Thursday, July 30, 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge #41 --- Floral

It is already Thursday of this week and July is nearly over! Wow, where did the month go? But that's Ok. My son is back to the good ol' USA after 5 months at sea and will be here in 9 days! WooHoo!

In the meantime, I am keeping busy starting my stock of Christmas cards for this year. So when the Whiff of Joy Challenge #41 came along with a floral theme I thought "Poinsettias are floral!" So I am popping in one of the cards I have already finished.

Willow with a Muff is one of my favorite images and this time I kept her outfit really simple. I highlighted it with the brand new ultra pastel Copic #C00 Cool Grey. Then I painted on a coating of Shimmerz. I have also started coloring the skin with the Copic E000 Pale Fruit Pink, then I do a quick contour on the eyes with E00.

The gold mesh is from Hobby Lobby and the poinsettias are Prima flowers (I think). Anyway, they are gorgeous with a variety in a handy tin.

This was a very simple card to put together and I plan to make more. I hope you like it! And I hope you visit the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog and see all the inspired creations by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a glorious day!


In God We Trust


Carolyn said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the colors you chose. This image is gorgeous.
Hugs xx


Getting ready for Christmas early is always a good idea.. I only wish I would do it..Lol

Lynette said...

So beautiful!! Doesn't look "simple" to put together to me! I'm so happy for you that your son is back in the good ol' USA and that you get to see him soon.

Lorie said...

I not only like it... I LOVE it!! That Shimmerz is stunning. Stampin' Up will have it available for me to preorder tomorrow, and I'm so all over that one! Gorgeous, Barb! Just gorgeous!!!!

Myrt said...

.....fabulous card Barb - I love your colouring - the softness of the grey is perfecto - beautiful!

Bev said...

Wow this is so pretty! Love all the fabulous detail and sweet image. The papers are gorgeous too x

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Barb she's so SWEET! Love your embellies too! I'm on a bit of a Christmas roll myself. xxD

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Barb! I love it!