Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tilda among the Magnolias - Magnolia-licious Feb Inspiration Challenge

Hello, hello, hello!
I can't believe it's almost the end of February and March is just around the corner, can you?

It's the 4th Tuesday of the month, so it's time for the Inspiration Challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  Here's my DT card.  

I am the hostess this month, so I get to pick the picture.  This is the photo that I've chosen for the Inspiration Challenge and I want you all to 'Think Spring'.

I hope you will join us in our challenge.  And for additional inspirations, have a look at the fabulous cards from my DT teamates at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog HERE.

I used my markers to colour the images for this card.  This adorable one for the front of the card is from an older Bon Voyage Collection 2010 and is called Bon Voyage Tilda.  Head over the Magnolia-licious, Diana's online store, where she has a great selection of full-size and mini Magnolia stamps.  Check out her selections of dies too--Memory Box, Poppy Stamp, Marianne Design and Magnolia Doohickey.     

Right from the beginning, when I started colouring Magnolia images, I thought that the perfect flowers to use for embellishments would be...what else...magnolias.  But I didn't see them anywhere, so I told myself that someday I should try making my own magnolia flowers.  That was part of reason I chose the picture...hee hee. It's that time!

I really tried making the paper flowers looking like real ones.  I luvvv... Magnolias (LOL...both the stamp and the flower) and always look forward to seeing the magnolia trees totally covered with blooms every spring--they just look glorious!  I wish the flowers would stay in the trees longer though, but they only last a few days before the petals start falling to the ground...sigh.

Here's what the inside of my card looks like.  This Tilda With 3 Flowers is from an even earlier Hoppy Easter Collection 2010.

I needed a verse or poem about spring, so I searched the internet and found this one, but there's no indication of who the author is.

Challenges that I am entering with this card: 
Totally Tilda Challenge #42 - Tilda with dies cuts and punches
Crafts and Me Challenge #72 - Shades of Spring
I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge #105 - Time (springtime)
Fussy and Fancy Friday Week 57 - More Than Words (I have the poem in the inside of my card--don't know if that qualifies)
Stamping for the Weekend Challenge 4 - Bingo (ribbon, pearls, pink)
Allsorts Challenge Week 143 - It's Your Choice 
Deep Ocean Challenge #20 - Spring

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I appreciate your visit and especially your lovely comments, as I love reading them.  Have a wonderful week!

Materials and Tools Used:

DP's:  Basic Grey Indian Summer Collection Maple Sugar; Chatterbox Loft Bias Plaid

Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Twenty-One; Nellie Snellen Corner 1; Sizzix Branches

Punches:  Marvy Uchida Daisy

Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Vintage Photo; Ribbon and Pearls from my stash

Medium:  Letraset Pantone Trias and Promarkers


Martina said...

Oh my God Norma...I already have seen your card on the Challenge Blog and you could hear me saying: Ah and Oh...it is absolutly fantastic!!!!! Gorgeous! Awsome! I love the Magnolia Flowers you have made! So winderful! They hit my eye immedediatly! And like you I love Magnolia Trees...so sad they are in blossom for such a short time though...
Your card is a HIT!!

Susy said...

Gorgeus, Norma!
Love the Magnolias and the inside of the card is also beautiful!

Have a nice week!


Hlora said...

Absolutely breathtakingly! Beautiful card. The clouds on the background paper look really good and beautiful)))) Love this card!!!!!

Louise said...

Wow beautiful card love the flowers
Hugs louise xx

kelly said...

WOW Norma this is stunning.I love the colours and those magnolia flowers are superb! Please would you tell us how you made them?
A totally beautiful card.

cabio's craft corner said...

Norma, your flowers are so amazingly done and the coloring on the Tilda stamps are so beautiful. I tried to use Promarkers I bought from the States earlier, but mine never turned out like your beautiful coloring work!!

Astrid said...

This card is gorgeous Norma, very lovely Tilda, and those flowers you make WOOOOOOOWWWWWW.
Hugs Astrid

Maria said...

You never cease to amaze Norma! Love love love those corners and how you've coloured the sky. Gorgeous attention to detail inside and out. Hugs, Maria

Jani said...

Wowo wow wow! Norma, your card is just gorgeous!
And how pretty these magnolia flowers are!

Louise said...

Beautiful card, fabulous display of magnolias, gorgeous coloring

a Seeker of the TRUTH said...

This card is outstanding. Very pretty. I love your colouring and your choice of papers. I love the clouds and the superb flowers. This is truly an inspirational work of art. Thanks for sharing.
hugs Julie

Tine said...

Stunning card, Norma. Love it both inside as well as out. Brilliant colouring and those flowers are fabulous too. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck!
Tine :)

Exclusively by Mel said...

Oh wow!! your card is so beautiful!
Love your fantastic magnolia flowers.
Wonderful card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Totally Tilda.
Love, Mel. xxx

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Norma love your card the magnolias are both so lovely!!!

dolcreations said...

Your card is totally amazing Norma! You have outdone yourself with making homemade Magnolia flowers...they are stunning and the cloud background is totally done to perfection. Your card inside and out is AMAZING!

Suzan L said...

Oh My Goodness Norma, your card is so gorgeous!! I love the entire scene that you have created, especially the beautiful Magnolia Flowers!! And, Tilda is colored wonderfully!!

Monique said...

That is so cute Norma !! And I love your magnolia flowers !! You did such a great job :)).

Hugs Monique

Anonymous said...

This card is so beautiful Norma! Love the cloud background you created and Tilda sitting on the Magnolia branches is brilliant. I love the flowers you made, they look amazing! Beautiful job and your coloring is lovely! hugs, Angela

Summite said...

This card is wonderful, the magnolia that you created are WOW.... You should do a tutorial for that it would be nice to be able to see how you made it... CONGRAT...

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Norma, ohhhhhhhhhh! every spring there is a magnolia tree blooming in a neighbour's yard, each year I take pics, and dream... Your card just made my day, look at those mini magnolia flowers, awesome, spectacular. Tilda is just soooo cute, wonderfully colored. a work of art, ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICIENT.

Eulanda said...

You are a wizard with paper!! WOW! You have such a unique talent with these paper flowers I'm just stunned every time I see your creations!! They are GORGEOUS!! Hugs!

Barb Hardeman said...

Your style is just so beautiful! I can always pick out a card you've made it has such a distinctive signature! I can't believe that you made those wonderful flowers - they are sensational! Such beautifully colored images really make this card complete and professional! Simply gorgeous stunning work...hugs...Barb <><

Franz♥ said...

What a wonderful work Norma! Love sky background and the wonderful image, your coloring is simply stunning!

Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean this week.

Hugs, Franz.

Karen said...

Your cards is gorgeous and your flowers are amazing!!!

RoseC said...

Norma, your Tildas look fabulous on this wonderful, detailed Spring card! I especially enjoyed examining your handmade magnolia flowers and must try it! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Shades of Spring" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

You inspire me with your fabulous cards. I love what you did with this card, the colors are great.
Blessings, Doreen

Sylvia said...

Absolutely stunning Norma!! Your handmade Magnolia's are awesome. The design of your card is beautiful also the DP's you have used. I love your coloring, it is amazing beautiful.

Peggie said...

Wow! Great card. Love those flowers and the whole scene.

Suzi Mac said...

Oh my Goodness Norma, This is absolutely stunning. I love the design, papers, colouring and those beautiful branches. Wow!!!
Suzi x

Karen said...

Wow! Gorgeous. Awesome colors & coloring . I love your flowers.


Candy said...

Amazing card, Norma!!
Your hand made flowers are to 'die for'.
Your colouring is out of this world.The sky is outstanding!
Big hugs, Candy

Cami said...

Norma, your card is absolutely stunning. I love the layout and all the layered matting, the clouds behind Tilda, your beautiful coloring, and goodness gracious, those Magnolia flowers are awesome!I know I always tell you this, but you ARE the flower queen! This is just stunning!


Anonymous said...

Stunning card Norma, I love the colours and those Magnolia flowers are just fantastic, Beautifully done
Hugs Julie P

Jane H said...

Wow Wow and Wow again just amazing! I love every little detail! Just beautiful!

Elle said...

I LOVE your card! Your coloring is spot on and those flowers are spectacular.

Sandy said...

I was typing away and completely lost my post! Norma, you are such a talented artist. Your flowers are magnificent to say the least. The colors are so beautiful and the design work incredible!!! Truly an amazing card!

Shelley said...

Love the card! Love the inspiration. hugs Shelley

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Norma, just love your flowers they are fabulous, gorgeous colouring and love the verse you found.
Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy.


cathylynn said...

Norma yo get an A++++++++++++ on this sensational work of art! WOW what a scene with awesome flowers, clouds, coloring and everything else. Great inside and out.
But of course coming from you!!!
I love it ALL!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Norma, THIS IS STUNNING!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Oh my this is just stunning!!!!! Love the scene you created and the coloring is superb!!!!! Norma your creations are just spectacular!!!!!

Iulia said...

Fantastic card, Norma! Wowzers, I so admire you for the work you put into your cards! Those Magnolias look magnificent; look like the real ones to me; everything is so beautifully put together! Every time I visit your blog I say to myself I should make my own flowers too now and then:) You are the best flower designer in blogland:)I know where to look for inspiration when I have a little time!
It's really sad magnolias last so little, it's true; but luckily for us there are people who can make them last forever in such beautiful creations like yours:)
Have a great weekend sweetie!
Hugs, Iulia

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! This is absolutely amazing!! I just LOVE your flowers and how they pop out!! Such pretty details!! TFS! ;)

Handcrafted by Helen said...

Oh my goodness, your magnolia flowers are so realistic. You are very clever with your flowers, and your cards are always so beautifully finished inside and out! You are an inspiration

Janine - Ellabella said...

Oh dear...
I love your card lovely, great flowers. How did you make the flowers?
Hugs Janine

Riet Kamstra said...

Love your card Norma, and what a great job you did here with the wonderful magnolia flowers! It is so well expressing spring! And thanks for your kind words!!!!
For sure I will be back here because your work is gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Gosh I dont know what to say, your card is so beautiful & those flowers are out of this world. An amazing job.

Cinzia C. said...

Wonderful card Norma. I LOVE the scene you've created, the flowers and the colouring. Stunning!
Thanks for sharing with us at Deep Ocean this forthnight

Becky said...

Gorgeous card, the flowers are amazing. Such a great inspiration challenge theme.
Thanks for joining us this challenge at Totally Tilda
Hugs, Becky x

Vivi Casale said...

fabulous card Norma! Thanks for joining us at MSL and good lucky!

Anonymous said...

The flowers are so pretty. I can feel spring in this card. Very lovely.

Sazzle said...

Congratulations you've been chosen as one of our TOP 5 over at Fussy and Fancy - don't forget to grab your badge!

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx



Aya said...

Hai Norma,

What a stunning creation, realy beautiful. I also adore Magnolia's, stamps and trees. We have a few trees that bloom after oneanother and are from pure white throug soft pink and lilac to dark purple.
How did you manage to make those wonderful Magnolia flowers? Do you have a tutorial?

Love Aya

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