The challenge this week over at CropStop is in honor of Spring, and we're asking you to use Flowers and Butterflies or Bees. I decided to go with Flowers and Bees because I wanted to use this awesome Honey Tilda image. I think she's adorable!
Before I continue with my card, I've got a special treat for you. I mentioned in my previous post that I was able to get some extra Magnolia Ink Magazines. If you join our challenge this week at CropStop, come back to this post and let me know your project is linked. I will draw a name next Thursday, March 17th for the magazine and some extra goodies from those of you that join our challenge. :)
Okay, here's my card (click on picture for larger view):
I used an older sketch (#88) from Friday Sketchers. The black cardstock is Recollections. The light yellow patterned papers for the base, yellow grid paper, and yellow dot paper came from my stash. The other two sheets of dp were black/white ColorBok paper I got from Michael's dollar bin. I colored some of the white areas with my yellow Prismacolor Marker. The large white center flower is Recollections and the rest of the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. The glass chandelier beads are from Hobby Lobby. The bee and flower brads on the right are from The Paper Studio. The black rickrack came from WalMart.
I used Honey Tilda for my image....isn't she the cutest thing ever?!?! I colored Tilda with Copics and chalk and added Star Dust Stickles to her wings. I used some Ultra Fine Black and Citrus Crush Flower Soft and I have to say.....I LOVE IT!! Because it's ultra-fine, the coverage is so much better especially for smaller areas. I used it on her hat, the middle striped area, and her socks. I used Glossy Accents to glue the flowersoft to my image and it worked great! The thin, narrow nozzle allows me to control the glue better. I think her socks look like fuzzy socks (which have now become a new obsession of mine....I LOVE FUZZY SOCKS!).
I embossed the white background behind Tilda with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots. The scalloped circles were cut with my Nestabilities-Classic Scalloped Circles Large.
Here's a side view:
Thanks for checking out my newest creation! Now don't forget to link your creation to the CropStop Challenge. All you have to have are flowers and butterflies or bees. I should see a lot of you Maggie lovers linked up this week! :)
I want to remind you of my blog candy that runs through tomorrow Friday, March 11th. All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on the original post here. This week, I was able to snag a few extra copies of the "Will you be my Valentine" Magnolia Ink magazine. Since I'm now over 100 followers, YIPPEE, I'm going to add a magazine to the prize package along with some additional stamped Magnolia images!! The prize is growing! :)
Also,don't forget about my 10%-off code on my sidebar for your purchases at the CropStop store. They have a lot of stuff and they ship ultra fast!!