Saturday, September 4, 2010

Gotta Go to OSC

I'd hoped to get this posted earlier, but the day flew by. I'm hosting the challenge over at One Stop Crafts this week and offered a photo inspiration challenge. I created several cards and will post one each day. Today I'll feature my Gotta Go Girl. Stop by every day this week to see the details of the other cards pictured.

Photo Inspirations
One Stop Crafts Challenge #96
There are 2 photos in my challenge, and for this card I focused on the caterpillar image.
My mom was a Kindergarten teacher and I'd help her scour the ditches near our home every fall for these striped beauties. She would use them as a science lesson and taught the kids about their miraculous transformation into Monarch butterflies. Even after she retired, she continued teaching the lesson. She spent her last few weeks in a nursing home and I was blessed to find a caterpillar to bring in. She taught the story to all the staff members during her stay. The anniversary of her passing is in a week, so I chose my challenge photos to honor her. For this card, I picked up the colors of the caterpillar and also a children's book (detailed further down)
365 Cards Day #186 ~ Ad Inspired
I found inspiration in the colors of this photo.

Color Inspiration
365 Cards Day 171 ~ Wacky Color Wednesday: Brown, Grey, Yellow
Color Throwdown #108
CDAC Color Challenge ~ Brown and Yellow

Pile It On Challenge #34 ~ Farewell to Summer (Goodbye, Farewell or Missing You Card)
Cupcake Craft Challenge #106 ~ Let’s Get Digital
PaperTake Weekly Challenge ~ Just the One (used 1 embellie – Stickles)
Copic Creations Challenge #34 ~ Pleats or Folds
365 Cards Day 144 ~ Best Seller (inspired by book cover)
Image reminded me of the children’s book Gotta Go! Gotta Go! by Sam Swope. I thought it would also lend to a clever sentiment to match the image.
Saturday Challenge #99 ~ Clean and Simple
My Creation
I made this card for a co-worker. She's a college student and helps us out during her breaks. She's such an asset to the team we really miss her contributions to the team.
Image Detail
I colored the image with Copics and added Stickles for a bit of sparkle.

Ins and Outs ~ Gotta Go
Stamps: Elizabeth Dulemba Digi image, Computer generated sentiment
Paper: Kraft, Neenah Vanilla, A Day at the Beach Stack (The Paper Studio)

Ink: Laser Printer; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics (R11; Y15, 19, 32; C00, 3, 5, 7; E00, 21, 50, 55, 57); Uniball White Gel Pen; Gelly Roll Clear Star Pen

Accessories: Stickles (Cinnamon, Yellow); Large Deckled Rectangles Nesties


  1. Hahahaha I love it, brilliant. It really made me smile and I hope your fellow worker likes it too.

    Thank you for joining us over at SCS Challenge

    TracieB xx
    SCSC DT Member

  2. I love this too Cat my 3yr old grandson seems to have been saying ti all week-end haha love all these cards have posted it too my blog now sorry for delay, Hubby home for week-end, grand kids 24-7 sat to sun. Went sticle back fishing gotta love em, isn't Minnesota the home of TEQUILA ROSE?

  3. sorry just re read it should have said he has been saying it all week-end, Janet

  4. Hehehe! What a funny card! Beautiful coloring too! Thanks for joining the Copic Creations challenge!

  5. What an adorable card. Your coloring is great and I enjoyed reading how your mom shared the story of the caterpillar. Thanks for joining our Copic Creations challenge.

  6. Too stinkin' cute!! I just love this image with that sentiment!! And I loved hearing about your catepillar!! Thanks for joining us at Copic Creations.

  7. TOO cute! Your shading is beautiful and the glitter accents are beautiful. :)

  8. Brilliant! Lovely image. Thanks for joining us over at Papertake Weekly :)

  9. Great card

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  10. Cat, this is sooo great! Color is awsome and made me laugh and smile!! Thanks for playing along!!

  11. Your card is so funny it turned a smile on my face

    Thanks for joining the SCSC

    Hugs Renate

  12. Oh Cat, what a delightful, humorous image and you've coloured her brilliantly. Fabulous colours and fantastic sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Copic Creations.
    hugs Heather xx

  13. cat,
    Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On! challenge. Your gorgeous card is part of our TOP 3 Scoops for this week!

    -- dalis
    PIO Owner

  14. that card is so funny people want to see this cards like this that has some fun or tips etc.

    Plastic Card
    Plastic business cards


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