Friday, 13 March 2020

Lucky for some

It’s my turn to set the challenge over at Daring Cardmakers this week. As it’s Friday 13th today I thought we should focus on luck - some people might believe it’s unlucky but St Patrick’s day is coming up in Tuesday so I’m hoping we can balance it out with the luck of the Irish!

Different cultures have different symbols of luck. I chose a peony as they’re widely considered to be lucky. Apparently the reason they’re popular as wedding flowers is because they symbolise good fortune and a happy marriage. I didn’t need a wedding card today but maybe I should bear that in mind next time I do!

I fancied having a go at a truly monochrome card - I used three grey Copics, two grey pencils and a black ink pad. I think it creates quite a calm kind of look. I used a silver gel pen for the stamens in the centre of the flower so there’s just the tiniest bit of glitz.

Stamps:
Peony (Paperbabe, retired)
Birthday (Letter It range by Ranger)
Essential Messages (Hero Arts)

Paper:
Bristol board 

Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Other:
Copic markers
Coloured pencils
Silver gel pen 
Scor-It
Corner Chomper 

Thanks for stopping by!


5 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Looks stunning, Joanne, Jo x

HilaryJane said...

I just love it, the monochrome look is wonderful and you colouring is superb xx

Waverunner said...

Your shading is so good! And I like your choice of font.

I did not know that about peonies! Interesting!

hugs, Margot

Debbie said...

stunning just stunning

Robyn Oliver said...

A really lovely monochromatic card Joanne - wonderful colouring with the grey tones - very dramatic, Robyn