Friday, 16 October 2009

Simon Says Just Magnolia

Just as the title says, I have made a card for Simon Says and Just Magnolia challenges.
Over at Just Magnolia they want to see bright and zingy and Simon Says has a great sketch to follow.
I had a real hard time finding any bright and zingy papers in my stash because it's not the kind of colours I normally use but I finally found some 7 gypsies papers that I have had for ages. The paper is a little bit brighter IRL than they show up here though.
The Magnolia butterfly and Tilda are both images I got as RAKs a while ago. Some of my blogging friends have been really lovely and sent me some Magnolia's, WOJ's and Gorjuss Girls etc because I don't own any yet, but unfortunately most of them are stamped in Stazon and I now colour with Copics so it's really difficult to colour them without the ink running.
I got the butterfly from Bev and was great to colour but the ink on Tilda did start to bleed a bit so I couldn't really do much shading and blending. I think she looks ok though?
I used my scalloped circle nestie to cut out my image but for the mat, I drew around the same nestie and cut it out by hand so I had a thinner border instead of the thick border you get when you use the next size up. Although you can hardly see the border because the paper is just about the same colour as my base paper. So I drew around the mat with an orange pen just to define the border, then got carried away with doodling and drew stitching around...well everything really lol.
The orange flowers I have used are Primas and the lovely blue one is from Tabby Crafts.
Buttons were a rak from Stef and the lace was a tiny piece that I found in the bottom of my ribbon box which just fitted perfectly.
I'm not very keen on these colours, I much prefer pink or neutral colours but I kinda like the way this card has turned out. What do you think?

Well now that the card is done and dusted, I am off to get some DT stuff done, then will hopefully get some time tonight to do some blog hopping.

Lora x


pinky said...

Its lovely Lora, very bright and zanie! Hate when the image bleeds and mine does regularly. Definitely need to invest in some good paper.

Scrappymax said...

Great card Lora and I love the bright colours you've used, definitely zingy.
Max x

Juls said...

Hi Lora, This is just gorgeous!! Love the colour combo, and I love the blue sparkle on her wings anf the butterfly! fab!!

Beryl said...

Love everything about this especially the trims along the bottom.
Beryl xx

coldwaters2 said...

Its gorgeous Lora your colouring of Tilda is just fab and I adore the papers and the butterfly

Lorraine x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lora :-) I love the image you used, she really looks as though she is picking those flowers from the side ,, perfect ! :-)
Fab colours and all the doodling looks lovely :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x

Mina said...

fabulous card defo got the challenge perfectly...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

debbies said...

Great colors!!!!!!!!

having a {me} day said...

Gorgeous card! Love your colouring of Tilda and the bright colours. kxx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, adorable Tilda.