Thursday, 7 July 2016

Southern Girls ~ Floral Frenzy

My blog will be feeling a bit like a London bus stop right now! All quiet, then two or three posts come at once! I have a new DT post for the Southern Girls challenge today. We are being sponsored by the fabulous folks at Polkadoodles and the DT got to play with some very gorgeous Polkadoodles stamps. I used the lovely Serenity Blossom. I think this is such a sweet image and I love her pose. I've used my Promarkers as usual and she was just so lovely to colour. I missed a bit though, can you spot it?! LOL


I added a couple of clouds which are from two really old Quickutz dies and teamed them with a lovely new sunshine die I got with my latest Doohickey Club Magazine (Volume 10). I added Wink of Stella to the rays at the back and left the central circle plain. The die comes as two pieces which you layer. The card is actually really CAS, with just a doily behind the image and the sun and clouds, plus a wee sentiment banner from the same Doohickey Club set. I didn't want to swamp the pretty paper with extra embellies. I really liked the 'Floral Frenzy' pattern on this paper. It's very sunny and bright and perfect for a 'feel good' card. The paper is Happy Day from the Maggie Holmes collection for Crate Paper. The card shape is of course Go Kreate Frilly #10, still my fav' and I used a Lil' Inkers Stitched Circle for the image shape.


The sentiment stamp is from a Some Odd Girl sentiment set called 'Be You'. I inked just the word, as the banner portion didn't fit this banner. A very cool set of sentiments, fun for all sorts of purposes, scrapbooking, journalling, cards. I love it and don't use it enough. I plan to put the sentiment 'You Are My Happy' (or something similar) on the inside of the card. I think that would be such a nice surprise to open the card to. So I'll have to choose the right person to give this to! Another make with 'no one in particular' in mind. Not the norm for me at all!


The pic above captured the Wink of Stella highlights better, but the colours are off. Truer in the top two pics. This shot was taken indoors under the spots to get the Wink of Stella to sparkle. It does look so pretty when the light catches it. I lined the clouds with it, just across the bottom, edged the image and the sentiment, and filled in her wings. I dotted coloured wink of stella on the leaves and flowers on her dress and in her hair. Love this stuff!


Well that's it from me today. Sorry about the pants pics, bit blurry, in too much of a hurry. I'm sitting with a cherry stone pack on my back now, too much racing around! So I'm off to catch up with hubby and put my feet up. Head on over to the Southern Girls blog to check out what my insanely talented teamies have been up to and come and join in our fabulous 'Floral Frenzy' challenge. I'd love to see what you do with this fab challenge theme. I'll be back again soon, with my next crafty adventure. Big hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
4 Crafty Chicks: #306 ~ Summer
The Ribbon Girl: July Card Challenge
Crafter's Cafe: #152 ~ Things With Wings
Crafting With Friends: #24 ~ Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge: Lazy Days of Summer
Aud Sentiments: #159 ~ For A Girl + A Sentiment
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: #37 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: July ~ Punches and/or Dies
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Sunny Photo Inspiration
Creative Inspirations Challenge: #255 ~ Extended Summer Challenge

Update: Disappointed with the 'blur' in the above pics, had a play with the lightbox again. So here's a couple of pics from that.


16 comments:

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous

Maxine D said...

Love this Wends - The paper is perfect for the image and shallenge. like you I love the WoS and you have managed to capture it wonderfully on the indoor shots.
Blessings
Maxine

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Wends I love the shape and the yellow background colour it really makes that gorgeous image stand out, she is a beauty and coloured to perfection, I love it
hugs
lorraine x

Kat W said...

Happiness is exactly the right word for this card with the cheerful yellow DP and lovely sunny scene that you created with the dies cuts around the pretty image :-)
Your colouring is fab and I think I may have spotted the very teeny tiny 'gap'...well, you did ask! I would never have spotted it if you didn't point it out though! I would just have been enjoying admiring your shading and the lovely sparkly wings - lol!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Judith said...

Aw what a happy cheery card wends - I love the colour yellow when it says happy the way this card does, my blogs a bit bus stop like lately too lol. I'm sure it won't last!! hugs Judith x

An Occasional Genius said...

So pretty Wends, love your little happiness banner and all that sparkle. Hugs xx

Karen said...

My sweet friend, please forgive my absence. I have been struggling with health and family situations, but am doing my best to visit as I can. This card is perfect for me to see today, as it is a burst of sweet sunshine to the heart. :o) What a fabulous image, which you've colored so wonderfully as always. The doily is so pretty behind it and I love the Magnolia sun! The Wink of Stella gives it a million sunbeams, ready to bless all below it. The yellow base is sheer happiness. :o) I've not used that base die in a while, which I need to remedy! Thank you for the sweet inspiration today, Wends. I am grateful for you and am sending tons of hugs and love your way. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Lori said...

Gorgeous card, Wends! I love your coloring and that sun is awesome...thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxox

Rene said...

This is so sweet! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,
Rene

Chris said...

This is a beautiful creation Wends! Fabulous colouring on your gorgeous fairy, lovely shape and design. The sunny yellow background dp gives it such a fresh and summery feel, great choice of die cuts too.
I thought I'd already left you a comment on this post, must have done that (dozy) thing I do ...write the comment and then not publish it! So I'm doubly glad to see your card pop up over at Crafty Calendar...at least I could rectify my mistake. Thanks so much for playing along this month.
Chris
x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Wendy, the image is beautiful and I love the shape and fabulous sunshine, the whole design is stunning! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Barbara said...

Love the different shaped card with the happy sunshine and cute image. Very nice design. Thanks for join us at the Mod Squad Challenge this week. Hope to see you again.
Barbara DT member

Pop's Cards said...

This is such a pretty creation, hugs Pops x

CraftyGirl said...

I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

Aurora Aurelia said...

Lovely card.. Thank you so much for joining our challenge #37 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge and Good luck at the draw <3

hugs,
~RoRa

Karen K said...

Beautiful card! Terrific coloring and I love that it is a shaped card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafter's Café!

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