Thursday, 11 June 2009

the beginning of every journey ...

This is the first of two Father's Day cards that I am making and I am entering this one into THREE challenges:

I was looking for a sketch with lots of different layers as I wanted to use quite a few different papers. I found it here in this week's sketch at Stamp With Fun. I have extended some of the background papers beyond the sketch because I just loved the papers and wanted the card to tell a story.

The Created By Hand Challenge blog has a theme of Father's Day this week, which is quite handy!

Finally, Cute Card Thursday has a theme of quotations and I have included one on my card.

Here is my card:
All papers used are from the K & Co ~ Blue Awning 12 x 12 paper pad. If you look closely at the card, you will see the story unfold as follows:
The year is 1824 and Magnolia's Edwin, originally from Philadelphia, is currently in the port of New York.

He has been bad and so is being exported to a place whose name I can't read so I have decided it is Jamaica - the island in the bottom right corner of the card.
All that he takes with him are the clothes on his back (but pretty smart by my reckoning), a compass, an oar (to row the boat) and a length of rope.

Talking of which he's been practising tieing his knots!

Edwin scoured the internet and, using Basic Grey buttons, made a reef knot (top) and then a sheet bend (bottom).

The 'Happy Father's Day' sentiment is also by Basic Grey.

Finally, the quotation from a ribbon sticker sheet, is shown below and reads:

'the beginning of every journey starts with a single step'.

Thank you for looking.

kat - keeley
having a {me} day


Yogi said...

very nice

Mona said...

wow your card is gorgeous.
Thanks for take part.
Hugs Mona

Riet said...

What a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card the story you have created,such beautiful K&Co papers and an Edwin coloured perfectly...great take on Mumur's sketch...thanks for joining us this week at SWF,
Have a lovely weekend,
Take care
San x

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Kat this is a beautiful card with lots of luscious papers.
Michelle M

Kr├╝mel said...

What a great card! And if Edwin is normal size I think this card is also a huge one! Love the papers and the color combo.
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Pam S. said...

awesome choice of papers to use w/this Edwin! love your card!!
Pam Going Postal

Alexandra said...

your card is so great!


Caz said...

Fab card, thanks for joining us last week on the CCT Challenge Blog.