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Monday, 7 June 2010

Joyful Whiff of Boyhood

front of card

close-up of image &  heat embossed black cardstock

close-up showing 2 star buttons, button embellished glittered
cardstock star & mesh-type ribbon

inside of card

It wasn't long after I first discovered blogs & the colouring of stamped images that I came across Whiff of Joy stamps, Katharina's blog & the accompanying Whiff of Joy Tutorials & Inspirations blog. I have learnt much from these & the accompanying Challenge blog. Katharina recently released a free digi image for her Followers & also has a candy draw (open until 8pm GMT 12th June) of 2 Whiff of Joy Store Kits.

This is my first entry into a Whiff of Joy challenge & having expected to keep using the same image for subsequent challenges I was thrilled to be told that I should order some stamps now for my birthday (not until August) & to start using them as soon as they arrive.

The Whiff of Joy challenge #80 sketch is by Donalda & I have based the colour scheme on the Crafty Cardmakers challenge of using my least liked & most favoured colours. That was quite a tall order for me as I like anything to do with colour, including black & white. I have noticed that I rarely make a card where yellow is predominant & I that I use black without thinking about it. So, for the purposes of this exercise I used black & yellow. The other factor that influenced my card construction was the Spider Henry Image for it reminded me of the brick-like stamp, the two checked papers & the mesh-type ribbon that I had amongst my craft supplies. All these seem to carry connotations of Spiderman. Since the card has a masculine theme I have used stars to embellish with - rummaging amongst the buttons for a suitable size with which to embellish 3 punched stars I delightedly came across just 2 (!) star shaped buttons. This card definitely had a life of its very own.

Stamps Whiff of Joy Spider Henry digi (image), Elusive Images Texture Blocks themeplate UA4SP0150 (brick pattern on black cardstock). 
Inks etc... Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks (Aged Mahogany & Black Soot) for inking most paper & cardstock edges, VersaMark watermark stamp pad, VersaMarker watermark pen, Stampendous Detail Black Embossing Powder
Colouring ProMarkers, Letraset Black Fine Line Drawing Pen, Stickles Glitter Glue (Xmas Red).
Cardstock Textured black, Moondust black, black, white & maroon from "stash". 
Papers Provo Craft French Country Colors Bitty Scrap Pad.
Punches Woodware (large star & scalloped square), EK Success (scalloped corners), Xcut (small stars "waste" from a corner punch).
The red metallic thread that Henry hangs from is Gutermann Sulky (apologies - I am unable to access the correct foreign characters), the buttons are Woodware, the brads are from an embellishment kit of unknown origin & the mesh-type ribbon that Henry is mounted on is from "stash".

Challenges Entered
Whiff of Joy #80 - sketch
A Spoon Full of Sugar #105 - Celebrations! (Father's Day or Masculine birthday card)
Crafty Cardmakers # 22 - Least & Most (see above)
Cupcake Craft #94 - Dazzle Us (glittered star, shiny red metallic thread, sparkly gold mesh-type ribbon & shiny gold brads) 
Delightful Sketches & Challenges - Texture (textured black cardstock, stamped & heat embossed black cardstock, mesh-type ribbon, buttons & brads)
I Love ProMarkers #17 - Recipe: 2 different papers, 3 buttons & 1 ribbon
Magical Crafts #16 - Metal Madness (red metallic thread, brads, gold mesh-type ribbon)
Passion for ProMarkers Wk 54 - Books (one of the DT samples was made using Spider Henry)
Pile It On #22 - Quirky, why not? (a mouse dressed up as Spiderman is even quirkier than the quirky Spiderman himself)
Simon Says Stamp - Father's Day/Male Card
The Shabby Tea Room #13 - 'Just for Dad'

ETA 8/6 I had it marked on my manual list but forgot when posting


Annie said...

such a fun card with this cute image!
hugs, annie x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Paula,
Fabulous colouring of this cute image. Love the texture in the papers you've used too. Great card! Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Andie xx

Debbie said...

'Super' cute image and card! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Julie said...

Fab colouring and detail, Paula - I love the mesh for the webby feel! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week! Juliex

TG said...

Great card Paula, perfect for any super hero loving little boy.
Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Paula, what a brilliant card. Love the fab WOJ image and your colouring is perfect. The mesh is a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lorraine said...


Nicole said...

Cute card! Great attention to detail! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Rainmac said...

Wow what a fantastic bold card!!! I love the image and all the details. Thank you for joining us at MCFC this time, good luck with the prize draw xxx

Elaine said...

This is fab Paula! Your colouring is perfect and the whole card is stunning.
Love Elaine xx

Anna said...

Cuteness! Love the wire behind Spidymouse. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

Lorraine said...

Great card. Fun image. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

debs said...

such a fun card..thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

Karen said...
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Karen said...

Lovely Paula, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers and Delightful Sketches.

Dena said...

Super fun ideas on this one! Love the silver mesh and the embossing on the black cardstock! Very cool effect!
Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!
Hugs, Dena

Lorraine said...

Hi hun theres an award for you on my blog if you wish to accept it xx

Michele said...

Such a fabulous card Paula. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Emma said...

Oh wow such a fabulous card, love the image and details.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Farm Girl said...

Wow! Just so cute. Thanks for playing along at Delightful sketches

Jane said...

Woah! So much detail on this it! Good luck at crafty cardmakers challenge XX

My name is Wynneth said...

Fabulous card, I love the threads you added, perfect! :o) Thanks for joining in with I ♥ ProMarkers.

WeirdCat said...

Great use of that image, I like the netting idea,Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
Ruth x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Paula, what a gorgeous card. Love the image and the colour scheme is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my "dazzling" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Donalda said...

Paula, this is just gorgeous dear. I am so loving your background dear. You have so much detail in your card. Just gorgeous dear.

Debbie said...

Again, wonderful masculine card for the Tea Room and PIO! this week :)

Scrappy said...

Oh my goodness! This is just so cute! lol! LOVE it! Perfect for PIO's 'Quirky' Challenge! We hope you'll be back to join us again at PIO!

judie said...

oh love this, such a great image, so much work has gone into this, well done and thanks for playin with us at crafty cardmakers xx

Audrey Pettit said...

That little mousie just makes me smile. Love his zip line and love the texture of the mesh in the background. Thanks for playing along with us at the Tea Room.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

you so rocked this card! it's just too cute and love how much detail you put into it.

Nana said...

Very cute and that Henry is too cute.
Thank you for joining us at "PIO", hope to see you again next week!
hugs Nana

Crafting Joanne said...

Fabulous card Paula, love the image.

Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Magical Crafts.


Joanne x

Kruemel said...

What a beautiful card! Love the Spiderman mouse and that mesh you used.

Thanks so much for joining us over at Cupcake Craft this week.

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Bev said...

Fantastic card with superb details Paula, love it! Thanks so much for joining us at WOJ this week x