Saturday, 2 January 2021

Link in the chain - December!

The Card Chain Challenge didn’t take its usual December break - 2020 was such a strange year that Gail and Jo decided to do a special challenge for December. The traditional format did get a break though and we got a tic-tac-toe board to play with. My card has gone to Mia in Greece this time.

Since it’s an extra challenge I thought I’d go the extra mile and play for a full house, although I confess it was partly that I was having trouble deciding which line to go for!

I thought a vintage photo might be a good way to incorporate black and white so decided to go down the collage route. This group having fun paddling in the river seemed like they’d hit the friendship theme too. I’m imagining they’ve just finished a lovely picnic on the sunny riverbank and they’re cooling off. There’s some watery ink dribbled on the card base as background colour and then some stencilling, some stamping, torn washi tape (I tore one piece in half to get two skinny pieces in case just tearing the ends seemed like too much cheating for the torn edges element!) and a bit of embossed trim and I think I managed to hit all the grid squares.

Bird Notes and Queen Bee (both Crafty Secrets, no longer with us)
Sentiment and bubbles/dots from Layering Octopus (Hero Arts)

Bristol board
Premium weight copy paper (to print the photo)

Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Mustard Seed) and Oxide (Blueprint Sketch)
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Vintage photo downloaded from The Graphics Fairy
Washi tape

Star Trim Embosslit and Mixed Media 1 dies (Sizzix)
Copic markers
White paint pen by Posca
Clear Wink of Stella pen

Happy New Year to all - here’s hoping that 2021 will be kinder than 2020.


HilaryJane said...

A very clever card, well done for including all the elements, I didn't even try. I love how they have all come together to form a gorgeous cohesive design. I am sure Mia loves it xx

Dotty Jo said...

What a lovely card! So classy. Thanks for being a link in our chain of friendship and fun, Jo x

Julia Aston said...

What a great design using all of the elements! Love that vintage photo and the honeycomb background!

Annerieke said...

Ohh well done for using all the elements Joanne! Such a wonderful card you made.
I wish you a beautiful, loving and healthy 2021.
Hugs, Annerieke

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a beauty, Joanne - just love how you incorporated the entire board on this one!!

papierelle said...

Beautiful and very creative!!!