Sunday, March 22, 2009

Adding some Shape to Magnolia Vs.Stampavie Challenge

Magnolia Vs. Stampavie Sunday - and this week is for a shaped card! - Now I don't know how much shape my card has, but it does have some zig and zag to it!
I really was stumped for this card... I started with a circle card - no mojo there, then I was trying for an oval for an Easter card - that ended up in the trash quick. I just couldn't work with anything. I then while digging thru my stuff found this sticker... yep that is a giant sticker from Heart and Home Collectibles. I Love it, and it needed a special perfect image to go with it... Well don't you think that Tilda with Lilacs is just that!I started with the base of an olive card stock from Papertrey Ink, folded it to fit the sticker first then a seat for Tilda to sit on. I inked the edge of the sticker with purple ink, and the white gel pen stitched the edges. I ran two pieces or ribbon across the bottom fold - stacked one on top of the other. The sentiment is stamped in purple as well and scallop cut and inked. I had no flowers to match so I pulled out three white flowers and used my Copics and air compressor to give them their purple color, used jewelry spacers and mini brads to put them together, then Martha frond leaves as well.
For Tilda I colored her with my Copics, and high lighted with white gel pen, then cut out with my Fiskars kraft knife. Now for those Lilacs.... I colored them with my Copics.... but I wanted more... more texture - I decided this was a perfect time to pull out some Flower Soft that I got a few weeks ago - this stuff is really amazing - and super easy to use. I just dotted glue onto the flower section and sprinkled the fluffy stuff on top, presses down a bit and there it is! Pretty huh?
I like how this one turned out, and I really love that it sits up on its own - wonderful shape, and fun. I think I will make a few more of these -
You just have to run over to see how the other DT on Magnolia Vs. Stampavie got their cards into shape! Those girls really do inspire me. And don't forget there is always a great prize up for grabs.
Still don't know what was in the barn yesterday - Hubby says he will check it out again later, maybe sit just outside the door and see what moves around when they think no one is there. Me... I'll just watch from the window of the house. I am not afraid mind you - but I am leaning towards it being a skunk, and I prefer to stay away that smell!
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
HUGS and-


Naoual said...

Love your card Michelle, it's beautiful, great colour combo.

xx Naoual

kay said...

stunning card,love how you have put it all together.hope its only a mouse in the barn

Heather Bradley said...

Beautiful card, Michelle :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Annasmama said...

How cute is that! Such a gorgeous card, wow!

jacque4u2c said...

Stunning! Just love it!

Tracey said...

This is just gorgeous Michelle!

Ila said...

Wow!! this is So Gorgeous!!...I love your coloring...the background is lovely...and the way the card sits is Fabulous!!....Happy Sunday!!..Hugs, Ila

Suzanne said...

Oh this is gorgeous and I just love that background it is so cool. Sue :o)

Helena said...

This is stunning!!!!

Huh??? air compressor and copics???? I thought you used that flower stuff, cannot remember the name (not flock)!!! The affect is amazing!!!

I have just bought this stamp and used it for one of my Mother day cards!!! But yours puts mine to shame, lol!!!!


Kellylouj said...

Michelle this is such a beautiful card such a great layout I love it!!

Frances said...

Gorgeous Michelle - that sticker is just perfect for tilda and you've put it all together beautifully - the flowersoft looks great too. Hope you (or should I say hubby) find what's in the barn. xx

Cynde said...

What a beautiful card Michelle. I'm sure the sticker owners would love the card for advertisement in an ad. Hope they see it! It's truly gorgeous. Love the flower soft you used. I haven't tried it yet, but your example sure tempts me to. Hope your headed into a wonderful week ahead.

Hannah said...

Hi Michelle,
wow fab card i love the image you have used and the colours you have done her in are gorgeous. i love the DP you have used, the flowers are lovely they just finish the card off. i love how you have made it a bit of a different fold. i love the hole card.
Big Hugs Hannahxx

Annie said...

ooo Michelle this card is just gorgeous! I love that beautiful background image and this is the perfect tilda to match. and love the texture on the lilacs too. I forgot my shopping list on Saturday so only spent a few pounds at the art demo! hugs, annie x

Janna said...

I adore this card!!! What a great idea to make and accordian card and the beautiful colors are so, so stunning!! I can't believe that is a sticker!! That is so impressive and th beautiful coloring and the flower soft are amazing!! Love everything about it!