Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Whiff of Joy challenge

We have a gorgeous sketch for you at Whiff of Joy challenge this week by the talented Katharina. Here is my take on the sketch. There are lots of lovely layers, just right for a vintage distressed look I think so I have distressed all the edges of my papers with scissors (must get a distressing tool LOL) and brushed cordoruy distress ink.

I have coloured Willow with copics and stamped a Stempelglede grunge stamp around the edges of the image and distressed with the same ink. The sentiment is from the Whiff of Joy summer kit also and this has been stamped and distressed with brushed cordoruy distress ink too.

The flower I have punched from the same papers (Basic Grey sugared collection) and I have stamped part of the grunge stamp onto the large flower also.

I have stitched the two background mats together and then pulled the stitching open at the top for a further distressed look.

I do not own any edge punches (shock horror!!!) so I have punched flowers with the same paper and then glued them to the back of the paper so that only 3 of the petals are showing. I have then added some crystals to each middle petal.

A different view so that you can see all the layers. I have left the ends of my lace frayed and you can just see that I have added curls of green wire to represent tendrils of a strawberry plant and the strawberry above the flower is attached to the wire to give a further dimension to the whole thing.

Inside I have copied the first layer of the sketch but resized the elements and I have again stamped a Stempelglede grunge stamp in the middle of the brown paper and around the edges of the cream paper and distress them all again with scissors and distress ink. I've then added a couple more strawberries and some flowers. The sentiment I have written with my calligraphy pen.

I took my photos in the garden as it was so hot and sunny the lighting was fantastic! So here is a little pic of the card in the garden just because I thought it looked really at home there LOL!

I hope you can join us for this week's challenge! Pop over to the Whiff of Joy challenge blog and see the rest of the team's gorgeous cards! x

Images: Willow with strawberry basket and strawberries from Whiff of Joy coloured with copics

Sentiments: Sweet Wishes from Whiff of Joy summer kit, and hand written

Papers: Basic Grey sugared collection

Lace, crystals and wire: from stash

Charm: Running with Scissors

Other equipment: Stempelglede grunge collection stamps, Tim Holtz distress ink in brushed cordoruy


Rach said...

This is fantastic Jane, a really pretty card, with so much gorgeous detail to look at, I love the distressed look that you have given your card.
you are right it looks right at home in the garden.. hugs rachxx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Jane this is just stunning so much work has gone into this wonderful card, love the colouir scheme and your fabby embellies
Hugs Jacqui x

Iris said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!! Love all your distressing!
I like the sketch, maybe I can join in this week!


Kim Dellow said...

WOW gorgeous so very pretty, I love the colours and your colouring. Kim

Tab said...

Ooooh such a gorgeous card, love the image and the colours are divine! Love these look!
Hugs Tab xxx

brenda said...

Beautiful card Jane, so much attention to detail and love the colour combo.

B x

gina g said...

WOW absolutely beautiful just perfect. luv gina xx

Giò said...

A stunning card Jane!!! I love all details and the distressed look. Hugs Giò

Marga said...

Wow, your card is such a beauty, all the details are so pretty and the coloring is just amazing.
Hugs, Marga

Debbie said...

A fabulous card Jane, beautiful colouring and I love the distressed papers and all the pretty details you have added. Debbie x

SannaS said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I just love all the details in this fabulous card! =)
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words!
Hugs, SannaS

Andrea said...

Wunderschöne Karte, da gibt es so viel zu entdecken und ich liebe diese Farben.
Liebe Grüße Andrea

having a {me} day said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! Gorgeously coloured and I absolutely adore all of the distressing detail. Fabulous! katxx