Friday 6 March 2020

March elements

Miri has set our challenge over at Daring Cardmakers today and as it’s the first Friday of the month of course it’s an “elemental” one - just choose at least three elements from the inspiration picture to include on your card.

That’s Crafty had a plate of Viva Las Vegastamps at a price I couldn’t resist in their end of year clear out sale - I really wanted it for the police box/Tardis image that’s on there but Brian Kesinger’s quirky illustration style should provide some fun, too!

Presumably Otto can build up a lot of speed on that penny farthing since he’s wearing driving goggles. Maybe when his tentacles get tired he just switches to a different pair since he has eight to chose from!

From the inspiration picture this month (it’s at the end of this post if you didn’t arrive via the DCM blog) I chose quirky octopus, painty strokes, little gold circles in threes, typewriter font and the colours. I stamped the image on the card just below the painty background and then stamped again on a scrap piece, coloured Otto, cut him out and stuck him on with gel glue so he’s raised up. The tiny circles are “stamped” with the little tube that’s sometime threaded on the end of a fine paintbrush to protect the bristles.

Otto's Sweet Ride (from Plate 909, Viva Las Vegastamps)
Sentiment from Mini Memories (Crafty Secrets, no longer with us)

Bristol board 

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Delicata by Tsukineko (Golden Glitz)

Copic markers
Coloured pencils
Acrylic paints
Pinflair glue gel
Stitched rectangles dies, A6 size by Paper Rose

Here's our inspiration picture this month:


Kathy said...

fab card Joanne, the ooctopus, penny farthing etc are brilliant, but what I like best is that glorious painty inky squares, splodgy. background! I don't know how to describe it any other way!

Wavejumper said...

Oh wow! You have Otto! I LOVE Otto! I just got a couple of him from Viva Las Vegas this past year. I have to go look at That's Crafty. I dont know them.

Red Octopi have a special meaning to me since Mal and I saw a live one some years ago. I plan to color all my octopi red. :)

I like Kesinger's work. Great for the steampunk crowd.

I like this card a lot. The colors to me fit the fantastical nature of Otto.

That's creative-using the caps for paint brushes! They kind of remind me of suction cup marks.

hugs from across the Pond

Miri said...

What a cool card! The painted background is great and I love your crazy Otto the octopus. It looks great in bright orange!

Robyn Oliver said...

This is just wonderful Joanne, love all those elements you combined...splashes of colour and your quirky octopus is brilliant.. Robyn

Dotty Jo said...

How did I miss this??? Fabby card, Joanne, jo x