Friday, April 16, 2010

Curious Camping

Hello Tea potters!! Here is my take on this week's teapot challenge - a tribute to Markie's Mom!! Faith has a cat called Speedy, who sounds an awful like one of mine, Midnight, who gets into EVERYTHING!! So this week's challenge was to figure something out to keep Speedy busy while the tea potters invaded Faith's house for tea, and her hubby & son took off to get away from us!
So this is my story:
While our hostess with the mostess comments gets everything ready for tea, Speedy is being shipped off to California for a week-long trip with his California cousins he's never met. One of his cousins, Midnight, gets into as much trouble as he does, and her sister Mittens is right behind her. You know, kitty see, kitty do, kind of stuff.
So my son and hubby are just glutton for punishment because they are being shipped off for the camping trip with Speedy and his cousins to the mountains and beautiful Yosemite Valley where the cats can meow and create a scene as much as they want and the tea potters back in Florida won't be able to hear them at all.
Now, using Kittie747's watercolor landscape tutorial on SCS, I took several inks and stamp sets including one of hers from Rubbernecker stamps to create my camping scene, background, and inside of the card.

The watercolor landscape technique is not as hard as it looks as I've used it more than once on cards, as the results are just fantastic!! You should give it a try!
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Speedy The Cats Friends, Stampin Up Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, Loads of Fun, Rubbernecker Cause A Scene Master Set, Stampscapes Crooked Branches
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Java, PTI Raspberry Fizz, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Landscape, Stampin Up! Kiwi Kiss, Certainly Celery, Garden Green
Cardstock: White, Stampin Up! Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Pop Dots, Vintage Brads, Glue Dots, Craft Knife


  1. Such a fun card, Bonnie!! I love it!

  2. Now how fun is that? Great story and watercolor technique. Will Speedy and Midnigh go visit Sable too?

  3. too funny and what fantastic work!