Friday, 29 January 2010

Just Magnolia challenge - hearts and flowers

This week at Just Magnolia our challenge is sponsored by Wild Orchid Crafts and so our challenge is "hearts and flowers". I decided to try to make a heart shaped easel card......what do you think? I started by making a woven heart as per the tutorial at StampARTic here, and then mounted it onto card. The papers are Papermania and I have stamped around the edges with New Year swirl from Magnolia using vintage photo distress ink. I have distressed the papers with this too and added stickles.
I have coloured Tilda with hearts using distress inks and added stickles to the lace on her dress and her wings.
The gorgeous flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have sprayed them with pearl glimmer mist. A couple of pins from my stash and two leaves punched with McGill fern punch complete the flower spray. The sentiment is written with a gold gel pen onto the ribbon flourish from the Magnolia winter kit.
I stamped a heart from Stempelglede with fired brick distress ink (not sure on the colour, should have been a pinker red me thinks!) and then added little red hearts which are the "waste" product from MS heart lace punch. The pink pearls are from my stash.
The base of the easel is decorated with another woven heart and a simple band of white paper punched with MS doiley lace and heart lace punches and a double bow of red organza ribbon. You can just about see under the ribbon loops I have added tiny hearts of the striped paper(again the waste from heart lace punch) at intervals along the middle of my lace strip.
This is how the card looks when folded ready for posting!
Hope you like it and thanks for looking! Hope you can join us this week and do have a look at the rest of the DT's stunning creations on the challenge blog - you won't be disappointed! x

16 comments:

Helene said...

Wow Jane, this card is simply stunning, love everything about it^^

Hugs
Xxx

Sharon Keanly said...

Ahhh, this is a beauty Jane.

Sharon said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning. I love the paper weaving and all the little details make this the most beautiful card.

Jilli said...

Jane ... this is perfect! I love the heart easel design, everything fits so well together. Beautiful!!! Hugs Jillix

Tarja said...

Just so sweet card :)

Dawny P said...

Hi Jane xxxx Well this just blew me away hun. I love love LOVE it. Biggest hugs, Dawny xxx

Marja Sch said...

Wow what a fabulous hearts-shape easelcard. Hugs Marja

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Such a special card Jane! Love the heart shape and the pop up design! Beautiful coloring and perfect image! Lovely accents too. :)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is sensational!
Such a stunning and beautiful card!
hugs
kim x

Renkata said...

Such a stunning card.
Love your colouring and lay out of the card.

stephanne said...

Amazingly great work!! Such wonderful shapes and details and Tilda is looking fab!!
Take Care,
Stephanne

Helle said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L !!!

Hugs from Helle in Norway

Annette said...

Wow this is stunning. sandra x

Lizzy said...

OMG this has got to be the the most stunning card i have ever seen ~ well done hun xx lizzy xx

Loopylou!! said...

ooooh this is just so gorjuss, love the heart shaped easel card idea too,might have to give that shape a whirl!

bluebell said...

hi jane, was your card shaped allredy, if not what template did you use, love bluebell x.