Sweet Stampin' ~ Things with Wings

Hey my lovely blog pals, hope all's well with you this fine week. We've had warm days and sunshine here in New Zealand, so the kiddies and I are feeling pretty chipper about that. Makes the holidays all the happier.

We've a new challenge kicking off today over at Sweet Stampin' and we have a wonderful theme this week, it's 'Things with Wings'. Which suits our fabulous sponsors images to a 'T'. I've used a very gorgeous Hannah Lynn image from our lovely sponsors 'Crafts & Me' which I just loved colouring. 

I've used my Promarkers to colour this pretty image and I have to say I'm sooooo happy with the lovely honey blonde I managed to achieve on her hair. I'm not brilliant at colouring hair, but I just loved the finish on this one. I'll have to use that combo more often.

I've used glossy accents on the little polkadot hearts in the pic for a little dimension. The butterfly wings I used two different glitters on, one gold and the other a copper colour. We have so many beautiful Monarch Butterflies around at the moment. It's been the Summer of Butterflies for me, they're everywhere this year and so beautiful. This image reminds me of them with her pretty butterfly wings.

I've used lots of different reds in this creation, from all sorts of different sources, but I think they've all come together rather well. I used a paint tester square behind the image and the little Whimsy heart I embossed with clear embossing powder so that it would deepen a bit in colour to work in better with the paint tester. It took on a lovely sheen and the depth of the colour was just what I wanted, so I was well chuffed with that and it made a lovely contrast to the white sheen paper I used for the 'hello' diecut.

Usually I like to group my flowers in odd numbers, 3, 5, 9, but on this occasion, I just wanted the two. I don't know if I got the balance quite right, but when I tried to add the third bloom, it just looked wrong, so I left it there. I used a gorgeous 'Flourish with a Bling' fabric flower, but pulled out the centre as it wasn't exactly what I envisioned for this card and replaced it with a black 'Sparkler' crystal flat back gem. The other flower is a lovely organza rolled rose. I've used a gorgeous pewter velvet ribbon along the punched strip and cut a Spellbinders corner die to create the two flourishes behind the flowers.

Thanks for popping in today. I hope you'll come and join us for our 'Things with Wings' challenge. It's always a popular one as we crafters all seem to love fairies and things mystical right? So show us what your 'Things with Wings' creation looks like and I'll be back again soon with my next crafty adventure. Big hugs until then and have an awesome week, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Creative Inspirations: #342 ~ Florals
Crafts & Me Challenge: Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers: #328 ~ Fantasy
I Love Promarkers: #300 ~ Use Something New
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge: January ~ Hearts
Live & Love Crafts: #43 ~ Something New (the 'hello' die)
Deep Ocean Challenge: #120 ~ Something New (the 'hello' die)
City Crafter Challenge: #294 ~ Butterfly, My Butterfly = butterfly winged fairy
As You Like It: Paper or Non-Paper Projects? Paper all the way for me! I LOVE pretty papers.


aussie aNNie said…
Gorgeous image, love this one. Fabulous design and colour combo..Glad your weather is good ours has been rotten....xx
Hi Wends, totally gorgeous card hon. I love the bold colours and lots of detail. Would you care to share the fab promarker colour combo for blonde you used? For those of us who are still struggling with blonde hair lol! xx
Tracey T said…
I love the rich colours in this gorgeous card, Wends. The dark background really brings out the bolder colours and the gold-blonde hair at the centre of the card draws the eye to the image perfectly. Have a lovely weekend xx
Chris said…
Fabulous card Wends, so very striking with the bold and beautiful colours you have use! Beautiful image, her hair looks gorgeous!
coldwaters2 said…
Wow this is beautiful Wends, the image, colours and embellishments look spectacular
Lorraine x
I'm loving the gorgeous shape and rich, warm colours you have used. Thanks for joining in my Fantasy challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week.
Lorraine DT
Deborah said…
Such a gorgeous card! I love the black flowers!
Thank you for entering the challenge at Crafts And Me!
PS, did you know we have a challenge on Facebook too? It's always anything goes! We hope you'll enter too!
Ros Crawford said…
What lovely colouring and such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!
Wishcraft said…
Such a pretty image, love the colours and design too... gorgeous card Wends :o) Hugs, Lisa x
Tracey said…
Stunning card Wendy & I love those flowers :o)
Have a great week!
Stella said…
A gorgeous card; thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!
Kat W said…
I spy with my little eye....it's that 'hello' die! Gosh, it really does look so different to mine because of the different style...which is gorgeous BTW...I LOVE the bold gothic feel to this :-)

Nice to hear you're all having a lovely holiday; warm days and sunshine sounds lush :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx
Louise F NZ said…
Totally stunning card, all the reds have worked really well together. Love your colouring and the hello diecut is perfect. You are so lucky getting loads of butterflies this year, we have had none :(
Amazing card, fabulus coloured and full of gorgous details!!
Annette said…
I love pretty papers too and I love the shape of your card.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
In The Pink Challenge
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
As You Like It Challenge.

Kat W said…
Just sticking my head back in and admiring your gorgeous card again so I can say thanks for joining in our challenge at As You Like It :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx
Unknown said…
Awwwww; I love Hannah Lynn's images and one doesn't see enough of them in blogland, so I'm thrilled you use this image! She's beautiful, and that's a very dramatic background and striking background for her. Thanks for joining LLC.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

P.S. Sorry I haven't gotten back to you re the gift voucher; I do appreciate your feedback very much, and I'll try to get something organized, but at the moment, I've got too many other things to deal with, sorry.

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