Sunday, February 10, 2008

Magnolia...A little bird told me

This card is based on to inspirations. The first is from Leslie at Running with Scissors . She did a fantastic card using a TP method and Poppin pastels. Check out the link above for the tutorial and instructions. I followed her instructions for creating this background, It's so neat because it almost looks like stone. The next inspiration is from Claudia over at Pretty Pressings. She Paired up this lovely saying with this stamp of Tilda and bird. In her case she used it for a baby greeting. For this I'm leaving it open as to what the bird told her ( birthday, wedding, etc..).
recipe:
Stamps: Magnolia girl and sign, SU DD Wildflowers, Carte Postal, French Flair
Paper: Very Vanilla, Fabriano Watercolor paper, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Ranger Distress in Tea Dye, Vintageand Walnut stain, Stewart superior in Burnt Umber, Versamark
Chalks: Pumpkin, Mustard, Old Olive, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Caramel
Other: various SU re-inkers, Twinkling H2O's, Cinnamon Stickles, Quickutz bird ( from trio), Spica Glitter pen in orange and clear, White Gel pen, Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Glue dots and pop-up dots. Oval Nestabilities, Krylon fixative, Angel Glimmer mist in Tiger lily and Olive.
I wish you could see this up close, It sparkles and shines in a way that the camera just can't capture ( although I did try) . The girl was colored with a mix of reinkers and Twinkling H2O's and then Spica was added to the skirt, shirt and hair for extra glimmer. The background was sprayed with Angel mist before using the fixative to keep the chalk from transfering. The popped up flowers are also chalk and versamard then fixative. Edge of oval was distressed. Hope you like!
Hugs
Sophie


22 comments:

chelemom said...

What an amazing card! The details are stunning! I am blown away!

Susie said...

Simply awesome. Your coloring is perfect.

Inger Marie said...

What a cute card you have made. I love the colour you have use.

Hugs from Inger Marie

Conibaer said...

Wow! Wonderful card again! Love the colors and the dimension!

Nancy said...

Oh Sophia, the card is truly beautiful. Very nice colors!!!

Thank you for your comments on my blog, I am very darĂ¼ber. Hihi ... yes, I even Frieda sewn.
Sorry for my english :o(

Lia said...

this is such a lovely card, I love the colors you used

Flossie's Follies said...

Awesome,love this card and your coloring. Just wanted to give you an update, found a site for Magnolias and Sweet Nellies that ship to the US can't wait to order.

Erin K said...

This is darling! Your coloring is super awesome fantastic. :)

ink'n'rubba said...

wonderful card and fabulous colouring.

Heike said...

Wow, what a beautiful Card the Colours are fantastic.........

Donna said...

this is just precious, I have no doubt it looks better IRL, and sparkles. sometimes cameras just don't cut it

Marlou said...

what a gorgeous card!! love it :) x

shel9999 said...

Oh my goodness! This is amazingly cute!!! I think you were born to design with these stamps! lol. (And your coloring floors me!!!)

Ila said...

This is So Cute and Gorgeous!! I love the way you've left it open to be for any occasion. Your coloring, and design is Fantastic!!!

Katharina said...

An extraordinary card Sophia! Your colouring is heavenly and the combination of different techniques and stamping sets is wonderful!

Claudia said...

Meine guete Sophia!!!
your card is sooooo gorgeous. iam reading all the things you used and iam trying to figure out how you did it!!! you are a top notch stamper. aaamazing... you say you use watercolors? why is your paper so smooth. i can not see a bump on the close up pic. is it because of the paper you use? i remember reading something on your blog about cold and hot pressed paper.

also can you explane how you use the ranger distress inks? i have no clue on how to use them.

the entire card is again a piece of art.
thank you for mentioning my blog. now if anybody clicks from your gorgeous piece of art will be dissappointed laugh out loud.

talk to you soon
claudia

Kianel said...

gorgeous card!
very inspirating!
love from France, Kianel.

Rose Ann said...

Oh my goodness...this is so awesome!!! Your coloring, background, layered flowers....everything! I love it!!

Libby said...

This card is both cute and gorgeous at the same time! I love Leslie's TP technique, I've used that before as well. I better the shimmer and shine on this card is amazing IRL. And I just love those flowers!!

Joan B said...

Wow, your work is gorgeous!!!

Christina Fischer said...

Oh, this is gorgeous!!!! Everything you create is eye-candy!

Crafty in Calgary said...

This card is wonderful- you did a superb job on the coloring-in!!