Tuesday 2 May 2023

Link in the chain — April

It’s reveal day at Card Chain Challenge once again! There were 28 links in the chain this time and my card has gone to Imke in Germany.

From the options on offer, I chose the sketch, the colour palette (charcoal, lime, bumblebee) and the theme of umbrellas. 

That’s Crafty had a sale recently as they’re on the move and there were lots of lovely Katzelkraft stamps at bargain prices. I may have treated myself to a few! This chap with his umbrella seemed perfect for this month’s theme. 

It’s my usual one layer card for CCC. My original intention was for rather less grey but I managed some fairly significant smudges in areas that were going to be white so I just rolled with it and added more ink! He looks as though he might be emerging into a rather gloomy April day to brighten things up with his umbrella!

I used skinny strips of low tack tape to mask off the lines from the sketch while I added ink and then drew in some yellow, deliberately trying not to fill in all the white so there’s a bit of a “halo” round the colour. There’s a gold gel pen line along the bottom of each as well, just for some glitz! A rounded corner, doodled border and some dimensional paint dots finish it off. 

Les Gros Chat 03 (Katzelkraft)
Essential Messages (Hero Arts)

Bristol board 

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Shadow ink by Hero Arts (Charcoal)

Copic makers
Gold gel pen
Fine liner
Pearl pen by Viva Decor (Anthracite)
Corner Chomper

There are still a few days to sign up for the next chain if you fancy spreading some crafty smiles around the planet. 


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Awww - such a fun kitty with his hat and umbrella, Joanne!! Love all your doodles & dots and what a cool take on the sketch with the yellow lines!!

HilaryJane said...

What a clever use of the sketch. I like all the grey ink and that rather smart cat shining out of the un inked area. He looks fabulous xx

Julia Aston said...

What a great card using the colors and sketch Joanne! He looks like he's having fun dancing in the rain - but his grumpy face doesn't show it (love his little hat!)! Pretty doodling around the edge too! Julia xx

papierelle said...

Super cool card!!!

Wavejumper said...

What a character! I think he is a Kingsman (movie)....lol

That smudge ended up great...he looks beautifully highlighted.

How odd. I see the green but not the yellow or gold. huh.

hugs Margot

Imke said...

Fun card, can't wait to see it in real life. Thanks, Joanne!

Jeanne H said...

Your card is wonderfully clever and cute! Love it.

Dotty Jo said...

What a fun card - I love this cute guy and how you've used the sketch! Jo x

Robyn Oliver said...

Totally fun, cute card Joanne, love how you used the CCC elements