Friday 23 October 2009

No snowflakes or mittens!

The challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week has been set by Kathy who wants us to pull out a few of our favourite things to make a card! I've avoided the Julie Andrews route though!

So... you may have noticed I like to stamp :) I also love vintage images and my favourite colours are at the blue-green end of the spectrum.

I like lace, especially if it's vintage or "rescued" from clothing etc and I often sew on my cards as I love the textural interest it brings.

Teeny tiny gems intended for acrylic nail art tend to find their way onto my project when I want a bit of bling that's not too in your face.

Add in colouring with Copics and adding subtle pattern to the card base (in this case with Perfect Pearls over a black base, just at the bottom of the card - you'll probably have to click through to the larger view to be able to see it) and I think I'm over Kathy's quota of at least five things.

Just for good measure, I added something I don't often do but is a fave when I see it on other people's work (Kaz was the first person I was conscious of noticing it on) and that's the little tea rose threaded through the Prima.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Leopard and Beauty (Saturday Evening Post line - releasing 27th October)
Ornamental Beauty (Rummage Bin line)

Simply Smooth
Teal Medium (Prism Papers)

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Versamark by Tsukineko

Copic markers
Vintage lace
Prima flower
Tea rose
Perfect Pearls (Blue Patina)
Acrylic nail art gems
Sewing machine and metallic thread

Thanks for visiting, hope I managed to include some of your favourites, too!


tracy said...

thats really beautiful joanne :)

Lythan said...

What an amazing card Joanne. Thanks for playing along with DCM :)

Kathy said...

Beautiful. I love the aqua on black - it looks stunning - I need to try that combo

CraftyC said...

Your card is beautiful and what a lovely image

Karen said...

WOW Joanne! What a stunning card...that image is just beautiful & you have coloured it perfectly. XXX

Anonymous said...

I have this stamp but havent been able to use it but after seeing this I might give it a go....your colouring,LO ect is spot on (as always) stunning!

Hearts Turned said...

Beautiful card, Joanne! Love the colors you used, and great embellishments! Where do you get the tea roses? Love those!

Jean Franks Beck said...

Wow, what a striking card - beautiful!

Kaz said...

Love it Joanne! Everything goes so well together xx

Janice said...

That stamp looks almost 3D, especially the cheetah's tail. Your colouring is one of my favourite things.

Janice said...

Me again, have a look down your blog list and you will see that Julie Andrews is alive and singing on your blog lol!

Hels Sheridan said...


Traceyr said...

Wonderful card Joanne. Off to find out about Julie Andrews. hahaha


strawberry fields said...

Fabulous card. What a great challenge!
Fiona x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card and the image is stunning...x

Gez Butterworth said...

Stunning card Joanne. Love your end of the colour spectrum. What an image...I love big cats. Thank You for cheering me up with your card tonight. Gez.xx