Thursday, February 19, 2009

Don't you love it when it all comes together...

This one just put itself together.. it was so fun and easy.. maybe that is because I was working with so many wonderful new things!



NEW Whiff of Joy Spring Club image
NEW Basic Grey Bittersweet papers
NEW Bazzil Swiss Dot Card Stock
NEW Sketch by Katharina!




Oh I am in love! Yummy! All right I started out with the new Whiff of Joy image, colored with Copics, Spica pens and white gel pen. All to match the new Basic Grey Bittersweet papers, I chose three patterns to follow the sketch.. the yummy fabulous sketch. The dark brown more solid paper is used to mat the image, and the two other patterns. A piece of the collections white paper is then punched with the Martha Stewart Lace Doily border punch. And the card base... oh my have you used any of this swiss dot card stock? LOVE IT! I inked the edges of everything, then sewed down with a small zig zag stitch and light pink thread. I found a wonderful ribbon that all of the colors matched perfectly for the vertical band.




My sentiment is from Rubber Stamp Tapestry, I punched it out with a Fiskar's Circle Squeeze Punch, to use as the center of a EK Success Large Retro punched flower, with Martha Stewart Frond leaf punch. The swiss dot card stock is what I used to punch the flower, you can really see the dots here... the edges are also inked.




And yes - I actually got the inside decorated too! Was having so much fun with the papers and the punch, that I used pieces that I had cut off of and sewed and put together a panel for the inside.
All of this and can you image it is only the first image from the stamp club! I have a whole bunch more to play with! Run over to the Challenge site and see the sketch and join in.. the prize this week is a Guest Designers place for two months at WOJ! Drool... would love that!
Plans for today... well first off I have to call the vet. Gato (my kitty) has pulled one of her stitches loose, we had her fixed last week. Her and Libbie play so hard and run and jump - and now we need to take a trip to repair their damage. They are really pretty funny to watch, but this week I have been on guard and tried to keep their "horse play" to a minimum. Yea right! You would never imagine that a small cat and a 4 pound dog could do so much damage to a house. Moving rugs, turning over chairs... again they are pretty funny to watch. Then once back I hope to sit still for just a while and enjoy some quiet computer time before getting some work done. Hope you have a fun day planned -
HUGS and-

46 comments:

Hannah said...

wow Michelle, gorgeous card i love the image you have used. The papers are lovely they go perfectly with the image. the flower is fab, and i love the ribbon going down the middle of the card.
big hugs hannahxx

Suzanne said...

Oh this is gorgeous, we must of been thinking along the same lines last night with our choice of papers but sadly still no WOJ for me!! Great sketch too. Don't you just love to watch animal friends play!! Sue :o)

Rach said...

hi Hunny the guest designer spot is for the actual whiff of joy stamps katharina's company and is for two months hun...
You have created a work of art sweetie, love all your new goodies and you can see that you have put all your beautiful elements together with love.. it is great when cards work out so beautifully..
hope that gato is ok and that the vet can sort his loose stitches.. little tykes..lol.
take care. xxxx
oh and almost forgot. good luck with the guest designer call for whiff of joy stamps..xx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Hun, its not a guest designer for the Whiff of Joy challenge blog, but a Guest designer Spot for 2 months for Katharinas Whiff of Joy Website, (even better huh!!!), well dear now down to the card which is gorgeous such fabulous colouring(as always) and scrummy yummy papers just perfect dear
Best of luck with the GDT call
Hugs Jacqui x

Kirsten said...

Oooooh, this is SO stunning! The image is adorable & the papers are gorgeous. Good luck with the DT call.

Anita said...

Beautiful card! The image is so cute.

Helene said...

Very beautiful

Sharon said...

I'm another fan of the Bittersweet papers & think you're very brave using so much on one card. i'm more stingy lol!! Love the swiss dots bazzill as well. Beautiful card.
Sharon

Sharon said...

I'm another fan of the Bittersweet papers & think you're very brave using so much on one card. i'm more stingy lol!! Love the swiss dots bazzill as well. Beautiful card.
Sharon

Mimiko said...

This is so beautiful, love the colours :)

Casi said...

This is a gorgous card. I love every detail of it!!

Greetings from Kerstin

Happy Crafter said...

Stunning card Michelle love the image and gorgeous papers :)
Val xxx

retiredheather said...

Oh, Oh, Oh! What a lovely card. Those papers look fantastic as does your wonderful image. Altogether Perfect!
Hugs
Heather

stampinfrog said...

Ohhhh This is sooooo BEAUTIFUL! I love the way you used all your new goodies! Fantastic coloring on this sweet image...TFS
Hugs, Connie

Jeanette said...

Just adorable card! Both the outside and the inside. Good luck with the GDT call! :)

ribenaruby said...

Absolutely beautiful image and what you've created with it, everything flows so well with the colours you've used. Have a great day!

Sally said...

gorgeous

Helena said...

Oh wow, stunning card!

xxxx

henzy said...

wow even the inside of the card is fabulous

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Michelle. Your colouring is fantastic and I love all the stitching.

Julia Pollard said...

Wow, just stunning!!!

Tracey said...

Absolutely gorgeous Michelle! Love this!

Janna said...

I hope your vet visit went well and Gato is okay!

Wow, this is one amazing card!! I love the color combo and the coloring on willow is unbelieveable!! I adore how you used the stitching and the distressing! A very, very stunning creations.

Smiles,
janna

Gail S. said...

Beautiful card!! Anyone would love to receive this.

Denise said...

Very beautiful card! Love all the work you put into it.

Tina said...

Wow Michelle this is just stunning... i love these images.. my kit still didn't arrive.. booohooo that DP is just so yummy... stunning creation..Have a great weekend Crafy Hugs Tina

Annie said...

Michelle she is gorgeous! love those papers and all the little details. hugs, annie x

Donalda said...

Just gorgeous Michelle love it
Thanks for joining us at WOJ

Heidi said...

Michelle- I am screaming in LOVE, this card is fabulous and that WOJ image is so darned cute I can't stand it. The colors and all go so well I can see how fun it was. Thanks for sharing!

Ila said...

Wow!! this is So Beautiful!! I love this image and the way you put this card together is Fabulous!!...Hugs, Ila

tracie said...

Oh wow Michelle your card is fabulous, love the stitching and gorgeous details - love it.
Good luck with GDT call
Hugs
Tracie :)x

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

OHHHHHHHH my goodness... this is absolutely FANTSTIC!!!! I just love what you've done with your card. Your papers are terrific and everything matches so perfectly with your image! I don't even know what else to say.
Best of Luck with the GDT call.
Hugs
Lynda =)

diehex said...

Wow, what a wonderful card. Everything fits perfect!
Hugs Jeanette

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous card, love the papers and the colouring detail is brilliant.
Amanda x

joey said...

Hi Michelle, your card is gorgeous, I love the papers, your colouring is perfect. joey.x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and the colouring is just beautiful. Yummy papers also. Michele x

Dawn said...

Oh what a stunning card - beautiful papers, colours everything! It's so great when you start a card and you just know it's gonna end up how you want - Oh poor Gato I bet you get to see some fun stuff with those two!!

Kelly Schelske said...

WOW Michelle, it definitely all came together and very well, it's beautiful!!

Good luck on the GDT call!!

Hugs, Kelly

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a gorgeous creation!! WOWZER! So beautifully colored in!! Good luck with the call!! :)

Jorunn said...

Wow!!!
This card is just stunning!! Love the colors and the coloring!!!

hugs,
Jorunn

Kim Dellow said...

Oh fabulous card, so pretty, the papers are fab. Kim

Cardmaking Galore said...

Stunning card! Love all the details on the card

Cardmaking Galore said...

Stunning card! Love all the details on the card

Naoual said...

Stunning card! Love it!Good luck with the call!!

xx Naoual

Katharina Frei said...

A fabulous card Michelle. Your colouring is divine!
Have a lovely weekend!
Katharina x

AnnS said...

Congrats Michelle for winning a spot as WOJ's Guest Designer. Your cards are beautiful.