February 19, 2009

Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call

This week Whiff of Joy has an extra special challenge happening.
WoJ has a Guest Designer call, so since I got my new
Spring Stamps I started playing, and decided it can't
hurt to follow the Sketch for the GDT challenge.
When I started making the card, I was undecided which image
I wanted to use, so I decided that I would make a total of 4 cards,
using the same layout, and then decide or get other opinions as to
what one I should enter. THEN I read on the Paper Craft Planet
site for WoJ that we could enter as many as we wished to.
It was then that I decided I would take the guess work out,
and enter all 4 of the cards that I had made.
So here they are.

The First card that I made is using the new
"Willow with her Flower Basket" from this years Spring line.
She is just as adorable as ever.
I did a little bit of masking, putting the swirls in behind her.
The swirls are from Stampin' Up's Priceless Stamp set

The papers that I have used here are a combination of
Stampin' Up and the DCWV Summer Stack.
The sentiment was created on the computer by me.
The brads used are also Stampin' Up
and the ribbon pieces are from my stash.

I used a combination of Copics and Twinkling H2O's for
coloring. As well as Stampin' Up "Chocolate Chip" marker for
it's fine point for my doodling.

Now for Card #2

This one was actually chosen by my husband saying it was his
favorite This is BIG news, that my husband even picked a
favorite, because he just ISN'T into any of this sort of thing.
He LOVES to tell me that it's all just "junk" LOL

For this one, I used "Kneeling Willow" and the
"Tree Stump" accessory also from
this years New Spring Line.
Another adorable image by WoJ & Elizabeth Bell.

The papers I used here are also a combination of
Stampin' Up and DCWV.
The ribbon was also from my stash,
I wish the picture would show how beautiful the ribbon
actually is. It's a rich chocolate color with those cute pink
flowers on it. There are little silk rosebuds at the top of the
ribbon knot, and the small flowers used to embellish are just small
punched flowers.

The doodling was done in Stampin' Up's "Chocolate Chip"
marker using the "Priceless" brass stencil.
I have included small rhinestones to add some
sparkle to my little chocolate flowers along the sides
and my sentiment here is also created by me on the computer.

Other coloring was done with Copics & H2O's

And Card #3

This card is a little bit different in that I hand drew in
the tree & land background behind "Oakley on his skooter"
I used just your basic red cardstock as well as Stampin' Up
papers in blue. The strip across the bottom is blue DCWV
textured paper as the scallop edging is actually not one piece, but
several small circles cut from one of the papers in a
Martha Stewart Christmas stack.

Ribbon and brad are both from my stash,
and I have used my Copics and some
Twinkling H2O's for coloring.

And last but not least
Card #4

Here again is the new "Oakley with Slipover" sitting on
the "tree stump" both from this years WoJ Spring Collection.
Isn't he handsome? He is colored using Copics & H2O's.
Obviously they seem to be my
favorite coloring tools these days.

Papers used are from Stampin' Up. (Surprised?)
The scalloped edge area, is actually the reverse side of the
green and blue plaid paper used above.
The pale blue card stock is textured DCWV paper.

The brads are also Stampin' Up, and the ribbon was from
my stash. The sentiment was created on the computer, and
the flourish was cut from the Cricut on plain white cardstock,
and colored to match using Twinkling H2O's.

So there you have all 4 of my cards.
As you can see, by being allowed to enter all 4 of them
now my life is much easier,
because I am not forced to choose between them.
What a relief, because I didn't know which one I
really would have chosen.

Katharina & Marcel,
I hope you enjoy the cards, and I just want to say
Thank you for the opportunity to enter your
Guest Designer Call.
I have had LOTS & LOTS of fun making these cards,
and playing with my new Spring line stamps!
You guys are the Best!


Sylvia said...

wow wow wow... you have been very busy! and so many wonderful cards... they are gorgeous. don't know where to look first ;-) I love the swirls on the first card..gives a whimsy touch (I love that) .. the other cards are all beautiful, too. Great colouring on all! Just wonderful :-)
{hugs} Sylvia

Jeanette said...

Wow! How wonderful - 4 cards! :) That's awesome, girl! :) Really nice work, with them all! Thanks for sharing! And the best to you for the guest designer call.

Rach said...

wow you certainly have been busy. you have made four beautiful cards all gorgeous but so different..and all from the same sketch..way to go..
I think that my favourite out of the four would be Oakley on his scooter, you have done an amazing job with the background, but like i said before they are all magnificent..
all the best for the guest designer call.xxx

Anonymous said...

I love them all!! So very cute.

Dena said...

My goodness I love them all! You did such a great job with coloring. Thanks for showing them to us!

tracie said...

Oh wow I love them all, they are all fabulous and all so different, so much inspiration ~ gorgeous, gorgeous !!
Good luck with GDT call
Tracie :)x

cats whiskers said...

Everyone is a little masterpiece and so different love your colouring, best of luck 4 times for the GDT
Hugs Jacqui x

NormaJean said...

wow!! don't what else to say, all four of them are beautiful!!

mia.t said...

You have made four lovely cards for the GD call! Nice colouring.
Best of Luck!
Hugs Mia

Casi said...

You really did a great job. All cards are gorgeous.

Greetings from Kerstin

Casi said...

You really did a great job. All cards are gorgeous.

Greetings from Kerstin

Michele said...

Gorgeous cards. Love all the images you've used and the colouring is fabulous. Good luck with the GD call. Michele x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow fabulous work, I love the swirls. Kim

Anonymous said...

Such gorgeous creations!! Love your interpretation on the sketch for each one!! They're all so different!! Well done! TFS!

Cardmaking Galore said...

You have been very busy, haven't you? My fav one is the first one - i love the colours and the flourishes

Naoual said...

Wow, you really have been busy with these card. They're lovely. I really love the first one! Fabulous! Good luck with the call!!

xx Naoual

Susan said...

What stunning cards! I love every one of them! I know I'm a bit late, but I want to wish you good luck with the DT call! These are all so different and just lovely. Sorry I've not been around for a bit, but I've been fighting a horrible flu. Glad to be back!

Hugs to you,