Friday 11 January 2019

January Elements

Happy New Year! It's the first challenge of the NewYear after our wee break so today over at Daring Cardmakers is Elemental day - choose at least three elements from the inspiration picture to kickstart your creation.

I chose the butterfly, grass stalk, chevron pattern and the blues/aquas from the colour palette.

I got a pack of Gel Press Petites for my birthday and had a first play here with the circle one - I just used it a bit like a big stamp to layer up the inks and then add the chevron pattern by stamping onto the gel plate itself before transferring to the paper. It made it really easy to line up the repeat pattern (it's a border stamp).

Antique Engravings (Hero Arts)
Thankful Silhouettes (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
Offbeat Backgrounds (Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us)
Say It All (Hero Arts)

Bristol board 

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Stonewashed, Denim)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Tumbled Glass)

Copic markers
Wink of Stella (clear)
Gel Press Petites
Corner Chomper 

Here's the lovely mood board we have for our January inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!


Dawn said...

Fabulous card, I love how you have created the circle. So effective. x

Debbie said...

beautiful card - you make it look so easy

Unknown said...

I really like this
The choice of the blues in the circle feels like sky to me.
The delicate butterfly on the delicate stalk is great
Hugs Margot

Svenja said...

Awesome take on the theme, Joanne! I love all your shades of blue and the chevron circle is so beautiful. So now I need to get out my own Gelli circle and have another play with it.

Sylvia said...

Great choice of elements and put together perfectly. Love the geli circle, I have been playing with my plates this week too, great fun.

Sylv xx

Handmade by Natty said...

Fabulous card, I just love the design within the circle and the delicate butterfly against that grass. :)

Shabneez said...

Just stunning Joanne! Shabneez x

CherylQuilts said...

What a gorgeous card, Joanne! I love the items you chose from the inspiration picture (I especially love it for the colors and that darling teddy), and what a wonderful layout using these elements. Stunning butterfly (this will always be one of my favorites), and I love the stunning Gel Press Petites background you've made. Having never heard of those, I had to check them out. Very clever. Beautiful way to finish your card off with the lovely silhouette and another of my favorites -- the "thinking of you" by Hero Arts. Just love some of the older sets. Hugs and love! xoxo