Saturday, May 7, 2011

My First Magnolia ~

Hey there! Welcome to a look at my first Magnolia! These stamps are all the rage in the stamping world, and yet, I've managed to stay away for over 3 years!! Intimidation? Why yes! I think it was! lol  I've always thought they were a little fat and looked funny without a nose or mouth!  She's kind of cute though :o)
I was lucky enough to receive Tilda with Hawaii Flower from iCopic, so I set about finding papers and colors to make this little lady nice and bright! She is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the Copic X-Press It paper - this is my first time using this paper as well. The ink seems to sit atop the paper more allowing you more time to blend your colors.  I think I like it but will have to get used to it first.
The challenge on the iCopic lover blog this week is to color grass in your image. I accomplished this by filling in a straight line of ground in YG23 and then coloring to the base of the paper. I then used YG17, YG25 and YG23 with short flicks of the brush tip to make clusters of grass. I also created a bit of shadow beneath Tilda and where her hands would throw shadow on the ground with the gradient of greens. A bit of sparkle was added to the flower in her hair and to the butterfly wings with AtYou Spica pens in Lemon, Orange & Pink.
The flower is cut from a bit of pink felt and jazzed up a bit with RV13 and RV14. Again, just a few flicks with the brush tip give this flower a little more depth. A button tied with some Divine Baker's Twine in Lemon completes the center.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  :o) lyss
Copics {BOOO, BG10, BG13, BG18, C1, C3, E000, E00, E02, E23, E25, E27, E29, R02, RV10, RV13, RV14, Y11, Y13, YG17, YG23, YG25, YR12, YR18}
Spicas {Lemon, Orange & Pink}
7 Kids College Fund
Claudia & Company
Crazy 4 Challenges
Let's Ink it Up
Paper Sundaes {E23, E25, E27, E29}
Papertake Weekly
Embellish Magazine
Mojo Monday


Claire said...

Such a pretty card, love the colours and that felt flower is fab. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Joy said...

gorgeous Butterfly!! thanks for playing with Claudia and Company! Joy DT

alicaz said...

Great card! I would never guess it's your first Magnolia! It turned out beautifully! Love the flower too!

Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Debbie Carriere said...

Lovely card! Your coloring is wonderful :) Thanks for playing Mojo Monday :)

Kerri said...

Oh this is so stinkin' CUTE!!! I LOVE your coloring, Alyssa!!! I've always thought Tilda was adorable, but my daughter is the same way. She doesn't like any images that don't have a nose or mouth LOL. Beautiful colors and gorgeous card:)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I hope you know I love everything you make and if you didn't, well, you do now! This card is so you with all the pretty layers and colors and coloring. Love the way you did the twine too.

How heavy is that X-press It paper? I bought some paper by Copic at our local art store and it's so thin I can't stand it-- I wasted $8 on it and I hate to waste $8.

Thanks for joining us in the ABC DT Challenge!

Sharon said...

Lovely colouring on your first Tilda and nice embellishments too!
Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up Challenge #14.
Stamping Hugs,
Sharon G.

Jessica said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining us in the April Showers/May Flowers 7Kids Challenge!

Jennifer Shults said...

Very cute! I love that flower and the color of her dress... so pretty!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

You color so beautifully! Thanks so much for joining Embellishes Square Color Trends Challenge.

Leslie Miller said...

I hear you about the Magnolias. I don't own any, but I love seeing how everyone uses them. Such cute cards. This one is so pretty and your coloring is fabulous! Love the felt flower you created!

Carolyn said...

What a lovely design! The butterfly is so adorable.

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Julie E said...

There you go with those coloring skills again. I obviously have missed lots of your posts. I have a tendency of getting caught up when I see your latest post, but realized it has been awhile, so I went a looking :>)
I am right there with you on the Magnolia images. Adorable, but the lack of a nose and mouth is just not right. Plus, I have never been tempted since I have not owned markers for that long. I still have a lot to learn. Hope you are doing well!!!