Well, life seems to be taking on a more normal pace for me again, and I'm finding time to get a few cards made.
This month the Magnolia-licious challenge, offered by the extremely talented Becca Feekan, is to make your choice of either Backpack box or a Suitcase box using any image from the new Bon Voyage Collection 2010 from Magnolia. For more details on making either of these projects, please check the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog
I chose to make the little suitcase. It was difficult trying to decide which of the fabulous images available I should chose, but in the end decided to use the gorgeous Japenese Tilda #227 and available at Diana's wonderful online shop! I realized that the image wouldn't fit on the suitcase, so I made her into a little gift card to match the suitcase.
Here is the set together...
Here is my card recipe:
Image - Magnolia Licious
Skin - E000, E02, E11, chalk for cheeks
Hair - C9, C7, C5, C1
Flowers - R01, R20, R34
Shadow - W3, W1, W00, Y00, R01
Leaves - Smooch
Kimono - Oragami Paper and Pink Pirouette (SU)
Gold leafing pen
Black 1/4 grosgrain ribbon
Selfadhesive Pink Pears
Nestabilities - Ovals, Scalloped Ovals, Circles
Computer generated sentiment
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
I found some pretty shiny gold cardstock that I thought would make an excellent suitcase, and some beauitul Origami paper, which I've had for several years, has gold running through it. A perfect combination! I made my suitcase with a panel of Origami and cardstock on each side so it would match. The straps are just black grosgrain ribbon and I added pink self-adhesive pearls to the ribbon to make it look more authentic. The suitcase looked so very plain that I decided to add some floers and pearls to fancy it up a little. After it was all done, I added some yummy chocolate Nuggets to the box.
Well, since my little Tilda wouldn't fit on the suitcase, I decided to make her into a little card that would hold a gift card. Here is the card I made with Japanese Tilda...
Here is a closer view of how I colored/paper pieced/and shaded around her...
I made the inside of the card to say thank you and to hold a gift card. I made this set with some specific friends in mind! They have done so much to help us out since Bill's horrendous accident and I wasn't sure how I could replay them for their generoisity in helping us out. The little gift card is for a very popular restaurant here in town and I hope the whole family will enjoy the dinner out and the delicious chocolate Nuggets.
Thanks you so much for reading through this lengthy post. I hope you'll get busy and enjoy this months sketch challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.