Thursday, 6 August 2009

life isn't a straight line

After playing in the first challenge at Ready Steady Stamp, I was really looking forward to seeing what the ingredients for the second challenge would be.

Here they are:

I thought this would be an easy one. I made my 'sun' almost immediately, but then came to a grinding halt. It sat there for a few days tormenting me and several times I went to throw it in the bin, but didn't.
Finally, I knew what I was going to do.
The papers are from Crate Paper ~ Lemon Grass Collection and I used a bit of almost every sheet.
I made my sun by stamping some 'rays' onto heat resistant acetate and embossing them with Tim Holtz ~ Distress Powder in varying shades. I then machine stitched the acetate to a piece of cardstock and distressed the edges. The stamp that I used for my rays is from the Paperartsy ~ Squiggly Ink: Bricks & Mortar 3 collection.
The 'life isn't a straight line' sentiment is from the same collection.
Here is what I ended up with.
As usual with the photos on my blog, just click on any one to get a closer view.
I made my rolling hills by tearing up strips of cardstock and inking and distressing the edges. I added a nice fat chunky strip of ribbon at the foot of the card.
The little buildings were made by stamping them out from Paperartsy ~ Squiggly Ink: Bricks and Mortar 3 collection several times onto different sheets of cardstock. I then embossed each one, mounted them on to chipboard and cut them out. I accented each house by adding layers from each of the different sheets of cardstock that I'd used.
Finally, I added little round epoxy stickers in different colours (including yellow) from the same Crate Paper collection as the papers. I don't know why. Coloured rain maybe??
Thank you for looking.

kat - keeley

having a {me} day


Juls said...

this is just gorgeous! I have not been able to get my head around the ready steady stamp challenge yet, but yours is just stunning. The houses are a clever interpritation of tiangles and I love the sun the rick rack ribbon all the details you have added. just everything!! Fab love it sooo much!

Rach said...

oh wow this is awesome. what a fabulous take on the challenge. .love it. hugs rachxx

Isabelle Norris said...

Fantastic entry !! you did a great job on that one: love it!
Thanks for playing

Nessie said...

Another work of art, I wouldn't want to give it away!


Elaine said...

Totally gorgeous, and so creative.

scrapperjulia said...

What a creative card! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a stunning creation, love everything about it!
Erin x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Kat,i love the images and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Jill said...

stunning card Kat, I love the stamped sun using the aceate, look fantastic hugs Jill xx

P'tite Plume said...

Wow! I love it!

chris f said...

These paper artsy Stamps are so versatile, I love what you've done with them.

Trish said...

This is a great card! I love it!

Corina said...

that's so cool! i love it has a soft feel to it :)

Angelnorth said...

Fabulous take on the challenge! Love your sun rays and your little houses are adorable!

kiki said...

wow !! fantastic ! il love it !!
kiki :)

Ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

WOOOOWEEEEE this is awesome!! What a great layout and love the colors you used!!!