Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Magnolia Challenge

There is a new challenge web-site for "Just Magnolia" click here to see the first challenge. The first week is a sketch so I printed it out and got to work. Yesterday I bought a new acrylic stamp set that I saw at JoAnn's by Fiskars no less. What I loved was the large background, it is lacy and elegant and slightly shabby looking, just a nice combo. The main baja breeze panel is stamped with it, the stamp is so big I had to use a B plate from my Cuttlebug as a block! It worked quite well I might add. I went from there with the soft sort of shabby theme. I first used an adorable Tilda with an ice cream cone and colored it with my Prismas but the color I had for the jeans clashed so bad with the colors on the card I had to do a new one (these are images from WishRAK, I don't have these stamps - wish I did!). So I used the watercolor wonder crayons and was able to match the baja, guava, teal and cocoa of the papers used here. The doggie is from a Penny Black set. I punched the butterflies with the MS punch and punched two layers, one in teal and one in baja to give them a shadow effect. I like that, just something I came up with trying to have the right colors in the right places! The bench is also a WishRAK image I colored and cut out. I sponged the edges of the background panel and the sentiment with baja breeze. I would so love to win the prize, wish me luck! I really want more Tilda's! No one ever has the ones I want in stock and I am getting frustrated, I might just have to order them from Sweden. I have a swap due around June 1st and need a new Tilda to stamp with :)


Tab said...

Oh fab card hun! Love this sweet Tilda and look at that do, how cute!
Hugs Tab xxx

Alexandra said...

hi lori,
it´s a very pretty card, i like the clorours and the image!


Jessica G. said...

Great job with the sketch! Your PB pup looks perfect with Tilda, and I love the Baja breeze panel!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is so cute. I am in the same swap. I love this dog with this Tilda. They were made to be together. Super job.

Monica Anderberg said...

I agree that Magnolias stamps are just wonderful! But your card is really nice. I think you have done a excellent interpretation of the sketch and the coloring is beutiful!

Monica at

Anonymous said...

a beautiful card, the butterfly detail is so sweet. Thank you for joining us at just magnolia.. hugs rachxx

Naoual said...

Gorgeous card Lori! Love the colours and papers and the beautiful butterflies!

Thank you for joining us at Just Magnolia this week,

xx Naoual

Bev said...

Fabulous card, the papers and colours gorgeous. Thanks for joining us for our first week x