Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Gingersnap branches!

It's Gingersnap challenge time again! The second challenge of the month is the "Spicy Supply" challenge and the supply this month is brads. I actually doubled up here and did the Clean and Simple challenge from Splitcoaststampers too (it's a technique challenge this week - thumping!).

What's thumping? Well, basically you ink up your stamp and then "thump" a marker over the surface of it to introduce some random colour variation. (ETA: Use the side of the nib to thump so that you don't run the risk of damaging the tip.) I used Caramel ink and a red marker for some autumnal tones in my branches. The brads provide corner accents for a stitched frame.

The theme running the whole month of challenges at Gingersnap is harvest and the use of natural materials. I guess my harvest connection is a bit slim this week but my colours are right! I've used jute garden twine as my natural material - just a wee bit to tie the base of the branches and hold the sentiment tag.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Silhouette Blooms I (Kim Hughes Collection)


Ink: Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Caramel and Espresso)

Tombow marker (red)

Sewing machine and thread

Antique copper brads (Making Memories)

Tags Trio dies by Spellbinder
Slot punch

Jute garden twine

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the card!


tracy said...

it's lovely ;)

Hels Sheridan said...

Stunning card, I love the clean look of this and the thumping sounds like a great technique...will have to give that one a try :O))

Scrappy~Sarah said...

that is really beautiful...the thumping technique really adds something to that card. TFS

Unknown said...

I just want to turn up one day ... where you have tried a technique and it has n't quite worked ... or your stitching is a bit skew wiff or something ... just so I could say anything other than ... it's gorgeous ... the simplicity of it is perfect ... yet the technique requires a finesse and a gentle touch that you have applied perfectly ... It really is a stunner ... I would be extremely proud to have made a card like that!

Karen said...

Thumping eh??? I love the idea of this Joanne hehe. Seriously tho...this card is so fresh & I love the red touches. Thank you for showing us another technique XX

Darlene said...

Stunning Joanne!! Love the brightness of your image against the starkness of the white! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Hearts Turned said...

Beautiful, crisp & clean--love it, Joanne!

Unknown said...

I like the idea of thumping!

Super card.

Traceyr said...

Beautiful card Joanne. But doesn't thumping a marker over the stamp ruin your marker? I do like the effect you get though.


Marcy said...

Lovely card, Joanne! Never thought of white as being warm, but the color combination for the image and the tag with the jute make it seem quite cozy.

Janice said...

I laughed at Linda Elbourne's comment. We don't see all the ones you throw away do we? ha ha

Stunning card, I love the white space and the simplicity, something I find hard to do and you do so well.

Jean Franks Beck said...

Love it, Joanne - warm and crisp. And thumped, tee hee! That just cracks me up!

CraftyC said...

Lovely card Joanne, crisp image and stitching looks fab!

Kaz said...

That's another gorgeous card Joanne. xx

Lorraine said...

like the twig on this..lovely elegant card

Shar B said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the elegance of it!

Sue said...

A very clean, crisp looking card with subtle changes of colour in the stamping, what a great technique.
Sue x