to Andrea (but drat I wanted those cute donkeys!)

Heather said...

Super cute! Thanks for tring my sketch.

gina said...

gorgeous card, love all the papers
Gina xxx

Allison said...

Great layout and mix of papers for this card!

Heidi said...

Michelle- this charlie card is so cute, I just can't believe it is time for snow cards!
Gato is great, my one cat Nitro will not eat alone, he howls for someone to come and sit on the floor while he eats! Is that crazy?

catt871 said...

Gato is gorgeous!!!!! Your card is amazing!!! I really should get some of those stamps!!!!

Donalda's Blog said...

This is so cute dear I love the colors and your papers dear. Thanks for joining us this week on WOJ

Tracey said...

FAB card, I love your colour choices, they work perfectly with the image

hugs Tracey xxx

Kerry D-C said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay cute card!!! Great job doodling! I am doodle-challenged. hahaha

Dawn said...

Beautiful card - and wow that is a fantastic stamp - And........
Gato is a real Diva - she has such a beautiful elegant face.
I have two fur babies too!

Hugs
Dawn