Wednesday, 18 November 2015

SDC 222 - At the movies

The challenge this week over on the Stampotique blog  is, "At the movies".
My initial thought was oooooo so cool, followed by bother what am I going to to.

This week the challenge was set by Corrie Herriman this is what she has said about the theme.

"Make something this week inspired by the movies or a movie star and as always, have fun!!!"

So here goes this is what I've come up with.

"That Darn Cat", originally made in 1965 and re-made in 1997. I must admit I wasn't born in 1965 not far off tho and growing up the original film with Hayley Mills was one of my favourites along with Parent Trap (again the original). We always had cats growing up and still have them now  (only 2 tho) they each have their own character,  Penny - female tabby aka viscous kitty. Thomas - male tabby/white adopted when his mummy sadly left us, very much a loving lap cat but aka killer!
Last week I came back from taking my youngest to the cinema  (teacher training day) to find an adult squirrel placed neatly on the door step as stiff as a board.

Back to the project. I decided on a journal page, this is how it was made.
Many, many moons ago I discovered die cutting and have a huge selection of old style, what I call chunky dies collecting dust. In amongst these was a film strip, yeah! Perfect for this weeks challenge.  A Stampotique  kitty was stamped onto acetate as if he was walking, the film strip caught him at a different points. I then flipped over the acetate and applied a yellow and amber alcohol ink to give an aged look.
 I used watercolour paper as a base to spray Lindy's inks onto. Followed by random stamping of a wall stamp and another stamp to create a Grounding at the bottom of the page.

Various stamps were "stamped" onto watercolour card, coloured and added to the journal page. The black squares were waste from the die cut film and pin wheel used on another project. I felt I wanted to use them to add an extra layer of interest. Stitching was added to the edges in black.
Good old Dymo added the title.

Here are a few more photos. I love the spray texture that has come through on the water colour paper.

Pop on over to the Stampotique Challenge site for more inspiration.

I know I'm early this week but I'm hoping to start Christmas cards tomorrow as hubby is away in London (working)  so I have my craft space to work in. Yeah!

Happy Crafting everyone!

Sue X


  1. Such a clever journal page. I love how you used the film strip die-cut with the transparency to make the kitty look as though he's moving. I also love the scene that you created with the fence, birds, and the other cat!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  2. Loving all the lovely details and different stamps used.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

  3. Great journal page ! Thank you so much for joining in my challenge this week !
    Corrie x

  4. What a beautiful and clever interpretation of this week's theme! Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique DC!

  5. Wow you did an awesome job! <3
    Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen


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