Southern Girls ~ Stickers or Tape

Hey there, my lovely blog buddies. It's time again for another Southern Girls challenge. I know that's rolled around fast, and truth be told, we haven't actually closed the last challenge yet, but as we were late with the previous challenge, we have decided to post this challenge on schedule and have a one week cross over. You can enter both challenges at once for this next week, which hopefully will put us back on track.

We have three amazing sponsors this week, Polkadoodles, Lemon Shortbread and All Dressed Up Stamps. The winners are in for some pretty fabulous prizes this challenge! I was given a beautiful image to work with by our sponsor 'All Dressed Up' for this challenge. 

I have to confess, I took one look at this image and thought 'Audrey Hepburn'. There's just something so elegant and sophisticated about this image that utterly reminds me of the lovely Audrey. So I had planned to pair the image with a quote by Audrey Hepburn, though when it came down to it, the quote I wanted to use, was far too long to include on the card. But I'll put it here for you to enjoy her lovely words of wisdom anyway.

"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with the passing years."
- Audrey Hepburn

I found a lovely sentiment in one of my Kaisercraft paper pads which fit with this image perfectly and echoed the Audrey Hepburn sentiment beautifully. My card design this time is a gatefold card, so the embellishments are all adhered together in layers and then only adhered to the left hand half of the card. The following photos show this better. I've not made one of these before, so it was fun playing around with the options.

Our theme this challenge is 'Tape or Stickers' so we'd love to see you pull out your stickers and your washi tape and show us what you can do with them. My 'stickers' in this creation are the chalkboard diecut behind the image, which is from a My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio set called 8 Label Stickers. Plus I added a cork heart sticker which is from the lovely Jody at Spiegelmom Scraps. I love these thin self adhesive cork shapes, they're fab! I used my Cardinal Red Promarker to turn the natural cork that lovely dark rich red. The tiny heart paper I've used in the background is from Pixel Scrapper ~ Elif Sahin. I used Ingvild Bolme White Chalk Ink around the edges to soften the paper edge.

I used two pretty paper doilies in this creation, a larger black doily and a small white one. I used a red stitched circle diecut between the doilies to add strength to the layers and tie in the red in the card. I used a Lil' Inkers die to cut the circle. I added a red grosgrain ribbon, which I cut in a 'V' on the left, but looped behind the chalkboard diecut on the right, to act as a tab to open the card up.

I hope you'll come on over and join in our fun 'Stickers & Tape' challenge this week and remember you can still enter our 'Classy Colour Combo' challenge for a further week. I'll see you all again really soon with another crafty adventure. Enjoy the rest of your week. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Dream Valley: #109 ~ Girly
Loves To Scrap: No Rulz Bloghop
Crafty Cardmakers: #141 ~ Sentiment
Card Mania Challenges: #70 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Take Your Pick ~ Colour Challenge = Red
Creative Inspirations: #320 ~ Anything Goes with Optional Sketch
All Dressed Up Challenges: #38 ~ Anything Goes With an All Dressed Up Image
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #84 ~ Use Ribbon, Lace or Twine (Red Ribbon)


Judith said…
gorgeous card Wends and such a lovely quote - even if it didn't make the card! hugs Judith x
Chris said…
A beautiful and elegant image, which complements your card design so well! Love the striking colour combo, brilliant idea to colour the cork heart red! Love the quote (you couldn't use !!!). Excellent card Wends!

coldwaters2 said…
Wendy this is a beautiful creation I agree the image does share a likeness with the great Audrey Hepburn, I love the fabulous bold colours also the card fold and card design, the saying you have written down is perfect, I love this so much, excellent make
lorraine x
Jacee said…
Such a striking card, love the image, so lovely!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design
Such a lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx
coops said…
oh wow so stunning wendy.i love this gorgeous image and your design and striking colours are fabulous ;D

xx coops xx
MagsB said…
Hiya, Wends! You're right, that gorgeous image does look like Audrey Hepburn! I love the vibrant black, red and white colours, they are suitably glam!

I hope you're having a good weekend in NZ - oh, and thanks for joining in at Dream Valley, too!!

love Mags B x
Unknown said…
Gorgeous! You could enter this in our challenge at All Dressed Up for your chance to win 3 more images :-)
Love the classy colours and design!
Lucy x
Unknown said…
Oh here's the challenge link
Unknown said…
Stunning :-) thanks so much for entering at All Dressed Up!
Lucy x
Pamellia said…
Fabulous card, so ritzy and chic! Like a red carpet event invite! Love it! ! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our "Sentiment" challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)
Bernadet said…
This is fabulous Wendy.
Thanks so much for joining us at All Dressed Up!!
Rebecca said…
Beautiful card very classy! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.

Anonymous said…
She does remind one of Audrey Hepburn. This is a very pretty and elegant card. The doily is a great addition. Thanks for joining us at Live to Scrap.
Super cute, what a great design.
AndreaNorris said…
Stunning in black and red, I use this combo a bit. Love your layout and the layering
Andrea x
All Dressed Up DT
J said…
What a lovely card - Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers & more...


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