Thursday, August 28, 2008

Seasons of Magnolia

The Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge gave us a whole month to work on a four part ATC... now why do I wait until the last few days? I knew what I wanted to do as soon as I saw the challenge. Well summer was nuts and the month past in a blink of an eye. So I sat down and worked on my idea.... did not work at all like I planned in my head, couldn't find the ribbon I know I have somewhere, and my white fluff paint is MIA!!!! ARGH!


So here is what I came up with. I wanted to do a continuous scene. Loved Fran's so much... and had this idea of rolling hills that change with each panel. Ok I got the stamping done ok, I stamped the Magnolia background twice, masking out the sun the second time. Now my scene is what it is here in Texas. First panel is bright with color and flowers popping up everywhere. Second scene things are hot... flowers turn to native flowers, or weeds, sun is hot and sky is clear. Thirds scene things are cooling down, leaves turn and drop and the green grass starts to go brown. (Mind you the leaves never stay on the ground around here... donkeys eat them up!) And the fourth scene is cold and dry. Grass has died, weeds die and wait to be cleaned out. Sky is darker and times a cold rain comes. Ok..... so I have a lot of artistic license here, and a lot of imagination. I have a piece of ribbon that reads "Seasons of Love". It would have been perfect to go around my project. I was thinking that I would attach it to the front of a card with the ribbon across the bottom and tying the ATC closed. Oh well now that I have posted this I should find it, and then I can put together the card. If I do I'll post the card, but until then I am going to just show the ATC.





Some info about what I used: Magnolia summer background stamp, Copic Markers, Stickles, Rubberstamp Tapestry Stump stamps for flowers, leaves and weeds.






I do have a card to show today as well. I am totally loving the Hanglar images that I was sent by very wonderful generous friends for my birthday. I have colored a few and not made anything with them yet, so last night I pulled out one and found Basic Grey papers that match the dark colorings of the adorable little guy. Love the satin ribbon with the papers and that is one of my new Creative Impressions felt flowers, leaves and glitter brads. I am so in love with these! I doodled around the image and used a Papertrey Ink sentiment of Hi There in the corner.






Ok, now off to hit a few blogs, and then get my day going! Hope you have a great one!



HUGS and-

13 comments:

Rach said...

oh my where do i start Michelle?
two fantastic projects....I love how you have done the seasons with the atc's...( I liked Fran's as well) I don't know where you get your ideas from...very clever...
and onto your card....Cute with a capital C. love hanglers...can't wait to own some...:)
great match with the papers and i love the stitching details on his little clothes..so sweet. I'll end now before i write and essay...lol.
Thanks for sharing...hugs rachxx

Shary said...

Wow you have put a lot of work into your season's project Michelle. It looks fantastic, well done. Love it!
The hanglar card is cute too. love the papers and image.

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my goodness Michelle, what a fabulous idea!! Wonderful job, I am off to have a look at Fran's as well!! I lvoe Hanglars too and was lucky enought ot receive a few images as well...just need to get them colored in and onto a card!! Wonderful work:-) Kelly

Frances said...

heehee, how cool is your scene! Just love it - amazing how you can make a patch of grass look so different :) just love it! As for your card, it's fab too. I think everyone loves these babies! xx

Forgot to say thanks for the info re. crochet thread, think I'll get my sister on the case x

Allison said...

Love your scene! Great use of the Boxer DP with that image!

Karin said...

Hi Michelle,

I love your 2 projects.
the atc with the 4 seasons looks fabulous and the card with the cute hangler image is so adorable.

xoxo karin

Ellen K said...

WOW so many beautiful cards you make...
i will come back and look more in your blogg ;)

Donalda's Blog said...

wow girl you have been busy. Just love them both dear. Gorgeous work

Suzanne said...

A bit of telepathy going on girl I used the same papers on my card last night!! only just got to post mine now as I have had a very busy day!!! Yours is gorgeous and I love the H&S image can't wait till we get them here. Great seasons ATC's too. Sue :o)

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Beautiful card Michelle and the image and papers are gorgeous, I love how your flower matches so perfectly too, Your ATC is also fab and such a great idea to do the rolling hills, Hugs, Nikki x

Claudia Rosa said...

hello Michelle.
oh my ghosh.. i love your projcets for today!!!
the hanglar card.... beautiful

hugs
claudi

ink'n'rubba said...

fabulous scenery for your Seasons ATCs Michelle, and now we know what Texas looks like! and your little Hanglar chap looks so cute on your card - have a great Friday! annie x

Heather "Hev" said...

That is such a wonderful creation Michelle :) Love how they all run into each other :)