Friday 3 November 2017

November elements

Can you believe it's the first Friday of another new month - eek! That means it's an "elemental" challenge at Daring Cardmakers and it's the first of our Christmas run-up (although Christmas is not compulsory - take a look at the DT samples to see other ways to run with the picture!).

I'm finally making a start on some Christmas cards so despite the temptation to do something other than the obvious festive take on this, I did go Christmassy in the end.

From the picture (at the end of thispost if you haven't already seen it on the DCM blog) I chose the purple and cranberry elements of the colour scheme and some gold accents, the baubles and ribbed texture of the white jug on the mantlepiece.

I cut individual baubles out from an emossed piece, coloured them with Copics, added a wash of Perfect Pearls in coordinating colours and used gold gilding wax to highlight the embossed texture.

I really should learn that making a card that doesn't involve stamping always takes five times as long and I'm less likely to be happy with the result!

Sentiment from Compliments of the Season (mine is the original Waltzingmouse Stamps set - the same set is now available through Gina K)
Smooth white and black cardstock
Versafine by Tsukineko (Crimson Red)
Beautiful Baubles embossing folder by Sheena Douglass
Copic markers
Perfect Pearls (Perfect Red and Forever Violet)
Rub n Buff (Gold Leaf)
Gold gel pen
Pinflair glue gel

Thanks for stopping by!


Shabneez said...

Absolutely adore the colours and textures on your card Joanne. Perfect for the Challenge. Shabneez x

Alexandra said...

Love it, your card is lovely Joanne, I need to get a wriggle on making my Christmas cards. I've pinned this on Pinterest. Thanks for the inspiration. Alexandra x

Svenja said...

Very elegant! I especially love the creased lines and also the white sequins.

Paula Whittaker said...

A very classy xmas card, fab x

Dawn said...

Great take on this weeks challenge. I love it when we all see something different. I love the texture created to match the jug. x