Sunday, November 23, 2008

Texture with Magnolia Vs. Stampavie!


Yes, it is Sunday and time for the Magnolia Vs. Stampavie Challenge! And this week it is a great challenge - to add texture to your cards! Bring as much Texture into your work,
Dry embossing, Flock, Fluffy stuff, Fabric - the possibilities are endless!








I had lots of different things bouncing around my empty head, but then my Magnolia stamp Club hit the mail box. Which was a REAL Surprise to me, because I thought it had run out this time and I didn't go and re-new it. But I was happy.. cuz these are some really cute images this time! (like sometimes they aren't LOL) I just love the ice skating couple!




And so I went with them first and then tried to figure out what texture I could add. Snow... and that meant puffy paint! And then I needed ice (slick is a texture too right?) and that is where I got really oddly creative. And sadly just doesn't look nearly as cool in the photo as it does in person! I don't know if you can even tell what it is... Aluminum foil and transparent shrink film. And in person it really does look like a shiny ice! I purposely put the puffy paint on with lines in it so it would have even more texture to it. And the falling snow is really high dots - it took hours to dry!
And of course Tilda and Edwins white fur has lots of stickles on them - :0)



All of this is right on top of the pattern paper from Memory Box, I love this pattern, so easy and fun to work with! It is sewed down to a sage green mat with a zig zag stitch. Then attached to the light blue card stock base.


My pretty skaters are pop dotted on their frozen pond to create a shadow. My sentiment is from Whiff of Joy, and is on a label cut with my Spellbinders Nestibilites. I stamped with a VersaMark pad and embossed with white, then gel pen stitched the edge. I used glittered white brads to attach.


It really is a simple card, but I love it. Don't know if it my cute couple, the snow or ice I like. But I am happy with the end result.


I hope you will have a go at this weeks Magnolia Vs. Stampavie challenge - Texture is so fun!



Want to also send out a shout out to all those that have joined in at the Paper Craft Planet! I think it is quickly becoming the place to hang and join in for some fun and ideas.


For a heads up on some prize give aways Stampavie PCP Group has a sketch challenge and the winner will be drawn this coming Wednesday... for any stamp in the Stampavie collections! Yes you pick what you want to win, then Heidi will be adding more embellishment goodies to go with it!


And Alota Rubber Stamps PCP Group has a huge Goodie Bag Give away, it will drawn for December 3rd, and to qualify all you have to do is upload a card to the PCP photo gallery tag it Alota-gbc1 - and you can do this as many times as you like each card you upload is one chance at winning!



Well off to breakfast with the neighbors, and then home to get my stuff together to teach a class at The Scrapbook Haus in New Braunfels. This week Susan has asked me to teach a class using Glimmer Mist, forced me to pull out mine, I haven't used it in forever - but had fun, it is really cool product - messy but fun. Hope you have some time to get inky and messy today -

HUGS and-

24 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is gorgeous Michelle, what a fabulou scene you have created and I just love this cute Magnolia stamp.. one of my favourites from the new collection. Gorgeous photo's of your little donkey family yesterday and the picture of baby Fernando and Dad is just precious. Have a great Sunday hun, Hugs, Nikki x

DillyDilly said...

HI just poooped by to say how much I liked your card on the Magnolia challenge. I very new at blodding and stamping but thouroughly enjoying it all . It is so good to see such lovely cards I only hope in time with lots of prectise I can get there. Tahnk you for the inspiration

Dilly

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful card. Love the textures you used.

Kathy said...

Oh my Michelle this is the cutest!! What a brilliant idea!!! Love the background and the papers all look perfect!! I really love this card ~ cute couple too!!!
:)Kathy

Heidi said...

Michelle, this card is absolutely stunning. I need to get ove there and work on some challenges. I miss doing them and this is true inspiration woman! I think that this image is one of my favorites and I am hoping to place an order today/tomorrow and get it.

Jilli said...

Wow, this has to be the best card I've seen made with this stamp up to now! Its one of my favourite stamps too, just love it! Jillix

retiredheather said...

Wow Michelle. What a wonderful card. The snow around the ice is fantastic and so real looking. I love it all. Stunning card.
Heather

Camilla said...

WOW what a stunner!!! Love it!
There is something on my blog for you:)

cats whiskers said...

Awesome hun just love your snow and ice effects and of course your wonderful colouring
Hugs Jacqui x

Suzanne said...

Wow this is just stunning and I love the ideas for ice and snow, brilliant considering you hardly ever see it!! Some one sent me an invitation to join PCP last week but really I don't have time!!! Sue :o)

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my Michelle, this is a fabulous creation!! Love the scene you've created!! I really love that little couple...can't wait to use mine!! Have a happy day!! Kelly

Kirsten said...

Michelle, you are a genius!! This card is fantastic, the snow & ice look wonderful & the skaters look great. Kirsten.

Ila said...

Wowzers Michelle...this is Gorgeous!! the coloring is Fabulous and your background looks amazing and so perfect!!..Hugs, Ila

ribenaruby said...

Such a gorgeous creation and a lot of hard work gone into it. Super!

Gail S. said...

What a great card! I love the snow/pond. It is so sweet.

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh Michelle this is just gorgeous dear. I so love how you done the layout dear. Just beautiful. So sorry I am so far behind in blogging dear.

Lim said...

Oh My gosh Michelle... This scene is stunning... I love that snow... You are incredible talented my friend. I'm glad that I'm back because I notice that you have tons of new cards and beautiful creations.
Hugs,
LIM

Rach said...

an awesome card michelle, very creative way of getting your ice...beautiful end result. Hugs rachxx

Heidi said...

Your card is stunning Michelle - I just LOVE it!!!!!

Hugs from
Heidi

ink'n'rubba said...

I'm playing catch up again after recovering from baby sitting Saturday night! love your skating Tilda and Edwin card and all the texture on it - very slippy ice though! hugs, annie x

BA said...

this is absolutely cute carde!!
xoxo BA

thread-bare said...

Oh My xx This is stunning xx The textures are amazing & Tilda & Edwin are just perfect xx

Donna said...

oh my goodness - CUTENESS! Love all the texture & sweet images, this should be your winter framed art on the wall or coffee table!

Janna said...

The snow leading into the ice is absolutely perfect! I am definetly going to case that idea!!

Smiles,

Janna