Saturday, 17 April 2010

a splash of orange joy for a good start

I think I owe a big "thank you" to Sarah, an amazing and talented lady, who somehow managed to convince me to start two things that I have never expected to do before.

First one being the art of art journaling. Last weekend I went along to a class Art Journaling 1 at the Stamp Attic in Wantage. I am not ready to show any of my pages yet. Maybe by the time of Art Journaling 2, which is in May, I will pluck up the courage to post something ;-).

The second thing is this blog. I have never had one before, especially a crafty one, and I am not really used to writing about the things I create…

I spent ages thinking what to post first. I then remembered that Sarah mentioned something about Play Date Café during the workshop last Saturday. I’ve had a quick peek and I found this. The Play Date Café Challenge PDCC25, a 'Colour Splash' which is simply black & white with a 'little bit' of colour.

And this week's colour is orange.

When I started working on my card I intended to keep the orange element just to a minimum, to stick with the “little bit” formula. But as I went along, I was loving the contrast and the “joyful harmony” in one between black and orange and I might have got a bit carried away! My creation is below:

As the background has quite a lot going on with the stamping, masking and distressing, I wanted to keep the main flower plain and simple.

And I like the tiny sparkly butterfly right next to this big flower ;-)

So here it is. My first post and my first PDCC. Phew!


Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful take on this weeks splash of color, great choice of embellishments. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Suzanne C said...

Glad you decided to join us at the PDCC challenge this week. Love the embellishments and the flower is very pretty.

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Welcome to blogger land ! You will be up and running in no time at all - I just had my 76th post, and have only been here since 2/16. Everyone is so nice.
Your card is really darling, and I especially love that great big flower !
Congrats on your very first blog and your very first (of many many) challenges !!

Ruby said...

I met you at the Art Journalling workshop! Your work is LOVELY, you must share it!!!!! I'm SO glad you decided to play along at the Play Date Cafe this week, and that you've set up your own blog! I love getting to know people over in the UK too, so welcome and I look forward to seeing more of your fab creations!!!

This card is perfect for our challenge. I LOVE it!!! Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week!

PetraB said...

This is an amazing card, love espeically the flower.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card! Love the lil' butterfly accent :) Thanks for playing along with the PDCC!

Ruby said...

Hi Joanna!

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog! Yes, I'm coming along to AJ2, look forward to seeing you there! Maybe we could do lunch or coffee together?? x

JeanFB said...

This card is delightful!! So many fun elements, and you've achieved a perfect color balance - love it!

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Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE this--this is SUPERB! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!

Sarah Anderson said...

And they are both fabulous!! Your blog looks gorgeous, and this card is so yummy. I'm so glad you remembered about the play date cafe :) We'd love to see your regularly! Your journal pages are beautiful too so I hope you start sharing them soon :)
Well done on starting your blog!

Julie Ranae said...

Sarah is quite the teacher, isn't she??!! I am so fortunate to call her my best friend in the world (which is pretty literal, I guess) : )

Beautiful work and am so thrilled you played along with us at The Play Date's a brilliant creation : )

Beautiful blog...congratulations!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful creation, Joanna! So glad you joined us at the PDCC this week -- hope you will come back again soon!!

Joanna said...

Ja i te teraz ze stemplami :) Bardzo ladna :) Pozostalas wierna stemplom :)

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