Monday, 2 August 2010

Over at Crafty Cardmakers, Joy has set us a challenge this fortnight which is the following recipe...
  • 1. Use stickers or punches
  • 2. Use the colour orange or yellow
  • 3. Include and animal or fish
The second week (w/c 2 August) is Spotlight challenge week and the Spotlight is to use a punch.  So here’s mine…


First, the white background was sponged with Adirondack Sunshine Yellow ink, then, using a punchie as a mask (with non permanent adhesive) to keep the sun yellow, I sponged Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Cabin Door, Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar distress inks , with a little Adirondack Mountain Rose, onto the background.

The elephants and tree (one stamp from I Brake For Stamps) were stamped in Versafine Onyx Black, then clear embossed. Top corners were punched with a corner punch, purely for a little bit of interest, though I’m not sure it worked, lol and this was matted onto black card.

The outer layer (also matted onto black) is just a square of white card, the outside of which is stamped with a Rollagraph (taken off the wheel and used as a stamp) with Versafine and clear Embossing powder. I masked the corners to avoid overlapping.  Final card is Bazzill orange.

Don’t forget to check out the scrummy artwork by the rest of the Design Team at Crafty Cardmakers.

This card also fits the Gingersnap Challenge, Red, Yellow and Orange – in a slightly different way, but it fits.

21 very much appreciated comments:

Jack said...

This is just so beautiful, reminds me of photos my Mum and Dad sent when they were in Africa. xx

Paul B said...

Wow the background is stunning. You're so darn clever. Love the bold striking feel of this card. Pxx

Sandra Hall said...

You ARE darn clever! It's a gorgeous card Cath. The colours you achieved from all those inks are stunning! x x

stampdiva said...

Ths card radiates heat, how you achieved such a stunning result I don't know. Wonderful. Lynne x

sam21ski said...

Oooh Cath, what stunning colours. It looks so real it makes me want to jump on in!!!!

That word stamp I used, it is a Hero Arts one!!!

Zoechaos said...

Hot and dry and stunning, love the corner punches look like just the suggestion of a cloud. love images like this they speak to the ancestors in me LOL (oh was that to weird?) xx Zoe

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely african feel card, the colours are rich and warm and the images are fabulous. All go to making a lovely piece of art. Tracy x

Martina2801 said...

Stunning Africa creation, dear Cath!
So warm colors! Beautiful!

Sid said...

Fab colours and love the silhouette !!

Chris said...

Wow, Cath, the colours are so hot you can almost feel the African sun and the border adds a lovely contrast. Love this card.

Carol Q said...

wow stunning tropical colours Cath!

Chris said...

Stunning! I like how the corner punches look like birds (to me)

cockney blonde said...

That's stunning Cath. I too have that stamp and love it, x

Cor* said...

I cannot believe what an amazing job you did on that backgroud. Simply amazing@!

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Cath absolutely stunning.

Hugs
Anke

Artyjen said...

Stunning sunset...and a great image too. :)
xoxo Sioux

SuzanneK said...

Absolutely fantastic, makes me feel like I am in Africa. I am now a follower.

Josephine said...

That's such an atmospheric card - I can almost feel the heat from the sun! Gorgeous.

Eiglas said...

Fab image Hunni! So dramatic!
Hugs,
Ei
x

Sandra said...

Wow - that card is GORGEOUS x

Viv's Visuals said...

Great card!