Thursday, February 25, 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge #68 -- Bev's Sketch and Inspiration from a Catalog

When you look at the beautiful bedding ensembles in the Penney's Home Sale catalogs do you think about how they would look in your home?  Or do you get inspiration for color schemes for cards?  If I had all the bedding ensembles that I have fallen in love with I'd have to own a hotel to display them all!  So I do the next best thing --- I save the pages and use them for inspiration for color schemes!  I did just that along with the great sketch for the Whiff of Joy Challenge #68.  Here is Bev's wonderful sketch for this week:
And here is my inspiration for the color scheme:
Isn't this pretty?  And here is my card.....
The beautiful Melinda looks so pretty in any color scheme, but I did this one in a partial monochromatic.  The Copic colors are:  E000, E00, E02 for her skin; E04, E11 for her hair; E13, E15, E17 for her dress; E31, E33, E35 for the underdress and pantaloons.  The DP is 7 Gypsies Savannah collection layered on a card blank made with Bazzill card stock.  The sentiment is a rub-on that I put on a card that came with the collection.  Flowers from Prima and pearls from my stash. 

I'm quite happy with this card and I hope you like it, too.  If you want to see some truly stunning cards, be sure to hop over to the WOJ challenge blog and see the DT's creations!

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you are having a great week!
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TaraG said...

Barb you have every reason to be happy with this stunning card! I love how you get your inspiration and colour schemes from the home catalogs...fabulous idea! I love the papers and colours for this card and your beautiful colouring of Willow! She is just perfect for this romantic/vintage card. The embellies are brilliant the the lace and the yummy flowers!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at the WoJ challenge this week!

Chrissie said...

Your card looks stunning Barb and what a clever idea!
I don't have that catalogue (obviously) but I may just have to steal your idea as I sometimes struggle with colour inspiration.

Lynette said...

Wow - another AMAZING card, Barb! So perfectly done in every way.

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! Great idea using the color schemes from mags for inspiration. Will have to try it! Your card is breathtaking! xxD

Myrt said...

.....another gorgeous card, Barb! Melinda looks beautiful, thanks to your awesome colouring.

Sadilla said...

your card is so nice!! The colours is great... and all that details... lovely!!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card Barb! I love where you got your inspiration from, and you echoed it perfectly! Your image coloring is just gorgeous! Love all the details. Definitely another of your winning cards!