Sunday, December 29, 2013

How fortunate...Anything Goes!

Goodness, it's been a while since I blogged. So long infact I am having to re learn and really think about how to post!!

Hope all are ok and are having a good break from work/school run etc.

Here are a few photos of a little chalk pastel/inks play around I had this afternoon with the stamps and bits and bobs I could reach without breaking a leg by venturing too far into my craft room.
 Its been a couple of months short of a whole year *gulp* since I made anything (and so it was good to see the Stampotique theme for the challenge is Anything Goes...

Now, usually I would have trimmed the photo, added my watermark etc etc but my screen on my trusty PC has packed in, so I'm working on a laptop that has none of my little extras I'm used to....apologies. This is a rather tall card so here are some close ups too.

It maybe clearer on the above close up that the back ground was created with pastels and water...with dry pastel and pen added once dry.

Here's the lower part of the card.

All stamps used are produced by Stampotique Originals. 
I used
Dandelion Duo, 
Fairykeeper ,
one of the hearts from Hearts cubed 
and Silence Speaks.

Wishing you all a happy NEW YEAR!!


Astrid Stulemeijer (AssiCrafts) said...

This is gorgeous Jo!!
I'm really happy to hear something from you :-) Hope we will see more of you next year. Much Love

Chris said...

Jo, it's so good to see your work again - it's been too long :-)

What a beautiful card, I love the background you've created - I seem to have a 'thing' for commenting on backgrounds lol

Hope you and your family are all well and I'm sending my best wishes for the new year to you all

Chris xx

Chris said...

ps Your craft room sounds pretty much like mine! xx

Sue said...

Good to see you again Jo:) Here's hoping 2014 is a good year for you and yours!!!

Amanda said...

Great comeback piece!
Amanda x

Unknown said...

Oh how I have missed you Mrs Capper-Sandon. Huge lumps!

It was such a joy to see you pop up on my reading list and you visit and see your stunning creation.

I love your vibrant colours - they are absolutely joyous - I hope that they reflect how you are feeling.

I am so looking forward to seeing you regularly from now on - I have Sooooooooooooooooooo MISSED YOU BIG TIME.

Wishing you and your family a very happy 2014.

God Bless


P.S. - Was the background down with ordinary chalk pastels (sticks) or did you use pastel paints or inks?

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Thank yooou x

Lottie, it was done with chalk sticks...scribbled and swirled a bit then ran it under the tap for a tiny splash of water, tilted the paper until it ran in to the 'right' place....left to dry. :0)

Evil Edna said...

welcome back, superb tag.EE

Elaine said...

I was only thinking about you just a few days ago, how lovely to see your post pop up on my blog roll.

Lovely work as always, I love the soft effect from the chalks, beautiful colours and really lovely composition.

Wishing you and yours all the very best for 2014.

Elaine x

Basement Stamper said...

Doesn't look like you have skipped a beat, lovely colors on this creation and so happy you have linked up to SDC on this! Hope all is well with you, I just stamped for the first time today in about 4 months.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the 'how too' Jo - I will have a rummage for my pastels - I know I have some somewhere - sounds like a fun way to play - and boy do I need some fun play time.

If you don't pop up again before then - wishing you and yours a great New Year - and overindulge in the spirits department or me on the night pretty please as I don't drink.


Alison said...

Good to see you blogging again Jo, hope all is well.
Love the soft background of your beautiful tag.
Happy 2014,
Alison x

massofhair said...

So great to see your Blog post Jo! Wonderful colours & as always adorable art:-)

Dotty Jo said...

HELLO JO! How lovely to see you posting again Jo, I have to say you have been missed big time. As always your cards are amazing, so beautiful. Hope all is well with you and your family, hugs, Jo x

Helen said...

Wonderful to see you blog again - love the card, you may be having problems with your computer but you certainly haven't lost your style! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy New Year - hope 2014 is a great one for you.

Julie S said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Love the background colors and her little ladder. :)

Carol Q said...

good 'eavens missus - how lovely to see you back on the blog again. You obviously haven't lost your touch. hope all is well in your life xxx

Kay Wallace said...

Not sure why we were not "connected" before, Jo, but we are now! ;-) Such a great project for the Anything Goes Stampotique challenge this week. I love how you used the film strip as a ladder--so creative! Also love how you mounted your stamped sentiment on a vertical strip. Sweet image and test stamp goes without saying! Well done!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo...Welcome back :) So good to see you. Love, love, love this card. Hope you and yours are well. Happy New Year :) Hope to see more in 2014..Love S xxx

Sarah Anderson said...

Happy New Year Jo, and welcome back to blogland, it's so good to see you! Love this card, especially the flowers at the base :)

Sid said...

Gorgeous work Jo, love your elements and colouring !

Karin said...

You certainly haven't lost your touch, Jo. Good to see you crafting again. Hope all is well.

Godelieve said...

So true, even silence speaks!
Beautiful creation in your pretty style.
Wishing you and your family all the best in 2014!

Siobhan Brignull said...

wow Jo great to hear from you and your creative bone is still going strong, beautiful card. happy new year to you and yours xx

Maggie R said...

welcome back and happy 2014
Love the card

pearshapedcrafting said...

Good to see you back! Love your card especially the beautiful background!

Cocofolies said...

That's very beautiful...! Happy New Year!!! Coco x

Sam & Poppy said...

Happy New Year Jo and Family. I absolutely adore your work and have missed seeing your creations, you've not lost your touch, looking forward to lots more in 2014 xx

Anonymous said...

So good to see you back in blogland Jo! Hope you are ok? Your creation is wonderful as always!

Ginger said...

great to see you back in the world of Blog Jo, looking forward to lots more inspiration. x

Riet Harikini said...

As always I loved visiting your blog.
love this one the most.
Great work.