Friday 7 October 2022

October elements

Shabneez has chosen our mood board for October's "elemental" challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week. As ever, just choose at least three elements to kickstart your card.

I chose the brick wall, a skinny circle (inspired by the rims of the things bottom right — I think they’re aerosol cans but I’m not 100% sure!) and some leaves. 

I decided to combine with a couple of other challenges too. The current Die Cut Divas theme is watercolour — I did the bricks by colouring an embossing folder with a couple of Momento markers and pressing a piece of watercolour paper onto it. I got a better impression on the test piece I did — typical! It still gave me a starting point, with a brush and a mixture of Distress inks and watercolour paints I ended up with a reasonable wall. I also watercoloured the die cut leaves.

An old friend from the days of Crafty Secrets being a sponsor company at Splitcoast is co-running a challenge based on the Four Seasons — I thought this fit the bill for autumn so I’m linking up for the October challenge there too.

Watercolor paper
Brickwork embossing folder (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Momento markers
Winsor & Newton watercolour paints
Stitched rectangle dies, A6 size (Paper Rose)
Leaves dies (Impression Obsession)
Fine Frames dies (Altenew)
Sentiment from Big Day Today (Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us)
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Tumbled Glass, Rusty Hinge)


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow Joanne - just love your watercolored brick wall!! That blue looks amazing in there and I love the pair of leaves on the rim too!!

Arlene said...

Fantastic design and I too, love the watercolored brick wall. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for the October challenge. Arlene with the Die Cut Divas

Wavejumper said...

I like the WC look...bricks can have so many shades to them and that captures that well :)

hugs Margot

Dotty Jo said...

This is lovely, Joanne, Jo x

Darlene said...

Hello again my friend! I'm so glad you've come to share your AMAZING art work with us! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! The CAS design is absolutely beautiful and, that colored, embossed wall looks amazing. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


P.S. Just a friendly reminder that our new STENCIL FUN CHALLENGE is open and ready to see your stenciled creations. Hope you’ll come join in the fun!

papierelle said...

A very very beautiful CAS card!!!