Monday, January 07, 2008

My first card for my 52 week ATC challenge

Here is my first ATC card that I created for my weekly challenge-


This card measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/2 inches. I covered the first card in my deck with Indian Corn Blue card stock and sanded around the edges. I used these great daisies from Happy Birthday Cupcake (made by Kitchen Sink stamps) and stamped them onto acetate using white Stazon. I punched them out with my 1/2" punch until the acetate got jammed in the punch. *Note to self- punches don't like acetate
I attached the daisies to some Topiary textured card stock with some pink brads. I tried yellow at first but pink just seemed a lot more fun to me. I used my ticket punch on the corners and taped it to some Chocolate card stock. I stamped the sentiment (from Never At A Loss For Words from Kitchen Sink stamps) with Cocoa chalk ink.

I like how this turned out. I am excited to see how my art will evolve and change throughout the year. I'm looking forward to actually doing a journal in 2008- a difficult goal for me any time.

Why is there a lizard in the picture?
*I posted a picture of Sydney (my bearded dragon) holding the card because I want you to notice my art, not comment on what I look like, any grammatical errors you might find or how you feel about my header, etc... I started my blog so that I would feel more accountable to posting pictures here. I wanted to motivate myself to create more projects. Here's how this whole topic got started-

There has been a lot of talk "In the Kitchen" about the boldness of people who post on blogs. I often get people asking what I look like. I can understand being curious but there are two main reasons I don't post pictures of myself on the internet-
1- I don't post pictures of myself on here because I don't have that many. Nine times out of ten, I am the photographer so I am not in the picture. I am not hideous. Nor do I have any unsightly or unusual growths on my body. I'm just me.
2- In my job, anonymity is the most important thing I need to preserve. I don't post pictures of myself because (even though it is highly unlikely) I don't want to lose my job if some one recognizes me while I am working. I would love to get to the point some day where I can make a living on my love of stamping. Until that happens, I have to work at a job just like everyone else.

Sometimes people ask me questions that are personal. I am always surprised at how people perceive me based on just my art. I don't mind that you ask me questions. I only ask that you treat me (and everyone else for that matter) with the same amount of respect that you would wanted to be treated with.

3 comments:

NC said...

you go girl!
Nicole

maria @ kitchen sink said...

what a good helper! :D
(can he stamp too?) LOL

Fun ATC Rachel!

Tammy said...

You're lookin' good, Rachel! I never knew you had a beard! LOL Just kidding! Cute card! Thanks for the tip to not try to punch out acetate!