February 17, 2010

Whiff of Joy # 67...Pearls and Swirls...A little ME time!


Hey! So glad that you could pop by and have a wee peek at my Whiff of Joy Challenge card today! We have another great challenge for you this week, Pearls and Swirls! I really enjoyed it myself and I was so excited to use one of my favourite new City Girls, Willow Shopping. I think they are so chic! I was inspired to make a chic, understated card this time and really tried to control my urge to pile on the stuffs, smile!
Well, I hope you can join us and I hope you can stop by the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog and visit the DT blogs as they have stunning creations to inspire you! They will have your head "swirling" with creative ideas, smile!


So, I made my card 6x6 from this pretty buff pink American Crafts cardstock that I'm totally in love with and I pulled out ALL my 6x6 BG pads to have a good look-see and this Sultry paper just jumped right out at me...it was perfect! I only used two sheets of it can you beleive that?! well that's not including the paper pieced shopping bags, smile! I added some AC ribbon, a few Primas, pink half pearls and found these QK flourishes that I had already cut from brown cardstock in my stash. The sentiment is a Melissa Frances rub-on!
I stamped Willow Shopping on Neenah card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her with my Copics. I really wanted to paper piece the shopping bags with the Sultry pp and I used a little tip that I saw in a paper piecing video tutorial on Joanne B's blog Just a little something. I inked all the edges of the cut out pieces with Chestnut Roan ink. I think it made a big difference in how the paper piecing looks...it's definitely worth checking out her fab tutorial!

Here is the inside and I used another Melissa Frances rub-on and this adorable "little" Thank you stamp that I found in my Whiff of Joy package, yay! Now I think you all know how much I LOVE WoJ stamps but I also love the fabulous service that Katharina offers. I am always so impressed with how quickly she gets my beloved stamps to me but to also get a little extra something in my package is just soooo special and thoughtful! Thanks Katharina!!!! I love this mini-stamp! It's perfect for the inside of a card...I stamped wee Willow in Memento Rich Cocoa ink.
Well, thanks again for stopping by and having a wee peek! I hope you can join us this week at Whiff of Joy Challenges!
Have a stampin' great day!
Hugs,

12 comments:

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Tara
I do love the way you finish the inside of the card as well, beautiful card gorgeous pink and brown my fav,
Chris x

heidy said...

Hi Tara,Pink and Brown,my favorits.
Love your card.
Hugs Heidy

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Willy's creations said...

Lovely!

Hugs,Willy

Caroline said...

Stunning card Tara!! I am lovin the pink & brown, Great image and lovely embelishments. Caroline x

Kelly Schelske said...

Love this Tara! The colors are fabulous, love the swirls and the image is wonderful too! Love the insde as well!

Nicole Bailey said...

Tara
LOVE the paper piecing, and thanks for the tutorial link.....love your coloring as always-and your papers are always beautiful. Love your signature distressing too!

Jane said...

This is stunning inside and out Tara!! I love the gorgeous papers you've used and all of your amazing details! hugs, Jane xxx

maddy hill said...

love the colour combo Tara , just yummy ! gorgeeous card !
calvin my boyfriend has just treated me to this stamp - isnt she a sweetie !
love maddy xx

Georgia said...

Wow, gorgeous card Tara - the papers are sooo beautiful, really classy and elegant, I love it! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Kathy said...

THis is just gorgeous Tara!! I love this sweet image and your paper pieces bags look gorgeous!! Such pretty colors and details as always!!
Hope all is well and that you have a lovely week-end :)Kathy

BA said...

wow I love it
xoxo BA

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