Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tiddlyinks Challenge #21: Our Pets

OK- I'll admit, my photos have been kinda junk yah? Its normally because I try to take them late at night, no good lighting in the house, so I rely on my junk flash.. My GF Debi told me to try taking day photos- which are difficult for me because I'm usually at work. But since its a weekend, I thought I'd take her advice and try it out. Of course, I waited till the sun was going down, so I had some difficulty with shadows and coloring- my image kept looking really blue. I resorted to correcting the color on the computer. I finally got it to look like what the true image looks like in person. Anyway, hopefully my photos will improve over time... Maybe I need some photography lessons from my GF Les... Or maybe I need to by a small photo studio! :) OK- back to the project... Decided to enter the Tiddlyinks challenge again this week. The challenge was to use one of their images with a pet in it. I had already bought this cute Mavis the cat stamp from Stampinbella and thought she'd be purrrfect for this challenge. To make sure it qualified, I checked with Christy and she said that since its her artwork, she'd allow it. I didn't check with her if I could make a 3-D item, but I'm hoping this still qualifies. I couldn't resist making this watering can (template and instructions can be found here) that I saw on Cami's blog earlier. She did such a cute job that I had to copy her. I decided to paper piece Mavis' dress using some scrap DP. I covered the watering can bottom with some punched grass and then added some roses. Hope you like it! Supplies:
  • Mavis Cat- Stampinbella/Tiddlyinks
  • Grass punch- MS Crafts
  • Roses- Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Watering can template- Splitcoast Stampers


Nancy Thomas said...

Your photo looks fine. This is a completely adorable card! Love the cat with the paper pieced dress and the watering can is so fun!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Looks adorable and I love it. :) Very cute with the watering can...:)

Maylee said...

Awww! She is adorable! Love the watering can too.

Debi said...

Love it Jenny! (and love the photo, too!)

Michele Spera said...

love this cute image, I really like the paper piecing on her dress, perfect:-)

eunice said...

What a cool watering can! And I love how you added Mavis to this...looks so springy! Thanks for the link for the tutorial...gonna have to try this!

Loopylou. said...

mavis looks super cute with her little watering can! thank you for popping in to share her with the tiddly inks challenge this week, hugs Lou xxx

Larissa said...

Wow this is so cute! Lovew the watering can! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!