Saturday, 2 February 2019

Link in the chain - January

The first  Card Chain Challenge for 2019 has its reveal today. My card went to Lucille in Colorado this month and from the options I chose the theme of New Year and the sketch. I started out following the colour scheme of denim, cornflower and white but none of my blue inks were quite right for cornflower so I went with a purple instead.

I painted over the clocks with water to blur them a bit with the idea they’d represent the old year receding behind the new one represented by the big numbers - not quite sure it worked but hey ho! Splattered ink breaks up the white and gives a sort of party feel, I thought! A few iridescent sequins seemed to be called for to finish it off.

Stamps:
A & P Numbers (Ma Vinci’s Reliquary, no longer with us)
Asian Garden Additions (Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us)
Time to Stamp (Cornish Heritage Farms, no longer with us)
Clocks Plate 6 (Paper Artsy)

Paper:
Bristol board 

Inks:
Versamark by Tsukineko 
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide by Ranger (Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Other:
Silver detail embossing powder 
Corner Chomper 
Grey Copic markers
Sequins

The Card Chain Challenge has a fun community of international card makers - why not sign up for a few challenges in 2019? You get the fun of sending your card somewhere you know it will be appreciated as well as receiving a lovely card too! There are still a few days left to sign up for February here.

4 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Great card, Joanne! I love how you used the sketch and fully understood that the one clock face was disappearing because it represented 2018. Thanks for playing along with us at CCC, it's great to have you with us again, Jo x

HilaryJane said...

I love the shine you have on the numbers and your idea with the clocks really does work. The splatters are great too, I am always nervous about messing it all up when I splatter! Great card. Thanks also for visiting me a leaving such a nice comment xx

stampingbowd said...

The colors are beautiful and I love the splatters! A Beautiful new years card!

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