Sunday, May 18, 2008

Magnolia DT-- Warning!


Warning: doing the vellum cut-out will cause squinting and twitches in the eyes, cramping of the fingers, and a strain on your time and patience!!

That being said, I don't know why I get these bright ideas late at night. I wanted to use the beautiful Magnolia flower bundle as a focal point in a card. That's when I decided it would look nice as a medallion in the centre of the card. Well my bright idea took me several hours into the night. It probably did not help that I was watching movies on the movie channel at the same time. For some odd reason it takes me longer to stamp when there is a good movie on.
recipe:

stamps: Magnolia, SU Beautiful blooms
Ink: Stewart Superior Burnt Umber, Distress in Tea dye, Lipstick, white Memories ink
Paper: CS vellum, PTI stampers select, Bazzill, SU Chocolate Chip,DP paper from Magnolia
Other: Copic Markers, Tombow markers, Twinkling H2O's, Lemon and Diamond stickles, SU gold cord, circle nestability.
Ok, for starters I layered the DP on to the brown CS. I then used the circle Nestability to cut the circle. Then I placed the cut out circle on the vellum in the centre and drew my circle. I took the Magnolia flower bundle stamp and stamped it out in a rotating pattern with white memory dye ink. I made sure that no images overlapped, but sometimes touched. I then lay it out on my cutting mat, and with my exacto knife, I cut out tiny piece by tiny piece. I did not try to take out to big a piece at once since the vellum can be fragile, and I did not want to damage my image. Once it was all cut out in the circle, I colored it in on the backside of the white lines with my marker, using the brown to depict the branches of Magnolia tree. Once it was dry I adhered it to the back of my DP/cs layer, and then adhered it to the card base. Twinkling H2O's was used to create the shadow of blue to act as a backdrop. Tilda was stamped on the PTI CS and colored with my copic markers. Her wings were stickled as were the lines of her magnolia blossom and the medallion blossoms. Holes were punched in the CS of the card and cord tied around on both sides. Thanks so much for coming by to peek.
Hugs,
Sophie

18 comments:

Donna said...

WOOOOOOOW, Sophia! this is truly a work of heART! serious, you have a ton of patience and a few MORE tons of talent! this is just precious & one of a kind! hope you enjoyed your movie!

Katharina said...

A terrific work Sophia! Your colouring, layout and technique is sensational as always!

Ila said...

Wow!! this is Incredible Sophie!! Beautiful...a work of Art!!! Your time comsuming work has paid off...but I would have a hard time giving this away!!!

chelemom said...

GORGEOUS!!! SO glad it takes you a long time too to make a card! I am soooooo poky when I make things! (And my room looks like a tornado came through too!)

megastamper said...

it´s a amazing card and looks so precious ... really adorable and elegant.
hugs, bea

Heather said...

Wow.. It's wonderful. Very pretty!!

MichelleO said...

Oh my... this is so worth the pain. truely beautiful!

BTW... do you have a Fiskar's Finger tip craft knife? I have become the spokes person he he he... I use to cramp up cutting so much and since using it no more! If you don't have one let me know - A card this pretty deserves a RAK!

Hugs-
MichelleO

Alyssa said...

Thanks for the warning! Well worth it though! It is truly gorgeous! :)

Anonymous said...

OH MY!! How beautiful. I especially like how you colored the flowers that Tilda is holding, to match the larger magnolias TFS
Anne

Trina said...

This is such a beautiful card!! The centre is so elegant, and your coloring on this card is amazing!!

Nixe07 said...

Wow absolutly stunning work. Your ideas are brilliant. Looks so great and wonderful. Love it.
Hugs, Moni

Heike said...

Wow, perfect Work. So great Colors and Coloring......

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow, Sophia, Another stunner and amazing detail. Hugs, Nikki x

Andrea said...

Oh wow, this card is so wonderful!

xAndrea

Annchen said...

Amazing! Beautiful layout

shel9999 said...

This is gorgeous, Sophia! Wow!! Sorry about the squinting, twitching and cramping, but WOW...I think it was worth every bit of your effort!

Rose Ann said...

This is amazing and gorgeous!! Sorry for the problems you encountered, but the end result is soooo fantastic!!

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