Monday, May 11, 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge #29 - 1 Challenge, 3 Cards!

The Whiff of Joy Challenge #29 is a fun one, as always, and comes from Katharina. So much fun that I made three cards! Actually, I had already colored three stamped images based on color combinations I found in summer patio chair cushions. The photo of those cushions is at the bottom of this post.

Here is Katharina's sketch:

Here is my first card. The lovely Melinda with Muffin Basket is colored with Copics then placed on layers of die cuts made with my Nesties. The DP is K & Company and the twill trim is from Chloe's Closet by Memory Makers. The scalloped border was done with the Martha Stewart punch and the flower buttons are also from Chloe's Closet.

Close up you can see I made the muffins blueberry. Mmmmm!

Copic colors are: Skin E00 and E11, Hair YR24 and E37, Jeans B95, Shirt YG03, Apron E41

The second card features Willow with Sunhat, also colored with Copics, and sitting on layers of die cuts with my Nesties. The DP is DCWV Far East, the patterned trim is K & Company, the scalloped punch is Fiskars. The ribbon and charm are from my stash.

Close up shows her oh-so-pretty face!

Copics used were: Skin E00 and E11, hair E29, Hat E41, Dress E41 & E53, Apron E08, Green trim G85.

The third card was so much fun to put together with the colors of black, green and orange. Oakley is colored with Copics. The cardstock used for the die cuts and embossed strips are scraps from my leftover drawer. The sentiment is a rub on from KI Memories and the buttons from Walmart.

I love Oakley's style!

Inside is left blank for a personal note.

Copics used are: Skin E00 and E11, Hair E37, Shirt YG03, Pullover YR04 and Y38, Pants 100

Here is the photo of the cushions that were my inspiration for the color schemes. When the creativity gets stale, or just for the fun of it, there are some terrific color combo ideas in catalogs.

So, there you have it. Three cards for one challenge! I almost didn't get these posted tonight because Blogger (or my laptop) was just chugging along. So, now I must clean up my mess and head for bed.
I hope your week has gotten off to a wonderful start! Thanks for stopping by. You are always welcome and appreciated!


Rach said...

oh my word, three fantastic cards.. brilliant job all of them are fabulous. thank you for the tip on the catalogues, i will have to remember that..
thank you for joining us at whiff of joy.x

Crafty Dawn said...

Fantastic! Barb.

the top one is my fave of the three I just love the use of the tape measures. wonderful I'm off to have another look.

Love Dawn xx

Crafty Dawn said...

ok had another look can I change my mond lol

the colour combo from the 2nd card is my fav
the sketch from the third is my fave
and stamp not forgetting tape measures from the 1st is my fave too lol.

Great work Barbara!

and the inspirations from the cousions you are very cleaver (no wonder I follow you)


Love Dawn xx

helen said...

fabulous cards hon have to say oakley is my fave and i love how you've matched the embossed papttern to his jumper
helen x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOW! These are all gorgeous, GREAT coloring and white highlights. Love how you stamped on the twill too!

Lorie said...

Oh my! These are just gorgeous, Barb! I love Whiff of Joy stamps, and you have wowed me with your copic skills! What a wonderful treat to see your beautiful work!

SemSee said...

Wow, Barb, you've been a busy little bee! Beautiful trio of cards. Love all your embellishments and attention to detail, and your colouring is stunning! hugs, Sem x

Myrt said...

....oh Barb, what a wonderful 'threesome' you've created. ALL are so awesome! Oh how I wish I could colour like you ...... I think perhaps I just may start by looking through my catalogue (lol). As always, well done, Barb!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous cards and coloring Barb! Helpful that you're posting the Copic colors so I know what to add to my collection. Hugs,D

Lynette Neus said...

Darling cards!

eviledna said...

Hello Barb :o)
I can't beleive made THREE cards!!! It takes me forever just to make one :o( They're all lovely and beautifully coloured, and your ribbons are fabulous (I'm a bit of a ribbon fanatic). Great idea to use catalogues as your source of inspiration.
Take care & keep smiling