Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Whiff of Joy challenge

Morning! Wednesday is here again already and that means it's time for another great challenge at Whiff of Joy challenge! This week we have a recipe for you.....6 brads, 2 flowers, 3 patterned papers. Don't know about you but I love recipes, they're such a great challenge! Having said that I'm not entirely happy with my card this week. I had the idea all thought out and even had the hinges prepared and then what with laying a wooden floor all weekend and moving furniture into our extension I ended up leaving my card until yesterday....which would have been absolutely fine during my little girl's nap....except Connor ended up not going to school as he has a terrible chesty cough so I had to wait until my husband got home and ended up rushing the whole thing.....that will teach me to leave it until the day before LOL!

Sorry, what a rambler I am! Onto the you can see I have again used the gorgeous Musing Melinda stamp, she is so versatile and was perfect for the theme of my card.

If you're wondering where my 3rd patterned paper is it is the pinstriped paper I have used for the punched flowers behind the roses.

I had such fun with the wall hanger I made last week that I wanted to have another go at doing a cracked paint effect so I have painted my hinges with white emulsion and then added the cracked paint effect with a gold pen and distressed them with brushed cordoruy distress ink.

The two hearts you see peeping out from behind the image are little messages that swing out using the brad as a "hinge". The left says "you hold" .....

and the right says "the key" ......

"to my heart" is then found inside the card.....

along with a key hung from some ribbon which is a Magnolia stamp which I have cut out and covered in clear glitter glue to make it sparkle.

Hope you like it and it inspires you to join us this week. The rest of the DT have made some stunning cards to inspire you too so please pop and take a look! x

Image: Musing Melinda from Whiff of Joy coloured with copics

Papers: K&Co Brenda Wilson Madeleine collection

Hinges: made myself from thick card

Brads, gems and ribbon: from stash

Other tools: MS branch punch, MS doiley lace punch, EK retro flower punch, Tim Holtz distress ink in brushed cordoruy, Heart key from Magnolia, Heart stamp from Stempelglede grunge flourish hearts collection.

Roses: Wild orchid crafts


Kim Piggott said...

Wow Jane this is beautiful!
Such a fabulous image and beautifully coloured!
Gorgeous paper and detail!
kim x

Milliesmarvels said...

This card is another true work of art! I love every single one of your cards even more than the last one!
I hope to be able to make cards as beautiful as this one day :-) You are a true inspiration!

Giò said...

Hi Jane..... gorgeous card!!!! I love rich details and color combo too:)))


scrappyjan said...

Hi Jane This is BEAUTIFUL sweetie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The details are FAB!!
hugs, janny

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card Jane and a great insert to!

craftypagan said...

Just saw hun you've made the guest dt for whiff of joy! Been looking out to see if you'd made it-was so sure you would! Congrats hun! Enjoy it!

cats whiskers said...

Perfect card dear just love the distressing and you have put so much work into this wonderful creation
Hugs Jacqui x