Good morning! Today I'd like to share my card for our latest challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge, which is 'Use Kraft Paper". I thought I'd better make a start on Christmas cards - less than three months now and I hadn't started! The background of trees was created with an Impression Obsession die.
I have painted the super cute Baby Rudolph stamp with Distress INks and added his white spots with a gel pen.
I have painted the gorgeous Chic Fringe Tilda with Distress Inks and added some details with a white gel pen. She looks like she is holding a foxglove to me - one of my favourite flowers - so I decided to have a go at making a some flowers that would resemble foxgloves.
Here's the result. What do you think? I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out for a first attempt. I have used one of the Doohickeys from the Vol 4 kit to make the flowers and the leaves. The stamens are from The Ribbon Girl.
I have arranged the foxgloves with some purple gypsophillia from The Ribbon Girl.
Good morning! It is time for me to share another 'W'ednesday project over on the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. I think this is my favourite stamp from the other collections that Diana has in the store. I haven't used it for a while so thought I'd give it an airing.
I have painted the image with Distress Inks and added some tiny details with a white gel pen.
This sentiment from Magnolia is perfect for this image don't you think? This is actually the mini version of the sentiment.
Warning! Picture overload! Good morning! It is time for me to share my take on this month's challenge for the All About Magnolia Challenge and our theme this month is 'No cards'. Having received some gorgeous Tim Holtz box corners from The Ribbon Girl earlier this month I knew I wanted to use them on this project and was initially going to make a gift box. Then I decided I wanted to create something a little more exciting and this is the result - my miniature Victorian box camera!
Here's a view of the box camera so that you can see the concertina part that attaches the lens to the box. I have recycled the card used to back colouring books to make the box as it is very sturdy. To give the box camera a wooden look I swiped all of the card with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Inks before cutting. Each piece has also been inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink around the edges.
Having searched for images of a Victorian Box Camera I discovered that some were quite elaborate around the lens so used a Spellbinder die to create the shape for the 'wood' panel behind the lens. This turned out so beautiful in the thick card as all of the embossed details are very prominent! The lens surround was cut with Spellbinder circle dies and embossed with gold embossing powder. I have used Tilda with Peony from the new Boho Collection for the picture inside the camera.
You can see the detail of the embossing in the above photo.
TI have tucked flowers from my stash into the base of the box for a feminine touch.
The gorgeous pink rose, white twirl stems and seam binding are all from The Ribbon Girl too.
I made the fuschias myself following my friend Chelsea's tutorial.
Here's a side view of the box camera - my favourite aspect of it!
This is what the back of the box looks like. You can see the wood graining to better effect here. I really love how it turned out! Technically it will actually fold up into a box just like the real thing but I couldn't bear to squash all of my concertina folding as it took so long to get it to stay put!
I also embossed the sides of the lens.
Another view of the top of the box camera - I did warn you this was a picture heavy post!
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to create something other than a card for the All About Magnolia challenge this month. Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations. Thanks for looking! x
I have used one of the gorgeous stamps from the new Boho Collection. This is Peony Tilda but today I'm pretending she's holding a rose! I have painted her with Distress Inks and added some details with a white gel pen.
All of the flowers, cheesecloth and lace are from The Ribbon Girl except the punched flowers.
Good morning! Our challenge over at Magnolia-licious Challenge at the moment is 'Push, Pull, Flip', and here's my card for it using Beate's tutorial here. I recently returned from holiday which included a few days in London so this inspired my card! We had the most amazing time and my children really loved getting to see the Queen's Guards so I had to ink up Guard of the Castle Edwin when I returned home.
I also had a lot of fun recreating a sentry box for him to stand in. I have drawn the gold details with a gold gel pen.
Edwin has been painted with Distress Inks and I've also used white and gold gel pens for some details.
You can see his gold buttons and belt buckle here!
I also gave his boots a coat of Glossy Accents to make them fit for duty!
The fence was cut with a Doohickey die from the Vol 2 Doohickey kit.
The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy and cut out with a Spellbinder's die.
I used a gold pen to write the pull instruction on the pull tab behind the sentry box.
This is what the back of the card looks like when it is fully open.
I've recorded a little video showing how the card opens and closes. It is actually very easy to slide open and closed but I filmed my little girl doing it and she struggled a little in the middle bless her.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us in our 'Push, Pull, Flip' challenge at Magnolia-licious. Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the teams amazing ideas for this challenge.
As always Diana is sponsoring the challenge with a special prize from the Magnolia-licious store for the lucky random winner. Thanks for looking! x
Good morning! Just popping on to tell you about the gorgeous pink giveaway on the Ribbon Girl blog this week. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment on the Ribbon Girl's blog post.