December 05, 2009

Whiff of Joy # 58...Merry Christmas!

Hello crafty friends! I am popping by today to share this card that I made with the great Sketch by Marga over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog! I having been dying to ink up and colour this sweet image of Oakley! He is just like our Kieran...soooooo cute!

I think I am going to give this card to Kieran's teacher, who has just been so wonderful and supportive thus far and I'll make another one for Dr. Greenwood! We received the psychological report back and Kieran does have a learning disability but just as I knew he scored average and above average in his intelligence and cognitive abilities but has a reading and writing disorder. I am glad to have this report because now we know what Kieran's strengths are and we can do things that will help him! The psychologist, Dr. Greenwood, was such a blessing and such a sweet man! I will miss having him come to the house for his visits to assess Kieran!

I saw a card that Fran made and thought it was brilliant so I lifted her idea and combined the WoJ Christmas tree stamp with Oakley! It looks like he is decorating the tree! I really like having the tree off of the edge of the image. It is a really big stamp and would have made the image too big.

I made the cardbase 6x6 Prism Kraft cardstock and used Bazzill Basics Cardstock to mat. I pulled out the MME paper pack the I got from Scrappin' Great Deals...I'm loving this paper! I stamped the tree and Oakley on ATS Copic Quality paper and coloured it with my Copics. I left the image in the Nestie die after cutting it out and inked with Distress Inks...Antique Linen, Scattered Straw and Brushed Corduroy. I added lots of Stickles here and there, some American Krafts ribbon and Prima flowers with BG Glazed Brads. The sentiment is from the Susana's Custom Art and cards Special Edition Ornament Collection!

Well, Thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek! I'm going to New Moon this afternoon with Hannah and her friends for Rebecca's b-day party! I'm so looking forward to it!

Oh, I didn't get a chance to join the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge this week as it was a really busy week for me but the other Krafty Girls made fabulous gift card holders so go check out their creations and join the fun!



heidy said...

Hi Tara,
What a sweet Card,
Hugs Heidy

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Tara this is so stunning!
Beautiful colouring and your design and detail are gorgeous!
So glad that Kieran's assessment went well and you can now give him the support in the areas he needs.
Enjoy your Film!
kim x

Tracey said...

This is stunning Tara! I love it! xx

Kim said...

Such a lovely card Tara! I adore how you used Fran's idea and put the tree on the edge of your image. When I first saw that I was like I need to remember to do that too! :) Amazing coloring and gorgeous image hun! I have a quick question for you...when you distress around your image do you use a sticky note to cover up your stamped image so you don't get ink on it, or how do you do it? Thanks so much for the help! I just got an airbrush system and am afraid to try airbrushing as I am scared i will wreck my colored image, but yet putting a scrap over the image seems like I won't get a close enough halo around it. Hope this makes sense! lol!
Hugs~ Kim

Allison said...

This is darling...such a pretty scene!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Tara,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

BA said...

hi tara
this is stunning, love the xmas tree and the wonderful flowers
xoxo BA

daisy said...

hi tara

gorgeus card, working on something simular hihi what a coincidence.


Bev said...

Fabulous card Tara. Love your choice of papers and colours. Thanks so much for joining us this week. x


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