Southern Girls Challenge ~ Add Sparkle

Well hello again. I know, shock, I'm back again already! It's time of course for a new challenge at Southern Girls and our DT have been working hard on some utterly gorgeous creations with a fun and fabulous theme 'Add Sparkle', how easy and fab is that?! We are spoilt to have two fantastic sponsors for this challenge ~ Krafter's Cart and Polkadoodles. So there are two fabulous prizes up for grabs this challenge.

I used a lovely bamboo screen diecut to create my card for this challenge. I have to confess I hit a bit of a wall this week. I've been eating, breathing and dreaming Pokemon in the lead up to my small boys birthday this past weekend and everything else had to wait. So I mulled over this creation for quite a bit and then when it was time put this together, I just couldn't come up with anything! Mr Mojo had hotfooted it right out the door! But then I spotted some wrapping paper sitting on my table from a recent present wrap and suddenly an idea started to form. It was the same shade as the bamboo I had just inked with my Pear Green Promarker. So I backed the diecuts with a white panel to set them apart from the wrapping paper and then played around with some gold glitter paper trying to work out how to bring in the 'Sparkle' for the challenge theme. 

At one stage I had a gold circle behind the Kimono, however it made the Kimono fade into nothing, so I swapped it instead for a white circle and the Kimono was able to once again take the spotlight. I have a die set which contains this very intricate central circle design and it occured to me it might look good with gold glitter card behind it and popped up slightly higher than the sentiment circles. The top character means Love and the bottom character means Happiness. A wee bit of a mix of cultures there with the Chinese characters and the Japanese Kimono, but it's what I had to hand, so  I went with it. The Kimono stamp I've had for years, and I don't know who the manufacturer was, it's a very old wood mounted one. I inked the Kimono with my Promarkers and then added gold glitter cardstock to the details. All the flower centres have a tiny glittery gold centre, which I cut with my middle sized hole punch. The two tiny flowers to the sides at the bottom, I used my smallest hole punch to cut the centres. They worked perfectly for this! It's just a shame the camera didn't pick up the sparkle on them.

Do come and join in the fun with us at Southern Girls with your own sparkly creations. We so look forward each challenge, to seeing how our themes are interpreted. Isn't this such an amazing creative world?! I'll be back again very soon with another crafty adventure, but until then, enjoy the rest of your week. I'm off to NOT do anything related to Pokemon!! LOL. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
The Ribbon Girl: May Card Challenge
Allsorts Challenge: #415 ~ Ring O' Roses
City Crafter's Challenge: #362 ~ Photo Inspiration (The circular 'globe' shapes and blue/green colours)


kareN stampZ said…
This is so clever & really original I love how you have made the fancy bamboo work with all your lovely papers & fab oriental stamps - it really is a work of art!!
Juls said…
Awesome!!!! Love it xx
What a journey to arrive at this fabulous card Wends - love the colour choices and the way you have wee gold accents all over, without overwhelming the design.
Cara said…
That kimono is fabulous, lovely card. Cara x
Gorgeous card Wends....Love the fab kimono and all details....Joolsx
susiestacey said…
Lovely card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Roses' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x
Wendy said…
So beautiful Wends, fabulous design.
Thanks for mentioning Little red wagon challenge, now a follower and entered my sunshine card.
Wendy xx
Chris said…
A beautiful and unusual card Wends. The kimono stamp works so well with your lovely bamboo diecuts, isn't it great to rediscover an old stamp? Beautifully coloured, a fab l/o and just the right amount of sparkle.
Elise said…
Wow wow wow Wendy! This is absolutely GOR-GEOUS! I so love how you did this and the colors on here are spot on perfect! Truly love it! Hope you've been doing well?

Big hugs,
Ellibelle said…
What a beautiful card, gorgeous colors!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts!
Teresa Kline said…
hello! super cute card, what a great design! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Marina said…
Love all the beautiful patterns on this. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.
Stella said…
A lovely layered design and a fab take on the photo inspiration. I especially love the background; it has an almost grapghiv look that I love. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!
alethea said…
HI Wendy... Loving your card. Love the design. Wanted to stop by and apologise for never coming by to comment like you do on my blog. I really do appreciate it and am hoping I can get on top of things and start being a better teamie.... Hugsxx

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