Friday, August 7, 2009

Just Magnolia's Friday with a wonderful Sketch!

Hello - from a little late person this morning... oops! We went out this morning to feed and water, and give Rosie her meds and special food. ( she is really doing better and actually putting on weight! ) anyway back to why I am late... well there were two really nasty looking Racoon's just out side the pen... we had to make sure they were run off, and then check then pen and see if they had gotten in. I don't want to offend any Raccoon lovers here.. but they are just nasty here now, and the diseases they carry are just scary - I don't want my donkeys to be affected at all! Especially when we have the new babies.. cuz a couple of raccoons could take down a baby donkey. Remember they are only about 20 inches tall when born. Oh well that is why I am late - donkeys first... now to today's card!

If you will pop over to the Just Magnolia's Challenge blog you can see lots of wonderful cards with and the sketch from fellow DT Martine - great sketch... I just really got out of control and well the basics are there -

I started with my Tilda.. she was one I haven't used in a long time and she just looked like summer to me. So I colored her up with my Copics and even pulled out my Flower Soft to give her some fun flowers this time. Problem... well she was just a tad big for the sketch, and if I made her a tag like the options, it would cover over 1/2 of her up. So I decided to not make a tag and just let her be.

I then moved on to the card - this gave my flower soft time to dry as well. The Making Memories Chloe's Closet was still sitting on my desk and the colors were wonderful for summer. I followed the sketch and used a Bazzil Swiss dot blue card stock as my base. Inked the edges of all the papers and then sewed everything down. I used the EK Success Retro flower punch and Martha's frond leaf punch with MM button brads. I put my image on the card and ahhh uh oh... She is still so big that I have no room for my sentiment. And I really wanted to use a piece of the matching twill ribbon... oh well her shoes just had to be covered and don't tell anyone.. but I was really ok with that cuz I had colored them bright yellow and they were driving me nuts.. just too bright! LOL


Now pop on over to the Just Magnolia's blog and see all the gorgeous work from the other DT - they didn't have trouble you can tell by how wonderful their cards are!

I do hope you have a wonderful Friday! The weekend is coming! I am doing some laundry and trying to help Hubby with "construction" of my craft room.. figure all I can help the fast it moves right? LOL He might not agree....

HUGs and

14 comments:

Martine said...

so glad to hear that Rosie is getting better hun :), and oo such a cute card, it dont matter that you covered her feet cos i still think the card is gorgeous :)



xx

Martine

SMK said...

loove that ribbon!!

Penni said...

Beautiful card Michelle. Love the flower soft.

Hugs
Penni
X

Penny said...

wicked cute

Jessie said...

What a gorgeous card and the twill ribbon is just perfect! Love it!

Mina said...

wow I love the summery colours of this card its gorgeous papers and wow that ribbon is fantastic
Mina xxx

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card Michele, love the colours and papers
Clairex

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michelle,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Rach said...

a gorgeous card Michelle, love the summery colours that you have used.. hugs rachxx

Scrapstampnmama said...

She is so cute and I love Flower Soft, just haven't used it in a while, you have motivated me to take it out again! Thanks!

Dawn said...

This is so cute and the colours are so sunny ..

Pam S. said...

this Tilda is so sweet! awesome coloring!
tfs!
Pam Going Postal

100drine said...

Très jolie carte avec ce ruban , de bien belles couleurs

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is such a cute card! your coloring is wonderful! I can't wait to get my flower soft in the mail. It's the first time I'm using it. I hope to be able to create something beautiful with it. Thanks for the inspiration!