Sunday, 2 September 2018

Link in the chain

Visiting the lovely Jo's blog a while back I noticed a post about the Card Chain Challenge. It struck me as a such a lovely idea I signed up for the August chain.

From the options for the month I chose fruit and stencilling. I've recently got hold of an old Stampin' Up! set called Sun Ripened, primarily for this lovely rapsberry image. Raspberries have always been a family favourite and my folks have always grown them so when I saw a card made with this stamp, I just had to have it!

My card has gone to Janet in Mauritius - I have no idea whether raspberries seem very ordinary and pedestrian there, I'm thinking fruit might be quite different!

I’m not sure you can tell from the photo but the berries and leaves are slightly raised - I put the card on a piece of craft foam and used a fine tipped stylus to draw round the image then flipped it over and used the line to show me where to push the image out with a bigger stylus.

Sun Ripened (Stampin' Up! - long retired)

Ribbed kraft

Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)
Adirondack pigment by Ranger (Snowcap)

Copic markers
Prismacolor pencils
White paint pen by Posca
Cressida stencil (Memory Box)
Phrases 2 dies (Spellbinder)
Corner Chomper
Charcoal pencil

Thanks for stopping by! The sign-up for the September chain is open for a few more days - details here if you fancy taking part!


Dotty Jo said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card, Joanne! Thanks so much for joining us at CCC this month - I better warn you that this challenge is addictive! Jo x

ionabunny said...

Such a beautiful card Joanne. I thought you had raised up the berries. Love it. Hugz

Debbie said...

o h my goodness - literally - what a stunning card - so clever and effective

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Joanne, what a gorgeous card! Your coloring is what stands out most. The berries seem to pop off the card (and ready to eat). I have seen Dina (I believe) use this technique, and you've done it well. What a lovely way to color on kraft and also add the "hello" die and the stencil. Stunning card, sweet friend! Hugs! xoxo

Shabneez said...

Wow! Bet that took you ages to colour and emboss by hand. It looks wonderful Joanne. Shabneez x

HilaryJane said...

So sorry I didn't visit and leave you a comment in 2018, but I was new to it all then and hadn't got the hang of commenting. That was the first month I took part too. I love this card those berries are just great and look stunning with that white stencilled background on the Kraft card. I am glad you have carried on playing xx