Friday 9 March 2018

Getting to know you

Dawn has set the challenge this week at Daring Cardmakers and she’d like to know a little more about our crafting selves, asking: what is your favourite crafting style or technique? Where do you craft?

I found this quite difficult as I don’t really have a single style or favourite way to do things so I tried to zoom in on a few common denominators!

I  almost always use stamps when I craft and I like to colour in. Floral stamps are a favourite thing to use. I keep telling myself  “no more flowers, you have enough” and then something like this pretty magnolia shows up in a sale and I can’t resist!

Mum has observed in the past that I often go off the edge with images so obviously I had to do that here.
I tend to use minimal layers; even if something is not necessarily a clean and simple design it’s unlikely to involve more than a couple of layers and I’ll often use just a card base, as I have here. I often round a single corner of a card, too.

I really enjoyed using a single die cut word with stamps to complete the sentiment on my Christmas cards this year so I thought I’d try extending that idea to other occasions. This Hero Arts set has lots of options to go with the ‘happy” so hopefully I’ll get plenty of use out of it.

I’m lucky enough to have a room to craft in. On the down side that does mean that it’s often a complete mess because I don’t have to clear up after myself as a I go!

Magnolia by Stampendous
Happy Stamp & Cut by Hero Arts

Bristol board 

Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)

Copic markers
Wink of Stella pen (clear)
Corner Chomper 

Thanks for stopping by!


Dawn said...

A very beautiful creation. The stamped images are amazing and your colouring is fantastic. I just love the clean and simple look of your card.

Paula Whittaker said...

That's a beautiful card and it totally shows off all your skills in stamping/cardmaking.
As for craft rooms....mine is so messy its beyond a joke now. Hubby cant even bring himself to come in anymore

Shabneez said...

Stunning creation - adore everything about it Joanne! Shabneez x

Miri said...

That's a beautiful card. I like the idea of going off the edge of the paper. It looks great!

Svenja said...

Fab card, Joanne - I do admire your colouring skills, the flowers look lush!
(I know the problem about having a studio and not having to clean up... that's just why I almost always start crafting by cleaning my desk *giggle*)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Joanne, I am so happy that I popped over here from your card on SCS! I loved reading your post and am in the same boat as you with flowers! Haha! I just "wilt" when I see one that I can hardly resist. I love your off-the-edge technique, and I also love that you added the die to complete the sentiment. That's a great idea for me, and I may have to try that (since I have plenty of words dies myself). I also like that you round a single corner. It's a nice touch. I too have my own craft room, and it does get to be a collection place. However, when I complete a card and need to photograph it, it is an excuse for me to clean off my table (mostly). Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. It's stunningly colored! I had two magnolia trees in our yard up north and loved them. Hugs!

Darlene said...

BEAUTIFUL coloring and design!

Debbie said...

amazing colouring on a stunning card