Sunday, 1 March 2009

Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call

Well the last two cards took me less than a day to make, this one took 4 days!!! I have been at work though (lame excuse, I know). If I’m honest I spent a lot of time looking at all the other entries in the Whiff of Joy DT challenge (for which this card is made), just to see if I could come up with something a little different from everyone else, but there isn’t much room for difference when you’re following a sketch

I’ve just been looking at my card and have just realized I didn’t do something I’d planned to do, Grrrrr. I meant to do some cross stitch up the centre (between the DP) to match the lacing on Charlottes dress, oh well you’ll just have to imagine I’ve done it LOL. I think it’s a sign of old age, I really should write these ideas down.
From the base up…
1. Stardream pearlescent card (Serpentine Green)
2. Spotty DP by Making Memories – {note}worthy Audrey Pink Floral. Harlequin/diamond paper by K & Co – Somerset Diamonds Flat Paper, which are both mounted on to Bazzil cardstock.
3. The paper “lace” border was made with the same spotty paper using Martha Stewarts Doily Lace Punch.
4. Main image was made using two stamps 1- Maid Charlotte by Whiff of Joy and 2- Cobblestone by Art Impressions. Coloured with Derwent Coloursoft pencils and Windsor & Newton’s Sansodor. I dabbed over the leaves and daisy centres with Sakura Gelly Roll clear glaze pen, and the daisies in her hair were coloured with Sakura white Gelly Roll pen. Mounted onto the same Bazzil cardstock that the DP was mounted onto, and die cut with scalloped rectangle Nestabilities.
5. The sentiment was stamped on to green Bazzil cardstock using a stamp by Stampin’ Up and Versafine Olympic green ink pad. This was then mounted onto two punched out daisies using Woodware 1 ½ inch Daisy punch (same pink Bazzil as above). Then I cut out two “ribbons” to turn it into a “rosette”.
6. The butterfly is from Whiff of Joy coloured the same as the main image and then double heat embossed with VersaMark ink pad and Stamp N Stuff clear detail EP.
7. The daisies are from Prima, pearl brads and the leaves were made with Martha Stewarts Branch punch (Yeah I finally got one). Oh and the ribbon was from a favorite seller of mine on eBay.
Phew! There done. I’m really annoyed with myself for forgetting the stitching. I think it would have finished the card of nicely. Oh well, you live and learn.

Take care & keep smiling


Wildärtan said...

Good luck with your entry to the WOJ guest DT challenge!! I think the card is just lovely!

Raisa said...

This is lovely, I didn't miss the cross stiching :) I love the butterfly, must try it sometimes. Good luck to You for GDT call.


Marie/bat3 said...

Lovely card you have made! Lots ande lots of nice details...

Good Luck!


Kirsten Alicia said...

This is so, so beautiful. I love everything about it.

Sarah said...

Love it! I love this stamp too - wishing you all the best it the challenge! Thank you for all the details too - I always wondered which lace punch it was!

Sarah xx

Larissa said...

Lovely card! That stamp is so cute and love the colors you used!


Naoual said...

Great card. Love the way you arranged the flowers and that butterfly looks fab! Good luck with the call!!

xx Naoual

Rosella said...

Terrific card Ann!! Love all the detail which all flows together beautifully! IMO you totally deserve to be on a design team.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh Ann, this is GORGEOUS!! I really LOVE all the pink, and all the intricate details you have added. WOW! :)