Friday 2 April 2021

April elements and a link in the chain!

It’s the first Friday of a new month so it’s an elemental challenge over at Daring Cardmakers. Jenny is providing our inspiration picture this month - as ever, just choose at least three elements from it to kickstart your project. 

I chose a typewriter, script writing, hearts and the word “love” to make a clean and simple card. I added a touch of Glossy Accents to the tiny wee die cut hearts and used glue gel under the typewriter so it has just a bit of lift. The GA proved very reflective when I did the photo this morning!With hindsight I think I’d have been happier without the grey inking along the base of the card but you live and learn!

On the Desk (Cornish Heritage Farms, no longer with us)
Sarah’s Choice (Indigo Blu)

Say It Loud (Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us)

Bristol board

Shadow ink by Hero Arts (Soft Granite)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Confetti die (Mama Elephant)
Pinflair gel glue
Corner Chomper
Glossy Accents by Ranger

It's also reveal day over at Card Chain Challenge - my card went to Renate in The Netherlands this time. 

From the options on offer for March I chose the colour scheme of flamingo pink, sea green and sunshine yellow (I don't think I'd have ever put these together without prompting), women and friendship. Simple stamping and colouring, then a bit of masking over the show girls to create the sunburst background with a stencil. I used a fineline pen to create some grounding.

Show Girls (Lost Coast Designs)
Essential Messages (Hero Arts, retired)

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Sunshine Yellow)

Copic markers
Strobes Stencil (Visible Image)
Black fineliner

There's still time to sign up for the April chain if you'd like to make and send a card and receive one in return, it's a friendly challenge with a lovely bunch of crafters.

Thanks for stopping by!


Dotty Jo said...

Wow, I love this card! Love how you've interpreted the themes, Joanne. Thanks for being a link in our chain, Jo x

HilaryJane said...

Two gorgeous cards but your CCC one is something very special. Those ladies look so happy having a knees up in their pink outfits. The yellow sun rays sets them off perfectly xx

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely and creative designs here Jo! Your cancan dancers are so fun with the sunburst behind them creating such an active design! and a great sentiment to go with them! xx

Wavejumper said...

A two-fer today! :D

Always love cards that are just to say hello. The girls are bold. I like how you shifted the stencil to put in a second ink color. So does have wonderful times with friends.

hugs Margot

Annerieke said...

Wonderful cards! The CCC card is lovely, great how you matched the colors.
Hugs, Annerieke

Miri said...

Both cards are really cool and I like the vintage vibes on your blog ;-)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a fun trio of dancers, Joanne - just love the stenciled rays around them!!