Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CPC Mid-Month Challenge

Hi, everyone!  I'm here to introduce the mid-month challenge over at the scrapbooking blog Child's Play Challenges.  During the month of September, we want to see how the book The Cat in the Hat inspires you!  Here's my design team sample.

Supplies: blue cardstock from Bazzill; white cardstock from American Crafts; patterned paper, spray mist, & alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; ink from Tsukineko; Candi dots from Craftwork; washi from Love My Tapes; rhinestones from Dee's Place; pens from Zig; black gesso & pearlescent paints from Ranger; white paint from DecoArt; stamping ink from Hero Arts; upcycled plastic lid & jumbo bubble wrap; sequins & beads from my stash.

Obviously there are lots of directions you could go with this challenge.  You could create a page about a pet cat.  But I did that for my last CPC reveal, and I wanted to do something different.  You could make a page about a Cat in the Hat themed attraction, which I have done that before too.  What I finally decided to do for this DT sample was limit myself to the same red, blue, black, and white palette of Dr. Seuss's famous book.

As far as subject matter goes, I chose a photo from a local nature center--nothing related to cats at all.  Good thing we're all about creative interpretation at Child's Play!  Speaking of creative, I did a bit of mixed media work on this layout.  I stamped a pattern of circles with black ink and jumbo bubble wrap, I used an old plastic lid to stamp with pearlescent paint, and I scattered an array of sparkly bits and bobs across a black gesso background.

Little did I know, when my husband took this photo of me a couple years ago, that it would one day remind me of a silly pop song.  You just gotta love "What Does the Fox Say," right?

I want to remind you that this Cat in the Hat challenge runs concurrently with our sequins challenge.  Head on over to Child's Play Challenges to enter one or both of these challenges.  Happy scrapping!


Olya - Aleftinushka said...

Denise, such an interesting work!! Beautiful colors and so many details!!

Patricia said...

very interessant backround !!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are so hip, Denise!! Now I've got that song as an ear worm! I was just thinking about that guy yesterday and that got me to thinking about various artists over the years who come out with one hugely popular hit and then they just disappear! Your photo and your layout are adorable!! Hugs, Darnell

Helen Tilbury said...

Lovely artsy piece!! Yeah a favourite song with us too but now we have played it to death we are over it now!

Dani Cristina said...

Hello Denise,loving your work!
So creative LO ;)

Sharon Fritchman said...

This page is amazing and so much fun! I love what you did with the background! And your photo is just wonderful. You scrapped it beautifully!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Bubble wrap stamping yes, my fave! This is so cool! Love the colors. Looks just like book. Well done!