Saturday, June 20, 2009

Shine - Whiff of Joy Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone!! I hope you had a lovely week, and that this weekend will be a fab one for you. Quite a quick post today, as I have lots of things to finish before going for a retreat on Sunday. I will be missing you all, but hopefully I will come back to find some comments and news from you, showing me that you came here all the same:) I will be here till tomorrow evening, then will be back Friday evening. I will keep you all in my humble prayers :) Nonetheless I will try to finish two commisions before tomorrow, and if I do ..(keep fingers crossed for me) I will try to leave automated posts for during the week to keep you company *wink*

This card is for Whiff of Joy's challenge this week. The theme is paper piecing, and I used this darling Willow for this week. Do you remember her? She is still a fave of mine, maybe because of her long dress, where you can shade and have loads to colour. Even though I paper pieced her dress, I still added some green shading, to bring out the folds and the light where the lamp's light is on :) I also used a white gel pen for some highlights, as you can see.

I also played wirh some roses and adhesive gem stones for that soft and elegant touch. Funnily enough, the ribbon changed its colour in the photos. Maybe because of the shine. IRL it coordinates very well. I also added machine stitching, and the sketch was done by myself this time. I will try to make this sketch into a diagram if you like it when I come back.

Katharina is making a DT call over at the challenge blog, so I will try my luck in this as well. Maybe my style will be liked this time, it's harsh competition out there. But all I know is that I ADORE Elisabeth Bell's designs, so I put a lot of care in drawing the images. I keep on adding shades and colour till I'm satisfied with the result :)

A detail of the colouring

For this used the gorgeous Papermania Signiture Regency Papers. They come in A4 size, so with each paper you have enough to use for the inside as well. To get the delish design out, I left the inside panel as simple as possible. And don't they coordinate perfectly?? I alos like their canvas-like texture. They are quite thich, so they have this lovely feel.

I ebellished with some Basic Grey buttons, and used a Martha Stewart doily lace punch (yeah still punching with my feet :))with that!

I made a jotting piece on the inside as well, making some rub on words to compliment the sentiment I made on the outside. Do you like those flowers and swirls? I made those with a Ppapermania stamp, and I inked it up with a fluid chalk inkpad. I love the soft feel it gave, and as you can see I added mini rhinestones on some flower centres.

Off now to begin something else! I have lots of ironing and curtain folding to do today! Boo!! :)

By the way, last but not least, don't forget to pop on Simon Says DT blogs today.. remember? It is Saturday, so they all have a stamp for grabs!! :)

A side view of the card. Note the swirl I made with three sizes of gemstones, one is on the uppeer right hand corner of the card, the other swirl is coming out from behind the paper roses.

Thanks for looking


papercraftsbyrach said...

gorgeous Rosette, your shading of the dress has really brought out the folds. a wonderfully made card as always sweetie.. hugs rachxx

Faerielore said...

this card is stunning !!!! i love all the detail you have put in to it and the colours are papers are gorgeous. good luck with the DT call xxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Rosette,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Susan said...

Absolutely beautiful Rosette! This is one of my favorite Whiff Of Joy images. I will miss you while your on retreat! Hurry back!


A stunning card - I love everything about it. The layout is perfect and so are the colours. Love your blog too!
Sylvia xx

Jacque said...

Rosette!!! She is exquisitely gorgeous!!! Your coloring and paper piecing is phenomenal...I love those papers!!! Just completely marvelous, dearie...Hugs..Jacque

Christina C. said...

You Willow is just gorgeous. I love that image as well as all the others by Elizabeth Bell. Wonderful card! Hugs, Christina

Claudia Rosa said...

This is gorgeous dear Roseete. Love the layout and the colours you've used just so very pretty. the embellishments are so very pretty too

Thank you sweetie also for ALWAYS leaving me the sweetest comments on my blog.
Hugs Claudia

Valems said...

Beautiful card! I love the papers and your paper piecing. The flowers are gorgeous.

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

beautiful card adore the shading ontop of the paper piercing waht a fantastic idea x

Iris said...

WOW!!! Rosette this is just beeeeeeautiful! Your coloring is stunning and your layout brilliant as are the details you added!
Keep my fingers crossed for your entering in the WOJ DT Call.

Hugs to you

Bev said...

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

Susan said...

She's just enchanting! I love how you did the dress and the flowers are just so beautiful! I expect to be able to smell their fragrance! And the inside is just perfect! I love the papers and all the details to it. Just beautiful.

Enjoy your retreat and can't wait to hear about it when you get back.

Hugs to you,


Denyze said...

Rosette, what a beautiful card, there's nothing else I can say that hasn't been said...I wouldn't want to part with it.