Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Whiff of Joy challenge

I just LOVED doing this card, I really went mad with it LOL. I decided I was going to make my own paper with a distress ink pad and using some of my grunge stamps. It didn't turn out too bad for my first go with the distress ink so I decided to use it on the card as I'd done the colours to match the stamp I'd already coloured in. (I was so excited to receive the stamps yesterday I ended up stamping them all on the envelope they came in and coloured one in. Then I was so pleased with the colours I couldn't put her in the bin so the bit of envelope has ended up on the card!!) I thought my paper ended up looking like pot pourri and this gave me the inspiration for the rest of the colouring on the card. The flowers are made using the flower stamps from the grunge collection too and I added some gold wire threaded with pearls. I also made some paper "lace" with a small flower punch. In the middle of the small blue flowers I made some fillaments with several strands of cotton and blobs of liquid pearls on the ends which I'm really pleased with and will be doing again I think!

The inside is decorated with the rest of the paper I made and some more flowers and I stamped Willow's head in the grunge circle stamp and coloured it to look like a cameo because I thought her face looked just like the sort you get on a cameo.

This is my hand made paper before I turned it into the card!

Image: Whiff of Joy coloured with copics

Paper: hand made using Distress Ink and Q chalks and Stempelglede grunge stamps

Embellishments: wire, pearls, ribbon and brads from stash

Flowers: hand made with flower stamps from Stempelglede grunge collection


Tab said...

oh what a pretty card, love your distress ink paper, and all your flowers are gorgeous! A real dreamy card!
Hugs Tab xxx

Di said...

Oh Jane, your off again creating all this stuff, your paper looks lovely! How clever! your card is very very pretty!

Hugs DI xxx

Di said...

Hi Jane, Thanks for visiting my blog. Polychromo pencils are oil based but on other blogs thiur piccies looked fab so i looked it up and sansodor is like a kind of turps or alcohol liquid that you put on these pencil stumps and blend in the colour, this is all new to me too. Check out u tube polychromo tutorials.TTFN Di x