Monday, January 9, 2012
Eureka Blog Hop!
Love and Valentine’s Day.
Cards like these make me realize just how limited my crafting skills are, lol! I thought these lovecats needed a porch swing, but I wasn’t very confident I could make it happen, so I used a pair of cats that were rather messy as I tried to work out the project, planning to replace them if my idea looked like it would work. Of course, by the time I got it together to my satisfaction, I had forgotten I needed to make a new cat image, but it was already glued to the “swing!” Anyway…
The bench is just about 1” wide, and just over 2.75” long. After cutting it, I scored lines across for a wood plank look. I cut the cat image about a quarter of an inch from the bottom, folding right where the tails begin. The top quarter inch of the image was attached to the back of the bench at the fold. I used embroidery to me an old tarnished chain from a necklace would work nicely too. Because of the light weight of the floss an the bench, I had to weight the bench down to pull the floss straitght. For the porch roof, I used a thin wood laminate sheet. It’s very fragile, so had I soaked it in water, then bent it to attach one side to the frame, and slant the other side for a roof look (I realize it does not appear slanted in the photo, but it actually worked quite well). I used an eyelet setter for holes to pull the “rope” up through.
If I were skilled/efficient with crafting, I could have created porch walls as well, creating a box frame for it all. However, I’d already spent an embarrassing amount time figuring out this much, and I just couldn’t go that last step. So, I propped the frame up against designer paper to photograph. However, I hope I’ve inspired some of you to try your hand at making a truly adorable image! If you had a scenic photo from the recipient’s honeymoon for the love cats to look at, it would make a sweet anniversary card!
Thank you for stopping by, now it’s on to Molly for the next hop stop!