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.


NC said...

you go girl!

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!