Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Fab 'n' Funky ~ Winged Things

Hi there my lovely blog buddies. It's Autumn break here in New Zealand, so my kiddos are off school and enjoying some Autumn R&R. So I'm catching a few minutes here and there to schedule my blog posts. Today, we are kicking off a new challenge over on the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge Blog and the lovely Catherine is our hostess this week. She's chosen the theme 'Winged Things' for this challenge. 


We are being sponsored by the fabulous Lacy Sunshine and I have taken this opportunity to make my sister-in-law's birthday card. It's a big birthday, so I chose an image that will be meaningful for her, having lived for 3 years in Japan before she had her kiddies. I really like this image from Heather, she has a whole series called The Enchantresses. They all have stylised wings. This image is called Far East Enchantress and her 'wings' are bamboo. Some of the other Enchantresses have really pretty flower wings. Go check them out!


Photographing this card was a real trick, with all the different pinks. The background frame is actually a really warm, pretty pink, but looks a little red in these shots. I just couldn't get the colour balance quite right, but I think you get the overall effect.


I struggled to get a shot that showed all the lovely Wink of Stella highlights, then finally did once I walked back inside and was under the spots! So here she is with all her glitter and bling showing. The spots fade out the colouring though, truer tones in the outdoor shots. Love my Promarkers, they never fail me! I edged the papers with my Ingvild Bolme chalk edgers again, those are fab too.


The paper I used was from a really old Papermania paper pad. I'll have to hunt out the details and come back with those. It came with a sheet of decoupage blooms, which I thought would look amazing used in the corner of the card. I didn't want to add lace and ribbon, to really allow the flowers to feature, and so they didn't get swamped. I kept it really quite CAS apart from those blooms and I love how it came together. I wasn't sure that the vision in my head would translate to the page well, so I'm stoked with the result! The angled piccy below gives you a better sense of the dimension of the blooms. 


Right now though, I have to plan a few things for my baby sister's birthday which is today as the blog post goes live, but tomorrow as I'm writing this. I've been busy creating her a card today, so I'll be back soon with that reveal. Enjoy seeing what my teamies have been up to over on the Fab 'n' Funky blog and come and join us with your own 'Winged Things' creation. We'd love to see your take on this challenge. See you again soon. Have a fabby week. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
The Ribbon Girl: April ~ Any Image
Card Mania Challenge: #79 ~ Spring
613 Avenue Create: #172 ~ Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: #129 ~ Anything Goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: #32 ~ Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers: #342 ~ Things With Wings
Moving Along With The Times: #18 ~ Spring Flowers
Come and Get It Challenge: #114 ~ Things With Wings
Crafty Creations Challenge: #313 ~ Stitching Real or Faux (Faux on Diecut Circle)

30 comments:

Maxine D said...

Gorgeous card Wends - love those blooms!!
I find I can get a good shot of WoS under electric light, and then use my Photoscape programme to correct the colours.
Blessings
Maxine

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is so beautiful Wendy the image, flowers and colours all look so wonderful, a superb card
hugs
Lorraine x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

O My Wends....Stunning card....beautiful image...just love the colours and flowers...Joolsx

Chris said...

Wow! Stunning card Wends! The image is beautiful...fantastic colouring, and as for those flowers, well they look amazing!
Chris
x

An Occasional Genius said...

So beautiful Wends, a lovely image & gorgeously embellished, especially those flowers xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Wendy, just gorgeous!! That image is incredible and your colouring is so amazing!! Love the mix of vibrant and soft pink hues, such a pretty palette! The frame is lovely and what a clever idea to have it look like she's sitting on the edge of it!! Love it! hugs :)

Judy Corner said...

This is fabulous Wendy. And what a lovely Blog you have¬! Happy Birthday to your Sister. Judy x

Pat said...

Absolutely stunning card Wends, the image is beautiful and your colouring if fab love the bp and the flowers.

Pat xx

Emma said...

Lovely flowers and beautiful colours - I hope your sister likes her card :) Thanks for joining us at MAWTT, Emma x

Pat K said...

Oh this is stunning Wends. What a beautiful image and your blooms really make such a gorgeous scene. Well done hun. xx

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card, love the image, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Zoe Tant said...

Striking card with some fab flowers. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Zx

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous card Wendy. Love those flowers.

Bad Kitty said...

very nice card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Gina Knott said...

Such a beautiful card Wendy! Love the design and gorgeous flowers! Thank you for joining us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Hugs
Gina xx
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Jennifer Bradley said...

Fabulous card Wendy, the image is just beautiful and love how you have coloured her. Beautiful background design. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

Jasmina said...

Wow this is fabulous! Great design, awesome colors, and beautifully colored image. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It Challenge.
Jasmina

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Wends - stunning imager and those blooms are 'blooming lovely' :)
Debs xx

Elise said...

Wowwww Wendy!!! This is just .. GOR-GEOUS!!! I love how you've coloured her .. and the colors you surrounded her with!! Simply STUNNING!!!

Big hugs,
Elise

Karen said...

My beautiful friend, your card is blossoming with love! She is going to treasure this for always... it is a gift in and of itself. The image is so beautifully colored and I love that you chose one so perfectly tailored to the recipient. :o) The abundance of pinks throughout the card look amazing and I am enamored with your flowers! Wow! The dimension is stunning and I just love their designs. Gorgeous work as always, my inspiring friend. Always know how thankful I am for you! Wishing you a day (and Autumn break!) of endless joy and happiness. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Judy McKay said...

Wow!! Love the colours and your design. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

DonnaMundinger said...

Saw this on Fab'n'Funky and just had to come comment. What a stunning creation. Gorgeous coloring and design. Love, love, LOVE! xxD

aussie aNNie said...

WOW FACTOR "A" class card, love it and love Heather's image. Brilliant design here today and gorgeous colour combo used…love this creation.xx

 {aNNie}

The Crafty Den said...

Beautiful card Wendy. I love the sweet image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP for Lorraine B.'s 'things with wings' challenge. Hugs, Denise x
p.s. I apologise for my late comment x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card, love all the pretty details
Thanks for joining my 'Things with Wings' challenge at Passion for Promarkers
Lorraine x

mixamatoasties said...
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mixamatoasties said...

Haha! Was so overcome by the pink of the Violet card I thought I was leaving a comment on her... so I'll start again!

Great card, love the way you've got her sitting in the circle, and all those blooms make it look fab.

Susan xx

Catie Cuddles said...

What a gorgeous card. Lovely colouring and some fabulous layers and embellishments.
Catherine xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Wends I have popped back again to have another look at this beautiful creation and to thank you for joining our challenge at LPOCF
hugs
lorraine x

Ileana A. said...

Beautiful creation! I love colours and image! Wonderful flowers!
Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.
Ileanaxx

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