Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Whiff of Joy challenge - a sketch by me!!

Ooo, exciting day for me today, as you know it is Whiff of Joy challenge day and this week we have a sketch by little old me!! So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you like it enough to join us this week! My paper is from K&Co and I've distressed the edges with scissors and vintage photo distress ink.
I have used the Happy Mail desk stamp again but this time you can see what the desk and chair are like on their own. I thought they lent themselves to a sophisticated looking card, what do you think? A bit Victorian looking I thought so tried to theme my card around this idea. I have coloured the image with copics.

The sentiment is from the Happy Mail set also, it comes with the Charlotte riding Pidgeon stamp which, incidently, Katharina has kindly given one to me to give away as candy, so if you would like to win it see the link in my side bar! I have stamped it with antique linen distress ink, punched two holes with a Woodware punch so that I could thread my gold organza ribbon through.
I had another dabble at making my own flower after seeing Aija's gorgeous flowers on StampARTic's blog last week. I love how this turned out. The flower itself is crimped paper strips as per Aija's tutorial and then I added a small square of brown lace and a tightly rolled paper strip to form the flower's centre. The two small roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Hope you like it and can join us this week, check out the rest of the DT's work, stunning as always!!


Smiffy's Particrafting adventures said...

Another stunning card. Love all of your work and am now off to try my hand at the sketch!
Pam xx

cats whiskers said...

Stunning dear, just love it and I loved working with your sketch
Hugs Jacqui x

Juls said...

Love these images!! the gorgeous soft colours and the real vintage feel you have created! Hugs Juls

Lizzy said...

WOW this is absolutely stunning, as are all your cards ~ you are a inspiration.

xx lizzy xx

TaraG said...

This is just gorgeous, Jane! Such pretty papers and your image is sweet, coloured beautifully and I love all the little details too! Stunning Oh and I loved your sketch!

All Pink girl said...

Wow stunning card Jane and a brilliant sketch
love it
hugs Dawnxxx
My Blog candy.

Fuchsia said...

I love your embellishments !
card is stunning !

Janette said...

Hi Jane,a stunning card,love,love that paper too.x

Stampin Mindy said...

Beautiful papers and coloring. Gorgeous card! I love your coloring!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Fabulous card Jane so beautifully coloured!
Love your sketch too!
kim x

Mina said...

gorgeous card Jane...I love this desk its fab and great sketch must have a go again this week
Mina xxx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jane
Beautiful work, love those K & Co papers and your flower is gorgeous.
Take care.

Giò said...

Dear Jane..... first of all your sketch is fantastic. Secondly thanks for your wishes and at last your card is just fabulous..... I love the vintage style and the elegant colors!!!

Big Hugs

Donalda said...

Just love your card dear I so love your distressing and the flower is just beautiful dear. Big Hugs