Sunday, September 12, 2010

Latest crafting endeavors

Magnolia Stamps . . . .  Copic Markers . . . . Distress Inks . . . .
The past five days I have received my purchases of Magnolia and Sarah Kay stamps.  Magnolia stamps are created in Sweden and the stamp focus are characters Hilda and Edwin.  A great blog that has weekly card challenges is  Review the site for some fabulous cards and talented people.

I love the stamps.  Mostly because I get to color with distress inks and copic markers.  So, here is my first Magnolia card.

Some Lessons Learned
#1  Make sure if you use StazOn ink, you heat dry or wait 24 hours.  Memento ink is the best and fast drying in which you can immediately stamp.
#2  When you using Copic markers and blend, the blending moves the ink around - sometimes that means outside your outline.  Assure you are careful when blending around your outline or a new color.
#3  A white gel pen to add accents really makes the image "jump".  A dot on the cheeks or an outline really allows for dimension.
#4  **Most important**  I was so excited when I got my stamps that I just started coloring.  Then I had to search for papers to match.  Choose your papers first, then color.  Your stress level will be lower,  = )

Front of the card with Native American Tilda.
Designer papers by Bobunny - Kitchen spice collection
Magnolia stamp - Native American Tilda
Off white Rick Rack
Fiskars punch for sentiment
Flowers were made with ProvoCraft punch from the paper line
Copic markers
- Face and skin :  E000, E11, E01 and blend with E00,  Blush R20
- Head band and trim on dress/ shoes:  BG45 with W3 shading.  Y38, Y17 and Y18
- Dress:  E43, E44, E47 and E49.

Closer look of Tilda
The image is sitting, so used part of the top note from from the paper as a ledge to sit Tilda on.
I used Orange and Gold Stickles on her shoes necklace and head band.

View of the Flower
Provocraft flower punch.  Used 3 Large punches and 2 Medium flower.  Wet the flowers and crumpled up and used a brad for holding the flower together.

I also added bling around the circle.

Here's is the side view of the card with inside offset in the corner.

Thanks for stopping by and viewing my cards.

Weekly challenges entered
  Simon Says Stamp - Holiday challenge
  Just Magnolia - Weekly challenge
Totally Tilda - Make your own flower challenge


Dena said...

Super fantastic color combination! I love the look of your card, I just kept staring at it! Great work with gorgeous details!
Thanks for joining the Just Magnolia challenge this week!
Hugs, Dena

Cor* said...

Yay love your autumn Tilda. Great colors and love the flower!! All the layers are simply fantastic and thanks for all the tips. Thanks for sharing your flower creations with the Tilda Team for the next 2 weeks at Totally Tilda. Best of luck to you.

Susie Sugar said...

Oh Lu this is very beaautiful darling
Thanks for joining us at the Totally Tilda Challenge
Hugs Susie & the TT Team xx
PS I don't know if you know you have word verification switched on, just to let you know that if you have word verification switched on in the future the The Totally Tilda team may not be able to leave you a comment (you might not even know you have it switched on)
It is so easy to switch off and if you use comment moderation you can still monitor your comments, and if you switch off word verification you will get lots more comments from your readers
Heres what to do if you don't already know;
Click customize
Then click the settings tab
Then click comments , scroll down to "Show word verification for comments?" and just clock "No"
At this point if you want to turn on "Comment moderation" you can just fill in this section with your email address etc on the same page, personally I don't have this on either and I don't get any problems
I hope you don't mind me saying this its just that word verification slows us all up and take the fun out of blogging
Hugs Susie xx

Lori said...

I love love love your colours. The papers are sooo beautiful and Tilda is coloured to perfection, thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda, hope to see you back again in two weeks for our next challenge!

Jane said...

WOW!! this is stunning!!! Gorgeous colours and details and stunning colouring too! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia and Simon Says Stamp! hugs, Jane xxx

kim-paperbabe said...

Wow Lou Lou the colours on your card are gorgeous, very autumnal!
The Design Team & I are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp ~ Stamptember Hop
Thank you!
HuGs Kim :)

craftykitten said...

Wow, this is one stunning card. Love the colours and your flowers are lovely. Thanks for joining our Make Your Own Flowers at Totally Tilda.
Dawn xx

Terry said...

Wow Lou Lou love the colors you have used. fab coloring. And yep Tilda looks absolutely stunning. Thank you for joining us at Stamp Tember Blog Hop from Simon Says Stamp,Hugs Terry xxxx

Mandy said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, love the colours you've used and all the pretty details you've added.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda for our make your own flowers challenge
hugs Mandy xx

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