Southern Girls Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Woohoo, here we go, it's our first post this year for Team Lou of the Southern Girls Challenge and we're stoked because we have two new wonderful teamies joining Team Lou. Welcome Kelly and Vidya! I hope you'll pop on over to the blog and check out their fabulous debut creations and leave them some love.

We are very spoilt to have two fantastic sponsors for this challenge. The East Wind and A Random Fan. Two utterly fantastic sponsors, so that means two very lucky winners. Do come and join us for this fun challenge because our theme couldn't be easier ~ Anything Goes! I chose a really pretty image from The East Wind to work with for this challenge. There's a really eclectic collection of images, so something for everyone. For me, it's always the pretty or enchanting images I'm drawn to and this one was no exception. Aptly named Flower Fairy.

I saw the pretty orchid in her hair and didn't think orchid at all, it reminded me of Hibiscus. So my creation grew from there. I had some pretty 'Hibiscus Pink' cardstock on my desk and I found a matching paper from some really old stash which I think came with a Scrapbook Magazine giveaway. I walked past some pink ribbon which I'd left abandoned on another table from a previous make, which toned in perfectly. So I rolled up a double bow with that. The image I coloured with my Promarkers.

I knew I had a CC Designs sentiment set 'Oh So Beachy' which had 'Aloha' as one of the greetings, so I thought that would finish off this make perfectly! All I needed now where some blooms, so what better than my Memory Box Hibiscus die?! I cut and '3Ded' three blooms and three Memory Box Tropical Leaves. I used my Vanilla Promarker to make the stamen slightly yellow toned without going too dark. 

The pretty frame shape is a Go Kreate XXL die called Frilly #9. I've had the little dies in this shape for quite some time, but just recently bought these larger frame dies. I'm so happy with this one, I think it's really pretty. Soft edges and a lovely shape. The final thing to mention is the lace strip across the middle, which I matted onto the same cardstock as the frame and used a Magnolia Doohickey Border Die to create the scalloped shape. This gave a lovely spot to add my double bow.

Well, that's it folks. Thanks for popping in today. I hope you've enjoyed seeing my creation and reading about the process. I hope you'll come and join our first Team Lou challenge of the year at Southern Girls and help us to welcome our new crew with your lovely comments. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. My kiddos are still on Summer Break, but the days are flying past. I'd like to stall time for a little bit, just to capture these special days. But time ticks on as always. I hope you're having an awesome week. Catch ya'll again soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
The Ribbon Girl: January ~ Any Image
Passion For Promarkers: #329 ~ Flower Power
Stamping Sensations: January ~ Anything Goes With A Die
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Something New (Go Kreate Die)
Creative Inspirations: #343 ~ Anything Goes + Optional Sketch
I Love Promarkers: #300 ~ Use Something New (Go Kreate Die)
Deep Ocean Challenge: #120 ~ Something New (Go Kreate Die)
As You Like It Challenge: Paper or Non Paper? Pretty papers all the way!


mixamatoasties said…
Fab card Wends. Love the flowers! No matter how hard I try flowers always look rubbish!

Susan xx
Julie said…
Oh wow Wendy, what a perfectly created card, so much thought has gone into your design. It's a stunner alright and I just LOVE the scalloped shape, really unusual!.xxx
Sarah said…
This is stunning Wendy...your colouring of that glorious image is outstanding, the shaped card compliments her perfectly and the flowers are the perfect finishing touch. Great to see you at AYLI, I'm with you on pretty papers!! xx
* Shell B.* said…
Gorgeous creation Wendy!!
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Shell in Alaska
Chris said…
Stunning card Wends, so bright and beautiful! Fabulous colouring of the lovely image. Fabulous shape, embellishments and papers, great layout - and the hibiscus flowers are perfect.
Oh Wendy what a gorgeous image and you have coloured and mounted her beautifully. Love your die cut flowers.
Beebeebabs said…
Wow such a beautiful card and image thanks for sharing!!!
Lynne K said…
Absolutely gorgeous! I love the shaped design and beautifully coloured image, and you've framed her perfectly with the pretty papers and embellishments. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

Rene said…
She is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing her with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,
Cards By MI said…
Lovely looking card, great design, lovely image. Thanks for joining us over at PFP this week.
Love n hugs
Jan said…
Love this card o bright and lovely xx Jan
brenda said…
A sweet image and beautifully coloured Wendy, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x
A fantastic creation! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! xxx
Chrissy said…
Gorgeous card Wendy..I love the bright pink and the image is gorgeous and coloured beautifully..

The Crafty Den said…
Really pretty card Wends. I love the beautiful image and your flowers and papers are gorgeous. The card shape is fantastic too. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for our 'flower power' challenge. Hugs, Denise x
Karen Oliver said…
Wow Wow WOW Wendy this is amazing its so vibrant and stunning. A truly beautiful creation. xo
Shona Hamill said…
Another fantastic card, love your new die and fab image. Thank you for sharing with us at I ♥ Promarkers. DT Shona xx
aussie aNNie said…
Really gorgeous colours and pretty image, Loving the whole concept of this creation.xx
Gorgeous card Wends, love the vibrant pink colours and the lovely image.

Kat W said…
I love the vibrant colourful look you gave this beautiful image and it seems like it all came together perfectly as you thought of or happened upon the perfect details one by's so great when that happens and the end result is one stunning card :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx
Pamellia said…
Stunning card Wendy! I love all the pinks and the background pattern is beautiful and elegant...but the show stopper is definitely that gorgeous image, WOWZERS!! I am hypnotized by those big baby blues and her hair is just amazing! LOVE IT!! hugs :)
Oh so beautiful Wendy, I love that bright pink just leaping off the screen at you! Fab image too xx
coops said…
So stunning Wendy.Really love the sassy image and your detailing and pink colours are gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx
Annette said…
Sooo pretty, especially all the pink!! Love it.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
In The Pink Challenge
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
As You Like It Challenge.

Kat W said…
Ha'll be sick of me doing this but I am once again popping back to say thanks so much for sharing this totally stunning card at As You Like It!
Big hugs, Kat xx

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