Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Two for Tuesday! A Spoon Full of Sugar and some Just Magnolias!

HI! Today I have two post in one for you! It is Tuesday so that means it is A Spoon Full of Sugar Day and the new Monthly Challenge from Just Magnolias is today! YEA!

Today the challenge was a sketch... by ME!

I started my card with a white card stock, and then used the gorgeous SEI Mimosa collection stack papers, love the glitter on these, and the colors are so bright and cheerful. Following the sketch I matted and laid down everything - Love when the stack comes with solids as well... that is what I used for the mats... I sewed everything with a simples stitch, the band across the middle has a Fiskars Apron Lace border punch top and bottom.
My image... I pulled out one of my Hanglar images... I so love these! This was stamped and sent by a special friend.. HUGS! I colored her with my Copics... and then used my Rubber Tapestry grass stump to add some grass to the image. I high lighted her with my white gel pen.
The flowers are EK Success Retro punches from the same collection of paper, then Martha leaf punches, that I drew a vein on with white gel pen. I cut a chain and hung a butterfly charm from the jewelry spacer and mini brad in the center of the flowers. I hope you will go and check out all the DT cards at A Spoon Full of Sugar - I can't believe how gorgeous they all made my simple sketch look! REALLY go and look! So pretty! This week is another great prize and I can't wait to see all the cards with the sketch!

Now to Just Magnolias!

You are probably wondering why is she running a Just Magnolias on a Tuesday? Well this is a special Challenge an EXTRA challenge you could say - We were thinking that doing something a bit more, something out of the box or card you could say.. this is straight from the challenge site:

"Now, because this is a special challenge with an extra special prize the theme is a bit more challenging but we know you can all do it! This month the challenge is to alter a container - ANY container - for example a recycled paper bag, a empty box of chocolates, a custom made box, a canvas bag, a tin, a plastic tub - even a photo album. So you don't have to go out and buy something specifically to alter, we all have bits and bobs that can be altered for the challenge. The only specification is that you must use a Magnolia stamp on the project.You have two weeks to enter, the challenge will close at 10pm on Tuesday 30th June and the winner will be picked by Random Generator.This challenge is separate from the normal weekly challenge which will continue to run each week as usual."
So you have two weeks for this one and the prize is going to be a special prize.. We have a full time sponsor for the challenge!!! Simon Says Stamp monthly challenge! Heidi from Simon Says Stamp has very generously agreed to sponsor this monthly challenge and the prize is .........
a whopping .......$50 voucher to spend on what you want in their store! How cool is that!!!

Now to my Altered item - I found a "recipe" box in the Target Dollar section - except it was on clearance and I got it for a huge amount of 25 cents! Now ask me why I didn't buy more than one? DUH! I just saw it and was excited that I could alter it and rolled away...

So I glued paper from Making Memories all over the box, folding the corners as tight as I could. I then ran a red ribbon around the top of the bottom section of the box. I was going to leave it at that and it just needed a bit more... so I punched a border out of a dusty blue card stock with the EK Success zig zag border, I followed the embossed stitch on the border with my white gel pen to make it pop more. I ran that across the bottom of the top of the box. Now the papers where really white... too white, so I inked all over the box with a light brown ink to give it a more "aged" look.

I colored up a cute Tilda for the corner, and because the paper had the cute strawberries all over it, it was a perfect time to use the Magnolia strawberries with her... now are those big berries or what?! I cut them all out and placed them on the corner of the box with glue dots. The Strawberry charm was sent to me by fellow DT member Rach!! How absolutely perfect was it for this box? So I hung it from some chain and then used a spacer and a brad to attach to the top like a pull chain handle. LOVE that!
The word Memories is metal and is from Making Memories and has been in my stash forever. I know this is a recipe box... I have lots of them sitting around and no recipes in them... so this box just at the end of making it switched to a cute little memento box -
Hope you enjoyed it and now RUN over to Just Magnolias and see all the unbelievable items that the rest of the DT came up with - WOW!
Whew! Sorry this one was so long - and you get a gold star if you stuck with me until the end... but had two pieces of business and didn't want to leave anything out - :0)
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
HUGS and-


Riet said...

What a beautiful creations Michelle,l love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Shauna K said...

Cute card! Love the charm and the sentiment, all goes so well with the theme of the stamp :) and the recipe box is gorgeous! I love the charm and the stamp and the sentiment and... ;)

Jacilynn said...

Gorgeous!!! I love them both

Di said...

This box is sooo lovely, i havent a clue about doing anything other than cards, run a mile!! I have just seen your photos of baby Mirta, and instantly fell in love!! oh isnt she just adorable i can't wait to show my kids when i get home!! ( in work shhhh!!)

Hugs Di xxx

Debbie said...

Both are just gorgeous Michelle,Thanks for the great sketch this week I have had so much fun using it,Hugs debbie x

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Thanks for the great sketch Michelle, I loved working with it and will sure use it again, Your card is beautiful and I adore your colouring. Such gorgeous papers and details, Your box is so cute too and wow, what a bargain! Big Hugs, Nikki x

Diamond Doll said...

Wow fab card Michelle and a great sketch,and your Altered box is Gorgeous.
Trish (-:

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Ooooh, I love that little box you made! Sooo cute!

Anonymous said...

delish creations sweetie,,
your sketch is fantastic.. and the box is brilliant..love the papers and how you have matched it all together. hugs rachxx

DawnMarie said...

Hi Michelle, fab sketch I might give it a try. I ADORE your altered box, its sooo beautiful, fabulous papers and the image and metal sentiment are gorgeous. Hope the babies are all well. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card and your memories box is fantastic!

Iris said...

The box is so stunning, love the papers and the great details.