Southern Girls ~ Team Lou ~ Anything Goes

Hey there crafty pals. I'm here to share my DT creation for Southern Girls first challenge of the year. I missed the challenge completely due to other commitments, but here is the card I made for our 'Anything Goes' challenge. We were sponsored by The Paper Shelter and Neat & Tangled. I chose this gorgeous Paper Shelter image for my creation as I just loved this enchanting image.

My Georgie is about to turn 14 at the end of February, so I made this as her birthday card. I think it's such a fun image for a teen. I added the hashtag 14 with a (now retired) Whimsy Stamps number die set, to mark her age and matted the image with the same blue, using a Whimsy Stamps Stitched Oval Layers die. I also cut a little La La Land corner die from the blue cardstock. This 'blue cardstock' is actually a paint chip. I picked up a handful when we were at the DIY store recently to look at colours and thought they'd be fun recycled on a card! 

I love the paper I've used for this creation, it's from Simple Stories and is called Summer Fresh. It has such a lovely array of papers, all with a bright cheery summery theme. The little banner down the left hand side was cut from one of the pages. I think it's such a fun way to finish this card. I curled a couple of the edges to show the double sided paper pattern. I distressed the edges and layered this banner up on foam tape for a bit of dimension.

I added Wink of Stella to the bits of the image I thought should sparkle, the horn, the stars, the gems, the cloud and the rainbow. It's hard to capture but is a lovely touch of sparkle in reality. I popped the image up on foam so it sat above the navy frame. Just for that extra bit of interest and dimension. 

I coloured the image with my Copic Markers and decided to use blue to colour the hair. Georgie has been experimenting with her hair a bit lately so I thought she'd really LOVE this fun image and this bold hair colour. I can't quite believe my baby is about to turn 14!!

We have a brand new challenge starting this week at Southern Girls, so come along and play with the Team Trace lovelies this time. You have two weeks to enter and our theme is 'Love Is In The Air', so a fun theme with Valentines on it's way! I'll be back again really soon with another crafty adventure. Until then, have a gorgeous week and happy crafting! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Use Your Stuff: #344 ~ Numbers
Crafty Catz: #446 ~ Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys: #132 ~ In Stitches
The Paper Girls: #168 ~ Sparkle & Shine
The Paper Shelter: #367 ~ Shades of Blue
Papercraft Challenges: #29 ~ Bright Colours
Colour Crazy Challenge: #3 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #383 ~ Anything Goes

Update: I made the Top 3 at Crafty Catz. I'm so delighted! Thank you so much ladies! xoxo


Oh Wends....What a beautiful love the image and colours....beautiful done...
I am well(ish) painful knee....hope you and your family are well....Hugs Joolsx
Another excellent coloring of image...adorable card.
missgailly said…
Yowza! Such a cute image and excellently coloured. Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail
Amanda said…
That's a gorgeous image! And you paired it with some lovely paper! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff! Amanda - DT
What a gorgeous card for your Georgie - love the blue hair and all the sparkle, and that word banner is such a wonderful extra
Sarah said…
Georgie is going to love this card. It's perfect for a teenage girlie. I love your details, particularly the curled corners on the banner...must remember that!! xx
Jeannie said…
Hi Wendy! She is soooo beautiful and I just love the papers and the sentiment tag and how you curled over the edges on it. The stitched oval frames look fabulous too. Thanks so much for joining my In Stitches blog challenge :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys
Chris said…
Fabulous colouring of your sweet image, love the blue hair (mane?)!
Gorgeous papers and layout too.
How did Georgie get to be 14 already she having 2 birthdays a year? !!! Can't believe how fast the time passes!

CraftyNatalie said…
Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at The paper shelter this week.
Aunty Sue said…
What a fab card she will love as I do thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz
kReN said…
Love your project! Thanks for joining us at the CCC this month. Follow me at
Monika Reeck said…
Another adorable coloring Image miss Wendy
and love the DP you have choosen
amazing card again you are so talented at coloring
LOVE much
many thanks for playing along with us this time at Papercraft Challenges
Monika (DT)

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