Monday, 28 January 2008

Foiled!

It's Jo's turn to set the DCM dare this week and she's dared us to raid the kitchen drawer for aluminium foil and include it on our cards. Here's mine...



I have no idea why but foil feels quite 'retro' to me so I went for a sort of groovy '70s thing here! I scrunched up the foil and then flattened it without trying to smooth out the scrunchiness, if you see what I mean. Then I stuck it to chipboard and scribbled over with a few shades of blue and green alcohol marker. I cut freehand wibbly edges and added three watery dewdrops.

The stamps all came in a batch of second-hand UMs I got on eBay and the seller provided no maker info so I'm afraid I have no idea what they are. Fun for this though! If anyone recognises them, I'd love to know!

Supplies: kitchen foil, chipboard, Tria and Copic pens, dewdrops (Water), Clearsnap chalk ink (Azurite, Ice Jade, Aquamarine), UM stamps (unknown maker).

Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed the card!

29 comments:

Courtney Fowler said...

Wow! What a wonderful effect! Beautiful colors, it turned out beautifully!

Kathy said...

This is gorgeous Joanne - those colours look beautiful and the scrunchy foil really works so well

Rosie (Freycob) said...

This is really lovely Joanne! Colours are great and the stamped image goes so well. Shame you don't know the manufacturer as I really like that stamp! Hey ho!

Andrea, said...

Fab card, beautiful colours. love the effect you have created with the foil

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is perfect and elegant. Love it.

Petal said...

Wow! fantastic - retro and classy!

Silvergirl said...

WOW! That's foil? What a wonderful effect!

Thanks for sharing,
lise

SmilynStef said...

This is so very cool ... a fun modern yet retro feel ... great colors, marvy stamps & fabulous foil.

Anice said...

The foil has turned out fab! It's so unusual great card.

Monty's Mum said...

Great Card! The Stamps remind me of Banana Frog stamps......so it could be them?

Monika said...

fantastic card and the stamps are absolutely great!

pretty-pink-cards said...

Am loving that foil and those colours are just wow
Fab card

Caroline x

annikki said...

Aaahh... All my favorite colours at one card. The foil looks like a deep blue sea.

PaperBabe - Kim said...

Stunning card, just love what you've done with the foil very creative! Great colours too!

Didde said...

Great way to use the foil, good work!

Monty's Mum said...

Thanks for your coments and I have changed the web address for www.postpals.co.uk!

Terrie B x said...

Wow I absolutly love the way you`v used your foil...great card...very retro feel which is fab..Thanks for visiting my blog:)x

Clare said...

Love this, the foil looks amazing and the little dewdrops finish it off perfectly.

Jo said...

This is gorgeous....really stunning!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Ok now that is totally cool! I love reading about this challenge group you are a part of you all come up with such fun stuff!
K

Judy said...

Just love the colours you've used, very effective!
Judy NZ

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and the photography info. I love your blog and your cards are beautiful.
Beth
www.blossomcottage.typepad.com

EllePiggo said...

Stunning! :) I love what you've done with the foil. :)
Vanessa.

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards again! The stamps remind me of Banana Frog designs - are they clear stamps?

Lynn Wild

Gina said...

Wow, absolutely love your card!! Gorgeous colours - so refreshing and wonderful effect with the foil!
I think your's is my favourite! :O) Great that you write the materials you have used, I'm interested in the pens you mention.. Can't wait to see your next dare as all your cards are very beautiful. Gx

Beth! said...

Ooh, I love it, the colours are fab! Beth xx

Anne said...

Oooh, like this! The colours are great and the foil strip is really effective!

Beth! said...

Hello! I've given you an award on my blog! xx

A. Sanborn said...

Wow, Joanne... what you can
"cook-up" with a little foil is delish! *wink*

HUGS :)