Happy Spring everybody! Hippity hop...hippity hop...Magnolia-licious has a Spring-Easter Blog Hop for you. This blog hop is to inspire you to be creative and enter the Magnolia-licious Easter-Spring Extravaganza Contest. The contest is being hosted at Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog. There you will also find the COMPLETE details and rules for the contest (the prizes will floor you, really!)...and have a peek at the entries that have already been submitted...LOL.
Moving on to the blog hop, if you've come here from Mindy's blog, then you're right on track. If you get lost and/or want to start at the beginning, click here to go to the Magnolia-licious Highlites for a list of the participants. And from here, your next stop is at Paola's.
There are 3 categories to the contest (you can submit one entry per catergory--3 chances to win!!!):
#1 - Full size Magnolia images on an Easter/Spring Themed Card.
#2 - 'Magnolia Minis Only' on an Easter/Spring Theme Card.
#3 - Any Magnolia Easter/Spring Project, anything BUT a card. My project falls under Category # 3.
I've been working on this for the past week and a half. Oh not full time of course, just a few hours at a time. It took me a while to get started though as I had a mind block and couldn't think of what to make for this blog hop. So I went net surfing looking for inspirations and found this 'Flower Cart' tutorial in the Scor-Pal website (this is a fabulous site with tons of tutorials) and then the ideas just start popping in my head.
So this a picture of my entire project--an EGG-stravaganza Easter Parade.....LOL. (Click on the picture to blow it up.)
Here are the close-ups...
Tilda with Laced Flag (from Autumn Collection 2010) a few months ago, but haven't used her on a card. I thought she would be perfect to lead the Easter Parade. I needed some sort of vehicle to pull all the parade floats together. There is tutorial for a UPS delivery truck in the Scor-Pal website, but I didn't think that would do. So, I fiddled around with the measurements and made my own pick-up truck. You have to use your imagination--this is my super duper red pick-up truck able to pull all the six parade floats behind it...LOL...and pretend that all the floats are all hitched up together. This is Leaning Tilda in the truck. She is from the You Are So Special Collection 2011
This is Bunny Tilda (from the Hoppy Easter Collection 2010).
And last, but not least, this is Edwin with Egg Basket (from the Hoppy Easter Collection 2010). Hmm... you can't see very well, but those are little chicks on the ground running all around Edwin...hee hee.
The back of a coloured Tilda usually looks pretty messy, but normally it's to be mounted on a card, so who's going to care...LOL.. But since this time the back is exposed, I've glued each of them first on a black cardstock before I cut them out.
I used chipboard for the platform inside the cart (not as per tutorial), so that the platform wouldn't cave in under the weight of the egg. I had to cut out the hole for the egg with my craft knife as the chipboard is too thick for my circle punch.
I found this perfect die for the spokes of the wheel in a set of Spellbinders Shapeabilities called 2010 Snowflake Pendant--who would have thought!
I made this pink rose using the Magnolia Doohickey Cutting Dies called Peony Petals
A few challenges I'm entering with this project:
Totally Tilda - Challenge #18 – Tilda with Chipboard. I’m not sure if my entry qualifies. Although I used a piece of chipboard in each of the cart as mentioned above, it is used for support and is all covered up and not showing.
Stamp with Fun – Challenge 103 – Spring. Easter is synonymous with spring to me.
Creative Cottage – Challenge #35 – Spring has Sprung
Wild Orchid – Challenge # 19 – Dieing to Punch It Out. Beside all the spokes for the cart wheels (Spellbinders 2010 Snowflake Pendant), the huge pink rose was made using Magnolia doohickey die and for the rose leaves, I used Spellbinders Sunflower Set 2. And of course there are those punches--I can't even begin to tell you how many punches I used. All my flowers are handmade.
Charisma Cardz – Challenge 11 – To Die For
Stamp Something - Something Sweet Challenge. Well, you can't tell me these Tilda images aren't sweet! They're adorable!!
Secret Crafter Saturday – Challenge #126 - Anything But a Card
My Easter Parade is on my fireplace mantel right now. Some of the eggs have already been eaten (yes, they're real eggs) and the rest is in my fridge--they'll be eaten soon enough. I'll have newly-boiled eggs for when Easter comes in April. I was thinking that I would use this as a centrepiece for the dining table, but on second thought maybe not, as I don't want food spots on them...LOL.
Anyway, thanks so much for dropping by. Appreciate your visit very much. Sorry this is so long, but hope you've liked looking at my project just the same.
If you're taking part in the blog hop, I hope you've been enjoying yourself and are getting a lot of inspirations from the projects that you've seen so far. Only a few more blogs to visit...hang on, LOL. Your next stop at Paola's blog will show you what this amazing lady has created.
I will TRY to put in more details later (when I can find the time..LOL). I was in a colouring marathon and I was grabbing tools from here and there and everywhere. I didn't stop to take notes...LOL.
I've copied and pasted the complete rules from the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog:
BLOG CONTEST DETAILS
********************* Contest Details—How To Play:
Three Categories (you may do ONE PROJECT for each category)
#1-- Full size Magnolia images on an Easter/Spring Themed Card.
#2-- "Magnolia Minis Only" on an Easter/Spring Theme Card.
#3-- Any Magnolia Easter/Spring Project, anything BUT a card.
CONTEST DEADLINE: projects must be uploaded by 11 pm EST on April 19th!!
Winners will be announced on May 1st, 2011.
First prize for each category (3 in total) - $150.00 Gift Certificate to the Magnolia-licious Store
Second Prize for each category (3 in total) - $75.00 Gift Certificate to the Magnolia-licious Store
Random prizes chosen by Diana will receive $25.00 Gift Certificates
RULES: -You may enter EACH category ONLY ONCE! -You MUST USE at least one Magnolia image on your project-Link your image to Magnolia-licious Store if you can in your post-Place a direct link below in the InLinkz system. If you do not have a direct link to your project you will not be entered. If you need help/directions with this please email Suzanne.**You do NOT need a blog to link your project to--any online gallery will do **
VOTING: -The Magnolia-kicious Yahoo Group members will vote for their favorite card/project. Contest is NOT open to Design Team Members of any Magnolia-licious DT Teams but they will be playing and creating to provide lots of inspiration for you!
-Once all projects are uploaded by April 19th voting will start. You may ONLY VOTE 1 time for each category—so three votes in total (the poll will keep track of votes/emails) and yes you may vote for yourself, LOL!
Voting will run from April 20th thru April 27th! Winners will be announced on May 1st 2011!