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Saturday, 25 April 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge #27

As you know, I love working from sketches - I find the layout of a card the hardest part, and this takes all the hard work out of it for me, so I was chuffed to see this week's Whiff of Joy Challenge was a sketch by Heather

I have bought so many new stamps lately, that I've not had time to get many of them coloured in, so this also gave me a chance to colour my favourite image from the Elisabeth Bell/Whiff of Joy Spring Kit.

Image: Willow with flower basket from the spring kit at Whiff of Joy, coloured with promarkers

Papers: black/white polka dot from CCSR The Big One, red patterned - Basic Grey Cupcake  - edges distressed and faux stitching with black micron pen, plain red card with faux stitching heat embossed using silver papermania embossing powder

Embellishments: red grosgrain ribbon attached with staples, chipboard swirl from Basic Grey - Bittersweet chip sticker shapes coloured in with black promarker, prima flowers, red flower button and silver thread, greeting from kanban

Here's a close-up of the image, have had a bash at doing black hair - not terribly happy with it, but I guess it'll take a bit more practice.

For those of you who have been asking after Mar - I have posted a wee update on her blog tonight, and if you have any smelly old kaftan's lying around, send them her way lol

13 comments:

scotspanda said...

I think the hair looks great hunni, love the colour combo (in fact I've used it today too lol) Seeing your gorgeous card is making me impatient to get my stamps from Elisabeth Bell :o)

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

100drine said...

très jolie carte, belles couleurs

Kath said...

now this is stunning...and I love the hair...looks as though the light is shining down on her head....love the black and red combo....enjoy the rest of your weekend
Hugs Kath xxxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

LOUISE said...

Great card, love the image, and your colour combo is great. I do like her black hair too! Louise x

FionaJ said...

The colouring of the hair is fine Debs, nothing wrong with it at all, I hate colouring with black, always try to avoid it if I can, but this card is fab, and I love these images, thjere are just so many fab images around just now.

shellshearer said...

she is great, her hair looks perfet to me hun xx

Elizabeth said...

She is very lovely! Great PP and coloring! Hugs XXX Beth

Meahni said...

Gorgeous card Debbi, and the colouring is great... I see no never Prisma creations :-))

Debbie said...

Beautiful

BA said...

what a wonderful card!!!
have a nice week
BA

Bev said...

Fabulous card! Such gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us this week x

Max said...

Love the black and red ... and your use of white gel pen for highlights is great.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx