Tuesday, May 24, 2011

In a Magnolia Mood

Sorry I have been away for a couple of weeks. Thanks for checking back with me. I have not been in a crafty mood. Some days I have gone to my craft space and just looked around. I even tried 'retail therapy' during the past weeks only to leave Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and JoAnn's empty handed. Luckily for me, I had created today's card in mid-April....and best of all, my depression seems to be lifting. 

Today's post is for the Magnolia-licious Inspiration Challenge. Here is the picture Norma chose to inspire us.
May inspiration challenge picture

The item in the picture which inspired me most was the purple tablecloth over the gold one. I immediately focused on the purple cloth and the brown chairs.I had stamped and colored my image before I ever noticed the floral arrangement. I find it interesting how each person sees her own 'version' of the picture. The green leaves and the yellow flowers never 'appeared' to me until much later.

Here is my creation.

For my card I stamped #231 Spellcaster Tilda. She can be purchased from Magnolia-licious HERE. I think she is so pretty; I love how her hair rolls back, her see-through pinafore, and the magic wand. I had fun coloring this image and adding the bling around the wand. I used rhinestones, Glossy Accents, and Stickles.
The embellishment in the middle of the seam binding ribbon (dyed with Glimmer Mist) is a star brad added to an off-white button. I put the prongs through the button holes to add it to the button.

Here is a close-up of Tilda.  

Be sure to check out the details of the Magnolia-licious Inspiration Challenge HERE, and while you are there check out the creations from the Design Team. I am always amazed by the cards and projects those creative ladies share. I am sure one of them will inspire you!

Hopefully, the positive, 'feeling better' attitude will stay with me for a long while. I have had four good days. During those days I read The Lincoln Lawyer, spent a day shopping with a friend and actually bought things, ate out, and  worked on organizing my craft space. I slept less and did more. I decided to make some changes in my craft space. I am adding pink, and I found some happy fabric for a curtain. I will show you pictures as I go.

Thanks again for hanging in there with me! I appreciate you! LC


cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful colored Tilda. I especially love her shiny shoes. Once in a while I have those no mood crafting moment. Just sitting and doing nothing sometimes is a great therapy too. Just enjoy the peaceful moment and go back to your craft space whenever you are ready. No need to rush :-)

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Yay! So happy to see a post from you LC. Love your card for today. Don't worry about anything beyond feeling well and happy. I will be looking forward to seeing a peek into your craft room. :-)

Candy said...

Hi Linda,
I am so happy to hear you are feeling better finally!
Depression is so difficult to live with. Your last 4 days sound like great times :o)
Tilda is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. LOVE how you did her wand - the sparkle and shine are awesome.
Also like the way you have taken the star into your fabulous bow :o)
Pretty papers and design as well.
Hugs, Candy

Norma said...

Linda, I hope your 'feeling better' feelings keep improving. Gorgeous card. And yeah, this Tilda is a beauty. Loving the way you did the magic dust, or whatever you call it.
Can't wait to see your craft room. Mine is quite a mess that I am shame-faced to show it. Time for me to do some cleanup...whenever, LOL. Take care of yourself!

Beth said...

Linda, your card is gorgeous! Love your coloring on Tilda, the magic dust around her wand, the floppy bow with the star! Great job on it all!
My craft room definitely needs my "attention". Maybe this weekend? LOL I can hope!
Have a wonderful day!

Karen's Fun Blog said...

So very beautiful! : )

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Linda!! This is so precious hun!! I adore your pretty sparkle and your coloring is so lovely hun!! :)

Pen to Paper said...

Ohmigoodness where do I begin!!??!! Love, love, love the ribbon you're made, so cool!! I need to try Glimmer mist because wow that color looks amazing and the bow itself is beautiful. I like the look of the embellishment in the middle. Tilda is gorgeous as ever and the glossy accents and glitter on the wand is just amazing!! It looks so awesome!!



Christina C. said...

This Tilda is absolutely stunning, Linda! Love the details, especially the gorgeous ribbon!!! Beautiful job!

Rene said...

Oh I love love love LOVE what you did with her wand!!!! How fantastic! This card is super pretty!
Rene :D

Beth aka BR-T said...

Wow....absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! lOVE this beautiful creation! Your attention to details is fantastic!

Linda said...

Super cute card!!! Great job!!!!

Pam Sparks said...

I've been working on my rooms too....some-times I think it's hopeless! sigh* I can't seem to get finished b/4 it's time to make stuff again! Your Tilda is so pretty! love all the things you said you love, too! Fabulous bling Linda!

cathylynn said...

Your card is Gorgeous!!! WOW what beautiful details and coloring!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi linda! Oooh!! I love this!! and that ribbon is the perfect accent to sweet tilda!

Danielle said...

Linda,your Tilda is sooo pretty!love the gitter around her magic wand.Beautiful coloring & gorgeous bow.

Brenda said...

Call if you get down again and we will go somewhere fun!!! You have so many wonderful friends and followers (as evidenced by the comments left here)...just let us know how to help. I love you Ms. Linda, and miss you. I too have been very busy...my sister has been here for 3 weeks!!!

Betsy said...

I LOVE this Tilda! She's just so cute and innocent looking, and you've done such a great job coloring her! Love the purple ribbon!!

Pat said...

Hi Linda...sounds like you've been busy relaxing!! YAY for you!! Love this card, babe!! Your coloring is amaaazzzing! And that bow...my goodness...just stunningly beautiful!! Hugs. Pat

Iulia said...

Beautiful card, Linda! Love the bow and the star! Everything looks fabulous! Love it!
Hugs, Iulia

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