Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge - A sketch by Donalda

Oh boy do we have a great sketch for you over at Whiff of Joy Challenge this week, it is one designed by the lovely Donalda and is just fabby to work with. I have thought of late that my cards have been a bit ' samey' and so I decided to do something different this week, I am not sure that I am happy with it but decided to go with it and see what you all thought as it is alwasy good to do something outside of your comfort zone once in a while.

I have used the lovely Oakley as a Groom stamp and have cropped it with my nesties, he doesn't look so weddingy this way so thought the card could be used for an older boys birthday. I have coloured the image with my copics and used a white gel pen for hilighting. The papers are DCWV and I have used a black glossy card for the background. The buttons are cut from velvet paper using a sizzlits die and I have tied them with organza ribbon from my stash.

Laslty I added a few adhesive silver balls and tied some more organza ribbon round the card as it looked a little bare. I hope you have time to come and join in with us this week, catch you son,
Claire xx


Rach said...

Hi Claire,
your card is fabulous, I like how you have cropped him and yes i think that he is perfect for an older boys card this way.. I don't think your cards are samey.. but know how you feel cause i think the same about my
but i just can't seem to change the way i do
take care. hugs rachxx

Juls said...

Love all the black and white papers, so striking, and those buttons are just fab! love it!

Debbie said...

A fabulous card Claire, I love how you have adapted the i age and the B&W colour scheme is really striking. Debbie x

cats whiskers said...

Hi Claire this is stunning dear what a fabulous idea to cut Oakley like rthat and I love the black and white theme its just gorgeous
Hugs Jacqui xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, love the head and shoulder image, works brilliantly.

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wauw, what a great card, really super!
Hugs Jacqueline

Tab said...

Love your card hun, such a sweet image! Adore all the embellies you have used too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Donalda said...

Hon this is just gorgeous!!! you done a beautiful job on your card and I so love how you have cropped your image. Just love it and love the papers you used too big hugs

scrappyjan said...

Hello Claire, Your card is very stunning!!!! big hugz janny

Susie Sugar said...

Gorgeous card Claire great image and the papers you've used go really well together.
Hugs Susie xx

Marga said...

I love your card, its so stylish!! Beautiful!
xx Marga

Sarah said...

A great card Claire, fantastic colours. Your cards are definitely not samey. I feel like that about mine and they probably are.
There's a little something for you on my blog.
xx :0)

BA said...

hi claire
fabulous card, love the black & white
xoox BA