Friday, 17 February 2012

Magnolia - Make a Tag

Oh boy, enjoyed this challenge as I was able to incorporate one of my new mini Tildas - yay!!!

OK so here's the recipe......
  • ColorCore Cardstock - Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection
  • Centura Pearl Cardstock - Snow White
  • Mini Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Tulips
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities - Blossom tags and Accents
  • Magnolia DooHickey - Heart Swirl Branch
  • Stampin' Up - Decorative Label Punch
  • Copics & Promarkers
  • 3 Nesting Flower Punches
  • Grosgrain Ribbon - Primrose Yellow
  • Mini pearl embellishments
  • Small eyelet inserted with use of Crop-a-dile

So here is how I put it together...........

I stamped Tilda onto the Centura cardstock and coloured her with a combination of Copics and Promarkers.  I cut the base and the second layer from the ColorCore Cardstock; 'Scattered Straw' and 'Barn Door', using the Nesties.  The Heart Swirl was die cut from 'Peeled Paint'.  I assembled the tag by placing the heart swirl on the reverse of the Tilda label, to the point that I was happy where it would show and glued this to the back of the tag.  I then layered the pieces up as above.  The flowers were punched from the same colours as the  main part of the tag and swirl to keep the theme running through.  I wanted to chose spring colours but with a bit of vibrance.  
I moulded the flowers by rolling them with a pergamano ball tool on a piece of sponge and curled the petals back to give more dimension.  I assembled them and added a pearl embellishment to the center of each.  I added a pearl to the scallops of the base layer to add further dimension.  I added a co-ordinating  eyelet by using a crop-a-dile and threaded through some primrose grosgrain ribbon.

I was pleased with the outcome and will be making some more for my Easter Gifts :)

I am entering this Tag in to the Magnolia Challenge

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Pink, Pearls & Lace - Magnolia Challenge

Oh boy, how busy we've been, I can't believe that it is already half-way through February.  I've been loom knitting lately and made a few requested 'calendar girls' to make so hadn't had anything new to put up on the blog, but once I find some more time and a little space to work in, I'll be putting up all my makes :) 

Well I just love my Magnolias and couldn't resist this challenge, even though I think may only just make it before the deadline!  So here she is: 

Pink, Pearls and Lace

I used my Tilda with butterflies, bought for me by my gorgeous daughter.  
I have coloured her with a combination of my Copics and Flexmarkers. Skin colours of Copics, being E21, E00 and E000.
 I cut her out using a circle Nestability and then used a corresponding scalloped Nestie for the mount.  The backing paper and the mount have been cut from a pack of First Edition Papers called 'Sweet Owl'.  The lace is antique lace from a small boutique near to where I live and the pearls are hat pins.  I have used the Magnolia DooHickey die, Swirl Butterfly as my embellishment.  this was cut from a Coredinations card stack and the 'stickled' for the sparkly effect.

Hope you like her and I'm entering her in to