Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Here we go again!

A second post in less than a week! Must be some sort of a record! Lol! This card was made for my Mum's birthday. I loved the colours of the papers, which were My Minds Eye Ooh La La for her - the colours were so pretty.

I used my Stampin Up! refills to colour the image - like I have done with distress inks. I love the colours - they came out so brightly - really matched nicely with the papers. I masked Elf Tilda and stamped the watering can to make it look like she was perching on it.

I really can't get to grips with the light and taking decent pictures. I need to have a good look at this! The colours are a lot brighter than this in real life.

Hope you like it! must confess - do have a bit of an obsession with Magnolia at the moment!! I tried the "out of the box" technique so that the spout of the watering can extends further than the die cut frame. I'm quite pleased with the results! The Magnolia roses have been sparkled up with glamour dust and a touch of glimmer mist, and her wings have been stickled to within an inch of their lives! So, there is much more shimmer when you have it in your hands! Shame that it has not come out fully on the picture!

I am totally addicted to using Viva Decor Pearl Pens! If you look carefully you can see the tiny pearls decorating the swirl on the left of the picture. I love how you can manage the size of the droplet - they take a while to dry, but dry into perfect pearly domes! in fact, my dogs are quite worried that if they stand still for long enough they will get pearlised too!!


CARDSTOCK: Stampin Up! Certainly Celery and Pixie Pink Cardstock
PAPERS: My Minds Eye Ooh La La Collection for Her, Cotman Watercolouring Pad (300 GSM)
STAMPS: Magnolia Elf Tilda, Magnolia Spring Watering Can
COLOURING: Stampin Up! Refill Inks, Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
DIE CUTTING: Martha Stewart Double Heart Edger Punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four dies, Magnolia Leaf Die, Basics 3 - Slice
EMBELLIES: Robin's Nest Clear Dew Drops, Stampin Up! Pixie Pink & Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Magnolia Flowers, MME Ooh La La ticket embellishment, turquoise heart pin, Ranger Stickles in Stardust, Glamour Dust


  1. Simply gorgeous! Loving the colours and the out of the box technique. I'm sure your mam loved it! Missing my crafty friend!

  2. Another stunning creation, you are one clever girlie...........and the pearl pens are, I agree, magic.


Thank you for visiting my blog! Please leave a message!