Monday, July 26, 2010

Just Magnolia week 65 Vintage Challenge

My card came about for the challenge over at Just Magnolia which is "Vintage" and for the 

  I found a link to make flowers with a Cricut Cartridge and this was my first attempt - It is big, but not bold.  I thought it looked very "vintagy".  

I love this little Tilda holding eggs and decided to use her in the challenge.  Diana at Magnolia Stamps appears to be out of this stamp, but if you ask her nicely, she will order it in.  

I usually go much more distressed for a Vintage look, but felt with the large flower this was a good balance.  Still not quite absolutely positively sure about the flower, but it is glued down so I will have to keep it for now.

Here are the supplies I used to make the card.
  • Spellbinders Label Four
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink  (walnut stain) and (antique linen)
  • Basic Grey  (Cappella paper pad) Love the colours!!
  • Momenta (Story About Me collection) paper
  • SU cardstock for base of card
  • Copics:  
    • Skin:  R00; R20; E11
    • Hair:  E11; E13; E17; E57
    • Dress and Socks:  B91; B93; C1
    • Shading:  C1
  • Lace Strip:  Martha Stewart Lace Edge Border punch
  • Flourish:  Cricut Storybook cartridge
  • Flower:  Cricut George cartridge;  paper scraps; Stickles; Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink.
I cut and embossed the image with Spellbinders Label Four and distressed it with Walnut Stain distress ink.  I also distressed the papers with the same ink to give it a  vintage look.

I'm looking forward to taking a copic class at the beginning of August  - I'm really wanting to learn how to use them to get the fabulous results that I keep seeing.  

The inside of the card doesn't have a sentiment added because I haven't decided what to use yet.  I have decorated it with a vintage rose paper scrap using the MS Lace Border punch and MS Butterfly.

Hope you like the card - Remember, Stamp up a Storm - Ink up a Wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.

Rubber hugs, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,
aka:  maddie6833

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tilda Holding Lilacs

Monochromatic Madge has struck again!!  

It is so easy to slip into the comfortable, safe and sometimes boring monochromatic state.  I envy those of you who can intermingle colours and patterns to get  absolutely marvelous results.  When I try, it looks like yesterday's breakfast left on the counter overnight.

This is another card that has to be mailed for a swap, thus it is no thicker than 1/4" -   I  try not to make them entirely flat, but I try to keep it thin enough to slip through Canada Post's mandated slot (which, I believe gets thinner and thinner after the postage lurches up that incredible penny every year).

A friend sent me the image of "Tilda Holding Lilacs",  so I just had to colour her up.

(Diana, at  Magnolia-licious  has it in stock right now)

Lavender, lilac, mauve, and  light purple all favourite colours of mine - even though nothing in my wardrobe is any of the above.

I used copics to colour Tilda and "The Spring Fence",  cut them out and popped Tilda onto the fence with 3D tape.   I stamped off the SU " Blossoms Abound" stamp onto the white SU top note die cut  with Lovely Lilac and sponged the edge to pop it off the  Always Amethyst top note, also sponged with Lovely Lilac.  The DP is also SU.  The ribbon is  iridescent white, knotted and tucked under the DP and the flowers are a 3D sticker found in my "purple" stash drawer

Hope you like it - I appreciate each and every comment left and hope you will take the time to leave one.  

Remember, Stamp up a Storm, Ink up a Wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.

Rubber hugs, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dinner Tilda

Isn't it funny how cards happen. A friend recently had a Birthday and I had an idea for a card.......the paper, the stamps, the layout and the template all came together -- until it came to putting the elements together, then the original idea went astray. The card was meant to be an easel card, the stamped image didn't fit into the portrait plan, so had to be switched to landscape..... the papers were a little too bright for the intended image, the layout - well it changed because of the paper. To make a long story short, I ended up with a card that was never intended to be.

I used copics to colour Dinner Tilda, available here. It appears that Diana is out of stock on this particular stamp, but will be more than happy to order it for you if you absolutely need it.

I cut the image out and mounted her on a 3-D ribbon sticker.  I used dollar store flowers, which were white and coloured them by spraying them with alcohol and using copics to get the shading. The stamens are little stamen clusters bought on another sprig of flowers at the same $$ store.  The leaves are a prima flower, which I separated and glued down to make leaves.  I cut the border on my cricut, using design studio along with the border around the frame.  After I mounted Tilda in the circle, I decided to shade with Copic C-1 to make the image appear to be shadowed.  I'm rather pleased with the way the card turned out considering that I had a totally different plan for it to start with.

Remember, "Stamp up a Storm, Ink up a Wish, and send it on to someone to brighten their day.

Rubber hugs, inky wishes, Cricut Chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch 146

Another Mojo Monday Sketch contest and a chance to wiln a stamp set!  Well, any stampaholic can't pass up a chance to add a stamp to her already daunting collection!

Here is the sketch we had to work with.    I'm sitting at the lake with only Magnolia stamps - so guess what I had to use...............  Midsummer Tilda . She is coloured with copics.  Just love the results of those little markers. 
Hope you'll leave a comment and tell me what you think.  Stamp up a Storm - ink up a wish, and send it on to someone to brighten their day.

Rubber hugs, inky wishes, Cricut Chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tilda with Violin - 2nd post

Here is another Tilda with Violin card, made for a stamping friend who plays the Violin (also known as "ANNABLER"  I give her such a bad time about getting me hooked on these sweet little stamps,  but I also thank her for opening my eyes.

Copics added a touch of colour to this Tilda, but I left the majority of the dress untouched to keep it pure white.  I used the same musical note sticker paper on this one as my previous post,  some polar white Flower Soft for the wings and layered some prima flowers with stamens from some faux silk flowers I had on hand.

The inside is decorated to finish off the card.

Remember,  Stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.

Rubber hugs, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,
aka:  maddie6833

Maggies two-fold

Creative juices are not readily flowing these days.  We've had some impending disasters to tend to and it apparently has sucked all my desire to create right out of me.  However, I have managed to create a couple of cards - one a thank you for a sweet neighbour who brought over, not one, but 3 tetra packs of Chai Tea for me and a bottle of wine for dh.

This stamp is so sweet, and I am one of the lucky ones to have gotten it as a free gift from  Magnolia-licious , Diana treats her customers so well --   What a gift!!  I understand that it hasn't been released for sale yet.
Here is the card.

The image was coloured using copics. I used some SU designer paper for the background, a piece of musical note sticker paper bought at our local "Welkmart" and the flowers were bits and pieces of some flowers bought at the same store.  (Welkmart - is a bargain basement store only here in Vernon).  I don't go in very often, but my hairdresser is right next door so when I have to pay for parking and have a few minutes -- that is where I head.

Next is a card that will be sent as a swap card for an exchange group I'm in (Canadian Card Exchange).  I tend to keep them very flat for mailing.  This one is using Loves Me Tilda. 

Once again I used copics to colour Loves Me Tilda.  I don't have many objects for my "maggies" to sit on, so I cut her out and  created a ribbon fence for her to plunk her cute little bottom upon.
The flowers are from my stash of pretties and the butterfly is an older butterfly punch.

The inside is decorated with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch and a leftover piece of the designer paper used for the front of the card edge punched with another MS punch
Hope you like my two-fold maggies. Comments are greatly appreciated and keep the will to create going.

Remember,  Stamp up a storm - ink up a wish - and send it on, to brighten someone's day.

Rubber hugs, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,