Saturday, October 4, 2008

Cherish ~ Whiff of Joy Challenge # 2

The challenge this week over at WOJ challenge was to use stitching on your card. It certainly was a challenge for me! As some of you might know, we are renovating and have had to clear our entire basement. Well, I had some foresight to keep my sewing machine handy but not enough to remember to keep the accessories. We packed them away into storage! So I had to go and buy some more thread and extra bobbins. There was no way I was going to even try to guess where the others were!


I took many photos, so bear with me! This one and the close-up below really show the shimmer from the Twinkling H20s. You can use these over Copics and prismacolors. I added more sparkles on her wings with some stickles. You can see my not-so-great stitching component on the two triangular panels. I certainly need to practice this more!


This next photo show how the card opens up in two ways. I have attached a Dollar store charm onto the ribbon on the top. You can see what a difference this angle makes in the image appearance. You can't see the shimmer at all. So in real life it is the same. As you rotate the card, the shimmer emerges. It is a really gorgeous effect!



And here you can see the card when it is fully opened up! I have decorated the inside as I have been seeing this a lot on others' cards and I think it really finishes the card off beautifully.

  • Stamps: Whiff of Joy Guardian Angel Collection
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip, Martha Stewart DP
  • Coloring: Gamsol & Prismacolors, Twinkling H20s
  • Embellies: Prima, Hero Arts Pearls, Martha Stewart Ribbon
  • Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Scor-Pal

Thanks for stopping by. I have made a really nice little calender for myself using WOJ images (LOVE them) and I'll take some pics and post that tomorrow.

18 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Jeanette!! I love the shimmer. Beautiful creation, man you are talented:-) Hugs, kelly

Tammi said...

The shimmer is gorgeous on this, and I love how it folds! Your stitching is great...beautiful card!

Ria said...

Wow this is stunning. I love how you can open the card and the stitching doesn't look bad to me :) But I am no stitchinggoddess :) I just don't have that much patience :) hahahah
hugs Ria

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Jeanette this is such a stunner!! The image is so cleverly coloured in with lovely glitter highlights. So much attention to detail too! the inside looks gorgeous, it really does the finish the card off splendidly. Love it hun. Hugs Linda x

Mariska said...

Gorgeous Jeanette, just gorgeous. Love your colouring, the stamp, the papers you've used and the way the card opens with the charm on the inside... just one perfect card.

xxx
Mariska

Rach said...

wow Jeanette this is so pretty, the shimmer is so effective and beautiful. The design of your card is really unusual and so clever...great job
Thanks for joining in with the challenge. hugs RAchxx

Deb said...

This is gorgeous, love the colors and coloing and a very cute card design. These stamps are just precious!!

carolann said...

This is absolutely gorgeous hun WTG xxxxx

Heather said...

Wow! For it being a challenge for you it's amazing!!!

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh my gosh dear!!!!!! This is breathe taking!! Just all so gorgeous dear. Thanks for joining us this week

Bev said...

This was a challenge for you?? It's pure perfection from where I'm sat Jeanette, one of your best yet, and that's saying something cos you know I'm a huge fan of yours

hugs Bev x

TaraG said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning, Jeanette!! You stitching looks great to me...I am clueless when it comes to sewing. Love the card and how it opens and love all the glimmer and sparkle! I have been meaning to try my twinkling H2O's over my Copics. Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs, TaraG

sandradrydesigns said...

Beautiful project. I must have a go at using twinkling H2o's over my prismacolors. Your stitching looks great.
Hugs
Sandra xx

Scrapmumur said...

Great card, Jeanette! love the papers and colours you have used. All the details are great too. Love also your colouring.
I love your idea!
Hugs, Mumur

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, love how her clothes shimmer, fabulous style of card.

cats whiskers said...

Stunning Jeanette, I love everything about it, and my don't those h20's shimmer
Hugs jacqui x

ink'n'rubba said...

how beautiful! and I love the opening and your beautiful image. hugs, annie x

Michele said...

Absolutley stunning. Love the shimmer effect. Michele x

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