Southern Girls ~ Anything Goes!

Heya, I'm back with a new creation for the Southern Girls Challenge. Lia Stampz is our fabulous sponsor this week and I've created a pretty floral card using three of the Poppy images from their Flowers Set merged together. I really LOVE how this card came out. I'm super duper pleased with it. 

I've coloured the poppies with my Copic Markers and the background too. I used warm greys to create the soft wash around the poppies. I kept the card design very simple as I really didn't want to take any focus away from the flowers. So a CAS design with a bit of sparkle and shine was the right fit for the look I wanted. 

I used a lovely sentiment diecut that I picked up at one of our local crafty stores here in New Zealand. This one really appealed to me and I just love the finish it gives this card. I've added a touch of Wink of Stella to the plain black cardstock for a bit of extra sparkle and shine. I chose a checkerboard paper to finish this card, I didn't want anything to busy, but wanted a bit of extra interest down the side. I often go for stripes with my floral cards but really loved the way the checkerboard looked when I was laying the papers out to choose.

I also added Wink of Stella to the centre of the poppies as well, just for a bit of extra interest. The sparkle and shine looks so nice in reality, especially with the bling from the gold glitter card. I'm needing to head to bed, so I'll catch you on the flip side. I wish you a wonderful remainder of your week, be sure to head over to Southern Girls to check out what my awesomely talented teamies got up to for this challenge. You're sure to leave inspired! 

Come and join us with your Anything Goes creations. We have two wonderful sponsors this fortnight, Lia Stampz and I Am Roses, so the winners are in for a treat! I'll be back again soon for another craft adventure, so come on back soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Not Just Cards: October ~ Anything Goes

Update: I made the Top 3 at Not Just Cards. Thank you ladies, I'm beyond delighted!


Deb said…
Absolutely stunning card Wends, I love those poppies and your colouring is amazing. I especially love the shadow effect you created. Love the sparkle on the sentiment too! hugs Debxx
Chris said…
All I can say is that I would have been super duper happy too if I'd made this stunning card! Beautiful image, fantastic colouring and lovely design! Love the shadowing around the image and the sparkle- it's absolutely gorgeous!
Well done Wends!
Fikreta said…
gorgeous card!
Dawn T said…
Very impressive Wendy. The background makes the poppies pop! As does the little glittery stripe and the chequered paper.
What an amazing card Wends -love the way you have merged the poppies, and then coloured them. The soft grey background really brings them forward to form a stunning focal point - the edge treatment an d sentiment die cut are the perfect accents
Tracey T said…
This is absolutely gorgeous, Wends. Fabulous colouring and the layout shows the image off perfectly. xx
Lucy Patrick said…
And so you should be super duper pleased with your card, it's gorgeous Wends!! I love those poppies but what you've done to them with the background shadowing makes them really pop! I love it! I hope you have a great weekend, sorry I haven't been by, I haven't been on Blogger as I've been away and now I've found some time for the fun home things again :) XOX Lucy
Sarah said…
No wonder you are "super duper pleased" with this amazing card, your colouring is perfect and I love the muted background. Great job Wends xx
Marjeta said…
Fantastic creation. Love every little detail from background to coloring!
Jackie T said…
Hi this is a gorgeous card. I love those poppies and they are coloured so beautifully. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog October Anything Goes Challenge. Hugs Jackie DT

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