Monday, 22 March 2010

Whiff Of Joy GD Challenge

Hi guys!  I thought that I would be brave and have a go at entering Whiff Of Joy's GD challenge which is currently running.  I love the Whiff Of Joy range of stamps so to be able to work with them for a couple of months would be a dream job!

The challenge is to follow a recipe -
1 x cardstock, 2 x pieces of patterned paper, 1 ribbon and 1 button!  This was SO hard to do as I do like to embellish my cards with extra little bits but I am quite proud of myself as I followed this recipe to the letter.  (I did wrap my piece of ribbon around my card twice but I did only use one piece so hopefully this is ok!!)

The papers I used were by Bo Bunny (black) and Basic Grey (light blue).  As you can see I embellished my one piece of cardstock by punching it with my Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace punch that came from Stamp Addicts.  I also added a little subtle stamping to the background papers too by using my Judikins Mince Flourish stamp (also from Stamp Addicts) around the edges of the papers but I kept this very muted so that all the focus would be on the main image.  Then in two of the corners I applied some dots of Baby Blue Liquid Pearls

Here is a close up of my main panel which is of Willow With Flower Basket.  I stamped her with Graphite Black Brilliance and coloured her using Copics.  I also subtlety stamped that Mince Flourish again around the edges of the panel using a light blue inkpad and then overstamped the wording which came from the Tiny Phrases stamp set by Woodware.

Lastly I added some faux stitching with a fine black pen and then applied some Stardust glitter glue to parts of Willow, the grass area and around the main panel.

Fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!!!

8 comments:

Anne said...

Hi there Kay -- a terrific card --
follow your techniques / style in mags and on tv --- hope you win --- I haven't entered a challenge yet -- will look back to see how you got on
Anne x

Courtney said...

Very pretty card! Great job!

Sally H said...

That is so pretty, Kay! Such a lovely stamp, and I love what you have done with it. Good luck with the DT call x

Kay Carley said...

Thanks so much for your good luck wishes guys, although to be honest I don't hold out much hope as I've already seen the other cards that have been submitted. Still you don't know if you don't try!!

Kay xx

chris said...

She is stunning as is your whole card love the shade of colour you hav put together.
hugs chris xx

Merry said...

Oh what a wonderful image and colours. Love the little purple heart button as well.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Kay this is so very beautiful!
I love this image and your paper is so delicious!
Good luck with the dt call!
hugs
kim x

Katharina Frei said...

A charming card Kay! Love how you showcased the stamped image.
Katharina