Friday 2 September 2022

September elements and link in the chain

A two-in-one post today since the second of the month (reveal day at Card Chain Challenge) coincides with the first Friday (our “elemental” challenge at Daring Cardmakers). 

Miri has chosen our DCM mood board for September — as ever, just chose at least three elements to kickstart your project. I chose the surface rings on the puddle, the autumn leaves and a circle. I used Pan Pastels to colour the die cut leaves and added the framing for the circle as an afterthought so it’s drawn on with a fineliner and a Copic marker. The dots are my trusty tomato paste tube and a few tiny nail art gems.

Just realised Die Cut Divas have an autumn theme this time around so I’m linking this card up there, too. 

Sentiment from Say It All (Hero Arts, retired)

Bristol board

Versafine by Tsukineko (Vintage Sepia)

Retro circles embossing folder  (Tim Holtz/Sizzix) 
Pan pastels
Circles dies (Spellbinder)
Leaves dies (Impression Obsession)
Stitched rectangles A6 size (Paper Rose)
Tomato paste tube
Nail art gems

My Card Chain Challenge card went to Pat in Texas this time. From the options on offer I chose the theme of fruit and flowers and gave this lovely lemon set its first outing (I have blogged another card with it already but this one was made and sent before that was made). It’s almost my usual one layer card for CCC, just the little blossom is die cut and added over the base layer. 

There’s still time to sign up for the September chain if you fancy it, details here.

Lemon Blossom (The Greetery, plus matching dies)

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)
Various yellow, green and pink inks (I failed to keep note!)

Copic marker
Nail art gems
Corner Chomper


Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful cards as always, Joanne! Thanks for being a link in our chain again at CCC, Jo x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

I just love your lemon cards, Joanne - such great designs, both of them! Love the wash behind this one & the sweet popped up flower!!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun summer card with the bright lemons against your pretty blue swish of color! So pretty with the leaves and flowers on the lemons!

Wavejumper said...

You drew and colored that circle frame on the first card? It is so perfect.

As always you do a great job with the components you choose. :)

I like the leaf pop of color on the first and the soothing blue of the second. Just the idea of a clear sky makes one relax.

hugs Margot

Arlene said...

Fantastic cards.

I LOVE the leaves on your first card - so creative in using the circle and surface rings. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas in our "Anything Goes with an option of Autumn".

Your Happy Summer card brings a smile - just something about it that makes a person feel happy.

Handmade by Natty said...

Beautiful cards Joanne, a true representation of that late summer-into-autumn feeling. So glad you are enjoying your Greetery lemons! :D

HilaryJane said...

Two fabulous cards. I love those leaves and the textured circles on the first one and those gorgeous lemons and softly inked background on your second card. Perfectly summery xx

Miri said...

Autumn and summer in one blogpost... that's just perfect for this in-between time, I think! Your autumnal leaves are gorgeous and I love the golden (nail art? really?) dots. Great card!

Pia S said...

Lovely stamped lemons, I like the effect of the blue surrounding them and the one rounded corner. Simple and effective details.

Dawn said...

Gorgeous cards. The embossing folder you have used is gorgeous and the leaves are just stunning.

foleysfriend said...

Fabulous autumnal birthday card (well, it would work at other times of the year too!). I love the texture in the center of the circle. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

sue n.