Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hello Spring! - Magnolia-licious 'Spring Into April'


Today we're starting a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The new theme is 'Spring Into April.'  To get complete details on the challenge and how you can join in the fun, visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog site.  Don't forget to check out what my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

Here's what I've created for the challenge.

Some masking work was required to create the spring-like scene.

And I've put another spring image inside the card.

Here are close-ups of the delightful Magnolia images being featured:

- Hello Little Butterfly from the Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011
- Tulip Wheelbarrow from the Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011

- Tilda Decorates Easter from the Little Easter Collection 2013

The stamps for all three images above are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store where she carries a large selection of both full-size and mini Magnolia stamps.  And if you don't see the particular one you are looking for, e-mail Diana and I'm sure she'll be happy to bring it in for you.
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Candibeans and Crafter's Companion, along with cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia DoohickeyWild Rose Studio.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and you also get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.

Challenges for this card:
Grahp'It Colour Challenge Week 15 - Flower Power
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #132 - Include a Butterfly
Fitztown April Challenge #70 - Use flowers and/or leaves
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #128 - Anything Goes with a twist of Spring
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite colouring medium alcohol markers or distress inks and why (alcohol markers, only because I've never tried distress inks)
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #109 - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #222 - Floral Fantasy
A Gem of A Challenge #142 - Spring is in the Air
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - 3 of something (3 roses, 3 designer papers, 3 stamps)
Craft Your Passion Challenge #257 - Always Anything Goes

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  K+Company Floral Stamp Flat Paper; Chatterbox Guest Plaid; Anna Griffin blue + purple floral 
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two, Classic Ovals and Rose Creations; Memory Box 98511 Fabulous Phlox; CC Designs Olive Branch; Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterfly Mini and DL112A Small Angel Wings
Punches:  EK Success circle punch and small 5-petal flower; Punch Bunch Large Impatients; Michaels mini sun
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Dusty Concord and Faded Jeans; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone TriasShin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and boots (1st Tilda):  burnt sienna, Touch BR100 walnut, caramel, 466-T, black coloured pencil
- hair (2nd Tilda):  Touch BR92 chocolate, cinnamon, tan, black coloured pencil
- purple shades:  aubergine, 2607-T, lilac, lavender
- blue shades:  midnight blue, twilight blue, denim blue, april shower
- green shades:  olive, apple cider, marsh green, forest green, pine 
- yellow shades:  Touch 44, Touch 31, 141-T, 121-T, 1205-T 
- ground:  caramel, sandstone, warm grey 5-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


Lucy Patrick said...

Oh Norma, your cards are always so stunningly perfect and beautiful, you have such a gorgeous style of creating. This is just lovely too and that must take a lot of time doing the inside and out. I always love seeing your cards but I don't always comment so occasionally I just like to actually pop in to say how much I love following your blog and admiring your creations. Have a lovely day, XOX Lucy

Crafting Queen said...

Such a beautiful card.

Caterina Venezia - Henny said...

Wow it's awesome, Norma. I admire your talent and creation.
Your combination of color.. as we can see here, the green influence poured by the blue and purple matched. The coloring is stunning too.
Amaze with every details that you put in every corner and inside the card.
Just can't take my eyes off it ^^

Henny Chan

mgoll88 said...

A very wonderfull and lovely creation!


Mojca said...

Oh this looks stunning as always Norma! Just love the spring colours. Thank you for joining us a t As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

The Craft Bucket said...

Just gorgeous, inside & out. Love the layout and hues. Take care love Jane x

Suzi Mac said...

Wow! another amazing creation Norma, your layout, papers and of course colouring are always 1st class this is not exception. Love it. Hugs Suzi x

Chris said...

So pretty on the inside and out, Norma! I love the depth of color you achieve when you color your images! It is just precious!


Jacee said...

BEAUTIFUL! this is lovely Norma, fabulous colours, perfect colouring, a wonderful creation!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Céline said...

fab card Norma!!! love the design and the beautiful colors

Christa said...

I am really in love with your work!! It looks stunning and your such an inspiration.


Christine said...

Wow Spring really is here in the stunning gorgeous card Norma..just perfect for the chall theme.Thanks for sharing at AGO AGOAC this time.

smiles Christine x

JenniferD said...

Stunning as Always love the colours and you are just Amazing with the use of greens.Love how the Little butterfly is flying off the card!

NPurdum56 said...

Another gorgeous creation Norma! Your coloring is awesome! :)

Denise Bryant said...

beautiful card! such pretty layering and paper choices, and fabulous coloring! love the pretty details!

mlarisa said...

Oh, Norma, is simply unmatched card! Such beautiful colors and cute Tilda, I like your flowers! Great to do inside and outside.

Eve's Been Reading said...

Oh this is so pretty. Love it! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Graph'It Marker Colouring Crazy Challenge and our theme of 'Flower Power'. Yvonne (DT)


caroline said...

wow this is stunning, gorgeous layout and image, beautifully colored, thanks for joining us at http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/ good luck
caroline dt

Christine Dol said...

Norma your card is so gorgeous! You always bring a smile to my face with your amazing cards!!!! You are one talented lady!!!!

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Norma!!

Mayumi said...

Happy colors that works perfect with the challenge theme. The card is great, as all yours.

Beth Brovold said...

What can I say Norma that hasn't already been said!! You are so AMAZING at putting together a most beautiful card!! Have a great day!!
Take care,

luvmycards.blogspot.com said...

Oh my word! Simply Stunning! Everywhere you turn there's something else to look at! thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion!
Carolyn, DT

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wowzers! This is absolutely beautiful! Your colouring and your gorgeous colour combo - wonderful! I love all the flowers and pearls you added! And the inside is as pretty as the outside! What an adorable card! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Include a Butterfly challenge. Wishing you the best of luck in our prize draw!

KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT

Dawn said...

This is 50 shades of WOW! Thanks so much for joining the Anything Goes challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! *Dawn*

Susan Powell said...

This is a work of art!!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the sweet images all the detail and the lovely colours Thank you for playing along with us at Graph'It Colour Crazy Challenge, Good Luck
Kevin xx

Tanvi said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the details!! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion#257. Good Luck!

Annette said...

Your Tildas are so cute. I love the inside especially.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
Lili of the Valley,
Without Words Challenge
As You Like It Challenge, and
Tiddly Inks

Debbie said...

Love your entry in The Corrosive Challenge! So cheerful! Love your papers, and the inside is just a gorgeous! Thanks for joining in our challenge, and I wish you the best of luck!

Donna Mosley said...

A really gorgeous card, love it! Thanks for joining us at AGOAC. Good luck.

Donna x

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

Claire said...

Wow what a fab make! Thanks for joining our Flower Power challenge at http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/
Claire xx

N-Eva said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! is And your colouring fantastic! Hugs Neva GDT Fitztown

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