Thursday, 22 October 2015

Southern Girls ~ Stripes

Oh dear, I'm late, I'm late for a very important date. Apologies for the late post, it's been a manic day with a few dramas thrown in. But it's time again for a new challenge at Southern Girls and we're rocking the stripes this challenge. So bring out all your fav' stripey bits and get crafting with us!


I made a slightly different Halloween card for my creation. I didn't want to go down the spiders and ghosts route, and our wonderful sponsors The East Wind had a super cute little witchy in their 'Unky Toons' range making her way in the world. I coloured her of course with my fabby Promarkers. Still my fav' colouring medium. I decided to pair her with a fun sentiment from Kenny K for my twist on the usual Halloween card. I of course had to throw in some stripes, so I went with a stripey paper and drew some stripes on her coat with a slightly darker grey Promarker. I kinda stripeyed the mushrooms too, by cutting them from some cobwebbed papers. I think it looks fun.


For some reason my card is a little pixelated today. I tried all sorts of fixes like downloading it in different sizes, but nothing helped. If you click on it though, it pops up and the pixelation disappears. Not sure why it happened, so if anyone knows how to fix this, let me know! 


I just loved the top sentiment which is from Kenny K's Halloween Sentiments Set. Don't you think it suits this image? I thought so! The bottom sentiment is from Ziggle Designs by Kami from her Daily Date Stamps digital release. I matted it onto a circle cut from the same cobweb paper as the Mushrooms to add a little hint of traditional Halloween feel in there.


Those cute mushrooms are from the Autumn release of the Doohickey Magazine. I cut them from white card and then the red cobweb paper, which I paper pieced on top of the white card, trimming the stems to just have the red tops. Such a cute little mushroom die, I love it.

Thanks for popping in today and visiting my wee blog. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. In the meantime, come join us at the Southern Girls Challenge for our 'Stripes' challenge. We have two awesome sponsors! Do stop into the blog to check out what my talented teamies have been up to also, they're a super talented bunch. Big hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Dream Valley: #117 ~ Halloween
Crafty Catz: #297 ~ Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge: #115 ~ Halloween
Allsorts Challenge: #333 ~ All Sentimental 
The East Wind Challenge: #41 ~ Halloween
Crafts & Me Challenge: October ~ Halloween
Passion For Promarkers: #319 ~ Lots of Layers
Simon Says Monday Challenge: The Monster Mash
The ABC Challenge: T is for Two (Two Sentiments, 2 designer papers, 2 mushroom patches)

Update: My card was chosen as a 'Design Favourite' at The East Wind Challenge. Thank you so much!


21 comments:

SARN said...

What a cute witch. She is FAB! Great colouring and card layout too.xxx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous male card love the design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Sarah said...

This is an absolute delight!! An adorable image and that sentiment is brilliant!! xx

Sarah Nancarrow said...

Aw what a darling card!! I love how there's a focus on only 3 colours, and the red really pops. Beautiful work :)

Chris said...

A great take on a halloween theme Wends! Cute image, so perfect with the sentiment, and a lovely LO! Fabulous earthy palette, lifted by the pops of red!
Chris
x

Annette said...

hehehhe I love the sentiment!!! Fab card Wendy.
xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Wendy this is so sweet and adorable I love that cutie image also those lovely papers and the layers a right little smasher.
hugs
lorraine x

The Crafty Den said...

Beautiful card Wendy. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. The embellishments and papers are just perfect. Thanks for joining in with our 'lots of layers' challenge at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x
p.s. we would really appreciate it if you could mention what you coloured your image with i.e. promarkers/flexmarkers etc x x

Abi said...

haha, that's great Wendy! I love your take on Halloween and her stripy coat looks amazing. Hope you are less manic and heading for a good weekend now xx

Beverley Lowe said...

Hi Wendy - cute take on a Hallowe'en card! Love it, greatcolouring too. Thanks for joining us over on Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
Hugs,
Bev (DT)

Lisa Mensing said...

Great take on Halloween! Love the sentiment. Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley's Halloween Challenge. Lisa DT

Little K Smith said...

A lovely card! I love the sweet image and I need that toadstool die!
Thank you for joining us at Passion For Promarkers :)
Kelly.x

Jackie C said...

Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at THE EAST WIND. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @ THE EAST WIND

Kat W said...

What a wonderful 'Halloween' design; I love your creative twists here with the cute image, fun sentiment and those sweet mushrooms! This colour scheme is really gorgeous, you have created such a cosy feel to this card :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

cheiron said...

Such a cute twist on a Halloween card, and I love the sentiment!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

Anna Jasiolek said...

It's always so much fun to see what you create for the 'anything goes' challenge, so many creative ideas! Love what you designed and made this time. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and please come back for a brand new theme.
Hugs,
Anna xxx

Anna Jasiolek said...

I really love how all your layers go together, the whole project looks really cool! Thank you for joining our challenge at Passion For Promarkers and please come back again tomorrow for a brand new one.
Hugs,
Anna xxx

Bettina L. said...

This is a totally different halloween card. LOve the red and brown twist to it. Thanks for playing at The East Wind and good luck. Hope to see you back the 1st for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at The East Wind xx

Karen Oliver said...

Love this Wendy, its such a lovely take on a Halloween card. Coloured to perfection as always and I love the red and white stripes. The sentiment is perfect too. Awesome xo

Vixykins said...

Super sweet and great sentiment x

Thanks for joining Crafts and Me challenge, come back this month for our Autumn Colours Challenge x

Ngaere Bennetts said...

This is a really striking card. I love the colours and the papers you have used. The image is so cute.

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