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

Smooth white
Simply heavy chocolate (CHF)
White chipboard inchie

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

Sewing machine and thread

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


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