Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Showers of Love

Hello.  Happy Tuesday!
To my fellow Canucks, hope you had a fabulous Canada Day yesterday.  And to my American friends, Happy upcoming 4th of July!

We're half way into our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps Challenge Blog.  The theme is...Love is in the Air.  This is a midway reminder--you have another week to get your entries in.  Visit the challenge blog HERE to get more details on the challenge and how to join in the fun.

And if you need inspirations to get you going, check out the fabulous cards/projects of my DT teammates-- Team A was posted last week HERE and Team B is being posted today HERE

So...for my DT card, I've came up with this easel card...

The shape of the card is from Go Kreate dies.  This might just be my favorite shape dies--or at least one of my faves. 
The main patterned paper is actually a self-stamped paper.  I used a cream-coloured cardstock and a few Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads.  Images of Stampendous Agapanthus Bloom were randomly stamped in Dusty Concord (purple) and then I dabbed Wild Honey (yellow) and Forest Moss (green) all over the page.   

The adorable images here were coloured with markers - Promarkers and Pantone Trias by Letraset.  I'm featuring two Magnolia images, one newly released and one older one:

- Love Love Love Tilda from the Special Moments Collection 2013
- Tilda Spreads Love from the You Are So Special Collection 2011

Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store is an excellent source for your Magnolia stamps.  Diana  carries a large selection of both the full size and mini stamps.  And if you don't see the particular one you are looking for, contact Diana and ask her if she can bring it in for you.  Check out the selection of cutting dies also.
Prices are discounted.  Along with excellent customer service, you get to earn 2% in-store credit of every order, to be applied to future purchases.  Sweet!

Challenges for this card:
A Creative Romance Challenge #2 - Don't Be Square
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything But a Square Card
As You Like It Challenge #5 - Favorite 3 embellishments and why (flowers--I love making my own flowers, pearls and flourishes--they add a touch of elegance to cards)
Time for a Magnolia Challenge #21 - Use at least 2 Magnolia stamps
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #190 - Wings!
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #203 - Flower Power
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog - Don't Be Square
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Cupcake 249 Anything But Square
A Little Bit Crafty July Challenge - "Die-ing" for it! (lots of dies used--see list below)
Loves Rubberstamps Challenges #59 - LRSBC59 Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges #93 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenges - Anything Goes (optional animals/creatures)

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week. 

Materials and Tools Used:

Sentiment:  Computer generated
Stamp:  Stampendous Agapanthus Bloom
DP's:  Basic Grey Wisteria Collection Jardin; a self-stamped paper using above stamp
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Half Frames Frilly #10 and Medium Frames Frilly Rectangular #10; Joy! Crafts Square Flowers 6002/0068; Cheery Lynn Designs Large Rose B155, Miniature Rose B152 and Exotic Butterfly mini DL112; Crealies Creative Flowers No. 06; Memory Box 98442 Chesapeake Scrollwork and 98511 Fabulous Phlox (leaves)
Punches:  Nellie Snellen Floral Punch Large Rose Leaf FLP031, Small Rose Flower FLP027; Carla Craft Small Cosmos (for the flower centres); EK Success 5-petal flower; Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Dusty Concord, Wild Honey and Forest Moss; pearls from my stash
Colouring Medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias


Blueboreale (Aurore) said...

Encore une carte magnifique !!! J'admire ton travail !

Maris said...

so sweet i love it

Cordine said...

Stunning card Norma!

Sarah - Crea S said...

Again, I love it!
Great colouring and beautifull homemade-papers. Lovely colours and those purple flowers at the sentiment, they are so adorable.

JOKE said...

Wat een supermooie kaart!!!!Fantastisch!!!!
Liefs Joke

Tine said...

Gorgeous card & beautifully coloured.
Tine :)

Louise said...

Gorgeous card, i love the shape and your coloring is awesome
hugs Louise

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Norma, love it!

Thank you for playing with Cupcake Craft Challenges this week:

Warm hugs

Danielle Champagne said...

OH! how beautiful this card is Norma! I love those 2 tildas together, they fit perfect to create a nice scene. Wonderful coloring, and beautiful papers., totally adorable. Hugs.

Mojca said...

Oh Norma it is beautiful! All that lovely flowers... Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

Joyce said...

I LOVE this one! I always love your creations! Gorgeous Norma! I seriously hope you don't mind me gushing at you and stalking! LOL!

loz said...

Gorgeous card and Fabulous image and colors Norma..Loz

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful scene you've created, love the card shape, very pretty
Hugs Julie P

Christina C. said...

Such a gorgeous easel card with the cutest Maggies...love, love it!!!

Ivonne said...

Another gorgeous creation Norma. It is just stunning! Hugs, Ivonne

Dangina Martinez said...

Another Amazing Project.Love your designs. Thanks for playing along with us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week and hope you'll join us again real soon.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Laura Love said...

Oh my GOSH Norma! This is beautiful! Your hand stamped backrgound paper is amazing - I never would have guess it was created! Your coloring is stunning and these two cuties are perfect together! LOVE it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! Hope you play along again soon!

Solange Barreto said...

Belíssimo cartão. Amo a pintura, maravilhosa. Beijo.

Patty Sue 2 said...

I love these two images together. This is a lovely card and your coloring is making me drool on my keyboard! LOL!

Ceal said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love all the details and your coloring is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

Candy said...

You blow me away with your cards, Norma!!
I LOVE this one :o)
So much work involved!
Big Hugs, Candy

JenniferD said...

This is Totally Stunning! Loooove your Amazing Colouring!

The Craft Bucket said...

Simply stunning, thank you for playing along with us at ALBC & good luck. Jane x

Laura said...

I just love your creations Norma, and this one is no exception. I love the balance of color, your homemade flowers and your coloring of those Tildas is fantastic.

Laura C.

Laura Bradley said...

This is gorgeous Norma! I just love it! Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen! Laura x

Karen M said...

Wow, Norma, this is totally amazing! What fabulous colouring and the shape of the card is so unique. Very special.

loz said...

Stunning card Norma.. happy 4th of July..Loz

Christine L said...

A gorgeous card with a fabulous image and design... and you have a butterfly too!

Thanks for sharing at Totally Gorjuss this time.

Christine x

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning!...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

Debbie Pamment said...

What can I say that I don't say EVERYTIME I see one of your cards?!?!?! I will just have to stick with WOW WOW WOW - LOVE this Norma!!! You have such a great eye for design and colour....
Thanx so much for joining us at MDUC this week.

Karen said...

Gorgeous card! I love the shape. Beautiful coloring and details.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, thanks formplaying at ALBC

Ying Pang, said...

Wow, very stunning and gorgeous card! Love all the beautiful details and your gorgeous coloring. Thanks for joining us at MDUC and hope to see you in next challenge.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a pretty Magnolia card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this week well of “anything goes”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

NPurdum56 said...

Norma this is so cute! I love the card shape. The images are perfect for the theme and of course, your coloring is beautiful too! :) Nancee

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so adorable, I love the two gals in this image and the fabulous coloring. Your card design is amazing. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps and don't forget about our blog hop @ http://www.lovesrubberstamps.com/

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely easel card you've made! I love the colours and there are so many details. Just wonderful. You've coloured the adorable magnolia images beautiful. All together: I love your card!
Thanks for joining the Paper Crafting Journey Challenge. Hope to see you next time.
Hugs, Jacqueline DT-PCJ

Janny said...

What a beauty your card, love it, thank you for joining us At TFMC good luck Hugs Janny

Janie Printz said...

What a BEAUTIFUL creation. I LOVE how you paired up those Maggies & your coloring is out of this world ... That hand stamped paper is unbelievably pretty. I LOVE everything about this card ...
Hugs, Janie

Cazza said...

Oh wow, such a beautiful creation and stunning colour work! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Cupcake Craft Challenges :o)

Nana Diana said...

Oh my, just had a quick look at your blog, your work is just fabulous! Have to put it in my favourites!!

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