Friday 7 July 2017

Elemental July

Dawn is setting the challenge this week at Daring Cardmakers and of course because it's the first one of a new month, it's an "elemental" dare - just choose at least three elements from the inspiration photo to kick-start your project. The picture's at the end of this post if you didn't arrive here from the DCM blog and want to see it.

I chose: girl's face, pastel colours and sequins (after the fact I realised the ones I chose had the same iridescence as the material behind the plates top right).

Molly is delightful and she's a lovely big stamp so you don't need to do much else really. I masked her off, sponged on some pastel inks and then used a piece of acetate with circles punched in it as a stencil to sponge on a bit of white paint for a sort of bokeh effect.

Molly by Beeswax Stamps
Journaling Words 3 by The Artistic Stamper

Paper: Bristol Board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw)

White acrylic paint

Here's the picture Dawn chose to inspire us this month:

Do pop by to see which elements inspired the DT and we'd love to see your take on it, too!


Dawn said...

Such an amazing creation. The black and white image against the pretty pastel background is stunning and of course I love the added sparkle. xxx

Shabneez said...

Wonderful creation Joanne - the sequins on the girl's face remind me of Indian weddings. Shabneez x

Paula Whittaker said...

This is fabulous...the little touch of the sequins is perfect!

maria f. said...

Your creation is mesmerizing. I adore bokeh. And my eye can't stop enjoying those sequins. A fabulous touch.

Svenja said...

Such an elegant take on the theme! Man, did I fight through my own card and totally overlooked the girl as a possible element. Tsss.