Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Fab 'n' Funky Cute as a Button

Gosh this week has flown by. It's time for another fun challenge at Fab 'n' Funky and we have an awesome challenge for you this week. The lovely Ciska is our challenge leader this week and she has chosen the theme 'Cute as a Button'. So she's looking for cute characters and buttons, pretty simple right?

We are being sponsored by the wonderful Art by Mi Ran this week. The team has been given some utterly gorgeous stamps to use for the challenge and mine was called Autumn Memoirs. I had such a great time colouring this stamp, trying to get all the Autumn hues into the leaves. My layout went through quite a few different variations and at one stage I had flowers and leaves on there as well, but sometimes, less is more and I ended up choosing a very simple layout which let the image feature. 

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The delish papers are both My Mind's Eye. The leafy one is from set Two of the 'On The Bright Side' collection. The chevron paper is from the Mabel set of the Stella & Rose collection. I was in a distressing mood for this card, so all the edges have been given the treatment with my Tim Holtz tool. I've used a fabulous hessian ribbon on the chevron paper and added a rust coloured seam binding on top. I threaded some of the seam binding through the button to secure it. I love this button, it's made of clay and has a wonderful texture to it. I've been saving it a while for the right card and this was the one thanks to a little encouragement from Ciska. Here's a close up of some of the details.

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The sentiment is a cute CC Designs stamp from the Woodland Logos set which I coloured the leaves on to match the image. I've been wanting to use this a while too, but again, needed the right card. So I'm loving that some older stash has had an outing for this one. The sweet wee hedgie is also from a rummage through some older stash. He is a companion stamp in the Personal Impressions set The Friendly Hedgehog from the Gorjuss Girls stamps. You can still find these Gorjuss Girls stamps at Funky Kits, one of my favourite stamp suppliers.

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The image has of course been coloured in my favourite medium, my trusty Promarkers. I really did love colouring this sweet image. I was a bit daunted by all that hair, but I love how it turned out. I wanted to do her hair in the warm copper tones of the Autumn leaves and I think she looks rather fetching with Auburn hair.

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Thanks for popping in today. I hope you've enjoyed what you've seen. Do go over to the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge blog and see what all my talented teamies have been up to. It was such a fun challenge to prepare for and we can't wait to see where the inspiration takes you. I'm off for a snuggle on the couch with my hubby and some Dr Who, thank goodness for BBC Iplayer! Big hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
The Ribbon Girl: Add Ribbons
A Little Bit Crafty: Distress It!!!
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers: #17 ~ Use Buttons
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: The Great Outdoors
Art by Mi Ran Challenge: #14 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #73 ~ Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers: Four Legged Friends (Lil Hedgie)
The Cutie Pie Challenge: #77 ~ Two's Company + DT Call
Papertake Weekly: Repeat Repeat (Pearls, Colours and Papers)
613 Avenue Create: #88 ~ Anything Goes with a Colour Challenge Twist

Update: My card won the Papertake Weekly Challenge, winning a lovely prize from Whiff of Joy stamps! The 'Deck the Halls - Cute Snowman'. Woohoo!!

Further Update: I made Top 3 in the Autumn Colours Facebook Challenge for ArtByMiran Facebook page. Super stoked about this as Mi Ran offered the Top 3 a stamp too. Woohoo!


20 comments:

Sue said...

Beautiful autumnal colours a really delightful card thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT :)

Debs said...

Beautiful card Wendy - stunning colours and fabulous detailing.
Thanks for playing along with The Divas and at PTW.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Brilliant card!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Elaine said...

Gorgeous ♥
I LOVE the colours, the tones all work together beautifully and the button is divine...very brave of you to use it Wendy! Fabulous colouring of this sweet little image.

Big hugs to you
Love Elaine xxx

Sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card, I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
Sarah-Jane x

Debbie said...

Super sweet card, perfect for our Outdoors challenge at Sweet Stampin'. DebbieX

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Wends, fabulous image and design...love your button!
Hugs
Wendy xx

Pat K said...

Beautiful card Wends, I love the colours you've chosen and that fabulous button. hugs, Pat K x

Dawn Turley said...

Lovely card Wendy. Beautifully coloured.

cebelica said...

Fall is already knocking on door so this is a perfect card for this time of the year. I like the colours and that heart button is a nice finishing touch. Hugs! xx

Fran said...

fab, love it , thank you for joining us this month over at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xx

coops said...

oh wow so stunning wendy.i love the image and your autumnal colours and design are fabulous ;D

xx coops xx

Chana said...

Very nicely presented! The image is colored well and your dp is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us here at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugz,
Chana, Owner
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NGCARDS said...

This is a gorgeous card hun, lovely colours! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue

Ginny said...

LOVE the colours you have used on this gorgeous card :)

Jean Chaney said...

Such a great fall card. I love the shadows too!

Desire Fourie said...

This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 14th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card. Love the image and colours
Thanks for joining PFP this week and good luck.
Lorraine x

Jane said...

Just gorgeous, thank you for playing along with us at PASSION FOR PROMARKERS this week & the very best of luck. Jane x

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