Southern Girls - Tic Tac Toe

Hey there lovely blog pals. I am skipping in here after a hugely busy week, which included poorly kiddos and the miracle of new life! So so sooooooo excited that one of my best pals just had a gorgeous baby girl and she's just delish. I'm late with everything this week though, especially my blog posts as my energy has been very much with my pal this week. Better late than never as they say, so here, finally, is my Design team post for the latest Southern Girls challenge. 

This week we are being sponsored by two fabulous sponsors, so we will have two lucky winners this challenge. PpinkyDolls and The East Wind are our sponsors.

This challenge we are using a Tic Tac Toe board, and you must choose either a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line of three to use in the creation of your card. I chose the central vertical line - Patterned Paper, Gold and Die/Punch, though I managed to sneak in some Glitter and Mist too!










For my DT creation this week, I've used a stunning image from The East Wind. I just love it, it's called 'Aurora - Spring Butterfly'. I think this image is so enchanting, so dreamy and wistful. I love it to bits! So I tried to give the card an airy, dreamy feeling, leaving lots of white space and not crowding the image with too many embellishments, though I did go OTT with the butterflies! LOL. I used the diecut waste from a butterfly border die to create the little butterflies and a small punch to create the larger butterflies. I sprayed them first with a generous Spritz of Antique Gold Perfect Pearls Mist to create the 'Gold' element of my card. I also went for blonde tones in her hair to add to that 'Gold' theme. 

I was really drawn to using Green in my creation to echo those lovely fresh cut lawn green nature tones, so I added a layer of green under the image to suggest she's laying on soft Spring grass. I added some glitter to the flower garland in her hair and to the butterfly image. I chose a green paper to carry that Spring grass theme through. This is from a set I won from Bev Rochester a couple of years ago, so I am not 100% sure who this paper is from. It has bunnies in a wood on the reverse and I want to say they're BoBunny, but I'm not positive. If you know for sure, feel free to tell me! I've inked the edge of the image with one of my green promarkers - grass green actually. But apart from cutting the image at a bit of an angle, it's a very CAS card as I really wanted the image to feature.

The pics are pants, sorry, it's really bad lighting today for photos, but I'm much more excited about going for snuggles with bub, so I'll remedy this tomorrow. I'll catch y'all again soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Scribble & Scrap: #46 ~ Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: June ~ Dies & Punches (Large Butterfly - punch, Small - MB die)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge: #231 ~ Use Your Favourite Embellishment (Stickles!)

Update: Some better pics finally, as promised...

Image Close Up

Full Card


Chris said…
Many congratulations to your friend on the birth of her beautiful was all worth it in the end!
Beautiful card Wends. Love how you've kept the focus on your pretty image and fab colouring with the clean design and the added butterflies are gorgeous.
brenda said…
This is a gorgeous image Wendy and so beautifully coloured.

It's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

B x
Anet's Crafting said…
Beautiful card Wendy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx
Elise said…
Wow Wendy! This image says it all .. I love how it's the focal point and the center of everything! Your colouring for her is just absolutely GORGEOUS .. what a dreamy card!

Hope you are doing very well dear!

Big Hugs,
coldwaters2 said…
Beautiful card Wendy that image is so very pretty love the little butterflies a really lovely make.
lorraine x
Sharon Smith said…
Gorgeous card love the sparkle and image! thanks for sharing with us at Scribble and Scrap xxx
Melanie said…
A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our “use your favourite embellishments” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
Dawn T said…
wow your card is simply delightful. I can't believe we both chose green for our image! Certainly a case of great minds thinking alike~
Lynne K said…
This is SO pretty, with a beautifully coloured image! I love all the butterflies, and of course you needed to sneak in some glitter! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Stamping Sensations.


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