Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Thinking of You

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all well.

What has happened to our Summer and where is our sunshine?  It's feels that cold that I've put my central heating on (although I will switch it off super quick before the other half gets home from his day on the golf course - heh heh!).  Typical though, I'm on my hols and all it's doing is raining - but on a positive note it gives me some time to create in my craft room (every cloud has a silver lining!).

I have a card to show you today that I used with an old Whiff of Joy Guardian Angel stamp called "Melinda Reading Book".

Now I have had this little stamp for probably around one or two years and this is the very first time I have actually inked her up - how bad is that - but I bet I am not the only person who is guilty of this am I (you all know who you are - rofl) - in fact I have had this stamp that long I don't think you can get her any more from the Official Whiff of Joy website!  (I am hanging my head in shame!)

So here is the finished version:

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Whiff of Joy Guardian Angel Collection "Melinda Reading Book"
Papers:  Prima "Madeline" Collection
Charms & Pearls:  The Hobby House
Flowers:  From My Stash

The image has been coloured with Copics as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E37 E35 E33
Top & Headbands:  BG13 BG11 BG000
Trousers:  E29 E27 E25
Book:  E55 E53 E51 E41 E40 E35
Shading:  W6 W3 W1
Outline:  BG10 BG000 Blender Pen

I have also used Walnut Stain Distress Ink for edging everything in sight!

I have had those beautiful Prima Madeline papers for quite some time as well, I just haven't been brave enough to cut into them - lol.  The good thing with this card though is that you only have to use two pieces of paper out of the set - phew!

I have used some Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle Paint on the silver corner, then once it is dry I have dabbed some Walnut Stain distress ink on top before going over it with Star Dust Stickles.  I really like the effect this has given as the Stickles has really brought out the Walnut Stain colour - although I don't know whether you will be able to see it well enough on the photo:

As you can see, another new fetish of mine is adding a little ink to the flowers before being given the Stickle treatment but this time I actually managed not to edge the seam binding with ink although I was sooooo tempted!

Here is a picture of those cute little charms from The Hobby House - Jill has some wonderful charms and spacers so if you need any go and check out her website.

So lastly, but by no means least, here is the final picture of the inside of my card - without verse as usual:

I am entering this card into the Sketch and Stash Challenge where this week the sketch is:

I am also going to enter this card into the Sir Stampalot challenge where this month the theme is "Whatever You Fancy".

Thank you so much for popping by - I really do appreciate it and I love receiving and reading your comments.

Take care y'all.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hi Hazel, I can see we share a lot in common, James Patterson books, LOTV and WOJ. (Not a Magnolia fan though). Love this image and have used her several times. Gorgeous in blue and brown. Also love WOC flowers and Hobby House charms. Fab card. Am now following, once I found your followers sign in. Marianne x

Faye said...

Love, love, love this card. The papers are gorgeous, i can understand why you didn't want to cut them. I'm guilty of this and your other misdemeanor! ;) Fab colouring too and isn't the little charm cute.
Shame about the rain for your holiday, maybe it'll pick up another day...
Thanks for playing at Sketch n Stash this time too. I think you might want to check your link as when I used it, it took me back to SnS.
Big hugs. xxx

Paula said...

Fabulous card Hazel. Love the teal and chocolate combo. Fabulous papers!!!

Paula. x

Anne-Marie said...

Beeeaaaoooteeful! Love it....gorgeous colour combo, too!

marion said...

wow lovely paper and beautifull card ! hugs, Marion

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card.

coops said...

fantastic card hazel.i love your colour combo and pretty details and this woj image is stunning :D

xx coops xx

Anna-Karin said...

Lovely card. Hmm I haven´t used this woj image for a while. She is so cute. Wonder where she is?! I am now follwing you.


Angela said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my card and for becoming follower of my blog. I'm already following yours.... seeing this gorgeous card I know why *lol*.

Mina said...

this is one of my all time favourite WOJ stamps Hazel and wow to your amazing colouring of her...lush colour combo too
Mina xxx

Sara I. said...

absolutely stunning!! gorgeous effects on the corner pieces and flower with the paint and stickles!!

Nicki {LittleTed} said...

Gorgeous card Hazel, lovely papers and embellishments and your colouring on the image is wonderful.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I've now added you to my blogroll so I'll be back to visit soon!

Hugs, Nicki, xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Hazel, I love your colour combo and the image is adorable,I'll hold my hand up and say I have stamps that are still waiting to be inked,so shame on me too....Have a lovely weekend...
Mandy x

Emma said...

Hi Hazel, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. Your card is beautiful, I love the colour scheme you have chosen.
Take care,
Em x

Vicky said...

Just so beautiful hun...

thanks for joining us at SnS...and good luck ..!

hugs Vicky xx

Francesca said...

Beautiful Creation

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is a really beautiful card Hazel. I love all the great detail. Thank you for joining us at the Sir Stampalot challenge this month.
Clare x

pinky said...

Thats really beautiful Hazel, love the soft look to the card. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Sally H said...

A fabulous card, Hazel! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x