Monday, 20 October 2008

Whiff Of Joy Challenge

Hi there

What a fantastic challenge I discovered over at Whiff Of Joy Challenges. A chance to use the rich colours of Autumn, since this is the theme this week. I received my latest order from Whiff Of Joy just last week, and had not had a chance to use them yet. And I knew I had the perfect stamp for this challenge.....Willow With Umbrella.....just right for autumn rain.

I used Basic Grey papers, choosing them for their rich autumn colours. I even thought the script looked kinda like rain lashing down. I coloured the image with Copic's and H2o's. I added Glossy Accents to the raindrops which you can't see very clearly on the photo, but in real life the dimension makes all the difference.

When I'd coloured the image, I thought the huge white expanse of card I'd stamped on looked too stark, and I wanted the feel of a rainy autumn day to come through so you can really feel it. So I stamped over the background with a Judikins Leaf cube in distress ink. I then coloured it with the same distress ink, H2o's and added Glory Of The Seas Gold Starburst Stains, which made the edges of the leaves shimmer.

I wanted the flowers to look ravaged by stormy weather just as they would be in autumn. So I used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes in the edges of the petals, and finished them off with Glossy Accent raindrops.

The umbrella was stamped and coloured again, and decoupaged for even more dimension. I just love this card. I spent a little more time on it and I'm very pleased with the result. It would be perfect for someone who is feeling 'under the weather.'

These are the materials I used.

Thanks for looking, and happy crafting



Rach said...

oh my word Debbie this is awesome, you have done a fabulous job with the image she looks wonderful in 3d. love the leaves with the gold edge...i love it all actually and all your hard work shines through. Hugs rachxx

Lynsey said...

Wow Debbie! This is stunning! I love the colours you have used and the background stamping it all works so well. I see you are getting on really well with those copics too, great colouring!
Bedroom furniture has arrived and looks great so been busy all day putting everything away and I've had no time to craft maybe tomorrow.
Hugs Lynsey :)

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow ... I have been absent from blog land for a couple of days ... and just look at all your stunning creations. You are one talented girl. Warm regards

gina said...

wow stunning card with so much detail, love how you have layed your post out and love the materials you have used picture,
Gina xxx

Debbie said...

Stunning card Debbie, the colours are so rich and all of the details are just fabulous. Debbie x

Rach said...

thank you for joining in with the candy. good luck. hugs rachxx

Helena said...

WOW! SOOO much work gone into this card. I love the raised umbrella. Great effect! Fantastic background, too :)

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh my dear this is just gorgeous !!! A lot of work there dear and so gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week dear

All Pink girl said...

Wow stunning card such fabulous colours and detail ,brilliant ,Dawnxx

Rach said...

lol sorry debbie. ;)

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Oh this is stunning Debbie. You have put a lot of hard work and thought into this card and its amazing.

I have left you a little award on my blog for you as I love your blog over a lovely cuppa !

Take care and hugs,

Your BG buddy !

Jo x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Hey, Debbie..

I hope all's well on the other side of the city?

This is a wonderful card. Just lovely.

Chris xx

COCO said...

whouah !!!! very nice card and beautiful détails !!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, fabulous card. You did such a great job with the umbrella. Fabulous colouring.

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