Thursday, 1 October 2009

Happy October


Another month gone, and autumn is knocking on the door. It has been very cool today albeit with a bit of sunshine to cheer the soul. The leaves are starting to change and it is my favourite time of the year.
But my favourite blog of the year has given me a headache today.
365 Cards Day 215 - 4 Elements
To divide the card into 4 parts representing the 4 elements of water, fire, earth and air.
Phew!!...no pressure then. I thought and thought about this and our Designer Amy put up a beautiful take on this, but I didn't want to do the obvious 4 squares, although I was truly impressed and very tempted.
On choosing how I would do my 4 portions I then had to look for papers...oh! my..earth was simple, I just had to use this great paper from Basic Grey 'Archaic' pad as it reminds me of boulders. Also fire was no big deal because I knew the new Basic Grey 'Indian Summer' had just the fiery sort of paper I needed. So then the rummaging started and I came upon a piece of shiny advertising media that had come through the post that I had squirreled away for just this moment in time. It featured the perfect picture of water. But then I was stumped, I had nothing that would denote air. No cloud stamps, or puffing wind stamps...you know the god with big puffy cheeks blowing, all these were in my mind.
I finally decided upon this tiny anon. stamp of stars so just stamped away with Adirondack 'Denim' until I was happy.
The resulting card once all layered up looked terrible, nothing linked anything together and of course, the colours didn't look well together, ....it needed words, everything needs words, I'm a wordy person...as you can tell. Nothing came to my mind until I thought of printing the actual element words using my Dymo Letra tag. On placing the first 'earth' I knew they had to be in some semblance of order so as not to look all over the show. So stepped them upwards.
Still not finished...it had to be a card I could send to someone, so brought out my trusty PSX Pixie sets and used the two sentiments to finish it off.
Now you know why I have a headache to start October off with. :D
Phew!! this turned out to be a saga, sorry folks, you can wake up at the back now!! I've finished.

5 comments:

Esther said...

I love the way you layered things instead of doing the four squares. Very creative idea!

~amy~ said...

Oh Jenny...this is perfect-o my dear!!! It is a challenging challenge...you could have easily copied what I did...seriously :)

Cheri said...

You really did use your thinking cap for this one Jenny and it shows. Great work!

MicheleV said...

I like your card Jenny ~ I might have to go back and try this one again....maybe!

Rose said...

how clever to use the diffrent papers for the elements! :0)