Saturday, October 3, 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge #50 --- Rachel's Sketch

This week's Whiff of Joy Challenge is a sketch by the wonderfully talented Rachel. Her sketch was fun and a definite keeper.

For my card I used the beautiful Shy Willow from the Summer Stamp Kit. She is one of my favorites for coloring because her skirt is so full of folds and appears to sway.

I have a somewhat unorthodox method of making my cards. Some days I just sit and color images with no particular patterned paper in mind. I just put together colors that appeal to me at the time, or I am eager to use some new Copics. So, that creates a challenge when choosing the papers for the card. Thankfully I have quite a stash of paper and usually find just the right pieces. This card is quite a combination of designers but I am very pleased with it. I hope you like it, too.

Designer Papers: June Bug by Basic Grey and Chloe's Closet by Making Memories
Tag: Chloe's Closet by Making Memories
Strawberries: Martha Stewart
Copics: Skin E000, E00; Hair E08, E41, E29; Dress R0000, R00, R02; Apron YR0000, YR00, YR04; Berries R20, R17; Apples YG00, YG03

Ever since I got the new Copics pastels I use them often. I love the translucence of the colors.

And here is Rachel's wonderful sketch -- easy and elegant!

There is more exciting new from Whiff of Joy: the Winter Stamp Kit is now available for pre-order! If it is anything like the others it will be over-the-top awesomely gorgeous! (I've ordered mine!) Remember Willow's flowing gown from last year? I can't wait to see what she is wearing this year!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog to see the Design Teams amazing cards! Join in, too! And, there is a blog hop going on today (Oct 3) to celebrate their one-year anniversary! The fun just never ends!!


In God We Trust


JessicaLynn said...

HAPPY CARD MAKING DAY!! I hope that you are having a great one and feeling creative. We have blog candy at my blog too! Come on in and take a look!

I love this card. thank you for sharing!!

Have a great day!
Jessica Lynn

Mina said...

beautiful Barb, your colouring is stunning and I love those papers some of my favourites at the min
Mina xxx

Jane said...

This is gorgeous! Love the strawberries! gorgeous colours too, thanks for joining us at WOJ, hugs, Jane x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Barb,

This is the image I hope to use for the WOJ challenge. It is a lovely sketch and you have done it brilliantly. Love the fruit details.

Ali x

Myrt said...

....another beautiful card, Barb! You can make Willow look good in any colour - your expertise in colouring shines through. The background and embellies are amazing - lovely creation!

Bev said...

Fabulous card, love the colours and papers and wonderful detail x

Rach said...

a delish card, love the strawberry detail. thank you for joining us at woj.xx