Friday 6 January 2017

January Elements

Hello, Happy New Year!

Sticking with tradition, the first dare of the month over at Daring Cardmakers is an "elemental" one - choose at least three elements from the inspiration picture to include in your design.

From the picture (it's at the bottom of this post if you haven't already seen it on the DCM blog) I chose the strong green of the foliage, a word spelled out in capitals in a serif font, the tiny heart from the top of the house and the pearlescence of the flowers in the wreath.

The background is a simple water and Brusho splurge. I put a piece of copy paper over while it was still wet and peeled it off which gives those nice marbled lines.

The die cut letters have three shades of Perfect Pearls on there (Perfect Pearl, Gold, Heirloom Gold) but it's subtle enough it was pretty much impossible to capture with a camera!

I made an extra scrap of Brusho background and die cut the tiny hearts from it. I gave them a coat of Wink of Stella which, again, is hard to capture but might be more obvious on the detail shot.

Brusho (Emerald Green and Leaf Green)
Bristol board
Perfect Pearls (Perfect Pearl, Gold, Heirloom Gold)
Font One dies (uppercase) by Spellbinder
Confetti die by Mama Elephant
Wink of Stella pen (clear)
Corner Chomper

Here's the inspiration photo (my green is closer to this sort of green in real life but it didn't want to photograph that way!):

It would be lovely if you joined us for a dare or too this year!

Thanks for stopping by - I wish you all a peaceful 2017.


Shabneez said...

Fab interpretation of the inspirational photo. Love all the different textures you've created. Shabneez x

Debbie said...

lovely card

Miri said...

Great use of the elements. Your card is lovely!

Dawn said...

I just love your background and the text looks great, really stands out.

Svenja said...

That card looks sooo beautiful! I'm not usually very fond of hearts on a card but I love the way that yours just melt into the background. And the shimmer is very elegant.