Friday, 23 November 2012


I love the themes that the WW DT come up with each week, this one being no exception, especially when they pick me as a top 3 which happened last week. Thank you guys.
I pondered over what to use for my card this week so I waited to see the samples that the DT had made just so that I knew I was on the right track. My image is a stamp designed by my friend Lindsay Mason who is not only a freelance designer but is Ranger educated too. You can guess how wonderful her creations are.
Here is my little mythical chappie:
I stamped him onto cream card, coloured him with distress markers and very carefully - and fussy - cut him out. The background is 'one I made earlier' by mopping up ink from my craft sheet. I just scribbled the lines around the edge. I used 3D foam to stick little elfie down, stamped his greeting, inked over that and stuck that too.  It looks better in the flesh as taking photos yesterday was a nightmare as it poured down all day and hardly got daylight at all.
Well, hubby has gone to our garage and is having a go at the brakes on my car. The parts were only £50 so if nothing else is wrong then it's a cheap repair. Fingers crossed again. To add insult to injury, we are now being plagued by a heron who comes each morning to have a good look in our big pond. GO AWAY. You are not eating my fish. My finger is still sore under where my ring was (cut off 2 weeks ago - ring that is not my finger, lol), and now I have a bad bout of what I think is psoriasis. I think I'll rub myself out and ask Lindsay to draw me again!!!!
See you next week for another challenge.


Sandi said...

Oh Joanne, this is just delightful, I love the warm earth colors you have used with expertise, your background is perfect for this precious image, hugs

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is gorgeous, I love the elf. :) Colors are so pretty. Hope your finger feels better soon! Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday. :)

Denice said...

What a cute fun to have such a talented friend! Love this little creation and the background...very nice!
Thanks for playing along with us this week at Wicked Wednesday...your creations always make me smile.

Sharon said...

Such a cute little elf! Thanks for joining us at wicked Wednesday this week!

DonnaMundinger said...

I just love this, Joanne! Super cute image and your coloring and background is fabulous. Good luck with the car. My hubby did a repair on mine this summer because of cost and it took a whole month. I've also had the rash on my rign finger periodically. Mine was a fungus that grew in the crevices under them and I had to soak and boil the rings in vinegar and peroxide and leave them off while I treated the rash with anti-fungal cream. What a PITA! Hope everything turns out alright. xxD

Vicky said...

Totally adorable :) Great atc !