Friday 4 November 2016

November inspiration

It's Friday so it's Daring Cardmakers day and despite having finished my month as Guest Designer I'm still here! I'm delighted to have been invited to stay on as a permanent member of the team which should give me a little prod to make something each week as well as being great fun!

Being the first week of the month it's an "elemental" dare - scroll down to see the picture Kathy chose or, even better, visit the DCM blog to see the picture and the different ways it inspired the team.

There are loads of possibilities in the picture so choosing three or more elements shouldn't be too difficult.

I chose the colours, butterfly (it seems a strange decoration for a Christmas tree but definitely there!), circular cushion and glitz (gold embossing and gems). I tried to keep some of the overall "busy" feel as well which made me a bit twitchy but I think there's enough white space here to counteract it!

My purple circles are domed to fit with the cushion element - I've got a couple of wooden implements that go with a dapping/doming block designed for shaping jewellery pieces which proved very useful on larger circles. An embossing stylus is great for tiny ones but not so much use when you go large!

Stamps: Wings by Darkroom Door

Adirondack by Ranger (Pool)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Picked Raspberry)

Bristol board
Textured purple

Gold detail embossing powder
Coloursoft pencil
Circle punches and die
Hello die by Waltzingmouse Stamps (retired)
Cressida stencil by Memory Box
Corner Chomper
Nail art gems
Pinflair glue gel

The elemental inspiration picture:

Thanks for stopping by!


Dawn said...

Gorgeous. The butterfly is so pretty and I love the layout of your card. I think I remember seeing butterflies in the shops here in France to be used as Christmas decorations.

Shabneez said...

Love the way you've used the colours and that butterfly is fab! Shabneez xxx

Handmade by Natty said...

Really lovely card - I love how you've contrasted the gold with those lush and luxurious teal and magenta shades. And a great non-Christmas take! :D

Miri said...

It's great to have you on the team, Joanne. The card is lovely and I'm always amazed and inspired by your ideas (also because they are quite different from mine ;-)).