Saturday, August 22, 2009

Whiff of Joy #44

Over on Whiff_of_Joy_Challenge they have a sketch challenge, but you must use a WOJ image.
I was eagerly awaiting delivery of my new WOJ stamps from Bizzy_Becs_Store and am pleased to say that they did arrive in time for me to have a play with this sketch. This was my first order with this online store and the service was very prompt and courteous. Goods were posted promptly and they were WELL packed ;-)
I must say, the stamps are a beautiful quality and it is the poor colouring in and poor choice of cardstock that let me down in this instance. ;-(
The cardstock I stamped on, is beautiful for stamping, heat embossing, dry embossing and colouring in with chalks, but if you are a bit heavy handed with the water when you are watercolouring (like me), then the cardstock suffers - it starts to break down, and the colours do not 'blend' well.
Since I have really taken to this style of stamping, I need to investigate the best cardstock to get for watercolouring.

I also purchased the Willow Bride stamp, and have coloured that one in, I just have to put it on a card. Will post a piccie when I get a chance.


  1. This is gorgeous Cathy,you have done a fabulous job with the colouring,the cardstock looks fine!!! I love these gorgeous images,looking forward to seeing your bride one!! I use Stampin'Up! Whisper White for watercolouring,try keeping a tea towel by your side and just wipe the brush a little after dipping in the water and then grab a little colour off the pencil with the brush and blend.I hope this helps a little.

  2. Not poor quality at all ! Love your soft colours, thanks for playing along with us a WOJ this week, hugs, Claire xx

  3. I agree...this is a wonderful card and I love the colours you have used.

  4. this is soooo cute i am loving your card

  5. What a sweet card! Love the soft colors and such a precious image!! That sentiment is so fitting for this card!! :)Kathy

  6. This is just gorgeous Cathy.. Love the soft colours..Love the sparkles... Thank you also for your kind words.. Bec xx


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