Thursday 2 February 2023

Link in the chain January

It’s time for the reveal of January’s Card Chain Challenge. There were 25 links in the chain and mine has gone over the Pond to the lovely Linda this time. The cyber “incident” at Royal Mail May have slowed its progress somewhat but it will get there eventually, we hope!

From this month’s options I chose the theme of cocktails, the product option of Distress inks and the colour palette (candyfloss, bubblegum, mulberry) with the addition of green — although I might have been able to argue for a pink citrus slice (pink grapefruit, perhaps?) I couldn’t bring myself to do pink mint leaves! 

It’s a very simple one layer creation, just stamping, colouring and a few tiny gems. The cocktail and background are Distress inks used as watercolours, the leaves and lime slice are Copic coloured. The Seedless Preserves Distress ink gave an impressive range of shades, depending on how dilute it was and using the Misti to stamp the sentiment a couple of times made it extra dark there — I thought it looked nicer in the same shade as the background rather than using black ink.

Cocktail Time (Crafter’s Companion)
Birthday sentiment set (Letter It range from Ranger)

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves)

Copic markers
Nail art gems
Corner Chomper


Marianne said...

So pretty! Love the pop of green to balance the pinks. But hey, I did the same. Hope my card will arrive soon.
Marianne x

Viv said...

{sighs} another stamp that I now need......!
Love this - and would love a quick slurp of that dwinkie too! x

HilaryJane said...

It may be a simple one layer card, but it is fabulous. I really love those colours and that vibrant green was definitely the right choice. Bet Linda will love it xx

Arlene said...

I love the colors - mint leaves are green! WOW, your card is so lifelike that I wanted to just pick up that drink.

Jeanne H said...

What a cheerful card. Tipping my drink to you!

papierelle said...

I love your card and coloring. And a nice idea to combine the given colors with green!!!

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful coloring on this luscious looking drink! great use of the colors - love the sparkle of the gems like bubbles floating from the drink and fun font on your CHEERS! Julia xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

LOL - I see we were on the same wavelength with the Cheers, Joanne!! Sorry - no card yet; I gave it an extra day before popping over to peek :) Love, love, love your design and can't wait to see it in person!!

Wavejumper said...

That looks very enticing! Like a lovely summer drink or party.

hugs Margot

ionabunny said...

Chin chin!! Pink cocktails sound like a wonderous idea. Gorgeous card. Hugz

Pia S said...

Love the image and how you didn't just color the image, but around it as well. Brilliant!