Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Willow With Sunhat



I've been in a soft color mood lately. I think it's all the wishing for spring weather that's doing that to me. When I received my Spring Collection from Whiff of Joy, I fell in love with Willow With Sunhat. She looks so pretty with her hat with the fresh spring flowers on top and her satin bow. I so wish I could wear hats but if it's not a baseball hat, I can't carry it off.

I stamped Willow with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with my copics. I added some Bella Baubles to the corners and to the middle of the Prima flowers and spacers. This background paper is one of my favorite pieces and I must have 5 or 6 sheets of it. I'm stingy when I use it and it only goes on my favorite cards! The ribbon is from my stash. For the ribbon on her hat, I used some Glossy Accents to make it look smooth and shiny. Her flowers are highlighted with my clear glitter pen. I think she looks very fresh and springy.

This Willow image is so beautiful on it's own that it doesn't take a lot of doctoring to make her stand out. Sometimes I think less is more and this is one of those cases. I so wish for spring weather and that's what I had in mind when I was putting Willow together. Yep, less is more and I want warmer weather!

Card Ingredients:

Willow with Sunhat from Whiff of Joy, Bella Baubles, copics, Prima flowers, spacers, ribbon, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Atyou Spica Glitter Pen

20 comments:

Christine Riley said...

Super, super cute, Susan! I love the violet color and the layout.
Hugs, Christine :)

Suzanne J Dean said...

Lovely Susan! Beautiful colors & dp--love the diamond glaze accents!
Lovin it all--so soft & pretty!

hugz,
Suzanne

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! This is soooo adorable!! Just lovin your sweet colors here!! TFS!

Mae said...

What a sweet card. I love the image & how the colors flow together.

Julia said...

This is probably going to sound weird but the first thing I thought of when I saw your card was a cool summer breeze. What a great card and lovely colors!

Danni said...

So pretty!! Such a beautiful card!

Janna said...

THis is just beautiful!!! I adore your coloring and the touch of gold you added to her hat! Simply stunning! I always adore cards made with purple but for some reason I hardly ever make them! I am so inspired by yours!

Smiles,
janna

Jodi said...

Very pretty card Susan!! Love the details you added. You did great using purple, I have a hard time with it.
Hugs,
Jodi =)

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

Oh I love this card! She is so pretty in that lavender and that little pinafore!
Great job, love the sparkles! DP is awesome!!
hugz
deb

Rosette said...

Love this Susan.. it's Elizabeth's .. so you win me over!! :)Purple is also my favourite colour, so double match hunny! :) But I don't know why.. I hardly use it on cards! :)

Jennifer Hodge said...

love, love love the purple and colored so beautifully.

melissac said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! You know just how to accent a card!! blessings and hugs!!

Brandi said...

Love this Susan! She is so beautiful!

Smiles,

Brandi

Peta said...

Hey Susan - as usual some more stunning work - very nice. I hope your mum is on the mend and that you've not been meeting the ice and more!!!! Hugs to You x

COCO said...

I love it, it is amaizing. Great papers and gorgeous coloured image
hugs coco

Lynn said...

This is such a wonderful card! I love the soft lavender colors and pretty details you added with the flowers, baubles and pearls!

MarieL said...

Susan, I love the card and the image. Haven't inked mine up yet. Guess what....I won the set.
I love the soft lavender colors. Very, very pretty

Karen Cheetham said...

Nice card Susan! Love the colors. The violet color is beautiful! I am always amazed at your coloring abilities!

Cathy said...

Wow, this is just beautiful!! I love the purple and the layout for her if fabulous!! I love it!

Hugs, Cathy

Gloria a.k.a. mmgirl said...

The colors are fantastic on this layout. Thank you for sharing.
mmgirl