Fab 'n' Funky - Inspired By A Song

Hey there lovely blog buddies. I'm back again with a DT card for Fab 'n' Funky. Our new challenge goes live today and the theme is 'Inspired by a Song'.

The DT were given lovely images to work with from our fabulous sponsors 'Bugaboo Stamps'. The winner is in for a real treat, as there are so many gorgeous and fun new images on the Bugaboo site right now. I was so pleased to be working with this pretty image. You can find this and many more on our wonderful sponsors site.

The song that inspired my creation is India Arie's 'Beautiful Flower'. If you've not heard it, google it, it's so pretty and uplifting. You'll be singing along in no time! I think it's a perfect fit for this pretty image. Let me know what you think.

I've digitally merged the image onto a background paper and added a shadow digitally to give it some depth. I love doing this technique, though my printer is not being very obliging, as the beautiful Michele Roos papers are actually a blue palette, not green! But my printer needs some ink settings tweaked I think. The background should have been bluer and more 'sky-like'. But I think it worked out okay, so I didn't abort despite the colour imbalance. Michele's papers are so beautiful, that even with naughty printers, they still look gorgeous. These papers are from an older 'Whimsy' set called Rose Garden. This is the page beneath the image, before I stuck the image down, soooooo pretty!

I coloured the image with my Promarkers, which looks very pale in the first pic, but actually her dress and necklace are quite a rich peachy colour, not quite as pale as they look above. Not sure what to blame that on! LOL. But this close up does it slightly better justice, though still pale in comparison to reality.

I printed the image sheet of paper a second time without the image in the same size and fussy cut the flowers to layer over the image, so it looks as though she's behind a hedge of beautiful blooms. I curled the paper slightly to give it some movement and dimension and used my Olba Glue to fix it in place. Love this glue for fussy cut images. It works well for flat fixing, or for layering up and creating dimension. Fabulous stuff!

The sentiment is Avery Elle from from their 'Lots of Love' set. It was a perfect fit for this image and it literally fit perfectly in that little space too. I inked the sentiment in Memento Olive Grove, to keep with the green palette. I edged the papers with my Verdigris Promarker.

Well that's all there is to say about this wee make. You can see the depth of the layers a wee bit better from the photo angle above. I hope you liked having a look at my project and please do pop in and have a go with our 'Inspired by a Song' challenge, we'd love to see what inspires you! My teamies have made some fabulous creations for this challenge, so be sure to pop in and take a peak at their creations too.  I'll be back again soon with my next crafty adventure, in the meantime, have a fabulous week. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #286 ~ Anything Goes
Card Mania Challenge: #70 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge: #321 ~ Girlie
Crafting From The Heart: #67 ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: #113 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge: #318 ~ How Does Your Garden Grow?
The Ribbon Girl: Anything Goes with Option of Star & Stripes


Sarah said…
What a pretty card Wendy, LOVE that image (another spend coming on I feel!!) and they are really gorgeous papers too xx
Wendy said…
So beautiful Wends, love the image and how you merged it with the gorgeous background papers.
Wendy xx
Pamellia said…
Gorgeous Wendy!! I love that image, oh what I wouldn't give to have her hair!! haha!! Love how you tilted all the layers! hugs :)
Alison said…
This is gorgeous, Wends. The image is adorable and I love your colour combo and layout. I really like that floral paper and the way you've positioned it.
Alison x
Unknown said…
Suc ha great image - love Bugaboo images :) Great card and your colouring! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act card challenge this week!
Kamila DT
Chris said…
Lovely image, looks great merged onto the background paper, gorgeous papers and design! A fabulous card Wens.
Mervi said…
Lovely image and beautiful papers, fabulous card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, good luck;-))m
Stunning card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x
coldwaters2 said…
Beautiful card Wendy love the papers and I like how you have placed the image digitally with the shadow, I would never have known, this is one top notch make
lorraine x
Pat K said…
Beautiful card Wends. Love this image and such a perfect song to go with. Hugs, Pat K x
OMGosh this is so adorable
Miss Emerald said…
Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.
Judith said…
This image is so pretty Wends - I can see why you would want two!! love how you merged the papers - a really fab design (and song!) hugs Judith x
Kat W said…
I think those papers would be really gorgeous whatever colour they were and how clever to add the image digitally with a shadow...it looks amazing! Your colouring looks lovely to me and perfectly complements the paper colours :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx
Natalie said…
love this beautiful card!
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
Pop's Cards said…
I am loving the colours on this creation sweetie hugs Pops x
Pat said…
Gorgeous card Wends, the image is beautiful and your card design is lovely.

Pat xx
Such a pretty image, Wendy, and a fantastic song to get inspiration from.

Happy Friday!

Love and hugs
Elise said…
Wowwwww Wendy! This is so GORGEOUS! What a beautiful image with the most prettiest of papers! Love this!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Big Hugs,
A gorgeous girlie creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx
Gorgeous card Wendy....love the pretty image and the papers...great song as well....Joolsx
Zora said…
This carde is so cute and great coloured hair. Hugs zora
Barbara GR said…
So cute card!!! The image is beautiful!
Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Inspirations!
Hugs, Barbara GR
Wow, this is a wonderful creation! I love choice of papers and little colour touch of image!

Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

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