June 22, 2009

WoJ - Challenge #35, and Sketch Saturdays Sketch #56

Happy Monday everyone.
I had some extra time yesterday to play
Yep, all my yard work got finished before it rained,
and then my housework and then I had most of Sunday AM
to play before going to my fathers for
our fathers day picnic.

So I decided to mix my card for the
Whiff of Joy challenge
with this awesome sketch from the
Sketch Saturday's challenge.

I've also decided that I would give a try out for the DT
that Whiff of Joy is calling for. I was undecided whether
or not I would try. I'm pretty sure I won't be chosen,
but hey, what can it hurt, right?

My card is a birthday wish that's fit for a queen.
I used the Whiff of Joy Medieval Queen Charlotte
and Charlotte's horse.
They were both lots of fun to color.
Although since I did the paper piecing on Charlotte's
dress, I really didn't have to color too much of her.
I used papers from Stampin' Up's "Bella Birds" collection
throughout my entire card. Paper piecing was done on the
long flowing part of Queen Charlotte's gown.
I also paper pieced in her crown.
I did a little shading on the lower portion of her gown,
and some shading in the folds as well.
I thought it looked great. =)

Her horse has a paper pieced blanket under it's saddle, and matching reigns.
I am quite please with how this paper piecing came out.
I don't think I could have picked a better image to work with.
This was definitely LOTS of fun.

As I mentioned, I used the sketch from Sketch Saturdays challenge
this week. It was just perfect for an image like this, and gave
me a chance to use all the different sides and coordinating papers
from the "Bella Birds" papers from Stampin' Up.
What a pretty layout!

Lastly, I added some punched flowers to 2 of the corners,
just to add a little more pizazz.

The inside also shows the paper range,
with a paper pieced "Knight Charlie"
(also from the Medieval collection)
I only paper pieced his boots, and vest.
He appears to be inside waiting for his queen to arrive.
He's so handsome, isn't he?
The sentiment I used for the inside was computer generated,
and the "Happy Birthday" sentiment on the outside
is from The Greeting Farms' "Happy Chef" set.

Well I guess that sums it all up,
I hope you enjoy the card.


Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Beautiful card, love her sitting on the horse, also the inside is beautiful!! Love,

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning, wonderful work with the stamps and gorgeous papers.

Bev said...

Wonderful card and brilliant paper piecing, thanks so much for joining us this week. x

Anonymous said...

a beautiful card, wonderful paper piecing. hugs rachxx