Tuesday 24 July 2012

Anything but Square Challenge #72 at Anything Goes

Hello bloggers. I have been computerless as the harddrive died in my laptop. I was in such a panic as I hadn't backed up for a while - I know, that's a cardinal sin and working for a software house I should know better! Anyway, our fab engineer has manged to recover all my pics, files, etc phew! Problem is now I have to reinstall all my programmes, settings, connections  and check up on licenses what a pain!

Right this week our challenge at Anything Goes is Anything but Square - easy peasy.

My contribution is a card I made for my stepson's birthday using IndigoBlu stamps from the Craft Den.

The ships compass from the Grand Tour set was used for the background  and stamped with versamark and then embossed with clear embossing powder. The main image was done using DIs to colour the sky and ground and I sprayed the cloud stamp from Nature 1 with water, stamped it on the sky and blotted with kitchen paper. Cool technique this to get more realistic looking clouds. The balloon is also from the Grand Tour 3 collection and this was stamped and embossed then the ballon was coloured with chipped sapphire. I used torn paper and a blending tool then  the trees stamp to create the hedging. The chap with the binoculars is the IndigoBlu stamp 'I spy' which I stamped, embossed,  coloured with chipped sapphire, cut  out and sat him on top of the main image. The card was finished with the suitcase decoupaged and a metal compass embellishment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Anything Goes but must be for a Dude One for the Boys


  1. This is gorgeous ... Your colouring is fantastic and I love the

  2. Love your card, great colours and use of the stamps, really like the guy peeking over the top !


  3. this is just stunning Hun,the detail is just brilliant,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

  4. Hi Joanie,
    Fantastic card and beautiful techniques.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at the fashionista challenge ''baby/birthday' theme.

  5. Love your fabulous detail on this gorgeous card.
    Hugs Emma xx

  6. love this - the stamping and colouring are fabulous. i saw you on MIM and had to come and tell you how good it is hugs Karen

  7. A gorgeous card and love the background you have created for the fab balloon! Trace x

  8. fantastic card and love that sky effect! saw it on MIM!
    Kim x

  9. Fabulous card, great technique and I love the guy peeking over the top. Thanks so much for playing in the Fashionista Challenge. pat K.x

  10. Great stamps and colours - love your binocular guy over the top of it all...
    Alison x

  11. This is such a fabulous creation. Love the beautiful layout and the great coloring! Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday this week...:)

  12. A perfect background on a perfect card! Love it, Joanie!
    Hugs Annette