Friday 6 January 2023

January elements

Hello, welcome to the first challenge of 2023 from the Daring Cardmakers — as ever the first challenge of the month is an “elemental” one, just choose at least three elements from the inspiration picture to kickstart your project. 

I chose some of the colours, a fabric look to the square (might be too subtle for the camera), pinked edges, foliage and white dots to create a clean and simple birthday card to add to my stash. The square is coloured with a Copic marker and cross hatched with a fine liner in a shade darker blue (because I didn’t plan anything before I started, I’d probably have used a stamp if I’d had any idea what I was going to do!). I don’t have any pinked edge dies but I do have pinking shears. The die cut leafy sprig is coloured with a Copic and then a bit of detail added with a coloured pencil.  

Sentiment from Big Day Today (Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us

Bristol board

Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Chipped Sapphire)

Pinking shears
Copic markers
Coloured pencil
Back to Nature Thinlets dies (Sizzix)
White enamel accents by Ranger


Pia S said...

Beautiful! It amazes me how many elements you've brought in to this design, and still it is ultra clean.

HilaryJane said...

That fabric effect is really great, what a good idea. Love the look and a beautiful CAS card xx

Wavejumper said...

Pinking shears-love that! And the fine lines. I did not see them till I read it. Pretty CAS card. hugs Margot

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love the pinked fabric behind the leafy snip, Joanne!!