Friday, January 7, 2011

Just Magnolias and Hanglars - Anything Goes with Maybe a Button?

Hello and Happy Friday! And Friday is Just Magnolias and Hanglars day! Love that addition to the title don't you - just wish I could get more of these stamps easier :0)

But this week I dug into my valuable stash of stamped images - I have made the most amazing Blogging Friends over the years, and a few of them have been kind enough to send me stamped Hanglars so I could play with more than the 1/2 dozen I have acquired over the last 3 years.. yep only 6 of them over 3 years~! And I am very proud of those! Anyway I dug through my stamped images and came across with this adorable knitting girl - too cute! Love that basket of yarn.
Now being totally honest here - I had a lot of trouble coloring this one! I am so use to my Papertrey ink paper - that is REALLY thick - and I don't know what kind of paper this is stamped on but it is a thinner stock. The ink moves well on it, but it also bleeds much more than my usual paper... so I have some boo boo's - I was going to pitch it - but I just can't waste a stamped Hanglar image!!!! It is so rare!   So I decided that I would go with the bit of blur look, and hope that you all understand.

While coloring I went to look for papers, so I could make her dress match of course. And found a stack I just ADORE. GCD Studios Ella Blue papers - oh I just love these papers. If I could turn a few of these pages into wall paper I would add a wall in my bedroom for sure!
A dark brown card stock base, with light blue matting. Then two of the coordinating pattern papers. All sewn together. A piece of my favorite lace... the very last of the lace!!! Oh my must find more of this one!

The challenge this week is anything goes - with the option of a button. So I added one large vintage button tied with twine. The sentiment is one of Oh My Word! Craftworks Cards sentiments. Love that they just pop off the card and go down. And they are pretty too with that silver printing.

Now pop on over to the Just Magnolias & Hanglar Stanglar challenge site and see all the DT cards - then join us! Anything goes so no excuses!

Gotta work today - so better get a move on with my LONG list of to-do's!
Have a wonderful day and I'll be back tomorrow for Animal Crackers and some news on Minnie..................

HUGS and -

8 comments:

Judi said...

Oh, Michelle, this is BEAUTIFUL!

Judi x

Helen said...

This card is very touching! And the choice of colours is interesting!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Such a pretty card, I love the vintage-y papers.

Carol Dee said...

Ooooo the image is so sweet and the BG papers to drool over. A very pretty card. Hugs...

Kathy said...

Adorable card Michelle! Those papers are so pretty and the colors are beautiful! Such a sweet image and I feel your pain with the images! I have four and I highly treasure them!! LOL
Hope you have a wonderful week-end :)Kathy

Jingle said...

This card is so pretty!

Lynn said...

Michele, I love the card. I sure wish I had the stamp for my daughter who knits. It would be perfect. Your coloring is beautiful!

Louise said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, love the cute image. I have been having a good read and look at your blog... your cards are fabulous and your animals are sooooo cute! Thanks for all the great eye candy.