Friday, November 06, 2015

November Elemental

When I first saw Gez's November Elemental Inspiration Picture I thought "Great, loads of things to choose from, there'll be no trouble picking my minimum of three."
As so often happens though, actually getting something made wasn't as easy as I'd thought. Not really helped by having the desperate urge to incorporate using the Blackboard paint that had recently arrived in a DT box..... Surely it was meant to be....

I started by using some masking tape around the edges of the card then roughly applying the chalkboard paint with an old, dried up baby wipe.  I rather like the way the paint bled out a bit in some places, and how the coverage is rather uneven,  looking a little like something has been rubbed off leaving a bit of chalk dust smooched around.
A piece of scrap card was also painted with the blackboard paint ahead of making the banner (element 2; the circles pattern of the paint box near the red box).  I scribbled with brightly coloured Gelatos on a piece of white card for the lower section of the banner
My third main element is the heart.  I wanted to tie in the colours in the "paintbox" banner so decided to die-cut several small hearts in bright colours to use as a border.  I just inked a few small pieces of card for this, and as there was enough left over I punched some tiny squares to make the short border stripes.  
Drawing the flowers with a white Posca pen echoed the hand drawn elements 

Here is November's Elemental Inspiration picture;

Wouldn't you have loved a room like that when you were small?

Tools and Materials:
White card blank, plus extra of the same card
White Posca pen
Inks - various
Dies: Contempo Border, HAPPY word set (both Memory Box),  
Small heart is from an old MFT Die'Namics set
Tiny Square punch (Xcut)
Sentiment - self made using decal paper from Crafty Computer Paper

That's it, I hope you'll visit the Daring Cardmakers blog to see how the rest of the team have used this picture - it really is worth seeing how the same picture takes different designers off in different directions.  I never fail to be inspired by the results every time we do one of these challenges. 

Thanks for visiting, have a great weekend


Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Loving the beautiful coloring on this image. SO bright. Great job

Anonymous said...

Fabulous project, love the colours that pop from the black, super cool.

Hugs Erin xx

Gez Butterworth said...

Beautiful card Kathy. Loving the ♥♥♥'s

Angelnorth said...

Fab take on the picture, love the teeny tiny circles in the banner element!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning card I love the design and the bright colours. Hugs Jackie

Andree said...

A wonderful card Kathy and gorgeous colours xx

Avril Watson said...

WOW, Kathy this is stunning, and I have to agree with you about the paint, being sketchy around the edges, looks meant to be honest, super colours and layout here, hugs xxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Amazing card Kathy! I love the blackboard effect!
Dawn xx

Miri said...

Wow.There's so much going on on your card! You were truly inspired by this month's picture.