Thursday, February 19, 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge

Whiff of Joy is having a Guest Designer call and this is my entry. I am very pleased with this card. I love the colors and the design. I would be very pleased to be a guest designer so I guess you have to apply to have this chance. I used my very favorite Willow with Lantern stamp from Whiff of Joy. I tried to make the berries and leaves appear different than hollies and berries.
I stamped the image using a mixture of black onyx and sepia versafine ink and then I painted the image using Twinkling H20s. I used Canson Watercolor paper to hold the image which allowed me to watercolor using a paintbrush. I am pleased with the final look. Here is a list of the colors I used:
  • I painted the complete dress with Key Line and then added depth with Sweet Alfalfa. To create a final contrast I used Autumn Butternut in select spots.
  • The bow is done with Rose Petal and Garnet.
  • The berries were done with Ginger Peach and the leaves were done with Sweet Alfalfa.
  • The flesh tone was created using Golden Sand and a touch of Rose Petal.

Using Twinkling H20s allows so many shades by the amount of water used.

I created the sentiment using versamark and gold detail embossing powder. The stamp is a Studio G stamp. I also used Martha Stewarts`flower punch on the DCWV Metallic Textured Gold paper. This same paper is used on all layered pieces.

To balance the top left corner I added a dragon fly brad in copper. The ribbon I used is from Micheals $ bin.

The inside shows the two DP I used from the Old Western Stack from DCWV. I used Michaels ribbon to cover the joint. I also included a smaller version of the Lady with the Latern WOJ stamp also painted with Twinkling H20s.

Well this certainly has been a long post with loads of photos. I hope you are still awake. Guess it is time to start creating a cleaner house so hopefully I will be back later with my next post.


Rach said...

Heather you have created a beautiful card, you have coloured willow beautifully, and have done a wonderful job at decorating the inside of your card, good luck with the guest designer call.xx

cats whiskers said...

What a fabulous card this is Heather such wonderful colours, it makes the card so rich, your colouring is perfect and the inside is as beautiful as the front
Best of luck with the GDT
Hugs Jacqui x

Happy Crafter said...

Beautiful card inside and out love the image and your colouring :)
Val xxx

Jeanette said...

Lovely colors, and your sketch is absolutely wonderful! Good luck with the guest design team call!

tracie said...

Oh what a beautiful card Heather, inside and out, love the pretty papers and fab image.
Good luck with GDT call
Tracie :)x

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Beautiful card Heather! But I'm not surprised. You always do such nice work! Best of luck with the GDT call.
Lynda =)

Gvendalen said...

What magnificent card! Lovely colors!

Kim said...

Heather, this is so beautiful!! I am loving this card!! Good luck with the GD call!!! You deserve it!

Kim Dellow said...

So cute, lovely card. Kim

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful creation!! This is so wonderfully put together!! TFS!

Shirley said...

Love this stamp and I think your card is just so beautiful and she is gorgeous!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Love the shades of your colouring!

Naoual said...

Lovely card Heather. Good luck with the call!!

xx Naoual