Wednesday, March 3, 2010

WOJ #69 & Great News!

Sorry this is last posting...Mr. Blogger decided to be sassy today!  I had this scheduled to post early this AM...not sure what Mr. Blogger had decided instead!

Last week was my last week Guest Designing over at the WOJ Challenge blog, however, Donalda has asked me to stay on as a permanent member of the team and of course I didn't even have to think twice...I said YES YES YES!!! I am so lucky and extremely honored to be a part of such an amazing DT with such talented girls!
This week's challenge we have a color challenge for's:

When I found out this was our challenge I knew immediately that I wanted to try Fran's wonderful sepia tutorial.  I got my Copics and set off for the challenge to try my hand at sepia.  I am very pleased with how the coloring turned out.  I then kept the monochromatic look going with the whole card.   It's hard to believe that this is the very first monochromatic card that I have ever made.

The sketch is from over at Sketch Saturday.  I've used SU papers from the Thoroughly Modern Collection.  It took me forever to find shades to match my already colored Willow.  The papers I initially wanted to use weren't jiving well with my image...don't you hate when that happens....I guess that is why I usually pick out my paper before I!  Sentiment is from the Verve Fairy Tales set.  I adore this wonderful sentiment collection.

Willow of course was colored with Copics.  Then I took my white gel pen and did some highlighting.  Added some Sand Spica to the swirls of the dress.  Used Moonlight Smooch on Willow's necklace, and added the new Illuminate Smooch to her ring.

The flowers were made with tulle.  I used Bev's amazing tutorial, which you can find -->here<--.  I've always been in awe over the flowers she makes...thanks so much hun for sharing your talent.  I love how the tulle looks for flowers!!!

I can't WAIT to see what you create with this week's challenge!  And a on the look out for some blog candy....I am going to put something together to celebrate my GREAT news of being on the WOJ Challenge Team!

This is straight from the WOJ Challenges Blog and I wanted to share it with you......
We are also going to start choosing 3 top cards every week and those 3 people will be able to get our Top 3 Blinkie to put on there blog!!! The lovely Martine made us this gorgeous blinkie that you see on our side bar. Thanks dear so much. So come on folks lets see tons of entry's this week. We have blinkies and a great prize to win, so what are you waiting on???

StampsPregnant Willow, Rose Swing (WOJ), Sentiment from Fairy tales Collection (Verve)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa, Copics, Copic Spicas, White gel pen,
Copic Colors Used: E00, E02, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, Spica - Sand
Papers: Thoroughly Modern (SU)
Tools: Spellbinders Labels 4, MS branch punch, EK Success leaf punch, oval and scalloped oval punches (SU),
Embellishments: Moonlight Smooch, Illuminate Smooch, Tulle, pearls, and lace from my stash.

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥



Melanie said...

CONGRATS Kim!!! Yay!! It's no surprise that you've been invited to stay, as your cards are stunning! I saw that sepia tutorial, and have been wanting to try it out too...beautiful job! How perfect for a monochromatic card. I just adore WOJ images, and would love to add some more to my collection. I just never seem to have the time to ink them up :(.

Oh, and I'm loving that Smooch Illuminate...going to have to get me some of that!

I am just so thrilled for you...have fun on this DT, and I will look forward to seeing your WOJ creations!


Crystal said...

Congrats Sweetie that is WONDERFUL NEWS!!! Your WOJ cards and all your cards are touch notch!!! No wonder they wanted to keep you girl!!! WOOHOOOOO!!!

This is simply BEAUTIFUL, LOVE the colors and those gorgeous flowers you made out of lace are STUNNING!!!!! Just fabulous sweetie!

paola said...

Gongrats on your permanent position on the DT, we are gonna enjoy working with one another i am sure. Your card for this challenge is fab! Love all the sepia tones

Lysa said...

Congratulations on the permanent position on the Whiff of Joy team! You do FABULOUS work! :)

Bev said...

You SO deserve to be on the team sweetie, your cards ROCK!! Love this one, the sepia tones are amazing. Love the tulle flowers too, why didn't I think of that lol. xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Congratulations Kim fantastic news they so couldn't let you go sweetie!
Such a beautiful card!
Love this image and your design is fabulous!
The tulips on my card are a quickutz die hun.
kim x

Christi said...

Congrats sweetie!! This is gorgeous!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Holy Moses Kim! This is STUNNING!! Every time I come over here, I'm bowled over by your amazing creations!


~Michelle~ said...

gorgeous card Kim and congrats to you!! Another dream realized! Enjoy! :)

TaraG said...

YAY!!! I am so super thrilled that we are not only blogging buddies, Kim, but we get to be DT buddies now too! You are such a talent and I am always in inspired by your, creativity, style and beautiful colouring! All your creations are simply gorgeous but I absolutely love this card...this is such a sweet image and the sepia colouring is fab...I'll have to try it now too!
Congrats, hun, you sooo deserve it and we are sooooo lucky to have you at WOJ challenges!
P.S. Love the blog desgin...fabulous!

Dragonlady said...

Hi Kim

Well done on your permanent post at WOJ - lucky you. What a stunning card, the sepia tutorial has paid dividends. Just gorgeous hun.

Hugs Ali x

Lori said...

Congratulations Kim. It's no surprise that they chose you. Your work is beautiful. Love your monochromatic card.

Vicky said...

Beautiful card Kim! Those tulle flowers are fab! Welcome to the DT hun, I look forward to working with you. Your cards are just amazing!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Kerry said...

Gorgeous card Kim! Congrations on your new DT position. Your cards are amazing you deserve the spot! x

Christina C. said...

Congratulations Kim!!!!! Not surprising at all....your cards are all stunning and this one is no exception. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Mary Lou said...

Oh Miss Kim~~ I am sooooo Happy, Proud and Excited for YOU!!! I know what this means to you :) Keep up the great work and WTGG!!!
Love and blessings

Giò said...

BIG CONGRATULATIONS KIM!!!! I am so happy for your DT position, very well deserve!!!
Welcome on board lady :0)


Janelle said...

Congratulations Kim! That is awesome! Woohoo!

cats whiskers said...

This is just perfect dear love it all and love the fact that we will be working together welcome to the team sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

MonaV said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and to enjoy my candy:)

Have a nice day!

Maria Therese said...

Oh your card is so sweet!!

Adela said...

Hey Kimmie! Wow, you've been busy. I haven't really been around much, but wanted to stop by and see how you're doing. CONGRATS on on your BIG news! Not surprised, of course. You are quite the talented one! I think about you often (usually when I hear Taylor Swift on the radio... I think you used to have her song on your blog once?) Anyway, take care sweet chickie!

ms.espresso said...

can't believe this is my first time visiting your blog- great cards! I love your image in Sepia, she's beautiful! I saw one recently in black & white and wish I could find it again, it was such an elegant look! Thanks for sharing!


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