(2020 c039) Cat, Heed this Ode

O Pretty Kitty Please Heed this Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat – Drowned in a Tub of Goldfishes by Thomas Gray   Or in this case in a Sea of fishes!  Or you will meet the same demise!


Now a Bit on a Happier Note here is a sweet children’s story book called CAT AND FISH by Joan Grant, Neil Curtis (Illustrator).

I used Lawn Fawn Magic Iris, Lawn Fawn Keep On Swimming Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends,  The waves were cut out of several colors of blues and cut apart and layered using Making Waves Cover Die by MAMA ELEPHANT , The blue frame for the Iris was cut with My Favorite Things Stitched Circle STAX Die-NamicsLawnFawn Speech Bubbles and for beach boarder: Frantic Stamper Stitched Scene Builder FRA-DIE-09403.  I sponged the clouds with Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger , using a hand cut cloud stencil which was basically wonky scallops.

I glued the tiny waves from the background die and glued to the sausages  when I had it in the closed position so that they would correspond with the horizontal waves and then I coated with Golden Extra Heavy Gel-Gloss  to prevent the movement of the mechanism from catching them.  This also gave a watery glazy shine for the spotlight.  I had a hard time positioning the wavy sausages in the correct orientation and then getting the window opener tab in the best position, so the tab really sticks out at the closed position.  I think the next time I make a scene where  the closed iris has to line up with the background I can approach the positioning a little differently.  Hopefully the next Magic Iris scene card will be better.

I found it helpful to follow Jennifer McGuire’s Magic Iris Video HERE(I really find her hint to use washi tape to hold sausages in place during part of the assembly to be very helpful for my fumbling fingers!!!!)

Challenges Entered:

LawnfawnaticsChallengeChal. #72:  Inspired by a Book,Movie or Music

WordArtWednesday# 430-431 – Anything Goes






  1. Verna Angerhofer

    Super cute action card design.

  2. Lisa Bzibziak

    Oh my garsh this is adorable!! Great design!

  3. gabmccann

    So so fun!!

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