Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Claudine Hellmuth inspired Magnolia Card

I'm back again with another Claudine Hellmuth inspired creation (see my previous post of my ATC). This time I made a card so I could use this fabulous Magnolia image called Sister and Brother. I fell in love with this stamp the moment I saw it, and knew I wanted to use it on some scrapbook pages of me and the hubby. My scrapbooking has been on the back burner lately, but I was itching to ink this image up. Then today I came across an older picture of me and the hubby and thought I would try to do another photo collage. I think it turned out pretty darn CUTE! I've got some other ideas of using my Maggies with photos and can't wait to make some framed art to hang in my son's room. :)

Now don't forget, you still have time to enter our CropStop Challenge-Making a Claudine inspired Artist Trading Card (ATC). But HURRY, because you only have until Wednesday evening (tomorrow) to link up your project for a chance at a CropStop gift certificate (there are only 3 people who have entered the challenge so far, so you really have an awesome chance of winning!).

An ATC is only 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and they go together pretty quick, especially if you use your Maggie stamp as the base of your photo image instead of hand-drawing the body like I did on my previous post. ATCs are also a great way to use those Magnolia Minis! Many people make ATCs ahead of time, and then add them as the focal image to a card. There are all sorts of things you can do with an ATC.

Okay enough talking and on to my card:

Here's a side view:

These are the supplies I used:
Image: Magnolia Sister and Brother (stamped on Neenah Smooth with Memento Ink)
Image Coloring: Copics and Chalk
Edges of Paper: Walnut Distress Ink
Glitter on Image and around Heart: Star Dust Stickles
Sentiment: Heartfelt Creations Classic Message HCPC3354
Blue & Pink Paper: Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby
White & Kraft Cardstock: Recollections
Flower/Lace Border: Recollections Boutique Fleur
Accessories: EK Success Real Estate Punch/Spellbinders Labels 1/Cuttlebug Swiss Dots /Buttons from my stash

I'm also going to enter this in Magnolia Stamp Lovers Blog Challenge to use Buttons and Bling.

I left the card in front of the coffee maker so my husband could see it in the morning. He probably won't like the picture of his face because he's lost a lot of weight since then and his face isn't as chubby. But, I wanted to surprise him with his own card and just remind him that we think He's the Best! We love you bunches honey!

As always, I'm a little behind on things and March 1st sprung up on me before I knew it. I celebrated my 1-year Blog Anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 27th....yep, it came and went and I didn't get my blog candy posted! YES, I have some blog candy that I need to post so check back in a day or two....I still have to take pictures of it!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to join in our CropStop Challenge.

Big hugs and love to all of you!
Rosemary :)


cabio's craft corner said...

lol, this is too cute Rosie, it made me giggle. This sure brighten up anyone's day :o)

Mascha Zimmerman said...

Great job, this happy card is wonderful!
Bye Mascha

justme1972 said...

Tooooooo cute!!!! love your button heart!!!!


Iulia said...

Hehe, great card Rosemary! That picture is perfect for replacing Tilda and Edwin's heads:)You look so great together and seem such a happy couple:)
Lovely button heart too! You're really ingenious!
Lovely card! It really made me smile:)
Hugs, Iulia

Pam said...

This is soooooooooo cute Rosemary!
Your coloring is Fab and I love all the details on this card especially replacing the heads.
Hugs from Indiana,

Leslie Anne Avila said...

I love your card! Super clever and artsy looking.
Awesome job.

cathylynn said...
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cathylynn said...

Aren't you the clever one!!! Wow this is so creative! I'm sure your hubby will treasure this card. Great details. Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Barb Hardeman said...

What a fun and clever card Rosemary! So fun to personalize the card to fit your occasion. I'm sure your hubby will enjoy it even if the picture is a little older - hey - you were thinking of him...hugs...Barb

Chris said...

I love, love, love this, Rosie! Oh my gosh, I feel like I need to go through photos and see what I have so I can lift it! It is adorable and so clever! You inspire me, dear one! Thanks so much!

Chris Christensen

Panagiota said...

Fantastic card,and so clever,you are so crative person!

Rene said...

You just brought a big smile to my face! Super cute and I love your buttons heart :D

Dalis said...

OMG OMG OMG... this is the cutest thing ever!!!!!!

-- dalis
Cropstop Dt.

Card Crazy said...

How adorable. The colors are sweet, and the "paper piecing" is cute. Your button heart is the cherry on top. TFS
Sue S.

Jeanette said...

That is brilliant!
Hugs Jeanette xxo

Cindy said...

I can think of a dozen ways to do this - your creativity is brilliant. This card is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at the MSL "buttons & bling" challenge. C2

Vicki said...

Oh, this is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Aren't you clever! This is delightful and so creative Rosemary! Made me smile... cool heart with all the buttons!
Pam Going Postal

Rach said...

that is so sweet, what a fabulous idea.. hugs rachxx

Gina K said...

I love that button heart and I had to smile at how you replaced the heads with photos. Such a fun idea! Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog and good luck on my candy!

elenak said...

Hello, Rosemary! Your card is very interesting and beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win this candy.

Vivi Casale said...

awww. this is cute...and great idea!!! love the heart full of buttons!!