Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Warmest of Wishes - Magnolia-licious 'Use Kraft Paper'


We're starting a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  For the next fortnight, the theme is 'Use Kraft Paper.'  Hop over to the Magnolia-licious blog to get your complete details of the challenge, the prizes to be won and how you can play along with us.  My DT teammates have each also created something to inspire you to join us, so don't forget to check them out.

This easel card is what I've created for the Kraft challenge.

And a close-up of the winter scene featuring a couple of Magnolia Stamps images:

- Tilda in Cozy Coat from the Waiting For Christmas Collection 2014
- Snowy Cottage also from the Waiting For Christmas Collection 2014

I had to do some masking when stamping the images to create the scene.  Alcohol ink markers were used for colouring along with a few coloured pencils.  I meant to add glitter to the snow, but oops...forgot to do that.

Both of the Magnolia Stamps stamps for the above images are available from Magnolia-licious.  Diana 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.

Come and join our challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and you will have a chance to win a Special Surprise from the Magnolia-licious store when you follow the rules and theme of our challenge.

For your chance to win a "Leave A Comment" Surprise Package Prize from Magnolia-licious, there is a weekly random draw.  All you have to do is leave a comment--the more you comment the greater your chances.
- comment on any or all the postings on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog
- comment on related postings on the DT gals' blogs for that week (yes, that includes my posting here...hee hee)

Challenges for this card:
Creative Fingers Challenge #93 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #100 - Celebrations
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge #56 - Lot of Textures/Layers
Simply Papercraft Challenge #13 - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room HIMCR #217 - Freestyle
The Paper Shelter Challenge #219 - A card with many folds
Love To Scrap! Challenge LTSCB #62 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #78 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks Challenge #56 - White Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #155 - Use a punch or die cut

That's it for me.  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:  Recollections Starry Nights paper pad; American Crafts Jolly paper pad  
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #3; Spellbinders Venetian Motifs; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Magnolia Doohickey Snowflakes; Poppystamps 902 Small Blooming Poinsettia; Memory Box 98188 Holly Vine
Punches:  Martha Stewart Pine Branch 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-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:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- winter coat and mittens:  ruby, berry red, antique pink, 1767-T, pink mittens 
- tights and roof shingles:  black, cool greys 3 to 5 
- bricks:  terracotta, burnt orange, apricot, cool grey 4-T
- green shading:  pine, 370-T, apple, meadow green
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


mlarisa said...

Beautiful card, Norma! I also love kraft paper, especially to decorate the bags of kraft paper. Kraft looks nice combined with red,that is very going for Christmas.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly awesome creation.
I am helping out in a blog hop if you want to join in and win...details on my blog...


Thanks ♥
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Norma, such an awesome creation. I love the combination of stamps you used, exquisite coloring. Krat paper is often forgotten, but i love the warm and soft look of it. Gorgeous. Hugs.

Robin said...

This is stunning! I love all the details. Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB and good luck. Hugs, Robin

Anonymous said...

I'm blown away! This is gorgeous! I love all the elements but am wondering how you turn a shaped card into an easel card. Could you please tell me how you do it? Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

Jacee said...

A wonderful festive card Norma, such a beautiful creation as is all your lovely work.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Fikreta said...

wonderful card

Fabiola said...

C'est magnifique Norma, une très belle carte travaillée et pleine de charme, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

Kelly said...

Norma your card is gorgeous! I love the style and so cozy for Xmas. Hugs Kelly

Suzi Mac said...

Hi Norma, this is such a fabulous Christmas card, love the sweet scene and fabulous details in your die cuts. Hugs Suzi x

Anonymous said...

What a pretty scene, just beautiful Norma xo Julie P

Nikki said...

Gorgeous card Norma! Love the card shape, your beautiful image and colouring and the lovely dies and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.


Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful Christmas card Norma. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

applejack cards by sue said...

his is wonderful. I love this image and the pretty scene you've created. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

Mayumi said...

Love the shape of the card, and the scece you've created. A really beautiful card.

Susan Renshaw said...

What a gorgeous easel card!! Super idea to give it that shape! Thank you for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

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