Friday 6 September 2019

September elements

It's the first Friday of the month so of course that means an "elemental" challenge over at Daring Cardmakers. Ruth has chosen our inspiration this month - as ever, just choose at least three elements (colour scheme counts as one element) to kick start your project.

From the inspiration picture I chose a bird in a party hat, a balloon, circles and pastel colours.

I'm playing at Retro Rubber as well where the current challenge is a sketch. I've rotated it 180 degrees. It was not until I uploaded the picture that I realised I'd stuck the square in the wrong place really - it should have been low down for the rotated sketch! I hope the challenge police will go lightly on me, sketches are out of my confort zone!

I used my trusty piece of acetate with various sized circles die cut in it and brushed on inks for a pastel dotty background.

Owen the Owl (Cornish Heritage Farms, no longer with us -  Owen is at least 10 years old!)
Balloon from Happy Today (Hero Arts, I've had the set at least five years, I think it's retired)
Sentimenet from Mini Memories (Crafty Secrets, no longer with us - set is copyright 2007)

Bristol board
Scrap of smooth black

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

Copic markers
Stitched frames dies (Paper Rose)
Detail white embossing powder
Crochet thread
Pinflair glue gel
Corner Chomper

Here's our inspiration if you would like to play along, we'd love to see you over at Daring Cardmakers!

Thanks for stopping by!


Shabneez said...

Absolutely love this! Its just so cute! Shabneez x

Claire Grantham said...

OMG I just adore this. You nailed my sketch 100% I do not think it looks out of your comfort zone. The dotty background is divine and Owen is fab. Thanks for joining us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

creative lady said...

Adorable! Love the bird and your coloring. The layout of your card is perfect for the challenge. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

Greta said...

So cute! Love how you made the background!

Kathy said...

Love this! I didn't even notice the balloon in hte mood board till I read your post!

Rachelle Oltean said...

This is such a beautiful card - the layout, the colors and the image placement is spot on for all of your challenge inspiration! I really like the added elements of the rounded bottom edges and curled balloon string! Great work!
Rachelle : )