Friday, 30 April 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge - Bev's Sketch

Hi Girls, talk about starting one card then ending up creating one for another challenge, thats what happened to me today, the problem was I printed these lovely papers and decided it was just right for this image and of course like most ladies I got side tracked into this Challenge for Just Magnolia and this week its a lovely easy sketch by Bev.
The image was already for me to use as Id stamped it and coloured it awhile back and had never used it, and as Ive still got two challenge cards to create I cheated and decided to use this one for my Just Magnolia challenge this week. Ive actually masked Tilda to sit her on the honey pot, then cut around the bottom of it to use the mega ovals to cut her out. I did colour her with my copic pens and the sentiment is a lovely one from Stampin Up, a set I bought from the lovely Angela whos just become agent for them, and Ive been itching to try out these lovely flight stamps, though its actually a butterfly in the box Ive used it as a flight for the bumblebee.
The papers are some really lovely ones from the Karen Miller Designs, she has a 40% discount over the bank holiday so its worth a trip to discover some of her beautiful designs. Ive used this pretty orange and yellow paper for my first layer and Ive mounted it onto orange card. The second layer is a orange check design and Ive used the Flower border and corner punches from Martha Stewart to create this square.
Over the top Ive stuck some lace and bright orange and white ribbon across the centre and attached it to the back of the first layer, this was then stuck to my base 7"x 7" white card, the image was then stuck in the centre and I created a flower from some of the left over papers. This was then stuck to my card on top of some punched out Maidenhair fern leaves. To finish of Ive used some pretty gems in swirls at the top and bottom of my card. I do hope you like the end result.
Im also going to enter this card for LOV Challenge - Here comes Summer.


Rach said...

fabulous card Shirley, beautiful colours. that sentiment is wonderful.. enjoy your bank holiday weekend.x

Sadilla said...

Gorgeous card dear!
I like so much that stamp... and the sparkling wimg are so sweet...

Christa said...

great card shirley love the little tilda bee ,i have also this great stamp, love the bee charm nice weekend to you hugs christa

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Shirley!!I love that paper,image,
colors,and your coloring!!

Crafty Chris said...

Shirley this is gorgeous, you have used beautiful papers, and Tilda is gorgeous too.
Have a great weekend
Christine x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Shirley!
Love your cute Tilda and your design is wonderful!
kim x

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
funny how we crafters do that, gorgeous card, tilda looks stunning, gorgeous papers & layout, have great weekend hun,sue.x

Suzie Q said...

Hi Shirley,
fab card you really have captured the shimmer well in the photo x
have a fab bank holiday weekend
Suzie qX

Angela said...

Shirley , this is gorgeous, love the colours of the DP, Tilda is coloured beautifully. Fabulous shimmery card, lovely to see youe sentiment!!
( I bought the magazine for that set, I have forgot to read it?)
Angela x

Donna said...

Lovely card Shirley, love the oranges and yellows together, a good combination. Nice touch the added charm too.
Donna xx

Anne said...

Gorgeous!! I love your elements and your colouring is beautiful! :o) x

Melodie said...

Fabolous card, dear Shirley.

coldwaters2 said...

WOWZER what a stunner this is Shirley those colours look so juicy and Tilda looks beautiful this is one fabulous creation dear friend.
Lorraine x

Cami said...

Beautiful card, Shirley! All those wonderful DPs, so bright and cheery, and your coloring is fab! Lvoe the lace trim...nice and feminine! Hugs, Cami

Djam said...

Très jolie carte!


~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Magnolia this week! Hope to see you back again soon! :)

Pops x said...

Love the image that you have chosen for this, fab colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV this time big hugs pops x x x

Sheila said...

Hi Shirley this is a gorgeous card, the papers are stunning as is Tilda.
Thanks fro joining us this week on JM.
Sheila xx

Marcea said...

Great card Shirley, such beautiful summery colours and lots of shimmer!! Hope you are keeping well
Thanks for joining us on LOTV sweetie