Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Soon gone...

Well thats Christmas been and gone.

Hoping you all had a good break.

Over the next couple of days, flying things, foliage and the word 'Hope' seem to have become common denominators in the items set to appear on my blog. But woahhhhh, they couldn't BE more different if I'd tried!! (Wait till you see Jan 1st's post)...and yet they were made on the same day!!

Sorry....will have to keep you in suspense re the next card on Saturday, but needless to say, its very different to this one.




This is for Gingersnap Creations SP#6. Every so often when theres an 'extra Wednesday' in the month, ie 'once in a blue moon' kind of, there's the Blue Moon Challenge where members of the DT make something of their choice and add the idea to the post. So instead of a single theme it could be 4 or 5 different themes,depending on how many contribute, so it's your pick on what theme you join in with!

I decided to keep it REALLY simple by setting the theme of A SINGLE LAYER CARD.(Always takes me a while to get myself going again after Christmas). This is a new image by Crafty Individuals (CI-288) which I stamped in black and roughly coloured using coloured pencils and touches of white pen. 'Hopes and Dreams' is also from CI.

I hope you are able to join in one of the Blue Moon themes over at Gingersnap Creations..there are some very tempting 'dares' up there.

21 comments:

Paula said...

wonderful card....I find the words on my cards do subconsciously have a true bearing on my feelings/thoughts at that time - someone pointed out the wording on some cards recently and it dawned on me how much they applied to me.
Ive also been working with tree stamps,scenery ect lol must be something in the water!

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is gorgeous Jo! Funny we'd be visiting each other's blogs at the same time!!! Late night for me, I have a snorer sleeping in my bed tonight! Thank goodness he works early and I'm off tomorrow......I see a late sleep in coming on. I hope you enjoyed a nice christmas with your family

Hugs

Vicki

joanne wardle said...

well you know that I am a huge fan of single layer cards, and I love this one! that's the theme I would have picked too

Elaine said...

Lovely card Jo. It may be simple, but it's really beautiful and those words work so well with the main stamp too.

Looking forward to seeing those other designs very soon.

Elaine x

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

This is a gorgeous single layer piece....I love the single layer trend. Let´s hope it stays around for awhile:)

Dotty Jo said...

Wow Jo, this is just stunning. I looked at this stamp a few days ago but wasn't sure about the swallows being in negative - if you know what I mean. Have to say that all it needed was your fabulous colouring skills to bring it to life! Jo x

Chris said...

Love this card, Jo. You've really brought the image to life with your colouring.

Willy said...

Yes, your card gives me really a feeling of hopes and dreams,Jo. It's gorgeous!!

Gez said...

Super card Jo.. love your choice of colours. I can definately see some hope. :)
Wishing you all the very best for the New Year. Gez.x

Sid said...

Very lovely card Jo !!

Helen said...

Such a beautiful simple card, I love that image.

lisa said...

What a stunning card Jo, I absolutely love it.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year.
Hugs Lisax

PetraB said...

The card is simply stunning. I find one layer cards always difficult but yours is so beautiful with the colours and different stamping.

Karin said...

It's a beautiful Card Jo. Love the way you've coloured it in.

Piddawinkle said...

how is it you make something so simply described, look so absolutely stunning, :)

Shar said...

Your card is amazing!

Carol Q said...

beautifully coloured Jo. what a gorgeous stamp.

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely stunning ... love this.

Carrie said...

For a single layer its very classy and love how you have used the colours to add to it.

Lynn Stevens said...

Simple and stunning at the same time, no small task. Beautiful Jo!

Gillian said...

Love the overall effect of the single layering, the image has certainly been brought to life using those colours, beautiful work Jo x