Friday 18 August 2017

Action and exciting news!

Kathy has set today's challenge at Daring Cardmakers and she's given us a word prompt: Action! Interpret that any way you choose - an action image, a card with an action element etc.

A quick newsflash first though: I'm excited to have been asked to do a six month tour of duty with the Dirty Dozen (the design team at Splitcoast Stampers). This is my first month and although content is exclusive to SCS fan club members, one of my cards was chosen for the sneak peek artwork so you can see that here if you'd like to!

For the DCM action prompt, I chose to make a yo-yo spinner card, partly because I thought it would be a cute use for the goldfish stamps I bought recently. When you pull the ribbon, the fish swim round in a circle, following each other as they go.

I used this video tutorial as a guide. I found narrow ribbon worked better than string for me, probably because my circle is a bit bigger and the extra surface area of the ribbon creates a bit more "pull" to get it moving.

The background piece was made using the watercolour imprints technique that the lovely Dina demonstrates here - I used various circle dies to make a ring pattern on a piece of watercolour paper with Peacock Feathers Distress ink.

I might try for just a bit more contrast in my ink layering next time but this kind of set is fun for images with areas of fine detail, I think.

Layering Goldfish by Hero Arts

Bristol board

Adinrondack dye ink by Ranger (Sunset Orange)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Habanero, Onyx Black)
Tim Holtz Distress reinker by Ranger (Peacock Feathers)

Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinder
Fun foam

Thanks for stopping by!


Dotty Jo said...

This is great, Joanne! I framed the dodo yesterday and it looks great, Jo x

Shabneez said...

Fab card Joanne - would love to see the fish in action and that background is very realistic. Congrats once again on your new DT role! Shabneez x

Svenja said...

Love this, Joanne, so much fun! Plus a great background and lovely bright colours. Thanks for the link to the tutorial, very clever little thing.

Kathy said...

Love it! I must have a go at one of these!
Congrats again on the SCS gig!

Paula Whittaker said...

Congrats on the new DT posting x
Love this card - the colours really sing. Brilliant x