Saturday 2 July 2022

Link in the chain - June (and May!)

It's reveal day at Card Chain Challenge — mine is still en route to Lou I think, mail to Australia is being very slow at the moment, apparently! 

From the options on offer I chose the themes of fluffy and friendship. This little guy was the fluffiest thing I could think of in my stash! 

It’s my usual one layer card for CCC, just stamps, ink and some Enamel Accents for a finishing touch. I used my trusty piece of acetate that has various sized circles die cut from it to add the backdrop for the chick. 

Farm Chicks (Crafty Secrets, no longer with us)
Sentiment from Layering Octopus (Hero Arts)

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)
Hero Arts Shadow ink (Soft Granite)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean)

Copic markers
Enamel Accents

I realised I forgot to blog last month’s so I’ll do that now. It went to the lovely Jo and from the options on offer I chose the theme of desert and the colour scheme of pineapple, peach, terracotta. I sort of regretted that choice after I’d mentally committed to it since I didn’t really have ink colours that matched and ended up doing lots of blending with various inks to get somewhere close! My memory has probably failed on exactly what went in there but never mind, I’m sure nobody really cares!

Way Out West and Back in the Saddle (both Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us)

Bristol board

Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Sandal, Mountain Rose, Rust)
Jenni Bowlin dye ink by Ranger (Lemon Drop)

Thanks for stopping by!


Julia Aston said...

Two wonderful designs for the challenges Joanne! What a sweet chick hopping over to say hello - love the chicken wire along the bottom and your softly sponged circle! Your western sky is gorgeous behind your cowboy silhouette stampings! xx

HilaryJane said...

Two wonderful cards, I remember looking for your card last month as it is a real stunner. Such amazing colours xx

Wavejumper said...

You make the most wonderful single layer cards! How adorable that little fella is making a huge leap over to greet his friend! Sunsets in the American West...classic! Always love those! Great blend!
hugs Margot

Arlene said...

I love your CCC card and your western card colors are fabulous.

LOU said...

Gorgeous card Joanne - can't wait to receive it!
Mail can be slow coming to Australia at the moment, it is so frustrating, especially when it used to be so good!
But it will be worth the wait!
Lou xo