Tuesday, April 19, 2011

News....Whiff of joy DT yay....


So I have some really really exciting news to share with you. The beautiful Katharina Frei has asked me to join the Whiff of Joy team and OMG I can't be more excited!!!! I am completely over the moon. I have loved Whiff of Joy stamps since I started cardmaking. So you can imagine what a complete honour this is. And as fate would have it I just received this City Girl stamp Dancing Willow, which I ordered a few weeks ago. Today I coloured with distress inks, I find them relaxing for a change, but you need a bit more time than with copics. I wanted my flowers to match my dp so I experiemented and the results are so different. The dark pink ones were dyed with 1 drop of Tim Holtz distress ink refill aged mahogany in about 2 tbl. sp. water. They took the colour well but they became far too saturated that they nearly fell apart. The light pink ones were done using 1 drop aged mahogany and 2 tbl. sp. alcohol. Well the ink and alcohol do not mix, but I actually preferred the soft look it achieved. Can you believe the difference between the two, wow! I added pearls to match her necklace and a beautiful butterfly. All the edges are distress with vintage photo. Well that's about it, I am entering my card at .... Simon Says Stamp and Show... - A Tim Holtz Technique, There She Goes - Monochromatic, My Partner in Crafting Crime - Inspiration Photo, One Stitch At A Time - Make it Sassy, Pile It On - Use a rubber stamp, A Gem of a Challenge - Pearls and/or swirls, Sugar Creek Hollow - Monochromatic, Paper Play - Photo inspiration.

39 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely stunning Lori!! Gorgeous creation with beautiful details!! Congrats on your DT assignment!! I can see why she picked you...so talented!! :)

sara said...

omg lori what fab news ,im not surprised tho your work is stunning !! im so happy for you well done girl !!
hugs sara x x x

Deirdre said...

Congrats Lori. Wonderful card - Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Cor* said...

AMAZING!!!! Glorious! WOOHOOO!!! WOJ DT!! YOU ARE FREAKIN' AMAZING! SHe obviously knows talent when she sees it! LOVE IT GIRL! ROCKIN'!!!!

Lacey Stephens said...

Congratulations on the DT spot. Beautiful card. Totally stunning. Unfortunately, you didn't use a "Magical" character (Angel, Fairy, Dragon, Mermaid) so it doesn't qualify for the Magical Monday Prize. There is still plenty of time if you would like to enter again - maybe with one of the WOJ Guardian Angels?
~Lacey
Magical Monday DT

Suzi said...

WooooHoooo!!!! CONGRATULATIONS AND CELEBRATOINS. Oh Hon! I'm not surprised at all that you were chosen. They are such a lucky DT to have you. Love your card, Flowers are amazing and of course your colouring is perfect as always.
Hugs
Suzi x

craftykitten said...

YAY!!! WOOHOOO!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Lori. This is such a gorgeous card and merely a taste of the wonderful things to come me thinks!! Way to go girl!!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Alberto said...

Hi Lori
Thank you so much for your comment on my blog!
Youuuppy! You are in the wiff of joy DT! I'm ery happy!
you are the best colorful cardmaker!

hugs, Alberto

Janet said...

Congratulations Lori! Terrific news!

Evgenia said...

Lori! so well deserved! proud of you!

Margreet said...

WOW Lori.......how exciting....congrats my dear.....what an honour....last Sunday I saw Katharina at an event (but didn't spoke her)....you are so talented: you deserve this....your detailed card is gorgeous as always....BTW what does 'awe' mean????
xxx Margreet

Kelly Schelske said...

Yahooo!! Congrats Lori, that is just fantastic and this card is gorgeous!

Ans said...

wow lorie wat gaaf meis
Ik ben heel blij voor je
Zet hem op en van harte gefeliciteerd
liefs,ans xxx

Dorcas said...

Congratulations Lori!! Your layout here is AWESOME!!!

Marianne said...

Very beautiful!
Love the pearls, the buttefly and the roses!
The image is colored perfectly!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!
Marianne

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Lori, I have just found you and become a watcher. WOw what brilliant news for you, I am so pleased. this card is really lovely! love Whiff of Joy stamps too! Judy x

Riet said...

So beautiful card Lori,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Danni said...

Congrats on the new DT!! Gorgeous card!

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, perfect colours and layout, hugs ♥ pops x

Congrats too so well deserved x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Woo hoo! Congrats Lori!! You are so talented...no wonder they asked you to join WOJ. Such a sweet image!! Your coloring and design is stunning!!
hugs,
Chris

Sue said...

Hi Lori
as ever a totally stunning card, awesome colouring, gorgeous embelies, luv the flutterby, sue,x

Sandra said...

Congrats! Your card say it all! :)

hugs from Sweden :)

Heide said...

What a super fun and great card. Love the flowers an the doily. Thanks for joining us at SCH.
Hugs,
Heide

Marjo said...

Gorgalicious card Lori! Congrats and thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT,

hugs, Marjo

Terry said...

Hey there Lucky Ducky...you really are, my goodness what an honor. Congratulations sweetie on making the DT team of Katharina and thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your wonderfull card. Hugs Terry xxxx

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card and love your colouring, superb, such a lovely image too.
Congratulations on your new DT position, very well deserved.
Hugs Linda

uksharon said...

Gorgeous on all levels, great design and details.
Thanks for joining us at PP this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Debs said...

WOW!! Lori this has to be a favorite. I absolutely love the colors and what you did with the flowers, such and adorable and brilliant image. Super Congrats on your new DT position, you deserve it well done
Debs
xxx

LindaS said...

Adorable card. Beautiful image and coloring. Love the color theme and elegant touch of pearls and white.

kbrandy4 said...

WOW Lori, fabulous news! Congratulations. Woohoo!

Hugs Hazel xx

Esme said...

Wow what a stunning card! I really love that stamp and one day I'll get round to getting it!
Congratulations on your new DT post - well deserved!!
Esme x

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card very stunning
thank you for playing along at OSAAT this week
Love Jan
xx

Nancy Wethington said...

Beautifully done! Love the colors and that image is darling. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Milliesmarvels said...

Congratulations! That is fab news, I can't wait to see more of your WOJ DT cards :-)
Jane
x

marsha said...

Congrats on the Whiff of Joy DT! Your card is just fabulous - love the design and yummy coloring! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge, hope you will come back and play along again next week!
Hugs,
Marsha
SCH-DT

Sharon Basel said...

This is a very beautiful card - so many wonderful details to absorb. The coloring of the darling image is out of this world. So lovely. Thanks for entering the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge and congrats on your WOJ DT position.
Sharon, SCH-DT

Crystal said...

hey girl! this card is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S...GORGEOUS! oh my gosh, beautiful! your cards always blow me away & this is fantastic! thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On! & hope to see you again soon! hugs

Rachel x said...

Hi Lori! :)
What a gorgeous card- I love that you experimented to make your own flowers and the look perfect with the rest of the card!! :)
Thanks for sharing with us at My Partner In Crafting Crime this time!! :)
Congrats on the new DT post, too!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Janet said...

Great Card! Thank you for joining AGOAC