For 13 years we had a dainty kitty named Casey who was all girl. She primped, she never met a lap should could not cuddle up on, she stayed indoors or on the porch never stepping into the grass if it was the least bit wet. She learned early on the joys of the kitchen and the dining room taking treats as often as we would dispense them. After we lost Casey, we got Jasper.
Two cats could not be more different. The only thing they have in common is a united hatred of the vet. Jasper saunters in from the outdoors, gobbles up his food and then flops down in the living room floor without even the slightest bath whereas Casey would groom herself from tip of ear to tip of tail after one bite. Jasper never sits on your lap only cuddling up for a little love every two or three days. As I said, he is all guy.
So when things started changing on New Year's Day, no less, we wondered if he had made his own resolution. He hasn't started primping yet though he somehow manages to keep his pretty white fur clean and he still doesn't spend much time in the kitchen but he does want a little more affection than before. Will he become a lap cat yet?
For the page, I was inspired by Glitter Girl's video on choosing paper colors that aren't an exact match to your photo. In these photos I had Lenny in a rusty red shirt and a burgandy chair, but I wanted a brighter color palette so I selected this Stampin' Up! Ruby Red background paper with lots of other bright colors:
Here are the other papers picked after setting aside the photos and working from the printed paper:
For the background paper, I wanted a very light gray. I'd had this pretty bird print paper forever and finally noticed that it had the perfect "B" side. I've got so many bird stamps, no need to save the A side anymore.
The general layout I had in mind...
In the finished layout, I did several accordian flowers. Here is a video I did on these quite awhile back: Making Accordian Flower.
So, thanks to Glitter Girl, my layout has a more lively color palette than if I had just stuck to the photos. Wonder what scrapbooking dilemma she will solve next week?
Also, Bella Blvd has some great challenges going on this week. I entered this layout in the challenge to use pattern paper to create your own embellishments.
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Ingredients: DSP: background and small circle print My Mind's Eye; Red print from Stampin' Up!; yellow Winter Wonder by Bella Blvd; printed circles from Peppermint Collection papers by Crate Paper
Letters: yellow are Niki Riki Thickers by American Crafts; other chipboard is raw Basic Grey that I painted