Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Inside and out

Today's Creative Card Crew Challenge has been set by the lovely Sam and, even though I have continued to do this throughout the year, I've stopped showing everyone on this blog. Maybe this challenge will make me start showing these additional shots again.

The challenge that Sam has set us is to decorate the inside of our cards.

This week we are sponsored by Whiff of Joy Stamps. I chose one of my favourite Whiff of Joy stamps, Willow with lantern, and tried to shade it a bit differently. I was trying to get the effect of the light coming off the lantern and I carried this through to the distressing on the background of the image so that the darker shades are behind her and the lighter shades are in front. Has it worked? Here is how I decorated the inside of this one.
Items used:
Stamps: Whiff of Joy - Willow with Lantern, Papermania Joyeux Noel Trees, Woodware Merry Christmas sentiment
Embossing: Silver tinsel embossing powder
Colours: Broken China and Black Soot distress inks, Promarkers, stickles
Papers: Paper Cellar Victorian Classic and Anita's classic Christmas Blue Papers (the musical score)
Punches: X-cut snowflake punch
Flowers: Hobbycraft blue roses, Prima silver holly leaves. The rest of the flower combo, pearls, lace and ribbon from my stash

Do take a look at the challenge. I swear the ladies on the DT get better and better every single week. This weeks cards are absolutely gorgeous.

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx


Debbie said...

This is stunning Sharon You have captured the light perfectly in your colouring,Hugs Debbie x

Tara said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sharon - so pretty and delicate and your image looks divine!
Hugs Tara xx

Tasha said...

Sharon this is stunning! I love the image and colours and the fab paper you have used - the layout is fabulouus too
love tasha xx

Cheryl said...

totally gorgous love the image and your detail is amazing just love the inside too love cheryl xxx

Biscuitlid said...

Sharon this is so stunning, love the colours you've used and the detail as ever is incredible.

Love visiting your blog


Kim Piggott said...

Wow Sharon this is amazing!
She is so beautiful and your distressing is perfect it gives such a fabulous glow!
kim x

Maria Matter said...

This is such a beautiful image and with your wonderful touch...this is a gorgeous card!
Blessings, Maria

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Sharon love the colour the image is coloured beautifully, and the flowers are lovely. luv gina xx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! So totally gorgeous!! Love the image and the papers are brilliant! TFS! HUGS

Nicola said...

I can feel the glow from Willow´s lamp, you have coloured her to perfection Sharon and your papers and detail are gorgeous. Scrummy yummy from front right through, I love this card very much.
Nicola -x-

Paula said...

Wow Sharon this is absolutly stunning those colours are fabulous as is your colouring of Willow and the inside is just as stunning.
Paula xxxx

scrappyjan said...

HOLY COW Sharon!!! This is STUNNING!!!! Love the coloring and the colors you have used. The details are fab...
hugs, janiel