Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Be Merry - Magnolia-licious August Mini Magnolias

Hello.

Happy Wednesday! It's the day of the week that the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog dedicates to the 'Wednesday Mini Mangolia Challenge' where the design team showcases te Mini Magnolia Stamps images, along with a few Stamping Bella images thrown in every now and then.  It's my turn to participate in this week's Wednesday posting.

Here's what I've created, a Christmas card using a Stamping Bella image.



A couple of favourite embellishments for me for Christmas cards are the tiny paper pinecones and hellebore/Christmas roses.  If you're interested in making your own, I've done the tutorials which you can HERE and HERE.

A closer look at the Stamping Bella image being featured:


- Uptown Girl Eve Under the Mistletoe is actually part of a 2-stamp set, an image-and-sentiment set with the sentiment stamp saying 'holiday wishes and mistletoe kisses.'

This stamp is available from Magnolia-licious, HERE.

And a heads-up, if you didn't know already, that the Magnolia-licious store is closing its doors. Everything must go!  All stock has been heavily reduced and will continue to do so.  Now is your chance to find real bargains.  Check out the store, HERE.


Challenges for this card:
Crafty Friends Challenge #38 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #326 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #144 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge LTSCB #84 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - It's Hip To Be Square
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #83 - Lots of Layers
Your Next Stamp - Sketch Challenge #46

That's it for me.  Thanks for stopping by and have a look.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy you day and the rest of the week.  


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Botanical Noel paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-One and Petite Scalloped Circles (for pinecones); Tim Holtz Holiday Greens; CC Designs Mistletoe; Memory Box Cherry Blossom (for flower centres)
Punches:  Punch Bunch Impatiens; Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (for flower centres)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Bundled Sage; ribbon and 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, burnt orange, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- red shades:  berry red, 185-T, lipstick red, 178-T
- belt:  cool greys 3 - 5
- buckle:  gold, pastel yellow, buttercup
- leaves:  370-T, 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  



12 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the sweet image and the flowers
Kevin xx

Carolyn Cochran said...

How adorable!! I LOVE the layers and the colors are Fab! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion!
Carolyn DT

pst said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous coloring and I love the flowers and leaves you added. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw and we hope to see you back again soon.

Lin said...

Such a fun image, colored beautifully, Norma, and I love the papers and embellishments you chose to go with her! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Céline said...

wow this card is beautiful
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments
hugs
céline

Julie E said...

Wonderfully festive card. All those embellies just put it over the top. Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello.… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card. Great colouring of a lovely image… hope you can join us again next time.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Blue Daisy said...

This is gorgeous! and your colouring is wonderful! Thank you for joining our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! Good luck!

Tracyx (DT)

Ann Chuang said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card.I adore the sweet image and your gorgeous coloring! Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT
http://anncard.blogspot.tw

Bettina L. said...

This is one fantastic Christmas card. Love the vintage feel and the detailsed flowers and brances. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx

Sherry said...

Amazing card Thanxx for joining us at little patch of crafty friends
Sherry @ Lpocf Dt

TRACEY MO said...

Stunning card love your colouring. Great layout & love the extras.


Thanks for joining us at sparkles monthly challenge lots of layers

Tracey dt

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