Friday, 2 November 2018

October's link in the chain

I joined in again with the Card Chain Challenge for October.

From the options for the month I chose the sketch and the theme of clocks and made this one layer card which has gone to Cat. A one layer card is ideal if you're airmailing something, I find!

I stamped the top leaf and masked it, then the second leaf and the sentiment, masked those and stamped the clock. Lastly I masked clock and the edges of the card and sponged with Antique Linen before stamping the flourishes in the same colour for a tone-on-tone effect.

Fineline marker pen defines the sentiment strip and Copics add colour to the leaves and drop shadows to the various elements to give it some illusion of depth. I added a bit of sparkle with some Wink of Stella on the leaves, too.

There are still a few days to sign up for the November challenge (the last one of the year) if you fancy being a link in the chain. It's lovely to get a special hand-made card as well as sending one you've made.

Stamps:
Time to Stamp (CHF, sadly no longer with us)
Falling Leaves (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
Vintage Flourish and Dinkie Vintage Flourish (Indigo Blu)

Paper:
Bristol board

Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Antique Linen)

Other:
Copic markers
Low tack tape
Brown fineline marker
White paitn pen by Posca
Clear Wink of Stella pen

Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

ionabunny said...

I would never have thought this was one layer! Fabulous colouring and shadowing. Glad you are enjoying the Card Chain Challenge card exchange. It's lovely to have you as a link in the chain. Hugz

Dotty Jo x said...

I wondered whether this was a one-layer wonder! Yes, I did spend quite a while studying your card as it is completely stunning. So happy that you are playing with us at CCC, you're a very special and talented link in our chain, Jo x

Unknown said...

Wow-as a single layer this is really great! All that masking work paid off!
-Wavejumper

Elaine A said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

Shabneez said...

Stunning one layer card Joanne - love the autumnal feel you've created. Shabneez x