Friday 24 July 2020

Power of three

It's my turn to set the challenge over at Daring Cardmakers this week. As it’s the anniversary of the birth of Alexandre Dumas, I thought we might celebrate The Three Musketeers by featuring threes on our projects this week.

I opted for three circles and three dots of Enamel Accents on a masculine birthday card. I got some toned grey paper for Christmas having seen some lovely pencil colouring done on it and I’m ashamed to say I’ve only just had a first play with it! I’ve opted for more of a simple sketch book look, too.

Embossing adds some textural interest for a limited colour palette. I inked the folder so there’s a bit extra shading going on, too. I still had the pearlescent watercolours out on my desk from last week's card so I spattered some gold on the panel before sticking down the elements.

Antique Engravings and Say It All (both Hero Arts, retired)

Toned grey (Strathmore)
Bristol board 

Shadow ink by Hero Arts (Soft Granite)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Smokey Gray)

Coloured pencils (white and two greys)
Charcoal pencil
Circles dies by Spellbinder
Fine frames circle die by Altenew
Stitched rectangles A6 dies by Paper Rose Studio
Shell Beauty M-Bossabilities by Spellbinder
Metallic gold pen
Metallic gold paint
Enamel Accents by Ranger

Thanks for stopping by, please do continue to take care as we ease out of lockdown and, if you’re in England, don’t forget your mask from today if you’re heading out to the shops!


Shabneez said...

Stunning creation and a mix of techniques Joanne. Enjoyed your challenge very much! Shabneez x

HilaryJane said...

Well, I am glad you have finally used it as this card is stunning. I love the texture and the shading xx

Svenja said...

This is sooo elegant!

Wavejumper said...

Excellent guy card! I like the color tone with the shells as it is reminiscent of sand to me! hugs Margot