Friday 2 March 2018

On the March!

Can you believe it’s a new month already?! That means it’s time for an “elemental” challenge at Daring Cardmakers - choose at least three elements from the picture Miri has for us this month as a kickstart for your card.

I really struggled with this! In the end, I put an extra restriction on myself and that seemed to do the trick: make it masculine (or at least not girly)!

I chose the dark wood grain (floor bottom left), denim, flash of yellow, circular frame (chair backs bottom right) and silver accents (chair legs bottom left). I carried the wood grain patterning over into the embossed texture on the base layer as well.

Country Charm Textures (Cornish Heritage Farms,  no longer with us)
Essential Messages (Hero Arts, I believe this set is retired)

Smooth white
Silver glitter (10 sheets in a pack from my local £1 shop and the perfect weight for punches!)
Scrap of yellow DCWV

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed)

Denim fabric
Nestabilities by Spellbinder (large and small circles)
Pine planks embossing folder by Stampin Up!
Small circle punch
Star squeeze punches by Fiskars
Glue gel by Pinflair
Brown fine line marker
Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by! We’d love to see you over at Daring Cardmakers and the team has made lots of lovely samples - looks like it was just me who struggled! Here's Miri's inspiration picture if you'd like to show us what you make of it - which three elements inspire you?!


Shabneez said...

I had trouble with this one too Joanne but I loved how you solved it. Great chain of thought and adore your masculine take on it! Shabneez x

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Joanne, great masculine card! I am a big fan of woodgrain embossing - Sweet Kobylkin
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Svenja said...

I looove your masculine take on the theme - so totally different from all the girly stuff. Two thumbs up and three stars at least!!

Miri said...

No pink?! ;-) ... what a great idea to pick the more masculine elements and use them on your card!
You truly show how different cards can be - based on the same inspirational picture.

Darlene said...

WOW ... simple but stunning! Love it!