Sunday, June 14, 2009

Create Joy

I managed another two-challenge card today. Maybe in a day or two I'll be caught up on my favorite challenges. This week shouldn't be quite so busy with work and home life. This card is for this week's Simon Says and Whiff of Joy challenges.

The Simon Says Challenge this week is a pink and brown color challenge. That's another pretty easy one for me. I love pink and brown (and blue and brown and green and brown :) I used pink and brown cardstock and my DP is also mostly pink and brown, although there is some yellow and green in the striped paper. I also used mostly pinks and browns to color the image. I had to make her jeans blue though. Other colors just don't look right to me. I also added a pink flower that I found in my stash (no clue where it came from) and pink and brown ribbon. The little charm, which I made from some beads that I had, has pink beads on it. I stamped the sentiment with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and inked the edges of the image, sentiment and card base with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. I highlighted the raised parts of the embossed piece with Tattered Rose as well.

This is the first time I have submitted a card for the Whiff of Joy challenge, although I have been following them for quite some time. I just can't seem to get all my challenges in that I want to do. This week's challenge is a sketch which is shown above. In addition to meeting the challenge theme, submissions must use a Whiff of Joy image. The one I used, Willow with Cookies, is one of the few Whiff of Joy images that I own. I have several that I have received as RAKs and in image swaps. I love these images. They are just so sweet. There are definitely more of them on my wish list.
Stamps: Willow with Cookies (Whiff of Joy); sentiment (Hero Arts)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersFine); Vintage Photo and Tattered Rose Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Pink cardstock (unknown); brown cardstock (Bazzill Basics); DP (Costco)
Embellishments: Circle punch (Creative Memories); scalloped circle punch (Paper Studio); ribbon (Michael's); flower (unknown); charm (handmade - beads and findings from Hobby Lobby)
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished card size: 6" square


Janice W. said...

Hi Judy,
Very nice card! That is such a sweet stamp. I've got some catching up to do. You have posted lots of great cards! And thanks for the blog award. Such an honor. Sorry I didn't do it, but I don't know alot of people and the ones I would have chosen, you did. I do appreciate it though!
Janice :)

GiftsByHeidi said...

Great card! You always do so well with the sketch challenges. Glad things will slow down for you this week!

Mephisto said...

your Card is really beautiful. Wonderful Image!

Thanks for joining in the SimonSaysChallenge.


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Judy :-) The image is lovely and the papers and layout look fab !! beautiful papers too :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge :-)

Lorraine x

Bev said...

What a fabulous card, love what you've done with my sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at WOJ this week x

ant me. said...

Oh my gosh!! I love this card. There is so much to look at and enjoy! Great design and colors and your coloring is perfect as usual!!