Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Whiff of Joy Challenge DT - Paper Piecing

It is time for another challenge at Whiff of Joy challenge and this fortnight we'd like to see paper piecing on your projects! The gorgeous new Ben & Nora images by Alison Acton are perfect for paper piecing - lovely big clothing areas!! The papers I've used are from Whiff of Joy's new paper pad. I created the cloud shape for the front panel of the card myself.

I love Nora she is so cute! I have coloured her with copics and I've paper pieced her hat and coat with some gorgeous spotty paper by October Afternoon to give her a very girly raincoat and hat!! My little girl has a coat like this which she loves LOL!

I had such fun with this card - it is a simple design compared to my usual style but I think it works without any embellishing. I created some raindrops with glossy accents - I love how these turned out!

I have written the sentiment myself with my calligraphy. I tried to give it a bit of a Tim Holtz feel with different styles and sizes of lettering. The cardstock for the cloud shape is a pale silver pearlescent card although it is difficult to tell on the photos (the silver lining to the cloud LOL).

I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week at Whiff of Joy challenge! Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous cards! Thanks for looking! x


Mariska said...

Wow what a gorgeous creation Jane!! I love the cloud and the sentiment you did!!! You are so talented! And those raindrops are absolutely perfect (I may just have to borrow that idea one day!). Gorgeous!


Marie-Anne said...

What a lovely and sweet card.


Andrea C said...

She is adorable, haven't seen this stamp before. Love how you have coloured her and the raindrops are way cool. All in all another little delightful card x

Milliesmarvels said...

It's gorgeous Jane, I hadn't seen all the details on the WOJ blog, the raindrops are such a great idea, so clever!

Yanitza said...

So clever the paper piecing! And great card too!! Loved the colors you used. Thanks for sharing!

papertrails leaver said...

love love love your card! I like the large cloud you used with the image which is colored fabulously! wow! The tiny raindrops are so cool! Great in everyway! :-) Amy

Tracey said...

The cute image and hand cut cloud design are fab Jane but the detail that makes this card stand out as special is the fabulous calligraphy, love the whimsical lettering.Lovely to see you yesterday, hope Caras foot heals quickly xxx

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous card. LOve your 'raindrops', LOve your colours.

Louise said...

This is so cute Jane!
You have made an excellent card as an inspiration for our readers! Love your paper piercing and that cloud is gourgoues. Not to mention the sentiment - almost to cute ;)


Cordine said...

It's so cute! Love it!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful Jane!!I love that sentiment an your paper-piercing of that adorable image is perfect!

TaraG said...

OMGosh, hun this absolutely adorable! What a great card design love the puffy cloud background with that fabulous sentiment and Nora is so sweet and your paper piecing is perfection! Love the raindrops too!

ellabella said...

Another great card! I really enjoy visiting your blog and seeing what you come up with - your cards are always so beautiful and inspirational. Wonderful choice of colors! Love it. Hugs Janine

Rica said...

WOW Jane - inspired, I love your hand created clouds so beautifully nead - I think mine would have been storm clouds lol!! Your 'raindrops' are fantastic - perfect paper and such a cute image.....brilliant sentiment.
You're right it needs no embellishing.
Heather xx

Manuela said...

Jane I just love this card, because it looks so simple, but gorgeous at the same time! ♥ And your calligraphy is so amazing!


Anne H. said...

Your card is wonderful, Jane!
Beautiful colors and I love the way you dressed up Nora.
Hugs, Anne

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Jane. Love the paper piecing and the calligraphy. Hugs Michele x