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Sunday, 18 July 2010

Melinda's Surprise

 front of card

close-up of image panel showing 
black textured glossy cardstock 

close-up photographed using flash to show sparkle
on wings, necklace, bangle & heart motif on dress

close-up of butterfly

inside of card photographed using flash to show
sheen of message panel & inking on embossed swirls 
(click on images to enlarge)

The Whiff of Joy Challenge #83 is a sketch by Bev Rochester. I have turned the sketch 90 degrees clockwise to suit my image &, wanting to make it look as if Melinda has been surprised by the butterfly whilst reading, I moved the central panel slightly  to the left to allow space for the butterfly. The butterfly was made using a Cuttlebug cutting die & embossing folder set & then inking the raised edges. The embossed panel decorating the inside was similarly inked.

Stamp Whiff of Joy Melinda Reading Book.
Inks etc... Memento Tuxedo Black (image). Brilliance Lightning Black & Rocket Red were used for inking all cardstock edges, the latter also being used for sponging the butterfly & red embossed panel inside.
Colouring Copic Ciaos, Inkssentials White Opaque Pen, Sakura Stardust Pen, Stickles Glitter Glue (Ice Stickles Crystal Ice & Ice Stickles Gold Ice).
Cardstock  Black textured, glossy black textured, holographic glittered gold,  textured bright gold cream Moondust, pale gold cream Moondust & red from "stash".
Punches, Dies etc.... Woodware (circle & scalloped circle, scalloped oval), Fiskars (ornate corner), Carl Edging Scissors (Colonial), Cuttlebug Cutting Die & Embossing Folder set (Butterflies), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Divine Swirl).
The gems were Kanban & the ribbon was from "stash".

Challenges Entered
Whiff Of Joy Challenge #83 - sketch
Flutterby Wednesday #113 - Use at least 3 layers inlcuding a fairy, butterfly or angel image
Totally Gorjuss #39 - Thinking of You (although the card does not explicitly say so it is suitable for use as a "Thinking of You" card)


Lorraine said...

omg wow this is so beautiful i new it would be and such wonderful colouring must dash got the dreaded dentist :( xx

Mary J said...

Really beautiful, you've done a lovely job with her! I agree, this card is very versatile and very much a "thinking of you" one!

Thx for joining us at Totally Gorjuss and look forward to seeing you next week! ;)

xxxtglxxx said...

awww, another lovely card!.. Those images are so cute paula, and your colouring again is fab!.

Love the layout, and the simplicity and elegance of it. xx

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Paula. I think this image can be used for lots of different occasions and perfect for a 'Thinking of you' card.
Your colouring is spot on.
Love Elaine xx

Jeanette said...

Hi Paula!
I just love your card. This is one of my all-time favorite WoJ images and I just love the color palette that you have used. The black really makes the gorgeous image stand out! Fantastic card!
Hugs Jeanette :)

Annie said...

Hi Paula! I'm catching up with you at last! a stunning card with this adorable WOJ image and a striking colour combo that makes the card pop!
enjoy your day.
hugs, annie x

cats whiskers said...

Wow Paula this is stunning, I love the papers and your fab colouring
Hugs Jacqui xx

TaraG said...

WOW, Paula this is just gorgeous! I love this sweet Melinda! Your colouring is beautiful and I love your take on Bev's sketch! The butterfly is so pretty too! Thanks for your sweet comment that you left me, hun. You are so kind and really made my day!