Friday, January 8, 2010

Just Magnolias - A new Technique this week!

Hello and Happy Friday! And we all know Fridays mean Just Magnolia Challenge! Love Fridays don't you? This week the challenge is a new technique! Pleat Folding... so cool, and once you follow the tutorial at the site once you will love how easy, but special your card is! 

Now I started with my image.. I knew I wanted to play with the latest stamp club images. But then really didn't know which I wanted to use. I ADORE the stamp club - but I will admit of all the numerous ones I have gotten over the past year or so - this one is my least favorite. I just don't know if I like Tilda in heels... grown up... but I am going to use them, and get use to them and maybe I will learn to love them as much as all the other Magnolias... LOL 

So here she is, colored with my Copics, then stickled the wings. I then went back and added some twinkling H2O's over her dress and shoes. Gives a shimmer in person. My oval nestie was used to cut her out. 

Then for my card - A purple card stock for the base, and then two pattern papers. A green check from my scraps - couldn't find the name. And the a purple flower paper from DCWV, really pretty with some bling added to the flowers! I sewed this down with a blanket stitch with a light green thread. Then I went to work on the pleating technique - love the fancy look this adds! But next time I won't pleat a checked paper... really hard to see the pleats... I cheated a bit and inked the edges of each pleat :0)

One of my MIL's crocheted flowers, a button, twine and Martha Stewart Frond leaf punches out of the green checked paper for my embellishment - Then I went to look for a sentiment... nothing seemed right for the image... LOL I gave up and just put a couple of my epoxy sticker words on it.. Hello and playful - settled, but oh well - a fun card for a girlfriend?

Now please do pop over to Just Magnolia's Challenge and see some really awesome work with the pleat technique!! OH and super fabulous prize this week... wink wink!!

Copics used for the image:
Skin: E000, E00, R20
Hair: E07, E09, E19
Dress and Shoes: V12, V15, Y38, G24
Background: YR21, G24

It is seriously cold here today and will be all weekend. Today it really isn't suppose to get much over Freezing... brrrr with a start this morning of only in the 20's! That is way to cold for central Texas!!  I hope to get out at some point this afternoon and snap some donkey photos - can't go out in the morning and do it as they are predicting 17 for the morning - and I just don't really think photography in that will be my cup of tea... LOL  I live here for a reason you see... I don't like the cold!! And this is a rare thing for these parts -

So hope to see you tomorrow.. for some cold donkey photos! and of course Libbie/Autie update! LOL
HUGS and-


cheryl said...

wow this is gojus brilliant detail and love that stamp too love cheryl xxxxx

Lynda Nielsen said...

This is beautiful... I love the paper fold technique, and you've chosen such pretty colors! An ABSOLUTELY Gorgeous card!

Jane said...

Stunning card Michelle, I love it! Love your layout and colour scheme and all your embellishments! I agree with you on the stamp kit but will have to make myself use the heels ones at some point to feel I have my money's worth LOL! hugs, Jane xxx

Frances said...

Happy new year Michelle! (Been a bit slack in my blog hops but am still around!) sweet card & I totally agree with you about this Tilda - not used any of mine yet, must do soon! Oh & I've just scrolled through some of your older posts and am in Love with Autie . . . what a cutie!! have a lovely weekend & hope it warms up for you soon (it's been below freezing here!) Fran x

Jingle said...

This is a very cute card and perfect colors for this delightfully spirited little image!

Christine Riley said...

What a lovely card! I love the colors (so bright and cheery) and I love the pleating of the ribbon, what a perfect touch!
Hugs, Christine :)

Kelly Schelske said...

Love this card Michelle! Fun colors, love the pleating and that image is wonderful!

Kit said...

lovely card :o)

Yvonne said...

What a great card you made Michelle! Fresh colors and a lovely image. Yvonne

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Michelle,i love your image and papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

COCO said...

oh nice card I love this new tilda !! very beautiful !!
hugs coco

Rleen said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the crochet flower and the cute image.
Have a great day!