Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Planning for Magnolias

Hi all.  Well it's a dreary rainy day today, a good day to be working on some cards don't you think? It's a 3 day weekend for us Canadians, and the weather for Sunday and Monday is suppose to be upper 60's low 70's and sunny! This also concludes my weeks vacation - why do they always fly by so fast?!

I needed a birthday card for my friend at work.  Wasn't sure what Power Poppy image to colour for her and I know I wanted to use my new Justrite die as well.  So looking through my images I came across Planning for Magnolia set and it had this cute little flower sitting in a vase of water - so sweet.

I"m also entering this into the May challenge over at Power Poppy - May flowers - use your favourite floral image from Power Poppy.  How can you just pick one! I have so many favourites.


Here is my card:


I stamped the image onto some white cougar c/s using black memento ink.  I then coloured using prisma colour pencils as well as copics.  I did a base coat using copics YG03 for the leaves and V01 for the flower.  I then used pencils to add colour and depth.

I then cut out the image using Simon Says stitched circles.  This fit perfectly over the center opening for the Justrite - garden circle die.

All background papers are from Basic Grey - Eva collection - another collection I have been hoarding forever!.  My card base is a deep, deep purple.  Layers were all cut out using Simon Says stitched squares.

To finish off I added glitter ritz to the flower, silk ribbon, and sequin.

Supplies:
stamp - Power Poppy - planning for magnolias
ink - black memento, copics - V01, YG03, prisma colour pencils - dahila purple, black cherry, dark green
paper - cougar white 100 lb, Basic Grey - Eva, dark puple
dies - Justrite - garden circle, Simon Says - stitched circles & squares
misc - glitter ritz, sequin, silk purple ribbon from PTI

Thanks for your visit today.  Enjoy your weekend. 

Pauline


7 comments:

  1. Pauline, I love this card. Your are the master of colouring. What a gorgeous die. I love the rich colours you used for your DP Your elegant card is finished off with the perfect coloured bow. I can stare at the card forever ☺️

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  2. Oh my, Pauline!! This is gorgeous, and I love this sweet little magnolia! It's so beautifully colored (love Copics plus the pencils for small details), and I love the gorgeous die and beautiful DP. Your layout is so elegant with the square card too (some don't care for it as much, but I love them). And I also love a ribbon, which works great for a card you give someone at work. Beautifully done, sweet friend, and so GORGEOUS!! Big hugs, and I hope your weather starts feeling more and more like spring!

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  3. Pauline...the card is just beautiful...the Garden circle die just adds so much to the card...love your colours.

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  4. Now here's one I haven't colored yet, and just look how pretty it is sitting there in that gorgeous die and covered with glitter! I haven't tried coloring over Copics with Prismas yet, but you got fabulous depth and shading. The green really sets it off and it all looks great with the BG Eva. I have lots of that pack still to use, along with many others. I hope you enjoy your last day home with better weather. It's raining here so I guess the garden will have to wait again. There's lots to do inside, as well, but after seeing this I simply want to stamp -- sheesh!

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  5. Absolutely breathtaking Pauline.

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  6. Wow! Your card design is spectacular. The magnolia looks so beautiful in that delicate frame.

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  7. I LOVE this card Pauline! From your perfect choices in paper to that gorgeous die....it frames out this pretty little bloom so perfectly!

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