Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Magnolia Mother's Day

This was such a fun card to make! I recently ordered some Magnolia stamps and I absolutely love these little characters! They're so cute and versatile and I'm looking forward to making a lot more projects with them. I also followed this awesome tutorial at Scrap Girl's website and I was able to color the skin and hair with some copic markers. Her tutorial is great, she tells you exactly which ones to get so I only had to buy 6 of the markers and I was able to get some great shadows with them. They're pretty expensive, although I can see why every one loves them so much! But for now, I might just stick with those few and then use my watercolor pencils to color the rest. I found some great polka dot embossed paper and then used three buttons with some bling on them to add some sparkle.

Last week at Cooking with Cricut, I won a Top Chef prize and got to choose a cutting file from Paper Crafting World and I chose their Raggedy Edge Rose which made these beautiful flowers! It was so fun to try a different flower than usual and I loved the result!

Challenges that inspired me:

Fantabulous - Mom's the word
Reasonable Ribbon - use purple and ribbon
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Stamp Something - Recipe: use flowers, buttons, and sparkle
The Paper Variety - dots
Mojo Monday - sketch
Cooking with Cricut - Spring flowers
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - use flowers
Magnolia-licious - Inspiration challenge #6
Papercraft Star - photo inspiration, the swirl circular lollipops and some of the colors
Card Makin Mamas - for a loved one

Hope you're having a great day!


BugBites said...

wow- I am green with envy. I have been trying to get the shading right on faces for a long time with no luck. Yours looks awesome. I am going to have to hop over to the tutorial you mention.
Thanks for playing along this week with us at FCCB.

Angela said...

Beautiful card, Rayna. Love the pretty spring colors and fun flower embellies! Your Tilda looks lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. hugs, Angela

Esther said...

Oh, sweet card, sweet image and love your flowers!!!!

paola said...

great coloring and i totally love those flowers, thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious

Olena said...

Beautiful card! Love it! Olena

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Pat said...

I tell ya...I love Copics and pencils and distress inks...I love 'em all...especially when I'm coloring Maggies! Your card is delicious!! I really love the colors and DPs. Thanks so much for joining us at Magnolia licious!!

Dana said...

Very nice. Thanks for playing at FCCB.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This card is pretty and in fact would also be perfect for the current challenge over at Papercraft Star... I hope you join us there!

Kim Duran said...

I am so glad you decided to enter this card in our challenge. Purple is one of my favorite colors and is so sweet on your card! The flowers are such a pretty detail. Thanks so much for playing along this week at Papercraft Star!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a fun card and your start with Copics is a great one! Thank you for joining us at Papercraft Star this week!

C Stephens said...

So glad you joined the Papercraft Star challenge this week. Your card is fantastic. The coloring is perfect and your flowers are fun.

Candy said...

Lovely card!!!
Lucky you winning the flower die. Your flowers are great :o) They are so soft looking.
Tilda is quite beautiful.
Thank you for joining in our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

Tracy said...

Such pretty spring papers for that cute little Magnolia! :-) Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Papercraft Star!

Lisa said...

So cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at FCCB! :o)

Lisa N.

Theresa said...

very very cute! thanks for sharing with The Paper Variety.

Cindy P. said...

wonderful Mother's Day Card and you are so right about those roses. wow, I love them!

Larelyn said...

You did a fantastic job on Tilda. I just love those stamps. And, the flowers are great. Thanks for sharing at FCCB.

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Great card! So pretty and those flowers rock! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut!

Stacey ~ CWC DT

cabio's craft corner said...

Precious Tilda and lovely flowers you did on this creation. Thank you so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge and hope to see you again for the next ones :o)

Kitty said...

This is lovely, love the colour combo its fab!

Thanks for joining us at CMM and hope to see you again for the next challenge.

Kitty xx