Friday, 18 September 2009

Whiff of Joy GDT call - 5th entry

Here is my 5th entry for the Whiff of Joy Guest Designer call that Katharina is holding on her blog until tomorrow! This was originally going to be a card, but reluctantly so because the paper I wanted to use was so pretty and there wouldn't have been many of the details left if I cut it to a card size, so I thought about making a wall hanger which I was going to mount onto some thick card. However, whilst I was colouring my image my husband was mending floorboards ready for our carpets to be fitted and had to take a couple of broken pieces out.....they looked soooooo distressed (gorgeous to me as I love distressed LOL) and so I had the idea to use them as the wall hanger to hang in the newly built part of the house so a part of the old house will be in it. So my husband bless him cut them to size for me and sanded the rough edges a little and drilled to holes for me and then I painted it!

I am just absolutely in love with these new fall images from Whiff of Joy, each one is so incredibly beautiful. I have used Willow with Grapes and coloured her dress to match the colour of the paper.

I have added lots of flowers in the form of some roses and blossoms that have been glimmer misted, a large prima paper flower, also glimmer misted, and some that I have punched from the page of a book and distressed with antique linen. I don't know why but the old painted floorboards and the colours in the paper just screamed at me newspaper style flowers LOL! You can also see here one of the butterflies I have punched from white card using my new toy from my birthday spending! I've wanted this MS monarch butterfly punch for months!

I just have to show you the lovely broken ends of the floorboards (the reason they were removed) they look great I think! I have created a crackle paint effect with a gold pen which I'm really pleased with. I have also grunged up the edges by rubbing them here and there with antique linen distress ink.

I've added part of a beautiful prima crystal swirl, to mimic the swirls on the paper and the flight path of the butterflies.

The butterfly at the top of the hanger is cut from the backing paper. The reverse of the paper is the brown with cream spotty patterns that you can see peeping out around the edges of the main paper. I have punched it with MS doiley lace punch and then set it on an angle so you can see the lacey bits.

Another of my favourite embellishments....lace! and I stamped the word Cherish from the Whiff of Joy fall kit onto some thick card that I pinched off the back of my Son's colouring paper pad. I have hand cut the circle, distressed the edges and added some liquid pearls.

I have threaded some organza ribbon through the holes my husband kindly drilled and tied big knots at the front so that the ends add to the design.

Hope you like it and thank you so much for looking! x

Image: Willow with grapes from Whiff of Joy fall kit coloured with copics

Paper: K&Co Wild Saffron collection

Crystal swirl: Prima

Flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid crafts and punched using EK success retro flower punch

Lace and ribbon: from stash

Other tools: Distress ink in antique linen, emulsion paint, gold gel pen, MS Monarch butterfly punch, MS doiley lace punch


cats whiskers said...

Wonderful wonderful card dear and all those embellishments are just lush I adore the whole thing
Hugs Jacqui x

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

wow this is sensational you'll get a DT place for sure

Amanda's paper palace said...

Hi Jane!
This is a really fab idea!If you don't get a GDT spot i will be shocked with all these fab creations!
good luck!(not that you need it!)
hugs amanda x

Jane said...

You definately deserve to get a place on that DT team with all these gorgeous entries!!!!!

Crafty Dawn said...

I have absolutley no chance of getting past the first stage with entries like this and I am NOT BOTHERED ONE BIT this is stunning I love it. So many cleaver ideas here I love it all fab-U-lous lol

Love Dawn xx

Rach said...

oh my word Jane!!
this is fantastic, what a wonderful idea... you are so clever... hugs rachxx

Juls said...

beautiful!! Love the colours and the gorgeous butterflies and all the added sparkle!! just fab!!

Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers Jane this is totally out of this world stunning!
You have so made the team!
kim x

Katarina said...

Oh, wow, this is absolutley excuisite! And here I thought I had a chance, lol.

Anonymous said...

Wow Jane, another stunning card,

Georgia said...

Hi Jane,
This is absolutely beautiful!!! You're right, this image is lovely and I love how you've coloured her!
These colours look fabulous together and making a wall-hanger is such a brilliant idea! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Iris said...

Wow Jane this is totally stunning!!!!! I'm blown away. This is beyond beautiful! You so deserve to be on the team! I keep my fingers crossed for you!!!
The idea with the floorboard is genius!
Thanks for taking part in our BnW blog hop yesterday! :-)


Carolyn said...

Oh Jane, this wall hanger is simply stunning. I love all the embellishments. Good luck on your design team entries. If you don't get picked something is seriously wrong. Fingers crossed for you. I got the papers from Magnolia. They have a summer collection and fall collection. The ones I used on my card were from the fall collection. You can order them from Magnolia at or at Cute Stamps and Cards at
Hugs xx
Ps. The Magnolia paper is excellent grade

Anonymous said...

OMG this is stunning, beautiful, and creative!

Lilian said...

Jane, Katharina has got to pick you! Honestly! This is just beyond amazing!!! I love it! Tell hubby the floor board bit is just awesome! Gorgeous! I couldn't stop staring at your creation for awhile. Would you mind if I case (try to anyway) your flowers?

I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog during the Belles N Whistles blog hop too! Have a wonderful day!

gina g said...

Wow this is stunning love the colour the image well the whole lot lol, beautiful. luv gina xx

bex said...

Hello, I have stumbled upon your blog from the Docrafts gallery and I just had to comment on this! It's beautiful, I love everything about it and it's so nice that you have kept it yourself! xx