Thursday 15 January 2015

DCM Take Three

Like Kathy who has set this week's DCM challenge, I don't really do New Year resolutions but I'm joining her on the "try harder" with a few things and one of them is challenges. I used to play regularly with quite a few but have fallen out of the habit. I enjoyed playing along so this year I'm going to try harder, starting with DCM!

The first challenge each month this year is to take at least three elements from a project chosen by one of the DCM designers and to incorporate those into a project of your own. Here's the current challenge.

I chose the hearts (both primitive and more traditional shapes), the green and red elements of the colour scheme, the little crackle pattern that appears on some areas of the sample and, as a bonus fourth element, the style of the sentiment.

As the sample is quite layered and combines lots of elements and colour, I thought it would be nice to try using a CAS style by way of contrast.

The teeny tiny hearts are die cut from a Coke can and they have a really nice "puffy" quality.

Primitive Hearts Bigz die by Sizzix
Confetti die by Mama Elephant
Crackle Glaze background stamp by Indigo Blu
Sentiment from Everyday Essentials stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms (retired)
Fired Brick and Shabby Shutter Distress inks
Brilliance Graphite Black ink
DecoArt Triple Thick gloss glaze
Spellbinder Square die

Thanks for stopping by!


Svenja said...

Wow, a super-elegant take on the theme! I adore those crackled hearts (and I'm not usually fond of heartshapes), they look marvelous.
Thank you so much for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week!

Kaz said...

This is gorgeous Joanne, really classy xxx

Natty said...

Great use of the inspiration - I love the crackle on the hearts.
Thanks for playing along with our first dare of 2015!

misteejay said...

Love the style of this - what a great card.
Toni xx

Kathy said...

Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers this week - it's great to have you playing along again ;)

I really love how you've used your chosen elements from our
January Elemental Inspiration picture, and used them in such a stylish way. Love those little coke can hearts - that's inspired!

Janice said...

Gorgeous card as always Joanne. Thanks for your comment on my card. I'm going to try and play along with DCM too, I don't guarantee I'll do every week, but I'm going to give it a go.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Joanne! So sophisticated and elegant. Brilliant to cut the little hearts from a can!
I, too, am wanting to challenge myself more this year, so I'll definitely be checking out the DMC challenges. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and process :)

Scrapmate said...

Love the vibrant colours on this and you've nailed the CAS style you wanted to achieve.

Kath said...

Elegant card. Stylish. Beautiful card.

Unknown said...

I have been awol for a while so have spent a wonderful half an hour catching up on all your makes.. Awesome