Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ike's World Challenges - DT Project for Challenge #9

I hope you have Ike's World Challenges on your blog list.  There are some fab challenges, wonderful inspiration from our Design Team AND Ike is offering a FREE image for you to design with!  Join in the challenges and win a great prize, you just have to use an image from Ike's Art or the free one to be able to claim the prize.  Check it out.

For my Ike's World Challenges Design Team project, I have made a door/wall hang.  Challenge #9 is Anything Goes.  I used the image Shelf Kat, which was the free image for a previous challenge.

My son love cats.  He got a book called I Could Pee on This - And other Poems by Cats, by Francesco Marciuliano, for Christmas.  We sat one afternoon and read some, and LOVED them.  We have 3 cats and have always had a cat.  So, reading these poems, by cats, was hilarious.  So the book title and the poem inspired this project.

Soiled Details
I printed out Shelf Kat 4 times.
Fussy cut and with each layer, I cut off a piece of Kat.  This is to add dimension and got this technique from Ike herself.
Each layer of Shelf Kat was colored in with inks and an Aqua Painter.
I adhered layers with dimensions.
Crystal Effects on the eyes, nose, and inside ears.
Marker for the Poem, hand written.
Aqua Painter to make the sploches on background.
Gold Smooch Shimmer Spritz on background as well.

Card stock layers for base are Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, then Whisper White (what Shelf Kat is on).

Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Gold Bakers Twine, and an orange Bakers Twine (from scraps) for hand and ribbon.
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.


  1. I LOVE your project! I laughed out loud. I am such ca cat lover myself. Thankfully my 2 cats don't want to pee on anything but I just adore this so much! Fabulous, creative idea - so funny how you made the "pee" marks! Bravo!

  2. OMG!!!! ROTFLMAO! I almost peed over this! Goliath and Jezebel gave that book to David for Christmas. Love it! Your project RoCKS!xxD

  3. This is just fabulous Matney, I would just love to have something like this hanging up, it would put a smile on my face every day. Hugs Mimi xxxx