Thursday, 5 February 2009

Whiff Of Joy Challenge #17

I finally have used one of my beautiful Whiff of Joy Stamps!!! I have been admiring these stamps for ages, and Steve said he would get some for my birthday, and lucky me got to pick six of them, so here is the first stamp that I used - Melinda Blowing Kisses. My SIL's birthday is today and I decided to use the stamp! I was blog hopping to get some inspiration and I came across the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog, which had a fantastic sketch by the very talented Donalda. I have never used a sketch when making cards, I always just struggled along, but now I am defiantly converted and will be looking to sketch's to make cards in the future, just as I do with most of my scrapbook pages!

Here is the fantastic sketch

and here's what I did with the sketch.

Some close up of the glitter work

I haven't got any of the expensive pens to colour the images, and I can't afford them right now, so I used my Tim Holtz distress inks and a paintbrush!!! Not bad for a first try, but looking at it now, I am ever so sorry that I coloured the green around the image, should of just left it alone, live and learn! I know it's not as neat as it should be and I went outside the lines in a few places, think I am going to invest in some good quality paintbrushes as the ones that I have are cheap naff ones!

I am going to enter it in the Whiff Of Joy Challenge, just for fun, as the cards that are entered into this challenge will blow mine out of the water, lol So if any of you talented ladies have any comments, hints, tips, techniques you would like to share with me I would love you to! If you use Distress inks to colour your stamps, which one do you use to colour the face and body????


Whiff of Joy Stamp - Melinda Blowing Kisses
Penny Black Stamp - Happy Birthday
Cream Bazzill cardstock
Mellow Basic Grey Paper
Stickles - Icicle for the wings
Stickles - Cyrstal for the swirls and buttons
Buttons - have for ages
Metal Photo Corners - Inspirations (thanks Ruth)
Green Crystals - have for ages for the desgin on her top
Blue Crystals - have for ages for the text corners
Papermaina flowers - Silk blues
Gold Sparkly Organza Ribbon - bought in Paper Paradise
Scalloped edge - traced around a Woodware chipboard desgin
Hearts in the scalloped border - heart hand punch
And the list of Tim Holtz Distress inks -
Face and body - Antique Linen
Top and hair band - Pine Needles
Jeans - Faded Jeans, Broken China, Fired Brick
Jewelry - Fired Brick and Pine Needles
Belt - Mustard Seed and Pine Needles
Hair - Vintage Photo
Outside border - Pine Needles, which I wish I didn't now


Rleen said...

WOW! Helena, your card is gorgeous! I love the pretty image and the papers that you used. You did a fabulous job!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Ohhh!! beautiful!! I love the pretty sparkly green centers on the blooms!! and the way you list your products under 'recipe'...cute!!


This is such a gorgeous card Helena, love the image and gorgeous colours you've chosen. Hugs Linda x

Naoual said...

Great card Helena!

xx Naoual

Brocéliane said...

Very pretty card Helena :)

Maggie said...

Thanks for stopping by

DillyDilly said...

I think you did a great job. I use a fine Koi water paint brush and that helps but also need my BIG glasses as well but getting to the stage where bigger glasses are needed!!! Hugs Dilly x

Ruth aka alteredgeisha said...

Thankyou Helena for such a beautiful card and in my favourite colour green too!!

Lovin your new stamps!! I think Norburns sells those stamps if you needed more!!!lol! (and they run a class on doing them)

I tried distress inks but failed miserably but can't afford Copics so I'd be curious to know how people use distress inks. I think Camilla uses DI all the time?

Anyway thanks again for a lovely card and gift voucher!!

Ruth xxx

Melissa W. said...

Fantastic card, girlie! :) I love the stamps!

Helena said...

Thanks for all the comments!

Thanks for that Ruth, but I think I will wait until Tracey gets her classes up and running in the new shop!


Donalda said...

Oh this is just beautiful dear and so much detail Just gorgeous hon. THanks for joining us and I love what you done with the sketch dear

Tracey said...

Oh wow, how clever are you !!!! I tried painting with distress inks and did woefully on my first attempt, the image is stunning and the colours you chose work so well

See you monday


Jenny said...

Eine schöne Karte mit vielen Details.

Beth said...

Such a fab card, I like the glittery buttons xx

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh my.... what a beautiful card this is!!!!
Love the icicle stickles on the wings.
I bet she is going to love this!
Gorgeous work!!!!!!!!!

cats whiskers said...

Great crd cannot believe its the first time you have used Distress inks to paint with
Hugs Jacqui x

Rach said...

such a sweet card.
thanks for joining us at