Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Magnolia Swap Card

I participated in a swap on Splitcoast for Magnolia card kits. It includes 3 stamped images of a Magnolia Stamp (Tilda), 2 pieces of designer paper, embellishments, ribbon and any little extra thing you might want to add. It was for a total of 5 kits and this is the first one I pulled out to do. It was put together by Lisa Cook, she didn't give her SCS name. I did this at the scrapbook night at my church where I was helping others learn to make cards and in between I put it together. I am thinking now that I am home with it that I might add some liquid applique to the icing :)

I used water color pencils and had a heck of a time blending and getting the right colors - it was the easiest thing to carry to the crop but I am just not liking them. Back to watercolor wonder crayons! There is no color in the Stampin' Up pencils kit that matches skin. No matter what color skin you want there just isn't one so this is a mix of yellow and pink on her face and legs blended to death! Talk about hard oh and the hair, eeek I did it blond which in the pencil kit is one of three shades of yellow, well it was decidedly yellow so I added a bunch of brown to make it look more natural and now it is brown hair. You see my dislike of these pencils?! I guess they are fine for flowers. Well enough complaining, I really like the card. I had no sketch or anything to go by so this is all from my lil ol head :) Also I want to mention the card uses everything in the kit and no extras :) Cool idea these kits! Thank you Jessica for putting this swap together!


Anonymous said...

Oh Lori is it beautiful!!! I think you did a wonderful job coloring her with your watercolor pencils~! Haven't used mine in years! Good for you!


Jacque said...

Lori, she is just PRECIOUS!!!! Your coloring is wonderful!! Hugs...Jacque

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful job with this card kit! Your sketch is perfect and way to use the included elements!! You are going to be in Round 2, aren't you?? I just joined the fun.

papersunshine said...

Thank you Lena! I am glad you are hosting another round!

Aww Jacque not near as good as yours! Thanks!

Thank you Jessica, yep round 2 I am glad you joined too! We had a lot of fun conversing in the first round :)