This is for the FS23 and our honored inspiration person today is one of my most favorite friends and artists on this site. Who doesn't love Cindy!!!! aka Mothermark...She gives us the cutest and most wonderful cards and along with it she gives us the best stories to boot. Sometimes I sit and belly laugh at how she describes how she got from where she began to where she finished and have to wipe my eyes of laughing tears. Cindy was my pick for one of the new Dirty Girls this month. I just felt it in my bones that she was in....and I know it won't be long.
Here is Cindy's card....that she did for another FS challenge when Kendra was our artist. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=80269 I loved her pigs and thought it was one of the cutest things I had ever seen. I picked my Bow Wow and Meow Meow sets to try and duplicate her adorable layout. I have to take a little side step here and say that I had so badly hoped that we would have adorable dog and cat sets in the new catalog that wold even come close to these darling sets. It didn't happen in my humble opinion. So I'll just keep turning to my retired sets and not using them in workshops. The images are simply stamped and masked to create the pile o' pets. I painted everyone with watercolor brushes and reinkers. I used a tiny amount of my very, very hoarded retired cranberry SU grosgrain for this. I decided to make most of the cat bows the same color red so I could pull that color out for the ribbon embellishment. Well actually, I would love for you to think I could think that far ahead but I can't. I dug through the ribbons until I found one I was really happy with and stuck it on. I acutally had chosen mustard gingham to use but it just didn't do it for me.
Thanks Cindy for all your wonderful inspiration and for all your lovely community spirit. Thanks Beth for picking such a fine artist this week.
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2007 GMT Views: 2210
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Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Posts: 38830
Sun, Jul 15, 2007 @ 7:56 AM
Oh! I knew this was a*kittie* even before I I clicked on it! Wonderful job. Love how the two lil ones are peeking over the top! Kittie- your cards are so much fun. You have a wonderful talent! TFS
------------------------------ Pat Smethers
"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11
Registered: April 23, 2006 Location: Looking For Teapots! Posts: 59993
Sun, Jul 15, 2007 @ 8:04 AM
Kittie! The work you put into your cards is just incredible. I absolutely love this card...Your caring and thoughtful characteristic shows on this card in that you put a doggie with a kittie up top so we have no lonely little animals. I love your pile of fluff, your pile of fur! It is just adorable and I am so appreciative of your kind words. I think the dirt pile might be a stretch, but thanks for the vote of confidence...and if it happens I am sure you will be there already! Happy Sunday! Thanks!
Registered: April 20, 2005 Location: The only Eaton Rapids on the Earth, Michigan Posts: 57687
Sun, Jul 15, 2007 @ 8:21 AM
Awwww! Gee, golly whoppers, this is ULTRA CUTE! I love your grouping of friends from the Bow Bow and Meow Meow sets. Why, I think I even see Kitty and Cindy and Charlene and.....What an honor you have bestowed upon Cindy with your beautiful artistry!