Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Magnolia-licious March Sketch...

A happy hello to everyone. We are moving onto a new sketch for the month of March on the Magnolia-licious blog. This month the super talented Janiel has asked us to make a frame for a photo or card that you can insert a photo into using the following recipe...one Magnolia image; 1 trim or ribbon; flowers, pearls or bling to your hearts content.

I was so blessed the other day to grab a few minutes to myself and I headed over to Michaels to scope out their frames. I found this white leather frame with the stitched vines and leaves and I thought it would be perfect for this challenge.

While the girls have napped, I've managed to fit in some time for some crafting (but my kitchen floor is filthy!) I really love the new collection from Magnolia called 'Butterfly Dreams'. Okay, okay, I say that about every collection that comes out. Seems like they're releasing images so quickly back to back I barely have time to ink up all my images - this just might be considered bliss! :-)

So here is what I have done with my frame. I was going to put a picture of the children in the middle, and I can still do that, but I couldn't find one I liked that was square enough to fit. So I colored another Magnolia background. I can't find this one in Diana's shop and I don't have the number of it. Sorry!

Here is my frame using #252 Tilda with Hanging Rabbit...

Here is a closer view of Tilda with her Rabbit...so cute...

I made my own ribbon flower using some ribbon I purchased from Michaels Easter Collection. It has light wire on the edges so it held it's shape wonderfully. The leaves were made from MS punches.

Here is my recipe:
Picture frame - Michaels
Image - #252 Tilda with Hanging Rabbit
Copics -
Skin - E0000,000,00,02, R20 E11
Hair - C3,5,7,9
Bunny - E 40,41,42,43, Chalk
Dress - R00,01,02,12,22; Y000,00,32
Sun - Y000,00,32
Leaves - G24
Flowers - R00,02,12,22; Y17
Grass - G24,40,85,20; E35,30
Clouds - B000,0000
Butterflies - C7, R22, Y17, Stardust Stickles
Velvet Brads - a gift from Norma Lee

I hope you will have time to check out all the other stunning creations done by the Magnolia-liscious DT and that you'll consider joining us in the challenge!



  1. Hi Barbara,
    Oh how cute your frame is!! Imagine finding it already stitched since you love hand stitching your cards!
    Your Tilda and her rabbit are coloured beautifully. Isn't this Tilda so adorable?
    Your embellishments are great!
    Love that you also stamped and coloured a pretty background in place of the photo for now.
    This is absolutely delightful :o)
    Hugs, Candy

  2. Beautiful springy card Barb. very cute frame and love that ribbon flower. Too cute :o)

  3. It's gorgeous Barb!
    I love that image :)). And the frame is so cute. Love the flower :)).

    Hugs Monique

  4. OH MY WORD!! I cant believe it, thats the background that i am looking for its the butterfly background. I love the soft tones that you've used here my friend, absolutely beautiful, stunning coloring. chat soon
    smmiles and hugs

  5. So adorable Barb! I love this Tilda with bunny image! I love how you framed out the background with the nestie! Fabulous work! hugs, Angela

  6. Gorgeous frame!!!! I just love how springtime-y it feels!!! Everything about it is wonderful, of course!!!!
    Who cares about a dirty floor, it'll get dirty again! Take the time for YOU while the girls are napping!! And that's a little selfish of ME, cause that means that there will be more lovely creations for you to share with us!! LOL!!
    Have a great day!!!

  7. Such a breath of Spring air!! LOVE the colors specially those touches of orange!!! :-) Wonderful project Barb.

  8. This is just too cute! I love your frame and your final product is adorable! I love the white - so fresh and clean. What a fun project!

    Chris Christensen

  9. You made a wonderful project, very fresh!
    Bye Mascha

  10. Hey barb - wonderful creativity as usual - the frame was perfect for this and I have to tell you .. this new image is my favorite without a doubt. So like a child to carry a little animal around by his neck and this poor little bunny looks like he is saying "I am so tired of this game!" Very nice project Barb. I think I will borrow (that's polite talk for steal) this ribbon idea - it looks like the most delicious lolly pop in the world. Nice project Barb -

  11. So pretty Barbara. I keep seeing that little tilda w/Bunny pop up and I want her so badly now. You have colored it beautifully. I feel like I could just hug the bunny myself!! Very nice.
    Tracy V

  12. Such a wonderful project, Barb! Love your rolled lollipop flower. Everything goes wonderfully together.
    Blessings to you~

  13. So pretty, I love the rabbit is so cute.
    Hugs Renate

  14. Fabulous frame, hun! Love the image, just too sweet for words and the colours are divine!
    So glad that your having fun with the kids, I loved looking at the pics of them and seeing how much they have grown, such beautiful children.....enjoy your time with them!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  15. Wow Barb, this is adorable! I love the frame idea with Tilda on the outside of the frame and the scene on the inside. Your coloring is amazing and your ribbon flower is fabulous too! Hugs, Rosemary

  16. Hello Barb, I love this background, so so cute! and love what you created with your frame. Tilda is sooooo cute with that rabbit, she is a must! You flower gives such a lovely detail to the frame. VEry Very pretty
    Hugs. D.

  17. Another WOW creation Barb. Love the flower you made too!
    Hugs from Indiana,

  18. OMGOODNESS Barb!!!! another beautiful project I love your coloring and color choices are always great.
    Hugs Linda

  19. Hi Barb!!! What a find you got in that awesome frame! If you hadn't told me, I would have thought you done it yourself! It's beautiful! Love this new Tilda and of course your coloring skills rocked her to the moon and back! Beautiful take on the challenge!
    hugs, Sharon

  20. Oh I just love your frame for your card. This is just AWESOME and Yummy!

  21. WOW this is just awesome and yummy. I love your FRAME!

  22. Gorgeous Frame Barb! Love the colors on Tilda and the background. Beautiful coloring.

  23. Super pretty Barb and that flower is gorgeous! :D

  24. Hi Barb,
    Your frame is so cute and this is a fun challenge as I have a frame that I havent done anything with. Your from is the perfect size for the background you used. Having fun with the kids? What a blessing you are to them.

  25. Your frame card is so pretty, Barb! Love the scene and your handmade flower!
    Hugs, Cami

  26. Gorgeous frame project Barb! I had to enlarge a bit the photo to see all the beautiful details. That frame looks great with the shiny leather and stitched leaves/branches. Love this cute Tilda too. You're right, we all tend to love more every new collection. But this new Butterfly Dreams is gorgeous:) Love your amazing coloring, so pro and elegant and that ribbon flower is just the perfect choice for this cute frame.
    Great work!
    Hugs, Iulia

  27. What an amazing frame you brewed up Barb!!!Those colors are to die for!! That frame had to be designed for you. It has your style written all over it. I can see that you haven't lost your touch since getting the new little additions. WOW you're AWESOME!!!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  28. Oh wow!! This is so so gorgeous!! I love your pretty flower and the frame is just gorgeous!! TFS!! HUGs

  29. Perfect frame for this project and you finished it off beautifully! Love this Tilda and bunny and what a neat flower!!! Terrific project Barb....love it!!!

  30. This is beautiful - I love the soft colours, and the flower is fabulous too.


  31. Gorgeous coloring! The little flower is so sweet! Your colors are beautiful and so springy =) Thanks for stopping by my blog =)

  32. What a beautiful frame i love it!!!!

  33. I love your frame, the picture you created and that adorable flower. I hope you are having fun with the grand-kids.


  34. It's so fresh and springlike ! Love it.

  35. Barb,
    Your frame is gorgeous. I love all the flowers and the gentleness of it. So special. I too like the new Tilda images, but I have so many older ones I have never inked that I feel guilty getting new ones. : ) Since we still have snow, I made a snow woman snow globe card! Not feeling spring like yet! Your card is beautifully done, in every aspect!

    Love and blessings, Martha

  36. Wow Barb, that frame really is beautiful. At first I thought you had decorated it and wanted to know where you got the design from. The whole thing is gorgeous!



  37. Oh and I almost forgot. I love the string flower you've made. It's so cool!




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