Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Cat City

One of September's Challenges on ScrapJazz is to create a page using distressing techniques including tearing, sanding, inking. We also have to use die-cuts too, either pre-cut, or cut using our machines.

Unfortunately my crafting mojo seems to have got a bit cheesed off by the rest of me being poorly, and for the first time in a long time I sat looking at all my pretty things and my photos without having the faintest idea of what to do with them. I thought about the challenges while I was out walking, on the bus and on the train; looking for inspiration in adverts, shops, magazines. I concentrated really hard, noticed a plethora of fascinating things which normally would have had me reaching for pen and notebook and hurrying home. But my poor little imagination just folded its arms, shook its head and told me "nope, not playing".

It's possible that DH's call to tell me he was coming home in a few days gave my mojo the kick up the jacksie that it needed. Or maybe I was just feeling better. Who knows? Whatever the reason, I think it's gradually filtering back. I spent yesterday enjoying my turn at the autumn Scrap Whispers main challenge (which I can't show you yet na-na-ne-na-na :-) but it's gorgeous) and today I couldn't wait to get working on today's candy.

I distressed the edge of the paper with an old emery board, tore the photo corners, and sanded "claw-marks" into the paper. I die-cut the journalling spot and distressed the edge. The arrow is also die-cut and inked. I used my new Basic Grey Lemonade papers and letter stickers

The photos are from our visit to Kuching, where there were cats, both statues and the real thing everywhere. The journalling spot reads "a little bird told me" and the arrow points to a sparrow perched on the bronze back of the cat statue, which tickled our fancy.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Fabulous layout! I love the claw marks, thats such a clever idea!