Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Whiff of Joy Challenge DT - L.E.A.P

 Woohoo!!!  It is time for another challenge at Whiff of Joy Challenges and not only that, as you know, it is the 29th February!!!  Now, as the 29th February only happens every four years and our challenge happened to fall on it, we thought we should have a leap year themed challenge :)!  Our challenge is "L.E.A.P", which stands for Lace, Easel card, Animal and Pink - we would like to see all four elements on your cards/projects!    Sounds like fun right!?  I have another fancy easel card to show today - loving doing something that little bit different at the moment!  The papers are scraps from my stash, inked with victorian velvet distress ink.
 I used Tim's sewing room die to cut out the tailors dummy.  The dress form part I have cut from sticky back canvas and then I have created a skirt from paper to match the base of the easel.  I have added lace from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop and some ribbon from my stash.  I gave the skirt a "belt" using some ribbon from Whiff of Joy, stained with victorian velvet distress ink.  I have used the Whiff of Joy mini stamp "birdie with love letter" and coloured it with copics.
 I added a bow of tulle at the neck of the dummy along with a gem from my stash.
 The gorgeous postcard stamp is from Whiff of Joy, stamped with archival coffee.  The edges were inked with frayed burlap distress ink and I have given the postcard a spritz of pink glimmer mist.  There is a pocket behind the postcard for a tag which I have created with a doohickey die.  The cute little tag with "40" on it was cut with a Whiff of Joy die.
 The butterfly was punched with a Martha Stewart punch and covered in stickles.
 I have added a selection of flowers from my stash, all from Wild Orchid Crafts except the hydrangea which is by Prima.  The gold embellishment is a spacer on top of a bead and topped with a gem.
 Here's a peek at the tag removed from the pocket - all ready for a personal message.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this fortnight at Whiff of Joy Challenges!  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations!  Thanks for looking! x


Stempelhexe said...

Woooooow,woooooooow und nochmals woooooooow, einfach genial, gefällt mir sehr.


Ankie vd Polder said...

Whow this is gorgeous, something realy different but very nice. Hugs, Ankie

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Hi Jane,
Thanks for the honour of being chosen in the Top3 @WOJ. WOW; this card caught my eye straight away when I was checking out the DT's inspiration for the LEAP Challenge (my sister in law is actually born on Feb, 29th, so this year she has her birthday for real :-)).

Anyway, back to the card. It's amazing; very unique & creative - I love everything about it.


nwilliams6 said...

This is one of the most beautiful creations I have seen in a long time. I am so impressed! I am going to get that WOJ image as soon as Lent is over (I gave up new purchases for Lent AND complaining - what was I thinking? - LOL). I am going to try something like this over the weekend with the stuff I have. Love your blog!!!!

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

WOW Jane!

Monique said...

That is so cute.

Hugs Monique

Bubbles said...

Hi Jane, just been drooling over your utterly gorgeous cards, wow they are all truly beautiful!
Joanne x

Kerryn said...

wow that is so pretty! That must have taken a lot of time! I love all the little details you have used. x

Irm said...

Wow,what a beauty, Jane!!!
Gr. Irm

Julie said...

Wowser Jane - this is amazing, such a fabulous idea and beautifully carried out!! Awesome detail! Hugs, Juliexx