Friday, 26 March 2010

Just Magnolia challenge - my sketch

Woohoo!!! It's Friday and that means it's nearly the weekend and it also means that it is the NEC show!!! Hopefully I'm not lost on the M something or other (great start I don't even know which motorway I'm supposed to be on LOL) while you're reading this because I'm going to the NEC today!!!! This is scheduled, obviously, and I should have been driving for an hour by the time you read this so hopefully I'm halfway there by now! It's the first time I've driven such a long way on my own for years so I've been very nervous about it! Anyhoooow, this week's challenge at Just Magnolia is a sketch by little old me!! It's a nice easy one, so I hope you like it! For my card I have used the last of a sheet of Basic Grey Wisteria paper I've had for ages. I distressed the edges with antique linen distress ink and stickles, I stitched them too!
I am just so in love with this litte Edwin aren't you? His little face is so cute! I have coloured him with distress inks and added stickles to his wings. I always seem to do his hair blonde as he reminds me of my little boy LOL! I stamped around the image with Magnolia's New Years swirl using antique linen distress ink and added some stickles to the swirls. I stamped Magnolia dot butterflies around Edwin and stamped them again on a separate sheet so that I could add dimension to their wings. I have added a touch of stickles to them all too.

I added a gorgeous selection of blue flowers, all sprayed with glimmer mist. The large blue rose is from Hobby Craft, the smaller roses and blossom from Wild Orchid crafts and the other flower is by Petaloo.
I have written the sentiment by hand with a gold gel pen and inked around it with antique linen distress ink before adding more stickles!

Hope you like it and can join us this week at Just Magnolia! The rest of the DT have created some stunning inspiration too! Hopefully I might bump into some of you at the NEC today and all assuming I manage to find my way home I'll show you the goodies I buy! x

25 comments:

Marina said...

Edwin is really a cutie ;O) and so beautifully coloured.
Papers and details are just perfect for him.
Gorgeous card!

Hugs,
Marina

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Jane you are so brave! I know you will be super fine and have a most fabulous time!
Love your card!
Edwin in so super cute and your detail is beautiful!
hugs
kim x

bluebell said...

hi jane like your card today, dont go to mad at the nec. hope you dont get lost love bluebellx.

Debbie said...

Love the sketch, and I always loved that color combo Have a great time at NEC

Guylaine said...

This is a very cute card Jane

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fabby card Jane and a fabby sketch too! Love your cream and gold with touches of blue...very pretty. Gorgeous flower details too. :)

Claire said...

Awww..So beautiful! Love the card. Enjoy the craft show!

Paula said...

Beautiful boy, nice card!=)

Mary Lou said...

Jane this card is sooo very special!! Very rich and sweet :)
Blessings

Smiffy's Particrafting adventures said...

Hope you have a great time at the NEC. I can't go to that one as I'm off to Ally Pally instead. Daren't do 2 shows...I'd spend far too much! Pamx (card is gorgeous as always)

gila said...

Hallo Jane,
was für eine wundervolle Karte und ein toller Sketch.
lg gila

Jodie from Oz said...

stunning card Jane, my very favourite Edwin, your colours, design and details are wonderful. The flowers are stunning. I love your sketch and hope to get a chance to join in the challenge. Have a great weekend. hugs Jodie from Oz

Dena said...

Jane, yes I love this little Edwin too! He is so adorable and I just adore your card. The flower embellishments are AMAZING! Thank you for listing where you got the flowers, I was going to ask you about those. Love the colors!
Hugs, Dena
P.S. I hope you buy lots of goodies at the show!

Georgia said...

Gorgeous Jane! These colours look perfect together and I really love the image and the way you've layered the butterflies! Have a nice weekend. :) Love, Georgia xx

ladyjanet_56 said...

this is lovely Jane & yes he does look like Connor, Bless AWWWWWW & woo hoo first & mayb last time I get to comment first. Hope you had a great day & not still on that M motorway. Janet T

Marcea said...

Aw, Edwin is so sweet sat there. Gorgeous card and fab sketch hun. Hope you had a great time at the NEC
-x-

Kelly said...

Hi Jane your card is lovely he is a cutie.I hope you found your way to the NEC ok bought lots of gorgeous things and got home nice and safe too.Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Tasha said...

Stunning! Fabulous colour combo, love the blue! And such a great layout too
love tasha xx

Sol said...

Oh.. this card is beautiful! love the colours you have used... And the flowers in front are so beautiful... The 3D butterflies are also beautiful...
And with the embossing, sewing and glitter.. It makes it Perfect! I loved it...

Martine said...

ooooooo such a pretty card darlin, loving those flowers, and i agree Edwin is sooo cute, Love the wisteria paper you have used too darlin, Wisteria is one of my fave collections, i have a few sheets left but not many hehe, must get another pack me thinks :), Gorgeous card though darlin, and as always your colouring is fab :)

xx
Martine

Diane J said...

Beautiful card xx

Kathy said...

THis is so adorable Jane!!! I love everything about it!!! YOur details are fabulous and he is so handsome!!
Well I hope you found your way there fine and got lots of stuff! I wish I could go there ~ just once!
Thanks for the fabulous sketch ~ I finally found some time to play with Tilda!
:)Kathy

TaraG said...

Oh I love this card, Jane...I need to make a baby boy card and I think I will ink up this Edwin as I haven't yet and he is just adorable and I love your sketch too...such a wealth of inspiration you are, hun! Stunning card!
Hugs,t

Kate said...

Beautiful card, as ever! ** Kate **

Rainmac said...

Beautiful card, I love Edwin!!! I went to the NEC on Friday and bought errr, quite a bit but had a brilliant day! Hope you did too x