Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Clean and Simple at Magnolia-licious

Hello, Friends. We have a new challenge for you at Magnolia-licious. This fortnight our theme is…

Clean and Simple

I’ll warn you now…“Clean and Simple” is not my favorite style. I love to load up on the embellishments, die cuts and frilly lace. So I decided to create something that has a little contemporary design such has the Chevron pattern as we have been seeing it in a lot of new pattern papers.

My card features “Teddybear Love” from the Princes and Princesses collection. I colored Tilda and her teddy bear with Copics and created grassland at her feet. I colored Tilda’s Teddy bear with a soft fuzzy technique for depth and texture.

My designer papers are Maja Designs from the Fika collection. I love all Maja Design pattern papers; they are so vintage and shabby chic. I cut several chevron shapes from my DPs, distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and layered them in an “unintentional” (OMGoodness, I didn’t have my ruler in the right place while gluing the segments. Woohoo!) slightly asymmetrical (Yikes!) pattern which actually created a little interest. I’m not unhappy with the way it turned out. LOL

Here’s a close up of this sweet Tilda with her fuzzy teddy bear. She always takes the stage.

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Stamps – Magnolia: Teddybear Love; Hero Arts: Bug Hugs
DPs/Cardstock – Maja Design: Fika collection; Bazzill: White
Ink – Memento: Tuxedo Black; Ranger: Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint and Dusty Concord Distress Ink.
Butterflies – Marta Stewart Silicone Mold, Crafter’s Clay.
Copic Colors – Skin: E35, E11, E00, E000, R20, R30. Hair: E35, YR23, Y21. Apparel: V17, V15, V12, G28, YG17, YG03, YG01. Teddy: E59, E25, E33, E31. Grass Background: W5, W3, W1, G28, YG17, YG03, YG01.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great week and I hope you are getting ready for spring. Personally I can’t wait ‘til it’s here.



Mojca said...

Such beautiful colours! So pretty Cathy! hugs! Mojca

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous CAS card
love the colour combo
hugs Tamara

Kelly said...

The chevron's are perfect for the theme! Beautiful colors and a great card! Hugs Kelly

Linsey R said...

Hi Cathy Lee! Oh gosh, your card is simply delightful! I really love the cool Chevron pattern you created, I must try it! Ofcourse your coloring of this sweet image is absolute perfection! You challenged yourself and succeeded!! :) thanks for sharing your amazing work! Hugs! Linseyp2@msn.com

Céline said...

Fab card Cathy, love those papers and your fantastic colorign

Céline said...

Fab card Cathy, love those papers and your fantastic colorign

Suzan L said...

Hi Cathy, your CAS card is so cute! I love the chevrons that you added and the purple and green combo that you used! Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

I love this image! She is so cute. I would love to learn how to do the grass and fur. Are there tutorials anywhere that you know of? The colors and chevrons are great too. Thanks for your inspiration!

Riet Kamstra said...

Love it all Cathy, the image, the chevrons, your fab coloring and the layout of your CAS card!
Riet xxx

Unknown said...

If could give an opinion, I would really say that I envy this blog because it is really nice and neat. I hope every other blog would be like this.

Crafty Sandy's Cards said...

Hi Cath, lovely card, I adore mauve/purple colours and the chevron stripes jut superb!
hugs Sandy xxxx

Debbie Dolphin said...

SOOOOO beautiful Cathy and love thepapers xx
Hugs Debbie xx

Anonymous said...

Beautifully coloured, very sweet
Hugs Julie P

Eulanda said...

Soooo soooo cute!! Was it hard? The CAS? hee hee

Norma said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy. Love this colour combo. Fabulous design with those chevron pieces.

Anet's Crafting said...

Your card is beautiful Cathy, I just love this adorable image she is so cute.

Chris said...

Oh, Cath, your card is lovely! That is such a sweet Tilda! You've colored her so well and I love the chevron design. CAS is not so simple is it? You did a wonderful job!


Beth Brovold said...

WONDERFUL CAS card Cathy!!! I so struggle with this style...yours is just lovely!!

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