Thursday, April 3, 2008

Oh so happy mail day yesterday!

Oh I love to get things in the mail... but when the white plastic package is in that box with an international label - oh baby get out of my way cuz Magnolia is in the box!!!!! Yep my 1st Spring order came yesterday! Do you have any idea how hard it was to get dinner made and eat with hubby knowing that those new uninked stamps were sitting on my desk?

So my first card for the Ismaki Challenge is with one of my new stamps.. giggle giggle giggle! This is Chic Tilda .. I just love her! She was a little big for the challenge but I think I made her work. I colored her in shades of brown and pink Copic Markers, then layered her on Bazzill kraft and dark brown. The pattern paper is from Basic Grey, as I have said before I love the colors in the their blush collection. I used my Fiskars Border/Embossing Punch to make the "lace" trim, and highlighted it with the pink Sakura Souffle pen. I inked two pieced of chipboard flourishes and placed a polka-dot brown flower on them. Love the button center. My "hello" is from a new set Fiskars Clear stamps that I think is called doodles. I inked the edges to give it a more vintage feel. I sure hope the ladies of this challenge like my first attempt for their blog. This is a group of very talented people.


I also finished my Mix and Match Card for the Tilda & Co. Challenge Blog. Although I am not as happy with how it turned out. This card would have been so much better if I had the cattail stamps! Darn it! Guess they will be on my next order - This weeks challenge was to mix two stamps, use a part of one stamp in place of a part of another. Well this was my first thought when I read that... I have always love the little fishing Edwin... but we need a girl fishing too! So here she is. I took the head from the Tilda with flower jump rope, I don't remember her real name I am going to have to find it. Anyway I cut her head and pop dotted it over Edwins. The tree in the background is one of my new ones... insert giggle here... It is the fall/winter tree. And wow it was much bigger that had imagined. I wanted it to have some leaves for this card so I added them with one of my Rubber Tapestry Peg stamps (love them!) I really wanted those cattail stamps next but didn't have them so I played with an Aud Design Flourish stamp. Hubby liked it. So ok. The sentiment is a rub on from my stash from the beginning of time. The "girl" is colored with my copics, highlighted with my Uniball White gel pen, and of course wings are stickled. Fun challenge! I may have to do it more often - mix and match all of my stamps!
Card Info:
Stamps - Magnolia; Rubber Tapestry Stamps; Aud Designs; Fiskars
Ink - Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories - Flower; Button; Chipboard; Uniball gel pen; Sakura Souffle pen; Fiskars Border Punch

29 comments:

titisonia said...

wonderful
so beautiful I LOVE!!!!!!!!!

megastamper said...

really cute and so lovely.

petra/paradise said...

WONDERFUL cards!!! =D
Nice to se that you have using my sketch!! *jump up and down*
HUgs Petra

Hulda said...

These cards are wonderful, and to think of turning Edwin into a girl is so creative!!! I'm bookmarking your blog :)

Carolyn King said...

wow..you are so talented---wonderful cards and coloring.... xo from a fellow Texan!

Valérie said...

Very beautiful cards ! I love the colors and the stamp ! So lovely !! Very great work !

nefertiti said...

Very beautifuls cards!!!

Allison said...

Your Magnolia cards rock...they are just cute little compositions where you have not forgot a thing!

ink'n'rubba said...

fab cards with your Magnolia stamps! and the new Chic Tida looks amazing!

Joan and Amy said...

Wow, both of these are fantastic. I love them. Joan

mar1ene said...

Gooooorgeous cards, both of them!!
colouring is fantastic!! and congrats on your new Tilda's :)

Marlene x

Sandra said...

Lovely cards. Like the lacepart. And great new Tilda!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, love the colours and the image on the Ismaki one and your mix n match is brilliant

Marsup said...

Wowwww! Very beautiful cards!

Sue at StampnDaly said...

Very pretty. I was never very interested in the Magnolia stamps but I love how you have colored them.

Chatdoro said...

très très jolies cartes bravo bises chatdoro

manue said...

Your card is gorgeous! love it!

maodren said...

Cette carte est trés belle et originale, j'aime beaucoup

Anonymous said...

You are such a great ambassador for the magnolia stamps....these are wonderful as always..I just think they get cuter everyday...I did make it to the website. Next step place an order!!! xoxo....Patti Smtih

poupette said...

très belles cartes bravo !

sonia.a said...

oh so wonderful!!!!
i love sooooo much!

tiina38 said...

Beautiful cards!!!

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COCO said...

oh very cute card !!!!!

CC said...

this is a so wonderful card, great

Beth said...

These are both fabulous cards! And well done on your first Ismaki!

Kisa Peters said...

Your magnolia cards are great! I've got to get me some of them!

Katharina said...

Oh Michelle, I really love your two cards, but the first one is my absolute favourite!!! The colouring and the layout, terrific!

Tracey said...

Such a cute card

flati said...

really cute and so lovely...
xxx