Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Scarecrow Tilda...

You Bring Sunshine To My Life
This #298 Scarecrow Tilda is my absolute favorite stamp from the Sweet Rainbow collection. She is available right now at Magnolia-licious so head on over there and get yours today. 

Side Note: I have no idea why, but I colored this image with really rich, warm colors, and that's what dictated the entire Autumn color scheme of this post.

The Whimsy sentiment is from the Vintage Seed Packets set which is available at Love To Stamp.

The gorgeous dp's are from the Webster's Pages 'Wonderfall' collection and they're absolutely perfect with this #298 Scarecrow Tilda. All cs is Bazzill. The flowers and lace are from WOC. I layered some cheese cloth in the background, after staining it a bit with some of my DI's and a spritz of water to blend. The image is colored with Copic markers, but I don't have the color details...sorry! I colored it while waiting for my son at summer camp and never wrote down the color details before putting the markers away. Anyway, the edges of the image were also stained a bit with the DI's.

Here's the inside of the card. The dp from Webster's Pages is, again... perfect. I added some more daisies from WOC and stamped a sentiment from SU.

Well, that's it for me today! Thank you so much for stopping/hopping by!



Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Get Well Soon...

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!! Today I've got my Magnolia-licious DT Challenge card to show you. The current challenge over at Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog is 'Nothin' But Paper!'. That's right! Diana challenged us girls to make something using absolutely nothin' but paper! All I can say is "Thank goodness for my Doo Hickey dies!".
And now for my card!!!

Get Well Soon
Well, you've all seen this little 'Nurse Tilda' as a mini in the Magnolia kit, but have you seen her in the full size yet? Neither had I until Diana gifted her to me at CHA. You're tooooooo sweet Diana! Thank you!!! Isn't this image just the cutest? I couldn't wait to ink her up and you have no idea how difficult it was to hold this post until now! Anyway, she'll be available at Magnolia-licious really soon!

I wanted to see how many Magnola products I could use on this card and, I must say, I got quite a few! The dp's are from the Mini Sweet Rainbow Paper Pack. I used almost the entire pack on this card! The large flowers and leaves were cut using the following Doo Hickey dies: Bon Voyage Foliage, Doily Flowers, and Heart Swirl. The red roses were cut using the Marianne Design Creatables - Flower Buds and Leaves Die. The bottom edge of the card and background to the image were cut using a MS edge punch. I added bits of a white doily for a little more interest behine the image. You almost can't see it, but there's a paper ribbon behind the image that I cut with another MS punch. I cut the image with a SB oval grand nestie. All cs is by SU.
I colored the Tilda with Copic markers. The details are below. I chose to make her uniform pink because white simply wouldn't stand out from the background enough.
Copics: E000, 00, 02, 11, 13, 41, 42, 43, 44, 50, R20, 30, 35, 37, RV0000, 00, 02, W00, 1, 3, 5, N0, 1
Well, that's it for today! Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit!!!


Monday, August 1, 2011

You Are Truly Amazing!

The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge

Happy August 1st Everyone! Man, I cannot believe how quickly this summer is flying by!!! Only one more month until school starts up again and then I can get back to my routine. Unfortunately, that also means that the weather will start turning cold again...boohoo!!! But, until then we still have sunshine and summer fun. Speaking of which, I have a card today showing off Edwin in one of his favorite summer sports - Soccer!

The TOMIC challenge this week is to make something 'Round'. You can get all of the details on the TOMIC blog. There you can also catch a sneak peek at the projects from the rest of Group 3. They are sure to WOW you and provide much inspiration!!!

I wanted to do something a little more interesting than the circular cards that I've made in the past. I pulled out my last Magnolia stamp kit and saw, what I call, 'Soccer Edwin' just sitting there beggin' to be inked up.  Technically, he's called 'Football Edwin', but here in the States we refer to it as soccer :-)  Anyway, then I thought...'a soccer ball is round...why not make Edwin's background a giant soccer ball!'.

Here it is...I hope you like it :-)

You Are Truly Amazing!

Isn't he just the cutest! I just love these Magnolia images with their summer sports. This little guy makes the most perfect card for a boy's birthday or any other special occasion. This stamp was a part of the last kit and should be released very soon.

I colored this sweet lil' guy with PrismaColor Pencils on Kraft paper. I'm really enjoying working with them. However, as you can see, I have a lot to learn! I cut the circle shape with my SB nestie. I found a soccer ball template online and traced it onto the Bazzill cs using my son's lightbox. Then I simply colored it in using a black Copic marker.

I cut the grass using a Magnolia Doo Hickey die. Both the ribbon and buttons were from my stash.

Here's a photo of the inside. Since it's for a boy, I kept it simple with just a few buttons. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

That's it for me today! Thank you much for stopping by. And, don't forget to play along in the TOMIC challenge! I can't wait to see what you make!!!