Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Easter-Spring

Hello Friends and Visitors! I made this card last weekend for the Magnolia-licious Highlites Easter-Spring Extravaganza Contest. There are three categories you can enter and some outstanding prizes. The voting will take place by Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group members which is so fabulous.

My entry for category #1 is an Easter card with lots of flowery colors.

I love this color combo. The DPs are from TPC Studio which I just got at Archiver’s.

My sweet little Tilda with her Bunny was colored with Copics in Blue Greens and Orange(YRs). For her Bunny I used the C0 series. I added Stickles to the bow of Tilda’s hat and Glossy Accents to her shoes and I gave bunny a white fluffy tail with some flock. I used my Spellbinders Circle die for the background and embossed the edge then I added some pumpkin colored ink with a sponge applicator around the embossing.

I machine stitched the DP panels and added Marianne Designs doily and Tilda Lace die cuts. The lace ribbon trim matched perfectly with my DPs which are both from Archiver’s. My flowers are from WOC and Recollections. The blue flowers I got at Hobby Lobby originally in white so I sprayed them with Turquoise Glimmer Mist to match my color scheme. I added some leaves under my flowers with my Nellie Snellen punch and I finished off the front with some pearls and a Spellbinders label die for my Happy Easter sentiment. Then I gave the label a coat of Stickles in eucalyptus and orange.

For the inside of my card I added elements from the front with a matted blank circle ready for a personal sentiment. Then I finished it off with a simple ribbon tie.

I hope you enjoyed my card as much as I did creating it. I’m working on the other two categories for this challenge so I hope to see you again soon. Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring is Almost Here!!!

Hello Friends and Visitors! Spring officially begins next week. Yaaayyyy!!! Of course, that means nothing here in Colorado. We can get snow in April and May. GASP!

Last Wednesday it was 74 degrees and then it snowed almost an inch that evening and was melted by 10 a.m. the next morning. So the saying goes around here, “If you don’t like the weather wait a few hours” it will change. We didn’t see much snow this winter across the front range but it pummeled the higher regions of the Rockies and the rest of the country. I’m glad Spring is just around the corner. I’m looking forward to planting my annuals and garden.

“Photo Frame”
Today I'm entering my project in the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge for March with a custom frame I made for my granddaughter, Isabel (Bel). The Challenge is:

“Frame Projects" with a Recipe
Use at least one of each of these:
·       Bling/Pearls
·       Trim/Ribbon
·       Magnolia Image
·       Flowers 

For my Frame Project, I used a piece of 7 inch square double corrugated cardboard and cut the window to fit a small photo giving me plenty of room for embellishments. I covered the cardboard with Bazzill pink cardstock and used my Magnolia, Tilda Lace Doohickey Die to cut a border for the frame.

The inner frame was cut from one of my favorite designer papers from the Chocolat collection by SEI. I cut a window and stitched the outer and inner portion of the DP then adhered it to the frame with foam tape for dimension.

To finish off the back of the frame I cut a piece of Clear Craft Plastic from Grafix to protect the photo and adhered it to the window. Then I cut a piece of cardstock for the pocket  to hold my photo and adhered it over the window.

I colored “Tilda with her Stuffed Animal” from the new "Butterfly Dreams" collection with Copics, cut her out and adhered her to the frame with foam tape. I gave her a bit of Stardust stickles on the lace of her clothing and glossy accents for her shoes. I colored Tilda’s animal as a chocolate poodle to match the color theme. He is just adorable.

Finally, I added some flowers from WOC with a SEI die cut butterfly, a satin bow, pearls in the frame corners and Bel’s photo. Now it's ready to hang in my craftroom.

I enjoyed crafting this project and sharing it with you. The DT for the Challenge really inspired me with all their lovely creations.

‘Til next time…

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