Fab 'n' Funky ~ Happy

Hey there lovelies, I'm back with my Team Funky DT creation for Fab 'n' Funky and this is our first challenge of the year. So we're excited to kick things off with a fun and joyful challenge. We'd like to see creations that contain the word 'Happy'. So it could be anything really, Happy New Year, Happy Birthday, You Make Me Happy, let your imagination run wild. I've gone for 'Wishing You A Day Wrapped In Happiness'. This is a gorgeous Penny Black sentiment and I go to this sentiment set a lot. I really love it. It's called Sprinkles & Smiles. It has loads of really gorgeous sentiments in this set that would suit this theme perfectly!

I created this card for my sister in law's birthday and I just love that pretty soft cornflower blue and copper combo. The blue background was created with nail polish, you might remember the previous card I showed using this technique. This paper was made at the same time and it's amazing how different the finish is with each dip into the water and polish. Smelly but fun technique!

I've embossed the butterfly in copper, squishing it straight onto the versamark ink pad, then liberally covering it with copper coloured embossing powder and setting it with my heat gun. I really like this technique for personalising and coordinating an embellishment. I've used sweet sticky backed pearls from Flourish With A Bling to create the butterflies body. The teeny gems to show the flight path are little crystal ones from MeiFlower. Sad to see yet another crafty store I loved has closed down.

I used a vellum overlay to add the sentiment, so that the pretty swirls were still visible. I think I was a little heavy handed with the versamark ink, as it was a little thicker than I'd have liked when it stamped and it lost some of its definition. I'll be sure not to swamp the stamp with ink next time when stamping on vellum. I added a tiny wee pearl over the 'i' in happiness for a sweet finishing touch. The layers are popped up on foam for dimension and that's about all there's to say about this one.

Hope you like my 'happy' creation and I so look forward to seeing yours. I'd love to see what you're inspired to create. If you need a little inspiration do head over to the challenge and take a peek at what my awesomely talented DT sistah's have been up to. Our lovely blog mama Judith is our hostess this week and responsible for this sweet theme. I'll be back again really soon, until then, hugs and happy crafting, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
As You Like It: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #134 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #156 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Winter Blues
Paper Creator Challenge: #65 ~ Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges: #130 ~ Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge: #58 ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: 2018 Week 1 ~ Anything Goes


Wendy said…
So beautiful Wends, love that sentiment and your fabulous background you have created the colour combo is gorgeous.
Wendy xx
mixamatoasties said…
Wow, so beautiful Wends!

Sarah said…
Wow, this is a beauty!! You are right about that pretty blue and the copper...so perfect together. Copper is HUGE in the UK at the moment, kitchen accessories, bathroom fittings...it's everywhere. It's nice to look at but far too much polishing for my liking!! xx
Christine L said…
Wow... I love the effect you've achieved with that nail varnish technique.. and it looks so good with the copper... I'm sure your SIL will love it!

Christine x
Fikreta said…
its very nice card!
Judith said…
This is such a lovely effect - love the copper and soft blue together, a lovely card for your SIL hugs judith xx
Chris said…
This is gorgeous Wends, love that fabulous background...keep meaning to try this technique...and it contrasts so beautifully with the copper butterfly.
Cara said…
I love that colour combo and your nail polish background is gorgeous x
Alison Barlow said…
Hi Wends - Happy New Year.. What a stunning card - I love the effect you've created and the blue and copper combo is gorgeous..!!
Alison xx
meg said…
The blue and copper make a beautiful combination, the stamped sentiment a wonderful finishing touch, thank you for joining in at Paper Creator this month
I love your nail polish technique! The blue really sticks out in a fab way! The butterfly embossed in copper looks gorgeous. Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative Moments!

Creative Moments Design Team
Deanne Saunders said…
Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper
Victoria Rowson said…
Very pretty card!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.
Your nail polish technique for the background is incredible! I'll try it! Gorgeous card, love the embossed butterfly! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara
Jana Forrest said…
Just love the blue and copper color scheme. Might give it a go myself. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest
Melanie said…
A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional wishes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Stempel-Magie)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

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