Sunday, August 30, 2009

Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call

I've never done anything like this. It's embarrassing to admit. I'm blushing as I type. No, it's not what you're thinking... I've decided to enter a Guest Designer Call! Whiff of Joy (Hauch der Freude) is a very popular stamp company whose stamps I adore. Together with Penny Black, they're the reason I've started collecting Copics. Katharina Frei, the owner, has put out a Guest Designer Call, and here's my submission! (By the way, if you'd like to enter, see her post here.)

I wanted to use at least one of my new stamps, and I finally settled on 'Fall Willow Catching Leaves'. I made a mask so I could layer her with the Fall Corner. I also used two of the sentiments from the Fall set. This is what resulted:
This kind of work is very dangerous; you end up making an "I need this immediately" list; mine includes ribbon in either shade of SU! Plum, more Cuttlebug folders, and several shades of Copics. Speaking of which, here are the markers I used:(Click on the picture for a close up.)

Colouring this image to a fair while. I also stamped Willow and the fall corner on another sheet of paper (SU! Very Vanilla, by the way) so that I could try out different colour combinations. In one way the choices were fairly simple, since I was limited by what I have.
After colouring the images, I started to layer. And layer. And layer. I wanted the focus to be on the image, so there are hardly any embellishments at all (4 little brads from SU!s Hodgepodge Hardware, and some ribbon). I did run the Saffron layer through the Cuttlebug to add some interest.
That's my submission! If I have time I'd like to try making a non-card project with these stamps, but we'll see...this week is shaping up to be a doozy! Thanks for visiting!


Julia said...

ooooh! so pretty! I love the colour combo, the way you coloured her and used the corner stamp. Super cool cuttlebug folder too - I want one! :) I love those WOJ stamps. Gorgeous! Esp with the copics. You'll have to teach me so I can make some too (esp with the bride and mother ones(

Ashley said...

Beautiful! :)

AnitaRex said...

Great card! So pretty! Thought I would share with you what I learnt this weekend in case you didn't know. You can die your white ribbon to be any shade you want with you copic! :>