Fab 'n' Funky ~ Enchanted I'm Sure

Hello lovelies. It's Wednesday so time for a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky and this week they're letting me loose on the blog as I am the hostess. So it was my turn to choose the theme and as most of you know who've been following my blog a while, I love fairies, mermaids, and mythical creatures, so I have chosen the theme 'Enchanted I'm Sure'. Which really means, create something with a mythical or mystical theme. You could choose a mermaid, fairy, unicorn or go the way of knights, dragons and damsels, as long as it's enchanting in some way, I'll think you've nailed it!

Our wonderful sponsor Julia Spiri could have not been better suited to this challenge, her images are full of enchantment, magic and mystical mythical creatures. The DT were spoilt to have her images to play with for this challenge. I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I was to have this sweet image to colour up.

Ooh check out this gorgeous creature - The Flower Girl or as I've nicknamed her 'The Lady of the Flowers'. With those flower shaped irises I imagine her to be some mythical creature like 'The Lady of the Lake'. I think she's ethereal, wistful and enchanting. I wanted to colour her up to look as if she was part of the forest, as if her hair was moss and the flowers actually grow there. I see her as some woodland sprite, a forest spirit. I think she's beautiful and in my mind, she's utterly perfect for our challenge this week at Fab 'n' Funky. 

I've added oodles of Wink of Stella to this creation, which of course is impossible to see in the above pic, but the colour balance is best in that pic, so gives a truer impression of the colours. But the pic below taken under the spots, shows the pretty sparkles, even if she is a bit bleached out.

I used my Promarkers of course to colour this beauty and stamped some gorgeous Lili of the Valley Grunge Elements around her. The pretty floral stamp I've used in the top left and bottom right corner are from Unity Stamps, as is the lovely sentiment. I have a cousin undergoing radiotherapy at present, so this card is meant for her and I wanted a sentiment to let her know how much she is in our hearts and on our minds, so this fit the bill perfectly. As you can see in the pic below, I dabbed some Wink of Stella in the centre of the two biggest flowers to add a subtle touch of sparkle. I had a wee inky accident under the sentiment, so don't look too closely at that poor butterfly, I managed to mop the worst up quickly, so not a total disaster.

I chose a CAS design, with foam behind the image panel for a bit of dimension and a paper strip down the side that would bring out the pink of the flowers and tone down the green a bit. The pink paper is from a gorgeous DCWV 12x12 paper stack that my lovely baby sis sent from America. The postage was horrendous for her, poor poppet, but oh my goodness what a totally scrummy treaty parcel to receive! I'll see if I can find a pic of the parcel as there were so many spoily gorgeous bits to it. A super lovely treaty surprise.

So there she is my forest nymph, as much a part of the forest as the animals and trees. Yes, her skin is green, perhaps not the best choice of skin colour for my cousin's sake, but I wanted her to look and feel surreal and elvin. Hopefully that's how she's viewed not as 'Vampirish' as my hubby suggested she looked! Bah, I don't see it!

Come on over and join in with my challenge this week at Fab 'n' Funky, I would LOVE to see what you come up with for this challenge. You have to stop in and check out what my talented teamies did for the challenge too, as I have to say, they hit it out the ballpark this week, their makes are stunning! So come visit and if you love what you see be sure to visit their blogs and let them know. I'll be back before long with another crafty adventure. Have a fabby week. Big hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Alphabet Challenge: G is for Girlie
Lemon Shortbread: #16 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #73 ~ Anything Goes
Julia Spiri Challenge: #19 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: #114 ~ Anything Goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: #34 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge: #365 ~ In The Pink (I hope there's enough pink to qualify!)

Update: I made the Top 2 listing at Julia Spiri! Woop woop, thank you so much! xoxo


aussie aNNie said…
Delightful and stunning masterpiece Wendy...Julia has so many fab images...xx
Chris said…
She's a stunner Wends! Love the way you've coloured her...she does look ethereal (take no notice of hubby!). She's showcased so beautifully by your lovely design, the stamped background is perfect for her!
Pat K said…
Absolutely gorgeous Wends. Beautifully coloured and love her green hair. You've reminded me to pull out my Wink of Stella that are so neglected too. Your image is so perfect for the challenge. hugs, Pat K x
coldwaters2 said…
Gorgeous card Wends love the colours you have used for the image she looks magical, the sentiment and background look fantastic
lorraine x
andree said…
This is just lovely. Thanks so much for playing this time at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree {DT Lil Patch of Crafty Friends}
Wendy said…
WOW! She looks stunning Wends, love her green eyes and hair, just fab! and love your CAS design with your gorgeous stamping too!
Thanks for a great challenge this week :) We were very lucky to get to work with Julia's gorgeous images.
Wendy xx
Sarah said…
A great theme for the challenge and you have done an equally great job with your forest nymph xx
Pat said…
Gorgeous card Wends, love the beautiful image and the fabulous colouring, a great make.

Pat xx
Karen said…
Wends, my sweet friend, this is gorgeous! I love your inspiration with her... you've made her a perfect woodland sprite. (Vampirish?! Not in the least! What do boys know, anyway?!) ;) You have colored her beautifully. I loved the greens at first glance and then even more so upon reading why you chose the shades. She is stunning. The stamps throughout your card are so pretty and the sentiment warms my heart. The pink strip is exquisite... what an amazing shade and I do love that it brings out the pink blossoms in the image. Wonderfully done as always, my kind and talented friend. Sending tons of sparkly love your way!

Hugs and blessings,
Alison said…
I really love this, Wends. That image is soo adorable and the way you have coloured her is amazing - love the magenta strip at the side too.
Alison x
Mandy said…
Gorgeous card Wends! I love the image you've used and you've coloured it beautifully.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx
Jeni Mc said…
Just love this card ,The colours coordinate so well and I can see how much work you have put into making it .
Jeni x
Hi Wendy....What a wonderful card....Love the image and you have coloured so beautifully....love the green hair!....great background too....Joolsx
What a stunner - love the greens and the sparkle Wends.
Tracy said…
Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
Aunty Sue said…
Beautiful love your colouring and thanks for sharing at Julia Spiri stamps challenge and good luck hope you will join us again.
aussie aNNie said…
Fabulous project and love the colours and whole concept of this creation. Thanks so much for sharing at our current challenge and using an image by ©Julia Spiri
Julia Spiri Challenges {aNNie}
Gorgeous creation, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Julia Spiri Challenge... Good Luck!
Hugs Donna(dt) xx

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