26 January 2017

Southern Girls Challenge - Let's Go Retro - Smash that Stash!

I'm really proud & excited to announce that I am on the Design Team for Southern Girls for 2017. This challenge was started by a couple of kiwis Louise & Tracy way back in August 2010.

Today's challenge is a  RETRO challenge, designed to have you digging into your stash and getting rid of some of those older supplies that might be hanging around unloved. So for this fortnights challenge we would love to see you use some Buttons and or Brads on your projects.  Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, art journal pages and all types of papercraft.

The rules are pretty simple so do click on the Southern Girls pic above or on the LHS of my blog to take you to the challenge site & check out all the design team's cards, tags & even a scrapbook page using buttons or brads.

I'vs used one of the sponsor's digital images & I know exactly who is getting this card my delightful great niece Tyla-Marie who has been reminding me via Messenger for weeks she is turning 13 this coming weekend.

So this is Little Star by ppinky dolls:

I had a wee problem with a new Wink of Stella pen adding a huge drop of sparkle to my right cloud, so I mopped it up & added more outside the left  one too. At the time I was like OMG as it was the day before I had to submit my card, but I have to be honest I really like the look now. Maybe I'll start a new trend!! I added some glossy accents to make her boots all shiny as well.

Well this challenge was a challenge as I've never coloured such a complicated face or hair before & I know I have a long way to go with my colouring but I'm really happy how she has turned out. The digital image actually has a lot of shading which makes it easy to colour up. I've added some wee dots to that adorable wee bunny to add a bit of texture & again I love how s/he turned out too.

So I hope you can join in on the Retro challenge (see the SG Challenge site for the rules) and as always we have  2 amazing sponsors for this challenge, so there's goodies to be won too .....


✿ Karen ✿


TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Karen!
LOVE your image & colouring, LOVE your pretty colours, layers and sparkle too!
... I confess I have suffered dreaded glops from Wink Of Stella and Copic markers and feel your pain. You have recovered perfectly, as your clouds look great, the sparkle matched by your seqins :)

Louise F - Punknscrap said...

I love this card, your colouring on her is awesome and the raised image mat is a great touch.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a fab card for your first DT outing as a Southern Girlie Karen! I love your pretty colour scheme and the added dimension you gave the image panel. Fab addition of the sequins too. Gorgeous. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Karen Oliver said...

Gorgeous card Karen. She's very cute and a little moody looking which adds to her charm. You've coloured her perfectly. Xo

Karen Oliver said...

Gorgeous card Karen. She's very cute and a little moody looking which adds to her charm. You've coloured her perfectly. Xo