'Cattywampus is a funny sounding southern slag term I hear a lot around the house. According to the On Line Slang Dictionary it has several meanings including "appearing off center, diagonal from, crooked or not level, appearing askew, tilted or lopsided". Taking inspiration from any one of these definitions, include something cattywampus in your vintage or shabby chic project. Be sure to tell us what that cattywampus thing is; we might miss it!'
As always, the winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team. Please see the blog for details.
Can you guess what's cattywampus about my cat card? Well, I think it's pretty obvious the stacked postage frame is slightly crooked. It was actually an afterthought having found it sitting in a pile of castoffs that hadn't been discarded from my last playtime. I stamped and heat embossed it with the scribble from Grunged stamp set and white powder. I inked it with Distress oxide and ink and adhered it around a Gloss paper panel on which I had outlined bubbles with a ball point pen using the Bubble stencil. I took a Q tip dipped in alcohol and traced over the lines, blending each of the bubbles. I'm sure it's not a mystery this was one of the ideas I tried on for size for our last Positively Pensive challenge.
The panel and frame are layered over a panel of metallic Kraft stock. I scored it with my score board and lightly sanded. It's edged with Chipped Sapphire ink. The score lines helped me to line up my frame and panel, but it turns out the card I cut the postage from was not square, so it also appears even more cattywampus relative to the scored lines.
I tucked in some Wildflower Stems die cuts. The pink one is colored with crayons and ink and the green one is from my stash. The Mirrored Stars are colored with white gesso and ink and then lightly touched with crayon, both Chipped Sapphire.
I hope you will take some time to pop over to the blog and check out all the amazing cattywampus projects my talented teammates made to tempt you to play along in our challenge. I can't wait to see what crazy things you will come up with! Happy crafting! Sara Emily
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Snarky Cat
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set - Grunged
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Wildflower Stems #1 by Tim Holtz
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Confections Kraft Stock
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Mini Ink Pad - Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Chipped Sapphire
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Shaded Lilac
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - Picked Raspberry, Chipped Sapphire
Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Matte
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Dabber
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze - Weathered Wood
Ranger Embossing Powder - White
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - White Gesso
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stencil - Bubbles
Ranger Inkssentials Gloss Paper