Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Love is the Thread...- Magnolia-licious August Colour Challenge


Just one day after yesterday...LOL and it's the 2nd Tuesday in August, so this time it's a new colour challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  I love criss cross cards, so I made another one for the challenge. 

For this month, the very talented Jane is our hostess and for the challenge she has chosen the colours pink, aqua/blue and white/cream.

I hope you will play along with us in our challenge.  Have a look and see at the fabulous cards of my DT teammates for more inspirations, HERE.  As usual there is a $25 Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious for one lucky winner chosen by random draw.

This is Tilda Makes a Blueberry Blanket (although it's really a raspberry blanket...LOL). I did a bit of masking and had Tilda sat on another image of Swedish Chair.

For the pocket that was formed by the criss-crossed sections of the card, I've made a pull-out tab to write a personal message on. 

This image is of Tailor Tilda, which I thought was the perfect match for the one above.   The colouring of the images were done using alcohol-ink-based markers (list is below).

All of the 3 Magnolia stamps I used for this card are available from Magnolia-licious on-line store. Diana has a wonderful selection of both full-size and mini-size stamps.  Check out also her selections of dies--from Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Magnolia, Cheery Lynn and Marianne Design--and other crafting supplies. Beside the discounted prices, you also earn store credits for future purchases.  

I love my dies!!!  I adore this Memory Box one they called Chloe Stem--I used 3 diecuts to make the white bloom at the top more 3-dimensional.  The wings of the dragonfly (using another Memory Box die) are from white translucent vellum.  The pink flower was made using Crealis Creative Flower No.2 dies.  I used the Spellbinder Rose Creation dies for the aqua flower. 

Challenges for this card:
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #49 - Flowers
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #145 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge #19 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge 38 - Die Cuts and punches

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I really do appreciate your visit. I look forward to reading your comments.  Have a fabulous week.  

Materials and Tools Used
DP's:  TPC Studio Little Lovin'; Little Yellow Bicycle Baby Safary Pink Floral; Basic Grey Euphoria Ferver
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Eighteen; Petite Ovals, Fancy Tag Three and Rose Creations; Memory Box  Chloe Stem and Willow Dragonfly; PoppyStamps Lorelai Leaf; Crealis Creative Flowers No. 2
Punches:  Martha Stewart edge and corner punches; Nellie Snellen Extra Large Leaf and Rose Leaves Jumbo
Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; pearls from my stash
Medium:  Letraset Promarker and Tria markers, and a couple of Shin-han Touch markers 
- face and skin--blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and socks--burnt sienna, caramel, sandstone 
- aqua colour--duck egg, cool aqua, 317-T, tea green
- pink colour--rose pink, blossom, Touch 196
- chair--umber, touch 102, cinnamon, tan
- sewing machine--Touch cool greys 2-7


mgoll88 said...

What an fantastic card creation.. thats great!
Wonderfull imahes, great coloring and lovely details..perfect!


Miranda de Groot said...

It's so adorable. Just love it.
Hugs Miranda

Astrid said...

Its Gorgeous again Norma, the colours are beautiful, i think a take a chance to take part of the challenge.
Your flowers are great.
Hugs Astrid

Only By His Grace said...

Fantabulous. I love how you did those flowers Norma. Awesome layout.
These two Tilda's are made for each other.
Hugs maz

Sheena said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning work! I love your colouring and all the little details - Fab!


Louise said...

Fabulous!! Beautiful colour combo, and those 2 stamps are perfect together. Love all the details too

dolcreations said...

Norma, you have such a creative soul! The way you did the layout and the dragonflies and the flowers just is so amazing! LOVE your card Norma.

Christina C. said...

I am in love with this phenomenal creation.....WOW, WOW, WOW!! This is the most beautiful cross cross card I have ever seen. Adore your superb coloring of those darling Tildas and the design work is outstanding.
There aren't enough superlatives in the dictionary to adequately describe this beauty!

sassy said...

oh my what a super and very pretty card thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Crafty catz..hugs sassyxxx

Suzan L said...

Hi Norma, Your criss cross card is so gorgeous! The coloring of the two Tildas is absolutely beautifully and the flowers that you created are beautiful as well! Have a wonderful week!

Maris said...

hi Norma, wowwww great, great, great, love the flowers too, xx

Frances said...

Norma, this is a gorgeous creation. As always your beautiful flowers are awesome, Love all the details on your design. hugs, Frances.

Eulanda said...

Again blowing me away with your paper crafting and coloring. Just gorgeous!! Hugs!

Curlybear said...

Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Anything Goes Challenge with this superb creation,

I do hope you will come on over and join in the fun with us again next week,

Have a lovely day
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Cathy Lee said...

Darling criss cross card, Norma. Your Tildas are beautifully colored and love your nice shaded backgrounds. Lovely punches and die cuts adds that extra WOW factor.
Cathy Lee

Suzi said...

This is gorgeous Norma, love these criss cross cards, your papers, colouring and embellishments are stunning.
Suzi x

Pam said...

WOW.....Norma...you always know all the right elements to put together to make a gorgeous card. I wish I had just half of your talent.

..Karen said...

Such a gorgeous card Norma!! So many beautiful elements to look at! : )

Crafts2do4fun said...

I LOVE your card, everything about it from the layout, the colors your used and your coloring, the recipient of that card if there is one, will LOVE that card and treasure it for sure.

Jean said...

Goodness Norma, this is such an adorable card. Love your sewing theme and your coloring of ALL your Tilda's are so perfect and your layout is devine. Adore the inside of the card as well.
Hugs, Jean

Rene said...

Such a sweet duo! Another fabulous creation Norma!
Rene :D

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Very pretty and love your design layout for the criss cross card.
Fantastic card and colors.
Blessings Doreen

lovingrammahood said...

How adorable Norma. Your colors and layout are fantastic. I love those images, they are so sweet and together make a perfect fit :)
thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

I love your gorgeous handmade flowers, very pretty my friend
hugs julie P

Candy said...

Oh so beautiful, Norma!!!
Awesome handmade flowers.
Your designs are always gorgeous!
Love that you are using two images most of the time :o)
I looked at yesterday's card as well.
I have run out of words to tell you how GREAT your work is . . .
Big hugs, Candy

Kelly Schelske said...

This is gorgeous Norma!

rovianne said...

Stunning card. Really gorgeous. Love the colors, the embelishments, everything

Cami said...

Beautiful criss-cross card Norma! These two Tildas go together so well and again, your coloring is stunning! I love the paper flowers that you create (all the time!).


Paper Tails said...

Another beautiful creation! Love all the details and your coloring looks amazing.


cathylynn said...

Norma this is absolutely beautiful. Love those Tildas together and your coloring is fantasitc. Matter of fact this whole card is WONDERFUL! Love it all!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous Norma!

Elle said...

I love your criss-cross card. Both of the images chosen are darling and so well colored. Great job!

Sherry said...

Oh Norma, they go together pefectly!! Your criss cross card is gorgeous!


Julies Crafty Creations said...

This is gorgeous Norma, as are all your fantastic creations.

Hugs Julie x

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