Saturday, 28 March 2009

no place like home

The Sunday challenge this week at Dottie's World has been set by Louise. The task is 'to make a shaped card this week - any shape other than squares or rectangles please!Oh and don't forget your Charmed download!'.

My card is shaped like a house:

All papers used are from the Heidi Grace ~ A Little Bird's Tale collection. I cut the shaped roof base from Paisley paper. I then cut out some of the paisley motifs from the remaining cardstock, curled them up and stuck part of each motif over its corresponding motif on the base card. I was trying to achieve a roof tile effect with a difference!
I made the door separately and attached it with brads, having first created a crease down one edge so that it could be easily opened. It even has it's own little door knob and letter box, both by Tim Holtz. The letter box is grunge board which I embossed.
What is behind the door?
A co-ordinating journalling sticker from the same HG collection, all ready for writing a new home congratulations message.
It went without saying that the image I would use is Madison ~ Moving Home from the Holly & Madison Collection.
I coloured her with my copics and raised her up on foam pads. I made the box she is carrying out of kraft paper. I printed the Madison image twice onto a piece of scrap paper. Cut out two small pieces of kraft paper just slightly bigger than the box, stuck them onto the printed images where the box is (with double sided tape) and ran it all back through the printer. Then I peeled off the kraft paper and cut out the box. I cut it out in full the first time and the second time, just cut the flap and stuck it on to the first box with a foam pad.
Thank you for looking.
having a {me} day


Ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

OMG this is like OVER THE TOP for creation, layout and design! WOW girlfriend, this is totally THEE most awesome card ever!!! I LOVE IT!

Juliet said...

I just love this Kat - these papers are some of my all time faves. Used beautifully in this card and love the box!
Juliet xxx

Nicola said...

Wonderful card, love the colours and design! xx

Adele said...

Beautiful Kat, I love the way you have done the little paisley roof tiles and the detail is just perfect!

love Dingle.xx

Sarah C said...

What a lot of work you've put in here, but the card is just stunning and amazing. I love it xx

Louly said...

Absolutely fabulous darlink! I love it to bits xx

Anonymous said...

I saw this stunning card on Doties world.
I just love it and decided to find your blog!
You make fantastic creations!
Greetings from Riane