Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Have a "whaley" good 4th! (CQC #91 & TCPTUES)

Hey there! A quick post, and I'm off to go run... Also, a little news, I am sadly not going to participate in Gallery Idol after all..... **sniff sniff** I realized one of the competition weeks coincides with me being on vacation/away from my supplies and therefore unable to participate. TOTAL bummer :( I made 4 cards for that competition and spent a couple hours on uploading older cards yesterday, so I was VERY sad to realize that. I guess that's what I get for not checking my calendar first! Next time I'll be more careful. 

Here is my card for this week's colourQ #91 and this week's challenge over at TCP TUESDAY! I had a lot of fun with both challenges this week. I haven't had the opportunity to play at The Cat's Pajamas for awhile. Fun to pull out this cute Whale of a Time stamp set. I pulled the colors from this week's colourQ palette:

and I used the sketch from TCP. I turned it on it's side and made a large card 5" x 7." 

I made the whale with my oval cutter and a paper pieced whale. I stamped the waves, fussy-cut them and dry embossed that piece before attaching. The fabric piece with button actually fell off my favorite hat, and then the other button got destroyed by the dog, so I thought it would make a cute card accent instead and maybe I'll fix my hat up with a cute piece of ribbon or something, It actually looks ok plain anyway, but some buttons or ribbon might be fun...... ;) I made the bow at the top with some red baker's twine and some blueberry Divine Twine. Pretty fun, I just made a regular bow and then just tied another bow right on top of the other with the long ends of my twine. 

I hope you like my card! I had alot of fun with it. Have a stellar day! :) 

xoxox, Noelle

supply list: stamps and blue twine: Cat's Pajamas; patterned paper: My Mind's Eye, Stampin' Up!, K&Company, BoBunny; medallion punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; tag punch: EK Success; brass rivets: 7 Gypsies; solid cardstock: Stampin' Up!; black inkpad: Memento; red bakers twine: Crate and Barrel; embossing folder: Cuttlebug; oval cutter: Creative Memories; fabric piece: fell of my hat

DUST IT OFF!: That navy and white swirly paper is SOOOOO old SU!, like some of the first SU! stuff I ever bought, it's not even double sided. Also that tag punch is really really old, and I still use it all the time! Plus, who SAYS that cute embellie that fell off your hat can't be used in papercrafting? Not me! :) 


kasia c. said...

Noelle, This is FABULOUS! I love your adorable little whale and his awesome little hat! :)

I also love that you used a piece that fell off your hat, and those huge eyelets are superb. LOVE it!

Sylvia said...

Love your card, Noelle! It is so fabulous!Love all the details and the texture is wonderful, and you used the right colors!!!!! Have a fun rest of your day!

Jenny said...

Love Love Love!!! Isn't that whale just the cutest guy ever?!?! I {heart} him;) $4? Hahahaha!! Come visit me in Canada and you can try $7+!!! crazy!! Have a great weekend:)

LeAnne said...

This is so cute! Your hat's loss is your card's gain!

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

Such asweet little patriotic whale! I love your little "dust it off" asides. Goodness knows we all have supplies that we need to use (out should use) before purchasing anything new. Great job with the sketch!