Sunday, April 17, 2011

Magnolia-licious Easter-Spring Extravaganza Contest entry

Side view of card
Side view of card to show dimension. 
This is a very long post – so if you’re going to read it to the end – go potty, grab a cuppa and be prepared to sit for awhile!
Front of Card
Front of Card - I used the lattice punch to build the trellis.  Happy Tilda  has socks -- which I converted to shoes.

My entry was ready two weeks ago…then reconstruction took place….one week ago…more reconstruction….and finally today. I have de-constructed s-o-o-o-o much,  I decided, enough is enough. 
Angel Park card
I’ve been told that this is a Concertina card??  I have no idea.The above picture is really squished up to fit in. It is a double interlocking layer. It looks huge – when in all actuality it is only 5 1/4” wide  x 5 3/4” high  (outside perimeter of lattice) and 5/8” deep.  It ties neatly with a ribbon and can fit into a bubble envelope for mailing.
First page
I stamped Tulip Walkway, bleached out the background and stamped over top. Tilda Picking flowers was cut out and popped on with 3-D dots.  Flower Soft was used for her bouquet.
Front inside
Tilda with Curls has a Flower Soft Bouquet, and Leaning Tilda (image swap) were used.  On the inside front I wrote:
“Welcome to Angel Park,
where Magnolia children play.
They hike, they swing, ride bikes, pick flowers,
or simply enjoy the beautiful day.
Friendly critters scamper,
darting here and there.
Everyone is happy,
Spring is everywhere! “

I made this type of a card 4 – 5 years ago – spurred on by a creative friend who showed me one that she made.  It was absolutely gorgeous, so I had to try it.  Totally different card back then (vintage collage), but I’ve been dying to have a go at it once again and the Magnolia-licious contest gave me the reason.


At the back of the card (inside) I wrote another sentiment:
“Hoping you liked your visit,
to Angel Park today.
Isn’t it a wonderful place,
to enjoy the beauty of a Spring day.
Magnolia Angels speak from the heart,
never having to make a sound.
This card was made especially for you,
to feel the happiness around.”
Girl on Swing / Girl on Bike
The swing is made using jute with Cherry Tilda popped up on 3-D dots. Tilda with Bike has a Bouquet of Flower Soft.
Girl on Bike / Hiker
Jungle Tilda is colored in "Spring" Camouflage.
Hawaiin Flower / Lamb / Straw hat / Flowing hair
Tilda with Hawaii Flower  / Tilda Carrying Lamb, Tilda with Straw Hat and Tilda with Flowing Hair:  White Flower Soft was sprinkled onto the lamb and colored Flower Soft onto the bouquet and basket of flowers.
  It was so much fun creating this ……ideas kept mushrooming…...  some frustration and a lot of indecision, but mostly fun, now that it’s finally the way I want it, I am pleased with it and ecstatic that I can get on with another card!!
The gigantic problem?? Which Magnolia stamps to choose……..believe me, that is one tough decision!!!!!  They are all so sweet and cute. If you had 100 children – which 14 would you choose??  lol 
Straw Hat / Flowing Hair / Butterfly Jeans / Bunny
Tilda with Butterfly Jeans is sitting on a fence with a cloud background (image swap).  Tilda and her bunny is so sweet, the tail on the bunny has Winter White Flower Soft sprinkled on it.
The initial card construction was easy-peasy, creating the scenic ambiance was fun and “interesting”.  The stamped background is Orchid Park (Alota Rubber), which I stamped, masked and stamp-ma-jigged to create a continuous scene.  That was lightly colored  with copics as I didn’t want it to distract from the main focus of the Magnolias.  All  Magnolia images were colored with copics…..  (what fun!!  like a kid in a candy store).
The lattice was cut from a EK Success punch and the hundreds of tiny flowers for the front were from an edger punch. I cupped them with my stylus, and dotted the centers with yellow. The leaves are from an older vine punch.  The magnolia blossoms that you see are all from the Open Gate.  I colored them, cut them from the fence, added glossy accents and then fussy cut them.  They cover a multitude of glue faux paux.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my creation and would love to hear what you think.  If there is enough interest I will do a pdf file for a tutorial at a later date.

Also, Thank you to the gracious and very generous  Diana from Magnolia-licious for sponsoring this contest.  It blows me away looking at all the talent this group has…….. I have my four choices for voting all ready  (until the deadline, then I may change my mind) 
Please support all the wonderful talent of this group, by casting your vote – and I don’t mean for me, (not that it wouldn’t be appreciated) but for the cards and projects that you absolutely L-O-V-E. 
~ Rubber hugs, inky wishes ~Madge sig copy


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Madge - what an incredible work of art. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Madge - forgot to put my name on the comment - it's Cheryl

Iulia said...

Oh, my Madge, this is fabulous! Youßve put so much work into this and I can tell you it was worth every effort because it is gorgeous. You have such a beautiful coloring and every single detail is so well thought.
I just love this card! It is simply amazing!
Big hugs to you and have a great week!

paola said...

Just a second while i pick my jaw up off the ground..............This is way PHENOMENAL!!! where do i start? i absolutely love that lattice punch that you used, brilliant idea, the flowers all over the show are an absolute delight to behold, and last but not least at all, ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL MAGGIES, WOW!!!! colored to perfection! what a LOT of work! OH I ALMOST FORGOT THE ONE THAT COUGHT MY EYE FIRST! that background is stunning, i have been searching for such a background for ages, is it Alota rubber? Breathtaking work, you totally rocked this one and thanks for joining in the Spring Extravaganza, best of luck!

only1bedorah said...

Oh my, what a beautiful creation, Madge! Surely you couldn't give it away? I hope it sits proudly upon your mantelpiece for all to see. Well done! Debbie xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning project Madge....hugs

Suzi said...

Wow!! where does one start!!! this is just utterly out of this world delicious. The amount of love and attention is stunning. A BEAUTIFUL CREATION.
Suzi x

Carol said...

Outstanding Job! This should definitely be featured in the magazine. You did a stellar job on this card, but it is so much more than a card. This is part of your art and part ofyour heart.

Mahalo for sharing your talent with all of us.
aloha from Hawaii

Lisette Morris said...

Madge this is breathtaking! Love all the beautifully colored Maggies. I know what you mean when you have to choose who to play with, it's so hard!

I would love to know how you go about creating a concertina card and the name of that great edge punch that gave you all those flowers. I am all about flowers.

Stunning!! Best of luck!

Myrna said...

LOVE IT! LOVE IT Madge!! Love the card design, your coloring is fabulous and all your punches are perfect for this card.

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Woow so many Tilda, wonderful job, very cute! Bye Mascha

Anonymous said...

Wow, it's so so GORGEOUS!!! I love all the little scenes you created =) Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Madge, What an awesome project which I was privaleged to see in progress. You are amazing in your creativity and tenacity. Your "card" is a work of art. Love it. Anne

Michelle said...

Wow! Incredible! You are so talented!

charlene said...

Well Madge what can I say except superb, fantastic, amazing, over the top this a great piece of art...Beautifully done and your coloring so nice...Do you have a tutorial you are willing to share.

Card Crazy said...

What a wonderful work of art! It's absolutely gorgeous. The detail is amazing, especially all the tiny flowers and all your magnificent scenes.

Louise said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Your coloring is fantastic
Louise :)

Only By His Grace said...

A work of art. Just beautiful Madge.
your coloring and detail is wonderful.
Hugs Maz

Cathy said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful and wonderful. I thought the front was pretty and then was in awww with the rest. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Madge, this is just fabulous, truly a work of Art. Hope you keep this on display for all to enjoy!!!!! Sally

cabio's craft corner said...

Such a cute idea booklet. So much fun images to check out :o)

Lori said...

Oh my... SO FABULOUS Madge!!!
Must have taken you forever... I've become your follower :D

Have a great week!
Love n hugs,

Rosie said...

Oh my goodness Madge, wow, wow, wow!! I am totally blown away by this card!! All the images and details are amazing...truly a masterpiece!! Hugs, Rosie :)

Rosie said...

Oh my goodness Madge, wow, wow, wow!! I am totally blown away by this card!! All the images and details are amazing...truly a masterpiece!! Hugs, Rosie :)

Rene said...

Sorry, can't write...speechless...seriously...
cannot even think because I'm just so blown away over this! Wow...just...WOW!
Rene :D

Cami said...

Fabulous creation! Wow! Look at all the Maggies you have used! It's worth all the hard work you put into it!
Hugs, Cami

Eulanda said...

HOLI CRAP MADGE! This looks like a lot of work!! The flowers on the trellis look so pretty!! Amazing coloring on the images too! Wozers!! Good luck!!

Sandy said...

Madge - this is without a doubt one outstanding card - project really!!! I want to learn how to do this I really do. I love it dear heart - All the wonderful coloring, the design, the artwork, the flowers - I would love to walk in your park!!!!

Monique said...

This is lovely !

HUgs Monique

Janet said...

What can I possibly say that hasn't already been said? Your card is FABULOUS!!
I can't imagine how long it would take to make this card!
Luved the other cards on your site too!

Becca said...

Your 14 babies look wonderful, you chose well ;) lol! What a beautiful project - it looks lovely! Hugs, Becca

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! AMAZING! LOVE it Madge!
Pam Going Postal

syllie said...

This is truly amazing, beautiful, wonderful.......project. All the little details, they are so perfect matching together as well as your coloring. What more can i say.
xxx Sylvia

Crazystamper said...

Madge this is truly a piece of art, you have done an incredible job with it!!!! Happy Easter!!! Hugs, Lora Sinkler-Lake

Diana Crick said...

Truly and utterly breathtaking, it is so evident so much love went into your creation, a masterpiece indeed!
lots of love, Diana

Anonymous said...

Oh MY GOD!! Have you ever outdone yourself!! This is truly AMAZING!!
I didn't get in on the voting.....:((, but if you don't win something - the voting is definitely rigged!!
Your biggest fan!

Anonymous said...

I know I am late, but this is are so talented..

Diana M.