Sunday, June 28, 2009

2 Birthdays!

Luckily, I remembered to take photos BEFORE I'd written in them, so I don't have to blur anything in the pictures this time!

This birthday card was created for GP. I used SU! Real Red and Green Galore, as well as the largest Classic Oval Nestability and the Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug folder. Willow was stamped on SU! Whisper White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured in with Copics. (Sorry, I didn't keep track of exactly which markers I used.) I cut Willow out with my super pointy sharp scissors and then layered everything up. This is probably one of my most simple card fronts ever!

The inside unfortunately didn't photograph well, but I used the 'Best Wishes' stamp from SU!'s Oval All set, and used the small oval and scalloped oval punches to cut them out.

Here's a close-up of Willow. I'm slowly starting to get the hang of least, I think I am! At any rate, I really enjoy using them.

The second birthday card I made today uses SU!'s Real Red as well. Apart from that, it's not at all similar to the first. I used different media techniques to complete this card.

Here's a quick run-down of the supplies I used:
Paper: SU! Whisper White, Real Red, Bashful Blue
Ink: Staz-On Black, Not Quite Navy (for 'you float my boat!), Brocade Blue (for the waves), Bashful Blue (for the clouds)
Other: Derwent watercolour pencils, Sakura white gel pen, blender pen

I used the scallop border punch to make a mask. Then I sponged Brocade Blue ink onto the bottom of my card, layering so that the scallops would look like waves. I highlighted the crests of the waves with the white gel pen.

This close-up lets you see the dimension in the card. For some reason, when I adjusted the colour in Adobe Paintshop, the colour became really saturated...I love it!
Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think! :) Don't forget: you can always click on a picture to see it in greater detail.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Whiff of Joy has a new set of stamps coming out!

I really really REALLY like their stamps...they're perfect for colouring with any medium! Elizabeth Bell has designed a new set of stamps called "Woman's Delight", and they're gorgeous! Too bad I just bought 2 new brakes and an alternator for my car...

They go on sale at here on June 14. If I suddenly find a few loonies in a pocket somewhere, I know where I'll be spending them!

<- a WoJ image I've coloured and used on a card I've also coloured in my little Oliver, sitting on a bench. He's adorable!

If you want to see more of these images, check out Katharina Frei's fabulous blog or the Whiff of Joy website.

And if you're wondering how they came up with the name for the company, well, I don't know exactly how it came to be, but it sounds better in German!