Monday, 26 April 2010

A hopeful start!

Starting the week with a hopeful outlook is always a good thing, I reckon! There are a couple of new sets in the Sara England line of "emerging" images coming out tomorrow and I thought I'd share a card made with one of them.

I took a fairly clean and simple approach here. Many of these little sets have an image that's sized for an inchie - I've used that starfish image here and teamed it up with one of the sentiments from the set to make a card based on the first Inchie Inkling sketch from a couple of weeks back. A strong horizon line seemed appropriate for the wording so I've stitched on a chocolate brown strip and given it a sense of movement by slanting the end and letting it run off the side of the card.

I added interest to the lower part of the design both by sanding the Coredinations cardstock at the edges and stamping the Life Scrapblock text in an ink colour just a shade darker than the card.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Emerging Turtle set (Sara England line - releasing Tuesday 27 April)
Life Scrapblock

Paper:
Smooth white
Simply heavy chocolate (CHF)
Coredinations
White chipboard inchie

Ink:
Colorbox fluid chalk ink by Clearsnap (Bisque)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)

Other:
Sewing machine and thread
Sandpaper


Thanks for stopping by, hope you have plenty of reasons to be hopeful this week!

11 comments:

Gez said...

Hi Joanne Thank You for sharing your beautiful card with us. The colours are just perfect. :) Hoping your positiveness rubs off on me as I've a scarey hospital appointment tomorrow & everyone is suffering!lol.
Best wishes, Gez.xx

Kaz said...

Gorgeous card Joanne, I love the way the ribbon extends beyond the card xx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Joanne. Simple but elegant, and the colours are beautiful...x

Sid said...

Loving the card Joanne !

Julie said...

Wonderful card, Joanne! You do "clean and simple" in a beautiful way...

Love the new "emerging" starfish stamp...and that wordy background stamp is so great!

Hope your weekend was wonderful and that your week is off to a great start!

tracy said...

simple and elegant joanne-beautiful :)

Karen said...

Oh this is so elegant Joanne, I love it XXX

Janice said...

Nice card, love the way the starfish is slightly off the inchie.

Traceyr said...

Yes a very classy card indeed Joanne. :)

Lottie said...

Fantastic clock - you have made it look amazing.

Love the cogs in your last post too

And this 'simple' card is far more than simple in design and technique - very clever and classy indeed

Dezinaworld said...

beautiful as always, love this simple and effective design
hugs June xx