Saturday, June 13, 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge #34 --- Bev's Sketch

The Whiff of Joy Challenge this week is a wonderful sketch by Bev. Bev is not only one of the brilliant designers for WOJ, but a papercrafter extraordinaire! Just pop over to her blog and see!

Recently I found a paper stack by Making Memories called English Garden. Now, the last thing I need is more paper! But these sheets are perfect for WOJ Summer Collection. They have a vintage wallpaper look about them. There is even a sheet with strawberries on it! So I did what anyone would do --- grabbed it!

And here is my card with three of the papers, all backed with a bright coral textured cardstock for definition.

Beautiful Willow is framed on a Nestie die cut which is dusted with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distressing ink. She is colored with Copics: Skin E00 and E11; Hair E33 and E37; Dress RV11; Apron G00 for shading, R27 for strawberries, and YG25 for apples. The flowers are from 5th Avenue Blossoms & Buttons from Making Memories and embelishments from Oriental Trading Company. There is also a WOJ strawberry placed on the card. Do you see it?

Here is Bev's sketch to stretch the creative imagination! Thanks, Bev! I loved it!
The inside of the card is without sentiment for now, but shows off the paper again.

I love this card with the paper combination. It makes me think of some of the wonderful old parlors of my grandmother's friends, all wallpaper and lace!
Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out the designers' fabulous cards and all the participants, too!


Crafty Dawn said...

Love yr card ans I too love the papers very retro! can see why you couldn't resist!

love Dawn xx

Myrt said...

Oh Barb, what a gorgeous card and those papers are beautiful. Your colouring is something else - I can tell you love what you are doing and so do I. I click on the picture to see the colouring up close - it certainly is not something one learns overnight! Wonderful card, my friend.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Another creation that is "made for keeps". I can see why you fell in love those papers, they are gorgeous! You are right, they do look like the vintage wallpapers from my grannies parlor...oh the memories:o) I suppose our grandmothers would have liked one another...they had the same taste in interior design. I also love the strikingly colored image and the pearls.

Oh, as I said earlier...I have something on my blog for you:o) Right back atcha, my friend!!!


helen said...

this is stunning honey , i love the papers they are so perfect for her and you've coloured her perfectly, i love it
helen x

Lorie said...

These WOJ stamps are adorable, and I love what you've done with them! You captured that vintage feel beautifully. Very, very pretty!!

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

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow Barb I can see I've missed alot while MIL was here. These are simply gorgeous! Would like to spend all day here but I've got to start cleaning for round 2 of company coming tomorrow! YIKES! xxD