Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Calendar Girl - Magnolia

Well here's my little calendar girl

This Magnolia is one of my favourites and as I had not been feeling well lately, I sat with a stamped image (on watercolour paper) and coloured her in with my Prisma Pencils, blending with Sansidor.  It's one of my first projects with these pencils, and even if I say so myself, I was pleased with the outcome.  I did layer her with some Crafter's Companion 'Spray and Shine' afterwards so as to protect her.  She is mounted on a mini wooden spoon which I had picked up in a local store months ago.  


 I made the flower by using eight 'foundation white blooms' from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I coloured these with Promarkers and dried them with my hairdryer - LOL, anything is used in the name of craft.  There are two layers for the base and the other layers are folded and glued to the center, I used a pearl brad also from WOC for the center.  (If anyone is interested in how I did them with more info, just let me know and I will put a tutorial together - they are very effective and sturdy, whilst still being flexible).  The calendar came from a local stationery store and the ribbon is from my stash.

I kept the project clean and simple so that it would be appropriate for any setting
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Hope you like her and the project too - please let me know

I am entering her into the following challenge:
Just Magnolia Wk 134 - Challenge Pink/White/Red

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely idea for a calendar! Love your coloring and the flower is so pretty!
    Thanks for playing along at Just Magnolia this week; hope to see you again soon!
    PS. I have a blog candy running these days; would love you to enter:)
    Hugs, Iulia