Thursday 2 March 2023

Link in the chain - February

It’s reveal day at Card Chain Challenge. There were 33 players for February and my card has gone to Mia in Greece this time.

From the options on offer I chose the theme (hearts) and product (gauze) ones. I wanted to do something a bit different with my gauze so I used black acrylic paint to stick it to some card, let it dry and then highlighted with some gilding wax. 

I think my Delicata ink pad has started to separate out, or maybe it was the painted surface, either way I couldn’t get the little hearts to show up clearly so I used a gel pen to draw round the inside of the stamped shape.

The butterfly is stamped, coloured and cut out and glued on along with some die cut rings and a sentiment strip.

Antique Engravings and Say It All (Hero Arts, retired)

Bristol board 

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Delicata by Tsukineko (Golden Glitz)

Stitched rectangle dies A6 size (Paper Rose)
Copic markers
Fine frames circle die (Altenew)
Acrylic paint
Rub n Buff (Gold Leaf)

There’s still time to sign up for the March chain if you fancy it — just make one card and receive one from the next link in the chain, it’s a lovely way to spread a little hand crafted love around the world. 


Tina Z. said...

Wow, absolutely stunning.

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful design with that wonderful gold gauze against the black - and such a pretty butterfly fluttering above it! Julia xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Ah - one of my favorite HA butterflies, Joanne! Love it on the gauze atop the panel with hearts - gorgeous design!!

Pia S said...

You've been so creative, and with much success, using gauze. Interesting effect and I love the look.

Robyn Oliver said...

Brilliant, Love it all, the creative element of the gauze with the gilding is fabulous and dark background displays the butterfly perfectly

Arlene said...

Beautiful. I love what you did with the gauze. It makes for a unique and beautiful background.

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Joanne. What a beautiful card! I really love the design and the gold hearts with the blue butterfly. Hope I will get the card soon. Hugs, my friend.

papierelle said...

Wow, this is stunning!!! I've never worked with gauze. The effect is impressive!!

Wavejumper said...

I have never worked with gauze cool is that?!
Beautiful design. the pop of the blue against gold and black is so pretty!
hugs Margot

Imke said...

The use of the gauze with acrylics looks fabulous - great layout and perfect for the CCC February !


crafty-stamper said...

WOW fabulous card and love the amazing result with the gilding wax on the mesh-brilliant.
Carol x

HilaryJane said...

Brilliant, I love how you used that gauze. Such a good idea and very striking xx

Marianne said...

The gauze looks amazing on the card, Joanne. Wish I could touch it on the screen.
Marianne x