Sunday, 15 September 2013

Welcome Joanne Wardle Project #1 Hallowe'en Party Invite ....



"Hello everyone, Joanne here ready to start my Guest Designer Semester. I'm starting with some Hallowe'en stamps for my first month. “It's too early for Hallowe'en,” I hear you shout. But not in the crafting world, or if you have a party to organise".




I know that Hallowe'en may not be one of the big “card-sending” holidays. But it's definitely a crafting holiday. You could send this card as a general hallowe'en card but I designed it as a Hallowe'en Party invitation. The quote immediately said Hallowe'en party to me and was the inspiration for the card.




When making invitations there are two main things I think you need to remember



1)   They need to be quick to make as you might need to make lots, and Ideally they should something that can be batch-made.

2)   They need to be flat, so that you won't have to pay the extra for a “large” stamp. As this is a one layer card, that's no problem at all.



I used the Hallowe'en images from Hot Pick03 and Hot Pick 04 along with some Eggplant Fresco Paint.






The quote was simply stamped using Archival Ink Jet Black, directly on white card blank, and the cat was stamped to fit at the side of the quote






Inspired by the “sparkle your cats” line from the quote, I drew around the edge of the cat with a fine edge glue pen (to create an “aura” of sparkle”





Poured on fine glitter.... this stuff gets everywhere!!






And brush of the excess ....






The card was then finished with a simple brush of Eggplant paint. To do this I just dropped a little bit of paint onto my glass mat and dipped a flat brush into it, and just swiped it across the card.









This close up shows the glitter better, it really looks so much more sparkly in real life.



I hope you can join me again tomorrow night when I am back sharing project #2.

Leandra Says: Ohhh love your eye for detail. And how cool can one swipe of paint be! Just you wait for the new paints...there might be another ideal Hallooween colour that you might lurve too!!! but I'm not allowed to say much at this point!!! LOL

Gillian Says: Welcome Joanne, your clean and simple composition as always is so effective. The swipe of Eggplant and addition of glitter is just "purrfect".

20 comments:

Jacqui Hall said...

Striking, simple and elegant. Cracking card

Julie Ann Lee said...

Loving that glittery cat! And the swipe of eggplant is sooo cool! Julie Ann xx

Lin said...

Great card..like Jax say's simple and straight to the point!!

Helen said...

Love the swipe of eggplant paint, and the glittered cat looks fab.

Sarah Dunkley said...

I love Joannes simple but oh so effective style! Brilliant! x

Craftyfield said...

I am partial to a bit CAS and one layer cards so this is right up my street!

Kathi said...

This is fabulous and so very effective.

Black cats do sparkle, so the glitter is fabulous.

ionabunny said...

Ooh CAS. Love it. I want those stamps. Boo Hoo. Or maybe just BOO!

Trish said...

Gorgeous! Love the sparkle!

Unknown said...

Lovely card! Clean and simple can be so hard to do!

Julie Bell said...

I can't seem to do white space so going to try and challenge myself this week, fab card x

isisimaginings.com said...

I love how one swipe of paint can be so effective. Fantastic card.

Linda Cain said...

Perfect, simply perfect! I LOVE it!

~Linda

Sid said...

Fab with a brushstroke of genius !

Redanne said...

CAS and fabulous!

Deborah said...

Fabulously clean and simple. The brushstroke of purple is so effective and probably not as easy as it looks (I know I'd mess it up LOL).

Emma Dawson said...

What a great simple idea. I will be trying out the brushstroke of paint, bet mine looks nowhere near as good though!

Emma x

Baroque duJour said...

really like the style of this, so effective - love all those Halloween sayings, can be witchy at other times too.

Laura said...

Great idea for an invite. We used to have many halloween parties as my daughters birthday is near halloween. Great when they are young.

Kezzy said...

Wow I so love this, one layer cards always look fab but I struggle to do them. I love your work in the magazine, and I can't wait to have a go this weekend :-) Kezzy xxx

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