Fab 'n' Funky ~ 3 or More Layers

Ooh I've a lovely post to share with you today. I had such fun creating this one! It's time of course for a new challenge on the Fab 'n' Funky blog and this week and our challenge is being hosted by the lovely Pat K. She has chosen the fabby theme '3 or More Layers'. 

I do love a multilayered card, so I had great fun with this one. We are being sponsored this week by the fabulous Live & Love Crafts. Which those of you who follow my blog know how much I love Sandy's gorgeous store and all those shabby chic goodies! I just love the clever crafters who create shabby chic designs with such ease. I struggle with that style, but I do so love it! So today, in honour of our lovely sponsor Sandy, I've had a go at creating a slightly more shabby chic styled card. It's still not 'truly' shabby chic, but I'm delighted with it.

I've used a beautiful image from Crafts & Me artist Hannah Lynn. I just love her work, those eyes, I could get lost in them! Don't ask me what possessed me to give her purple hair, it was a fit of creativity and it just sort of happened. I'd like to have added one more, slightly darker shade to the shadow areas, but I was so pleased with it at this stage, I was petrified if I added one more darker shade I'd wreck it! I just have to keep playing and experimenting with my Promarkers, but I do love how the hair came out. Here she is in a more shaded light.

That yummy blue paper was such a lovely one from a Grace Taylor paper pad called Vintage Elegance. I just loved the embossed finish on the roses and I was drawn to adding some pretty pearl flourishes which toned in with the roses. I used the pearl flourish to create interest at the base of the card and popped the leftovers on the top right corner. You may recognize the sentiment from my 90th Birthday make. I really love this one from an older Whiff of Joy Sentiment Set by Katharina Frei called General Sayings, which I've added to a shaped tab die from La La Land. Here she is basking in the sunshine.

I've used a Go Kreate frame (Frilly #9) to cut the pretty card shape. The darker purple mat is a paint pot sample card, and the base of the butterflies, I cut from the middle of the paint pot mat before I stuck it down behind the image (sneaky eh, you'd never know!) I cut the second layer of the butterflies from a lighter textured cardstock and bent the wings up to give them dimension and make it look like they are in flight. I added some pretty holographic non-faceted gems down the spine to create their bodies. I tucked a heart doily behind the image and some cheesecloth for a soft romantic look. The image was cut with a wonky stitched die from Lil' Inkers.

Do head over to Live & Love Crafts and check out what the gorgeous Sandy has in store right now. She's just had some fabby deals on her gorgeous Maja Design papers from Sweden, so you know I couldn't resist! I just love all the gorgeous shabby chic goodies in that store!

Check out what my talented DT sister's at Fab 'n' Funky have been up to and come join us for some fun with our '3 or More Layers' challenge this week. I'd love to see what you'd do for it. I'm writing this post as I'm gearing up for the kiddos return to school. Uniforms all washed and clean, loads of holiday fun had and memories made - check! So I'll be busy for the next few days getting them settled back into school. Man I'm going to miss them! I love having them around during school break. Right, that's all from me today. I'll see you again soon with another crafty adventure. Until then, I wish you a fabulous week and loads of crafty fun! Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
The Crafter's Cafe: #148 ~ Feminine
Stamping Sensations: May ~ Anything Goes
Pile It On: #107 ~ Garden Creatures (Butterflies)
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: #33 ~ Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #70 ~ Thinking of You
Live & Love Crafts: #47 ~ Blossoms and/or Butterflies
The Ribbon Girl: May Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Come & Get It: #116 ~ Make Your Own Embellishment (The Butterflies)
A Gem Of A Challenge: #168 ~ Favourite Colour Combination (I love combos like red & white, pink & brown, pink and pretty much any colour actually. This was a new one on me, purple & blue and I utterly love it! So pleased with how this colour combo came together.)


Wends, what a wonderful creation - love the purple hair!!! I have used paint samples on cards too - the Bunnings ones are great ;-)
Pop's Cards said…
Good morning sweetie, I am loving your creation today, husg Pops x
Chris said…
It's beautiful Wends, fabulous image and colouring...love the purple hair, lovely shape and design and beautiful embellies, a truly feminine reation!
Pat K said…
Wow..stunning creation Wends. Love the wonderful shape and layers and of course that gorgeous image with her beautiful purple hair..LOVE IT. Hugs, Pat K xx
Pamellia said…
Gorgeous Wendy! I am loving that image, wow...oh to have hair like that! lol. Beautiful colours, so fresh and bright with spring! Love it! hugs :)
aussie aNNie said…
Gorgeous Wendy. These images are my fav and Stunning. Love the pretty stamps and design.xx{aNNie}
Pat said…
Beautiful card Wends, love that gorgeous image and great design.

Pat xx
Gina's Cards said…
Such a gorgeous card and a beautiful image! Thank you for joining us at the Ribbon Girls, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx
Sarah said…
Wow, this is beautiful, a great colour combo for a start and that image is so beautiful. Love the hair!! Brilliantly done xx
Ginny said…
I LOVE evrything about this, another beautiful card
Elise said…
Wowwww Wendy! This is simply STUNNING! Your colouring of her is truly GORGEOUS!!! I so love her pink hair!

Hope you are doing well!

Big hugs,
Michelle said…
Such a great colour choice and a stunning creation and your colouring of that image is outstanding. Thank you for joining my Colour challenge this week at A Gem of A Challenge and good luck - Michelle x
Hi Wends Just love LOVE this gorgeous card.....Stunning image beautifully coloured....great shape....Thank you for linking me up!....Joolsx
Alison said…
I love this, Wends, it's stunning...!! Love the shape - the image and the fantastic colouring - oh,and not forgetting the hair colour. It's a fantastic creation...!!
Alison x
Catie Cuddles said…
This is truly scrumptious! A real feast of colour and texture. Brilliantly done!
Catherine X
Anne said…
This is gorgeous, love all the layers, and that purple hair is inspired - fab!

Anne x
Wendy said…
Absolutely gorgeous Wends, stunning image love her purple hair!
Have a great weekend.
Wendy xx
Karen said…
My sweet friend, this is gorgeous! You've brought the beautiful image to life and have surrounded her with prettiness. The sparkly paper is stunning and I love the soft, textural layers you added to the sign. I swoon at the abundance of pearly flourishes... everything is perfectly dreamy, Wends. Just like your sentiment will encourage the recipient, so too are YOU amazing. :o)

Your post reminded me of a couple of things I keep forgetting to mention to you! The layered lace on my Graciellie card last week is the one from you! In my mega rush while typing my post, I forgot to say that. I love it and it worked beautifully for my card. Thank you! Also, I forgot to tell you how I managed to snag one of the Go Kreate #7s. When you first saw me use it, you said it's always out of stock.. and sadly, that is usually true. The only way I finally got it was because I signed up to be notified when it comes back in stock. The option is on the product page. The email came in right when they restocked and I swooped in before it was too late. Hopefully they will replenish soon.

Sweet Wends, I hope your weekend is filled with happiness! And thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with us at Live & Love Crafts. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
mixamatoasties said…
Gorgeous card Wends, all those layers are fab! I enjoyed using lots of them too :) I especially love her purple hair!!

Susan xx
Gorgeous card Wends, love her hair. Have a wonderful weekend sweetie.

Love and hugs
coldwaters2 said…
Oh my this is so pretty Wendy the colour of the image looks amazing
Lorraine x
Babs said…
Beautiful image and coloured to perfection, thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Sparkle Monthly, hope to see you next time..

Hugs Babs DT member x
Vickie Y said…
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.
Helen said…
Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges
Hugs Helen (DT) x
Helen said…
Beautiful card, Wendy - love your colouring.

Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Helen x
Tracy said…
Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
Unknown said…
Hi Wendy,
Awwwwww that's so sweet of you. Hope you've received your goodies by now.:-) Gorgeus card and you picked the perfect image, I'm a HUUUUGE fan of Hannah Lynn's images, and once I did colour one up with purple hair. :-) Thanks so much for taking part in the LLC challenge.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

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