Saturday, September 10, 2011

Corner Bookmark...

Hi Everyone!
I hope all is well with you! I hosted my monthly card class this morning and we made a corner bookmark. I just love making these! They're kinda quick once you get your image colored and they're very showy.

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

Mini Tilda with Pony Tail

The star of this project is the sweet little #3021 Mini Tilda with Pony Tail and she's sitting in front of #509 Mini Bird Background. Both images are currently available at Magnolia-licious in both mini and regular size. I think they're both fairly popular images so you may want to head on over there right away to reserve yours. Their customer service is fantastic so you may even have yours by the end of the week!

The image and its scalloped background were both cut using SB nesties. The dp's are from the BG 'Sweet Threads' collection. You can get the 'Sweet Threads' 6x6 paper pads at Love To Stamp for only $4.50/each right now! The swirl was cut using my favorite Magnolia DooHickey Die - Heart Swirl, also available at Magnolia-licious. I cut it into a couple of pieces and then attached them where I thought they looked best. The ric-rac is from American Crafts and the cheesecloth is from my stash. The bottom of the bookmark was cut using a MS punch. I added a ton of star dust Stickles for some sparkle.

This is how it looks on the corner of a book.

The images were colored using Copic markers. Here are the details:

E000, 00, 01, 11, 13, 30, 31, 41, 43, 44, 50
R20, 30, 81, 83, 85, 89
N0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Y11, 19, 21
G12, 20, 94
B0000, 00, 32, 34, 37

Well, that's all I have to show today. I hope you had fun stopping by. Have a wonderful day :-)



Monday, September 5, 2011

Boxing Tilda...

The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the 14th challenge over at TOMIC!!! This week we have a really, super cool theme for you...'make your own background paper'! My goal was to spend $0.00 on this project and use only that which I already had in my studio. This was a challenge I tell ya! Whenever I'm faced with the unknown, I go to the craft store for inspiration and end up spending money. This time, I searched my studio for inspiration. And I found it in my spray misters!

You can catch all of the details of the challenge over at TOMIC. You can see all of the spectacular DT creations and find out how you can enter to win a fantastic Magnolia prize :-) I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

Here's my take on the challenge...

Boxing Tilda
When I saw this little cutie pie, I knew she was going to be the first that I would ink up. I look at #220 Boxing Tilda and I'm reminded of all that I've fought for over the years and all that I've been through to get to where I am now. It hasn't all been pretty, but I wouldn't change any of it. I'm a firm believer in our experiences shaping us, the good and the bad. I like who I am now and I love my family and my life...just the way it is. You get nowhere in life if you don't fight for what you want. That's what this image symbolizes for me.

Anyway, back to the challenge at hand...yes, I made these papers! There is a close-up below.

I thought of this Boxing Tilda as a winner...a gold medalist, and wanted to use gold and black to show her off. So, I first took my watercolor paper and sprayed it with water. Then I diluted some Spiced Marmalade - Ranger DI with water and sprayed it on the paper, followed by black Maya Mist. Once it dried I gave it a coat of a silver shimmer Maya Mist and then more spiced marmalade to brighten the yellow. While it dried, I treated some cheesecloth similarly. When everything was dry, I cut them to size and adhered the cheesecloth to the paper with Aleene's Decoupage. I took another piece of the paper and stamped a SU 'Victorian Tapestry' stamp in black.

Oh yeah! That corner piece was silver until I took my black Copic marker to it! Love my Copics!!!

The image is colored with a combo of Copic markers and watercolor with Ranger DI's. Here are the details:

Copics: EOOO, 00, 01, 11, 13, N0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9

DI's: black soot, spiced marmalade, scattered straw, vintage photo, pumice stone

The ruffled black ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The flowers are from both Magnolia and Kort & Godt. There are more details below...

The spiky little flowers are from Kort & Godt. I saw them on Hanna's blog a short while back and asked her about them. I love them so much that I bought 4 packs! I gave them a treatment similar to what Hanna had done, but in colors to match my card. I used the Maya Mists and DI's that I used on the papers and then I topped them with a bit of yellow Stickles for extra sparkle. You should see them IRL. They're really gorgeous.

Well, that's it for me today. Thank you so very much for stopping by! I hope you'll take a moment to leave a little comment to let me know that you were here :-)



Saturday, September 3, 2011

Chess Tilda...

Fill Your Life With Sunshine
And Your Heart With Love

Today I have a very simple bookmark/tag to show you. I didn't have a lot of time, so a bookmark/tag was a great choice. And, it fits the 'Back To School' theme perfectly. I already had the base of the tag sitting on my craft desk. I actually cut it out quite a while ago when I got the Magnolia DooHickey 'Old Swedish Lace' die from Magnolia-licious. I just never got around to using it!

So, I picked out dp's from BoBunny's 'Vicki B' 6x6 paper pad, which is currently on sale at Love To Stamp. Then I looked through my stamps from Magnolia's 'Winner Takes All' collection and I just had to use this sweet little #378 'Chess Tilda'. I JUST LOVE HER GLASSES!!! I don't ever remember seeing a Tilda with glasses and I think she is just the sweetest thing! I have her sitting on #557 Soccer Bench. The entire 'Winner Takes All' collection is available at Magnolia-licious. You can also get the entire collection in Mini form!!! Magnolia-licious has the lowest prices and best customer service. It's the only place that I shop for my Magnolia's.

What else is on this tag? I practically shredded some cheesecloth and scrunched it up behind the image. I grabbed some orange string from my stash, wrapped it around a few times, and then split the ends. I topped the knot with a heart button that I found in my button drawer. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and I stamped it on some kraft paper cut with my Magnolia DooHickey 'Dream Tag' die. The flowers and gems were left over from a Magnolia DT kit that I got many months back. And finally, all edges were given a bit of age with some Ranger DI Walnut Stain.

I colored this little cutie with Copic markers. Here are the color details:

E000, 00, 01, 11, 13, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 50
R20, 30, 81, 83, 85
W3, 5
N0, 1, 3
G0000, 12, 21, 24

That's all I have for today! Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you'll leave a little note to let me know you were here :-)