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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Whiff Of Joy Challenge DT - #87 Layers

front of card

close-up of image panel
close-ups showing texture of red, white & Moondust blue cardstock, stamped swirls, paper piercing & the various embellishments (buttons, gems, pearls & daisy ribbon 

close-up showing sparkle of glittered & sanded wings, also the shine of
gems & red Mirri card

inside of card

This fortnight's challenge is "Layers". I was going to layer some flowers but realised that it really was a case of "less is more" with this card & so when it came to embellishing I limited the decoration to using buttons, gems, pearls & daisy ribbon. I carried the concept of layering through onto the inside of the card & simply used some lace to embellish the multiple layers. I also used layering to achieve the muted glittery effect on Melinda's wings: the 3 different colours of Stickles Glitter Glue were applied in layers, allowed to dry & then sanded. I was really pleased how this softened the harshness of the initial rather vibrant & thick glittering. See the Whiff Of Joy Challenge Blog for full challenge details & further examples of layering by the Design Team.

The image of Melinda reading/studying her book means that the card could easily be used for an encouragement card for someone returning to school or moving from a Junior School to a Senior one. The image also reminds me of Tracy Chevalier's novel "Falling Angels".

Stamps Whiff Of Joy Melinda Reading Book & Whiff Of Joy Spring Swirls.
Inks Memento Tuxedo Black (image). Distress Inks (Barn Door, Chipped Sapphire & Weathered Wood) for inking cardstock edges, the Weathered Wood also being used for stamping the swirl pattern.
Colouring Copic Ciaos, ProMarker (for colouring lace), Inkssentials White Opaque Pen, Stickles Glitter Glue (Gold, Xmas Red & Ice Stickles Gold Ice).
Cardstock Moondust textured blue, Bits N Pieces A4 Assorted Embossed Card (Snow White Textures). textured red, red Mirri, white, navy & red. 
Punches, Dies etc... Woodware (corner rounder), EK Success (photo corner scallop), Spellbinders Nestabilities (Classic Scalloped Ovals Large, Classic Ovals Large & Large Deckled Rectangles).
Lace Wild Orchid Crafts.
Pearls Kanban.
Buttons Woodware.
The gems & daisy ribbon are from "stash".

Challenges Entered
Charisma Cardz Wk 35 - Inspired By A Song (I kept thinking of "Angels Watching Over Me")
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight - Glitter & Sparkle
Crafts & Me #12 - Gems & Sparkle
Craft Your Days Away CYDA #3 - Girly 'n' Glitter
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C53 - Anything Book Related (see above)
Creative Card Crew - Back To School (see above)
Creative Inspirations Wednesdays Challenge #77 - Lace & Sparkle (my lace is on the internal layering)
Cupcake Craft #107 - Books & Stories (Melinda is reading a book & see above)
Fussy & Fancy #18 - Back To School (see above)
ISB #33 - Girlie
Magical Monday #4 - Lace (my lace is on the internal layering)
My Time to Craft #106 - Jewelled
Pile It On #35 - Pile On The Layers (see above)
Stamp & Create #5 - Pearls & Gems
Stamptacular #75 - Distress It! (all my cardstock edges have been inked with Distress Inks)


NGCARDS said...

This does indeed fit our challenge hun. Lovely card hun, Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Lacey Stephens said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the layers and your wonderful coloring!! Thanks for playing along with the Stamp and Create Challenge!

Michele said...

Such a pretty card Paula. Love image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week Paula ! Your card is really sweet and I love the colours you have chosen ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

hayward69 said...

Lovely image and colours used. Thanks for joining in with us on Magical Monday.

Jayne xx

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Oh Paula this is beautiful!! Gorgeous coloring. Love all the little details so much to look at and admire. Love the sparkle on her wings.


Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Paula, such an adorable card! Very sweet image, brought to life by a wonderful coloring. Love the glittery wings. Beautiful layout, gorgeous paper and colors.Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday and hope to see you again soon.

Leah the Orange said...

love your Willow card, Paula! the red glittery wings are so pretty! thanks so much for joining the Charisma Gals this week!

Lorraine said...

oh wow Paula i love this card all the layers and different textures with the lace looks gorgeous i am going to enter the challenge this week to show my support.
Love the inside too it looks so pretty xx

Marina said...

Gorgeous card Paula!
I love the design and this image is so adorable.

Thanks for joining us at our ISB-Challenge,


Elaine said...

Hi Paula,
(Sorry I'm so late with everything today!)
Gorgeous card Paula, sweet image and your colouring is perfect. Love the colour combo of red, blue and white. Great layers, lots of interest that compliments the image but doesn't detract from it. The lace inside is beautiful.
I would enter this challenge but I don't think I own any WoJ stamps!
Love Elaine xx

Linda said...

Paula I just love this card!! The colours and the image are just so beautiful!

Cor* said...

Sweet image. Great glittering! Love the inside & layout! Thanks for joining in our Glitter & Sparkle spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers.

Scrappy said...

Your work is so original, beautiful and unique! Great layout and colors! Thanks for joining us at Pile it On! Hope to see you again next week!

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card! Love all the layers and wonderful colors!
Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our Distressing challenge!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

Marianne-db said...

Lovely card! I love wiff of Joy and this one is so sweet! Thanks for joining our distress-fun at Stamptacular this week!
Hugs, Marianne

Chrissie said...

Beautiful details on this fabby card. Thanks for joining in our challenge at MTTC this week!

Donna said...

Beautiful creation for our story challenge this week...thank you for playing along with us at Cupcake Craft Challenge :) Donna x

Gemma said...

Such a great card, love the colour combination of red and bleu, not one I often use myself! The image is supersweet,Thanks for playing along at SSC, hope you wil join again soon! Happy Crafting Gemma

Cor* said...

Me again with my other hat! Thanks for joining us in going "back to school" this fortnight at Fussy & Fancy!

Heidi said...

Lovely card! Fabulous inside! Thanks for playing the stamp and create monthly challenge!

A.J. said...

This is a lovely card with a beautiful image that you have coloured perfectly. Thank you so much for joining in with our Girly and Glitter challenge at Craft Your Days Away

Crafty Creations by AJ

Victoria said...

love the red and black
thank you for joining us at Stamp and Create this challenge,

Vicky GDT Member

Carolyn said...

What a fabulous card. I love how you finished off the inside. Great Sugar Nellie stamp. I love how you colored her. It's perfect for our distressed challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSC.
Hugs xx

Kati said...

It´s a fabulous card. I like the image!

Thanks for joining us at ISB-Challenge and good luck,

hugs, Kati

TaraG said...

Oh Paula your card is stunning, hun! Love the great colour combo and Melinda is gorgeous! So many great details, hun and the inside is just perfect!

Melly said...

Oh love this,one of my fave images!
Thanks for playing along with Creative Card Crew!
Hugs Melly xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

what a great colour scheme! I love this card Paula. :) Fab e,bellies and as usual great colouring! xxalisonxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How beautiful!! Love the red and black and your coloring!! Great layering and design! Thanks for joining the Stamp and Create challenge this month.

Beate said...

Your card is beautiful inside and out! Wonderful coloring.
Hugs and smiles

Pops x said...

This is so pretty honey in gorgeous colours, thyank you for joining us at Magical Monday hugs Pops x xx

stephanne said...

This is gorgeous hun!! Love all the elements and textures, very pretty!! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations this week!!

Lesley said...

Lovely card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC and CYDA challenges xx

Annie said...

how did I miss this one Paula! gorgeous card and love the striking colour combo. thanks for joining us at Magical Mondays.
hugs, annie x