Friday, May 1, 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge 28 - Stars & Stripes

Whiff of Joy Challenge 28 - Stars & Stripes

Well, I've made my card in plenty of time for this week's Whiff of Joy Challenge. Didn't want to be late again! I've had a busy few days at work, mind you we're always busy so not much change there then. Then my son phoned to ask if I would try to get tickets for Take That for his fiancee. Needless to say when I got Sarah's tickets I ended up getting tickets for everyone - I can't wait!!!

Anyway, this is Oakley sitting on his treestump. I've tried this wee chap a few times before with distress inks and I didn't think they worked although I really love colouring with them. So, this time I used the Pro Markers which I'm still experimenting with and I think they work a lot better on this image. I'm not great at boys cards but I like them to have a bit of glitz because their papers are often quite dark so I dabbed some stickles on the stars to liven it up a bit.

This is one side of the inside but no matter how many times we tried it just wasn't possible to get a decent picture of the other side so I haven't bothered to show it. It was stripes with some stars and spots. with a space for a greeting. Quite nice really but not photogenic!

This is the card recipe:

Whiff of Joy Willow with Oakley and Whiff of Joy Sentiment
Papermania Papers
Cardstock from stash
Gold Stickles
Threading Water punch from Fiskars
Pro Markers:
Saffron; Coral; Pastel Yellow; Cornflower; Blue Pearl; Spice; Cinnamon; Cool Aqua; Lime Green;
Peach watercolour pencil for skin.

It's been raining here in Edinburgh today but it's supposed to cheer up tomorrow. I'll be watching my beloved Celtic so whatever you're doing I hope you have a great Saturday. I'll be doing my usual rounds looking for all your lovely cards.



coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lynne wow this is gorgeous you should be a member of a DT team you make such fabby cards. Love the colour combo and that image is lovely. I love my promarkers but must start using other things as well like my H2o's and watercolour pencils or I will get out of practice lol. well done with this one.

Lorraine x

Annika said...

Stars and stripes lend themselves so nicely to boy cards, wonderful work!

Debbie said...

Beautiful job with the challenge, love the layout

helen said...

fabulous cards hon and those papers are gorgeous
helen x

Bev said...

Fabulous card, love those papers and delish colours and the wonderful detail. Thanks for joining us this week x

Rach said...

this is adorable. thank you for joining us at whiff of joy hugs rachxx

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