Thursday, 13 November 2008

Patience, Grasshopper... your soul will soar!

Couldn't we all do with a little more patience sometimes? Well, here's a card that gives us another reason to strive for patience - who wouldn't like a little more wisdom, too?!

I had fun with my Scor-It on this one. I scored diagonally across the card and then moved the point across half an inch at a time, just eyeballing to keep the lines parallel - don't think I did too badly!

I discovered that brushing chalk onto your die cut while it's still in the Nestie gives you an almost airbrushed look (which is good as I really don't want to shell out for a Copic airbrush system but I like the look from time to time!).

And in the same set of stamps is a quote it's hard for an English Literature graduate to resist so I made this one too. The quote sounds very poetic when it's taken out of context like this! It's actually from Bottom's speech during the play-within-a-play in Midsummer Night's Dream which is usually played for laughs -hard to do anything else really, it's funny!- and the word "sky" rhymes with the final "And so I die, die, die".

Thanks for looking today, your visits are appreciated! Supplies for each card are below if you'd like to know what's what.

Patience card
Stamps: Vintage Butterflies (Saturday Evening Post line at Cornish Heritage Farms, releasing Friday 14th November)

Ink: Adirondack Dye ink (Espresso), Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Paper: Sunflower dark and Simply Smooth (Prism Paper)

Other: Copic markers, Chalk, Scor-It, Sponge, Labels One Nestabilities by Spellbinder

Shakespeare card:
Vintage Butterflies (Saturday Evening Post line at Cornish Heritage Farms, releasing Friday 14th November), Cracked Montana Earth backgrounder and Beautiful)

Paper: Simply Smooth (Prism Papers)

Ink: Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso), Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain)

Other: Copic marker (E31 Brick Beige), Clear nail art gems (Glossy Accents as adhesive)


Kaz said...

Both are beautiful cards Joanne.

Gez Butterworth said...

Incredible Joanne. x

Di said...

My goodness, the scoring looks printed Joanne...perfection.

Love the design of both cards...beautiful xx

Kathy said...

Beautiful cards Joanne, I love the almost vintagey they have about them. Great quotes.

Darlene said...

Both cards are beautiful Joanne!! Great job on the scoring and I love the shadowing on the 2nd card ... beautiful work my friend!!

Janice said...

This is stunning Joanne, both cards quite different but so 'still'. Very inspirational.

Karen said...'re colouring never fails to impress me my dear. You are so so good at it. I love both these cards but esp the second one as Midsummer Nights Dream is may favourite play of all time! X

Dru said...

This is so pretty Joanne - Love that brown and the butterfuly, the scoring looks great - everything! Dru

Lisa Silver said...

Gorgeous, Joanne! I love the elegance of these designs. Beautiful!


Keri Lee Sereika said...

These are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Carla said...

Oh, I just did Dream with my high school drama kids last May! It might be my favorite from the Bard-I have to add the qualifier because it all depends on my mood!

These cards are beautiful-so rich and warm!!

Sue said...

Lovely cards and beautiful colours. You always stage them so well for the picture.
Sue x

Dru said...

Hi Joanne - you haven't posted in a couple of days, and I wanted you to know that I have something for you over on my blog - please check it out. Dru

Hazel said...

Just catching up with your recent crafting - fab as ever - I've fallen in love with that latest nestie!

Darlene said...

Your work is so inspirational to me Joanne!! Please check out this posting on my blog: