Tuesday 2 March 2021

Link in the chain - February

It’s reveal day at Card Chain Challenge. Mine went to the lovely Gail in Norway this time. Once I saw that one of the themes was polar bears and my mind went to this stamp (which probably hasn’t seen ink for the best part of a decade) I couldn’t seem to work in any of the other options. Never mind, one is all it takes to play!

The bears are stamped on grey paper and coloured with pencils - I think I succeeded in making the edges of the image disappear somewhat (the lines of the water stop rather abruptly). There’s a touch of sparkle on the water courtesy of Wink of Stella and an eclipse sentiment and that’s about it. 

I’ve just (re)listened to the Philip Pullman Northern Lights trilogy on Audible so of course I was imagining these bears donning their armour as I made the card! Would have been totally appropriate for its destination since they’re Svalbard bears but I’m not sure I’m up to drawing armour made of sky iron so they remained unclad (apologies if that whole paragraph meant nothing to you!).

Polar Bear Pair (Cornish Heritage Farms, no longer with us)

Bristol board
Strathmore Toned Grey

Hero Arts shadow ink by Ranger (Soft Granite)

Spellbinder Phrases 1 dies
Coloured pencils
Stitched rectangle dies, A6 size (Paper Rose)
Clear Wink of Stella pen

There are still a few days to sign up for the next chain if you fancy it - make and send one card, get a card from the next person in the chain. Details here.

Thanks for stopping by!


HilaryJane said...

I am sure Gail will love this card as do I. It looks stunning on the grey background and I love how you have coloured it and the hidden sentiment xx

ionabunny said...

It's awesome. I love so much about this card. The colouring, the bears, the eclipse sentiment, the bling and the fact that it's mine tops it all. Thanks so much Joanne. It's awesome. HUGZ

Shabneez said...

This is stunning Joanne! Shabneez x

Debbie said...

wowowowowowowowowow this is beautiful

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful polar bear stamp and so wonderfully colored with your pencils - I would not know it was a stamp - so pretty on the kraft card! xx

Wavejumper said...

Wow! Your pencil skills are amazing! That is fantastic! Lucky Gail!

hugs Margot

Jutta said...

Your colouring is amazing on this awesome card and I love the sentiment technique.

Robyn Oliver said...

Your card for Gail, is simply awesome - love the effect you achieved with the coloured pencils, wonderful card Joanne, Robyn

GerJanne said...

Oh wow, this is an amzing card! These polar bears are wonderful and I like the word HI in it!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a stunning scene with the polar bears, Joanne - your coloring looks amazing!!