Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Whiff of Joy challenge DT card - Heather's sketch

We have a gorgeous sketch for you this week at Whiff of Joy challenge designed by our wonderful Heather! Isn't it just stunning! I loved using it so much Heather thank you! As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use it to make a new baby card for some friends of ours who just had their little blue bundle! I thought it was perfect to use lots of the baby phrases from the baby sentiments set from Whiff of Joy.
I have wanted this stamp for ages but decided to be good and wait until I actually needed it so I was so excited when my Husband said they'd had their little boy.....perfect excuse!!! I just adore the looks on both faces and all the swaths of her dress. I have, of course, coloured the image with copics and distressed the edges with antique linen distress ink and also stamped a Stempelglede stamp around the edges with faded jeans distress ink.

The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy, again stamped with faded jeans and the edges are distressed with the same ink too. I stamped "it's a boy!" onto the ribbon too which looked great when I first stamped it but then unfortunately the ink spread as it dried :( seemed like a good idea at the time!

The nappy pin I made myself by dipping the end of a safety pin into white paint, I'm so pleased with how it turned out! The cute little baby shoe charm is from the Hobby House.

The blossom flower was white but I have inked the edges with distress ink and then sprayed it with pearl glimmer mist.

The inside is decorated with off cuts of the papers I used on the front, all of which have been stitched...I got my Nanas' old sewing machine is very old and very heavy but did the job! Must get myself a lighter, newer version though! I used part of the image inside a circle and used another of the sentiments from the Whiff of joy baby sentiments set, it says "Congratulations on your bundle of joy".

Hope you like it and can join in with the challenge! Thanks for looking! x
Image: Willow with Toddler from Whiff of Joy coloured with copics
Papers: K&Co
Charm and ribbon: The Hobby House
Flower: Wild Orchid crafts
Half pearls: from stash
Other tools: Stempelglede grunge flourish collection, Tim Holtz distress inks in faded jeans and antique linen, sewing machine


Kim Piggott said...

This is absolutely stunning Jane!
So beautifully coloured and your design and detail is amazing!
So gorgeous!
kim x

cats whiskers said...

A wonderful baby card dear up to your usual stunning Standard, the inside is as beautiful as the front
Hugs Jacqui x

Juls said...

wow!! Just so beautiful!

Giò said...

I love, love, love this card!!! It is PERFECT!!!
I like your works!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jane,
Sue x

Liz, said...

Hi, this is seriously gorgeous.

Liz x

Mina said...

beautiful card Jane, gorgeous colours and I love that charm its so sweet
Mina xxx

theneon said...

What a beautiful card -- you've done an extraordinary job with all the beautiful coloring and detailing -- inside and out!

Minxy said...

Your cards are super, i'm gonna have to become a follower as your cards are just the sort i inspire to :)
hugs minxy

Debbie said...

A beautiful card Jane, I love the soft colours and the sweet littl shoe charm. Debbie x

Crafty Tam said...

Wow, this is beautiful. I love it x