Thursday, 24 September 2015

Southern Girls ~ Whimsical Fun

Hey there my lovely blog buddies. How has your week been? Mine is whizzing past at breakneck speed! It'll be C@5$#tmas before we know it! LOL. I know, I know, it's a rude swear uttered before December. In my house we use the code word Sausages when talking about Christmas before December. It rolls around all too soon eh? Now that's quite enough of that, I better get to the matter at hand! It's time for a new challenge on the Southern Girls blog and this week we want to see your humorous or whimsical makes. Now what's more whimsical than a fairy? So I've gone that route with my make today.


We are being sponsored by the wonderful Oddball Art Stamps and the DT have been spoilt to be able to use some of their gorgeous images. I chose a sweet and whimsical fairy amongst her toadstools spreading fairy dust. This lovely stamp is called Nixie the Pixie and I think she's perfect for our challenge today. 


Blown up like this, the wee fairies hair looks a bit funny, I should have used another lighter shade to bridge the dark and light, but she's actually pretty tiny, so it's not so obvious in reality. She was a trick to colour actually, which was why I chose to fussy cut her, talk about drawing outside the lines!


I've used glossy accents on the mushroom caps and inked the white paper on the sentiment so it blends with the gorgeous LOTV Raspberry Road paper which is from their Beach Bliss set. I used stickles to glitter the fairies wings and the fairy dust, also the little butterfly got the stickles treatment in places. I kept it very simple as I loved the scene against that fabulous paper, so just added the enamel dots which toned so well to finish that top right corner. 


We're looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge. The design team have taken really different and fun approaches, so be sure to pop on over to the blog to check out what the rest of my talented teamies have been up to. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Allsorts Challenge: #329 ~ Sparkle
Card Mania Challenges: #72 ~ Pastel Colours
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge: #148 ~ Make It Sparkle
Creative Inspirations Challenges: #328 ~ Something Sweet
The Ribbon Girl Challenge: A Blue Project ~ Colour Challenge
Fussy & Fancy Challenge: #148 ~ Fantasy (Not a fussy card, but fantasy for sure!)
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes or Women's Friendship Day (Thanks for the Freebies!)

13 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous colours, very cute card

Sammy said...

Oh this is sooooo lovely! Such a sweet image, definitely whimsical! Love it! x

Chris said...

Adorable fairy and sweet little scene! That background paper is perfect and I love the simple design!
Chris
x

Kat W said...

What a beautiful and magical piece of artwork! Your teeny fairy is adorable and the pretty DP and mushrooms make a lovely scene for her to wander through :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Wendy L said...

Lovely and sparkly, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful scene Wendy and I love the pretty colour you have chosen xx

Jenn DuBell said...

very pretty colors! I love the scene you created! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more!

Pat K said...

Adorable card Wends. Such cute images and great sentiments.
Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. hugs, Pat k x

NGCARDS said...

This is a gorgeous creation! Really sweet! Thanks for joining in with our Something Sweet Challenge at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

mixamatoasties said...

That's lovely Wends! A great card.

xx

coldwaters2 said...

I love this little beauty Wendy that image looks so delicate like a butterfly, the sparkly wings are so pretty so is the background it is a perfect setting for her, superb make
hugs
lorraine x

Sally Dodger said...

A wonderful whimsical card Wendy. Your blue and brown colour theme is lovely and the glitter on the fairy's wings is a great detail. Thanks for joining our challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

J said...

What a sweet fairy and a lovely card... thank you for sharing it with us at crafty cardmakers & more.

Jackie

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