Thursday 2 May 2019

Link in the chain: April

Time for the reveal of another Card Chain Challenge.

This month my card has gone to Hilary so it didn't have too far to travel. From the month's options I went for the colours (coffe, cream, platimun) and one of the themes (umbrella).

I couldn't find my platinum ink pad so in the end I mixed a dab of silver acrylic paint with some of the Latte ink to introduce a brownish note that seemed more on the platimun end of the scale for the umbrella canopy.

The central panel was masked with low tack tape and a very light application of Latte came close to a cream colour (I used a big fluffy cosmetics brush to apply the ink). The clouds are stamped with the latte at full strength, spread with a damp brush and some white paint pen added along the tops. The grasses are stamped in Espresso and I added some lowlights with a brown fineline marker and some hightlights with a white paint pen, Birds are just drawn in, my artistic ability is limted but I can just about manage a curved V to represent a distant bird!

Grasses (Inkylicious)
Believe in Unicorns (Visible Image)
Sentiment from Wildflowers (Crafty Secrets, no longer with us)


Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Latte, Espresso)
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)

Brown fineline marker
White paint pen by Posca
Low tack tape
Umbrella man die cut (Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix)
Acrylic paint

Thanks for stopping by!


Dotty Jo said...

Hi Joanne, your card is a beauty! I was just looking at it on the Reveal post and thinking how I love all the different elements. Thanks for playing along again, it's great to have you as a link in our chain again, Jo x

Wavejumper said...

I like this a lot Joanne. We dont do enough images in browns. This is a good push to.
xo Margot

HilaryJane said...

I loved receiving this card, the subtle watercoloured background is very special xx