Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Color it Green!

Hi! It's the second Tuesday of March and time for the Magnolia-licious Color Challenge. Today's challenge is issued by Angie, and here is her challenge color. Could there be any better color for this month?

Check out the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog for the Design Team's creations and the prize offered by Diana, owner of Magnolia-licious.

Here is my challenge creation.

This is an easel card which features #221 Ribbon Hair Tilda at Magnolia-licious. She is part of the "You Are So Special" 2011 collection. The entire collection can be seen HERE. She is sitting on #517 Old Bench.
I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the bench.

Here is a side view.
I used 2 metal brad strips from Karen Foster to hold the ribbon and the easel in place. They were bright orange so I buffed off some of the color to tone them down a bit. Scrap Our Stash has challenged their readers to use a forgotten product or tool in their 'Dust It Off Challenge', so I decided to accept the challenge and use the brad strips I have had for several years.

Here is the easel part of the card.
Here are some close-ups of the image. Isn't she delightful with that sassy red hair and the bows? How about the pearl necklace and earrings? She looks like she is ready for a wedding. I really like her green shoes!

I like how the rose leaves turned out. I wanted them to have tips that were tinged with red and burgundy.
What do you think about them?

Card Recipe:
#221 Ribbon Hair Tilda Magnolia stamp
#517 Old Bench Magnolia stamp
Memento tuxedo black ink
X Press IT blending paper
Copic markers
Glossy Accents
Recollection pearls
K&Co. designer paper
Bazzill cardstock
Seam binding colored with Glimmer Mist
Karen Foster metal brad strips
Prima flowers
Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Quickutz border die
Insect die cut from stash
Nestabilities dies
Sharpie white poster paint pen
Sewing machine and thread

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. Have a great day! LC


Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh it's my lucky day I am so happy I stopped by to see this most amazing creation!

Candy said...

I am just enchanted by your card!
I LOVE the bright yellow and orange with the green of our challenge. Those papers really rock :o)
Tilda is an absolute delight and coloured so perfectly!!!
I love her pearl necklace, ear-rings and the teeny ones on her shoes.
Your rose leaves look so 'real'!!!
Your seam binding ribbon is gorgeous.
I LOVE your card :o)
Hugs, Candy

cabio's craft corner said...

You just pick the perfect mist for that binding Linda. This Tilda card of green is gorgeous and pretty design. I would have to try this easel.

Angela said...

Linda, your card is stunning my friend! I love the papers you've chosen to use here and that Tilda has to be one of my new favorites! She's darling and colored beautifully! Love the wrinkly bow you made - so beautiful and vintage looking! Love this! Take care of yourself! big hugs, Angela

Pat said...

Hi Linda...WOW!! I love this little green goddess! She is beyond adorable! Those green bows in her auburn hair are just as cute as can be! And her pearls...and green shoes...LOVIN' IT ALL!! The DPs are perfect! And the big green bow is just the best! I need to pull my stamp out and ink her up now that I've seen what a cutie patootie she is! Thanks for the fun inspiration! Hugs. Pat Frank

Anonymous said...

oh my! is she the cutest thing ever or what?!!! A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E Linda! Makes me wish she was a doll for the g-daughters to play with... oh, they'd love her! Rose leaves... VERY cool! Course you know we have a bunch of red heads in the family! Stunning card Linda!
Pam Going Postal

Norma said...

Linda, this is just too too cute. You've made this Tilda so adorable that I am so regretting that I didn't get her. And you've even dressed her up with real pearl necklace and matching earrings--just brilliant. Love your colour scheme--your DP's are gorgeous. Your rose and the leaves look great! And you've made this an easel card to boot! I adore this.
Take care of yourself!

Warm hugs,

Eulanda said...

WOW this is green! I LUV it!! And that pearl necklace is gorgeous. hee hee!!

Alyssa S said...

Love how you did the rose leaves! Perfect, Linda, just perfect!!

Bea said...

What a lovely and green card :o)

Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge this week


Suzanne said...

Wow stunning card, your colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining in with ABC this week.
Hugs Sue x