Monday, 23 February 2009

Whiff of Joy Designer Call

Phew! What a shock to the system it is when we have to go back to school and work! That pesky alarm clock wasn't welcome this morning when it went off at 7am I can tell you! I really am a girl who needs her sleep!!

Anyway, enough waffle from me. I, like everyone else in the blogging world I think, was very excited to see Katharina's Guest Designer call on the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog last week! I'm sure the competition will be very fierce but you've got to give it a go me thinks....... and anyway, the sketch was so much fun to work with. What great timing with all the scrumptious new Springtime stamps just released too!

For my card I flipped the sketch sideways. I remember seeing something recently, it may have been in a magazine, where the image on a card was set in front of a backing paper scene. I've been wanting to have a go at this and Basic Grey papers are perfect as quite a few of them are a scene in themselves. I wanted to sit the beautiful Willow on a branch but I don't have any tree or branch stamps, so I drew one myself...... yes I really did draw it!! Maybe I'm not quite as lousy at sketching as I thought, hee hee! I was also able to play with my new Woodware flower punch, I bought it in two different sizes at the weekend but only used the smaller one for this card.

Image - Whiff of Joy
Sentiment - Aud's Designs
Border - Tapestry Peg Stamps
Papers - Basic Grey Urban Prairie
Punch - Woodware and Martha Stewart
Die - Sizzix Leaves
Colouring - ProMarkers
Embellishments - Raffia Ribbon from my stash

You may notice that my Tapestry peg stamps came out to play again..... told you I'd be using them again!!

I'm off to cook tea now; a Thai green curry stir fry.... YUM!

Catch you a bit later friends ;o)

TTFN and TFL xxx


debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, love the scene you made and gorgeous colours.

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Great card full of fab fun colours. I love your little scene and well done on drawing the tree yourself! Love your flowers! Enjoy your stir fry! mmmmm..
P.s. check your mail in the next day or so..just back from P.O.!
Judy x

Kim Piggott said...

Such a gorgeous card Tara! Love your image and your tree is fabulous!
kim x

Julie said...

A really lovely card Tara, I impressed with the tree too. Good luck with the guest designer challenge.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Beautiful card Tara, love the cute Tilda and your gorgeous colouring. Hugs Nikki x

Rica said...

Brilliant card T - love it and well done with your branch it's fantastic. Fantastic papers and colours adn good luck with the DT call.
hugs Heather xx

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tara, I love the papers you have used and your layout, its sooo pretty. Good luck with the DT call, I have EVERYTHING crossed for you ! LOL


Jo x

All Pink girl said...

Wow fab card Tara ,love the branch idea ,brilliant colouring ,hugs Dawnxxx

Faerielore said...

wow what a stunning card i love the papers you have used and this woj image looks so sweet sitting on her branch. good luck with the DT call. xxx

Katy said...

Fab card honey :)

Love the bright colours and the image is gorgeous


MrsETaylor said...

What a great blog Tara, I absolutely love it.

Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog. It really means a lot.

Anonymous said...

So pretty! What a really fab scene you've made with yours! Very clever!! TFS!

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

Your cards are all simply... Extraordinary! You are very talented in your coloring techniques, your color choices, your layouts and designs.

I'm very impressed! Wow!



P.S. That Hippo is so cute with the flower on his or her behind! LOL

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Tara, I love the fresh colours and the cute image. Have a good day

Ruth said...

This is gorgeous! Very bright and pretty! And I love the tree, Ruth x

Riet said...

woww Tara,what a beautiful card,l love the image.

hugs Riet.xx

gina g said...

wow beautiful card Tara great idea to sit willow on the branch (see i told you that your clever clogs) lol. luv gina xx

Ila said...

Totally Gorgeous!! your coloring and design of this card is Beautiful!!..Hugs, Ila

Bev said...

Oh this is just wonderful honey - the vibrant colours are stunning. Love how you have flipped the sketch too. Good luck with the call xx

scrapnnMO said...

Oh my goodness this is just out of this world gorgeous! Love it! ♥♥

Cardmaking Galore said...

Great card - love the vibrant colours

Naoual said...

Fabulous card! LOVE the colours you used. Good luck with the call!!

xx Naoual