Thursday, 9 April 2015

Southern Girls - Stars

It's time for a new challenge over on the Southern Girls Challenge blog. We have a fab one for you this time around too. 'Starry Starry Night' is our theme for this challenge, so essentially, we want to see stars! However you interpret this is fine. Our fabulous sponsors for this challenge are Lacy Sunshine Stamps and Art by MiRan. I was given a gorgeous stamp by Art by MiRan to use for this challenge called Punkette Peta. She was so fun to colour!

I've had my first go EVER at colouring with distress inks for this make. Even going for an ombré effect on her hair. Now don't look too closely, as there's an obvious mistake near one of her eyes, but apart from making the skin look like she's wearing a really horrid fake tan, I'm actually pretty pleased with my first ever attempt at colouring using Distress Ink Markers. I've still a long way to go, but hey, we have to start somewhere right?

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I've patched some cool papers together and faux stitched them to create a 'handmade quilt' kinda feel to the card. I'm really pleased with this as close up the ink stitches are a little ropey, but further away, it's not a bad effect. The base paper is from a Bazzill Basics paper set by Janet Hopkins called Wayfarer. I have a softspot for travel themed papers and these are fabulous! The star paper and the yellow chevrons are two sides of the same page from a My Mind's Eye set. 

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I chose a fab 'star themed' uplifting sentiment from CC Designs Amy R Stamps collection called Starry Sentiments for my make. I really love these sentiments and this fit perfectly for my creation. I wanted the sentiment on the base paper to show in addition to the sentiment I inked as I think they work really nicely together. So I angled and placed the image so this would be fully visible. I thought the card needed just a little bit more to balance all the elements, so I diecut a star from my Quickutz dies using the handheld tool and added some Glossy Accents to give it a little shine and dimension. I also used my Quickutz tool to diecut some plain photo corners to finish the top of the card and again tie in all the paper elements. 

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Thanks for popping in today to visit. I love it when you do and if I know you've been, I'll be able to visit you in return, so do say hi. Come and join in the fun with our current challenge at Southern Girls too and show us your 'Star makes'. Check out the gorgeous creations the rest of the Design Team have made for this challenge too. They're a talented crew, so you're sure to leave there inspired. 

Catch you again really soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
4 Crafty Chicks: #241 ~ Diecuts
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Art by MiRan Challenge:  #29 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: April ~ Add A Sentiment
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #81 ~ Use A Diecut
Loves Rubberstamps Challenges: #146 ~ Anything Goes + DT Call
As You Like It: Favourite Ink - 1st try with DI's, LOVED it! Scared the pants off me though!!
Simon Says Monday Challenge: A is for 'Adolescent', Teenage 'Angst', 'Art my MiRan', 'Amy R Stamps' and 'Achieve Your Goals'

16 comments:

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is a beauty Wendy love that image and your colouring, the papers and design look fantastic, I can't believe that the stitching is faux, I am in awe as it looks so perfect.
hugs
lorraine x

Julie said...

Ohhh Wendy, I love it, who cares about her suntan, I love everything! The colouring of the image is brilliant, I'm trying to get to grips with new pens, it's just a shame I'm out of action at the mo! Catch you later teamie xxx

Dawn Turley said...

Lovely Wendy. Your colouring is great. I never have had much success using distress inks/markers to colour people so I'm impressed.

Chris said...

Such a lovely card Wends- I'm very impressed with your distress ink colouring, tried it myself some time ago and it all ended up in the bin! The overall design is gorgeous...love that patchwork effect!
Chris
x

Kat W said...

This is fab - the patchwork effect for the background is a brilliant backdrop for the lovely image :-) This looks way too good to be your first attempt at DI colouring and her ombre hair is super cool!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, love everything about it x

coops said...

so stunning wendy.really love your image and colouring and the design is fabulous ;D

xx coops xx

Jacee said...

Amazing colouring, wonderful work Wendy!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Love it Wendy!

Tamie said...

I love, love, love the stitching die you used. The paper, layouts and colors are awesome. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Tamie DT

Shanna Shands said...

Cool card. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

nnalorac said...

Such a lovely card Wendy, love the image and great colouring. Thanks for sharing on AzyLI. Carol xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so super cute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining in our "Add A Sentiment" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Hugs
Bev x

Zw@@n said...

Oh wow, this is stunning, Wendy. Your colouring is fab! I love how you played with the papers. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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