Thursday, 15 June 2017

Sticky Business with Team Lou at the Southern Girls

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge

This fortnight we are all about sticky things!
We want to see things stuck on your projects,
things like Washi Tape, Sequins and Enamel Dots and more.

Our generous sponsors for this challenge are

KC   Ppinkydolls


Today I have used the super cute Unicorn Besty digital stamp by Ppinkydolls, one of our generous sponsors this fortnight.

I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set then started colouring with Copic markers.  I spent some time learning more about unicorns before the colouring began, with some fun blending lessons.  Copic markers with the same saturation number (1st number after the colour letter/s) or the same brightness number (the 2nd number after the colour letter/s) blend well together and make for interesting new colours.  My unicorn's mane is a combination of E00-BV00-B00, with a touch of E11 to add a richness to the darkest portions created with E00.

On a side note, I did have a little experiment before I finished colouring and thought I would share another couple of blending combos using some smaller image panels.
BG01-YG01-R01              BG00-YR12-YG13

Back to my birthday card.  After the colouring was completed I trimmed the image panel down and matted with black cardstock, trimming it to a 1/16" border with my Perfect Layers ruler (a very cool tool).  I made a huge square top folding card base (... dare I confess that it's 8x8"?!), matted it with black cardstock in readiness for some sparkle.  I cut two panels of heavy glitter cardstock (it's from Kaisercraft, so much sparkle, a pleasure to cut and no, I repeat NO, loose glitter).  I made a glitter tape rainbow along the side of the darker blue panel, looping the strips around the back to keep them securely in place.  I adhered the glitter panels to the card base, then the image panel.  I cut three clouds from crystal glitter cardstock and covered them with sequins in a variety of sizes.  The clouds were overlapped and popped in place with foam squares of different thicknesses.  I went a bit sequin crazy when I started adding the "sparkling rain" ... warning, sparkling clear sequins are addictive and fun!  The sentiment panel was a combination of fonts, printed on the same cardstock as the image panel (so that the whites matched) with the black matting trimmed down to 1/16".  I popped the sentiment panel with foam squares.


Here a pic to show the dimension of the clouds and sentiment panel.

I can't resist another couple of pics, the image and sparkle of this card are so magical and happy together ... 

Ppinkydolls - digital stamp - Unicorn Besty
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-11
Copic markers - hair - E31-33-35-37
Copic markers - eyes - YG03-17-67
Copic markers - clothes - G20-21-24 R81-83-85
Copic markers - boots - T0-1-3-5-7-9
Copic markers - unicorn body - R81-83-85
Copic markers - unicorn mane - E11 E00 BV00 B00
Copic markers - horn - C0-1 + clear Wink Of Stella glitter brush
Copic markers - ground -  E40-41-42-43-44
X-Press It - Glitter Deco Tape
 Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush - sparkle added to horn
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sequins
foam squares to adhere the clouds and sentiment panel
Perfect Layers Ruler - 1/16" matted layers


Sending a big Thank You to Ppinkydolls for sponsoring

I hope I have inspired you to create a project filled with sticky elements and look forward to seeing your work shared in the challenge gallery.  
Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):


  1. OMG I love all your rainbow manes they're so pretty and its all so pretty with all that shine from the sequins plus you stepped it up with washi as well - fab, fab card Tracy!

  2. Ooh what a spinkly sparkly gorgeous creation! You totally nailed this challenge hun! Love the clouds full of sequins. So pretty and clever. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  3. Loving the sparkly background and the unicorn it really is magical. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  4. Fantastic card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  5. very nice. Thanks for joining us at Creative Ladybird Creations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  6. Gorgeous! Stunning colouring and I love the sparkly clouds! Great idea!
    Thank you for joining us at both The Colour Crazy Challenge and Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  7. Adorable love your colouring. Thank you for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge wk23 . Helen DT xx

  8. This is the sweetest thing ever!!! Loving the little sparkly cloud!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Digi Chooseday crafty hugs Julia xx

  9. What a cute card! those sequin clouds are just inspirational!.x

  10. This is a gorgeous creation and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    PS: Love the rainbow paper in the background.

  11. Fabulous card, love the image and colors! Thank you for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges! We hope to see you again!
    Sherry x
    DT for SheepSki Designs Challenges
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

  12. Great card, loving the image and your colouring. Fab background.
    Thanks for joining us over at Sheep Ski Designs.
    Hope to see you again.
    Jean xx

  13. How fabulous - wonderful colouring on that delightful little image and I adore the added sequins :-)
    Thank you for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges :-D

    IKE x

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  14. Your coloring is absolutely magnificent, Tracy! WOW! So good to see you entering our "Anything Goes" challenge at Ike's World Challenge this fortnight. Thanks for supporting us and good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  15. Fabulous card! Gorgeous image and sentiment!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Hester

  16. Beautiful card and your image is beautifully colored! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Melanie DT for

  17. What a gorgeous sparkly rainbow and I adore how you've used the sequins here. Beautiful colouring too. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 'Anything Goes' June 2017.
    Nicola, CGE DT (Amethyst Lily Designs )

  18. I want to color like you when I grow yp! Seriously, your coloring is amazing! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    AJ's Designs {My Blog}
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    1. Thank You so much for your delightful compliment Aletha :)

  19. this is gorgeous Tracy

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  20. Wonderful creation!! Thanks for joining us at the SheepSki Designs challenge blog. I hope you'll join again!!
    SheepSki DT

  21. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  22. This is adorable and I love the colors, clouds and bling! Thanks for playing with us at Color It Create It Show It Off!
    Carolyn DT

  23. That unicorn is SOOOOOO adorable and beautifully coloured too. Thank you for joining in at the cutie pie challenge. Sarah DT


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