Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Magnolia-licious May Sketch Challenge & Announcements

Hi Y'all! How has everyone been this week? It's late Tuesday night and my little one is in bed finally. He's been sick the past couple of days with a fever so we stayed home from school. He's prone to febrile seizures so when he gets sick it's always a little stressful. I think his body is finally at the point to handle the quick spikes in temperature, but it's still scary when his temp jumps to 102. To say the least, we are up every 4 hours giving him meds just to make sure.

Anyways, since we've been hanging at home these past couple of days, I managed to make a card for the Magnolia-licious Highlites May Sketch challenge. Keep reading to the bottom of my post if you have time because I've announced the winner of my Spellbinder Candy from last week and I've got some CropStop news for ya. :)

Here's Suzanne's amazing sketch:
Here's my card using Tilda with Birdcage:

I actually made the birdcage last week for CropStop's Nightingale challenge. You still have until Wednesday night to enter. All you have to do is make a project using a textured bird, birdcage, and/or bird's nest on your project. If you want to know how to make the birdcage, then click here go to my previous post.

This week though, I was inspired by the Magnolia-licious sketch to make a matching card using Tilda with birdcage.

I used Copic E50 to color her skin and then did all the shading and cheek color with chalk. For her hair I used E37, E25 & E55. Her socks are B00. Her clothes are all paper-pieced and shaded with some black chalk. I added Stardust Stickles to the green paper on her dress and bow. Her shoes are covered in CTMH Liquid Glass to give them that patent leather shine. I like the CTMH Liquid Glass much better than Glossy Accents. It's thicker and comes out slower so I have more control especially in smaller areas. I can make some pretty high dew drops/spots with the CTMH Liquid Glass because of its thickness. Believe me, if you try it you will love it!!

I used the same papers as my birdcage from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy paper pack. The green paper came from my stash. All dps are edged with Stardust Stickles. I used my Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Oval Large to cut the white cardstock behind Tilda. Then embossed it with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots. I inked the scalloped edges with Broken China Distress Ink. Behind the white scalloped paper is a circle paper doily. It was originally white, but I rubbed blue chalk all over it to color it.

The large, blue roses are from Recollections and the white cherry blossoms are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I covered all the flowers with more Stardust Stickles. I used the Martha Stewart Blossom Trim deep edge trimmer for my middle trim piece. I cut one border in green and another border in white. I cut out the flowers on the white trim and used my McGill flower making tools to curl the flowers up. They were edged in Broken China ink and Stardust Stickles. The center blue pearls are from Jolee's.

The butterflies were made from the Martha Stewart Monarch Butterflies deep edge trimmer. I punched the border and then cut out some of the butterflies to get the various sizes. The edges were inked with Broken China and covered in Stardust Stickles. Small Recollection pearls were added to the butterfly centers. I added rhinestone swirls from my stash (I think they were also from Recollections). The metal looking corners were cut from some metallic paper I had in my stash using Cuttlebug Vintage Corners.

Here's a side view so you can see the dimension. I raised Tilda on pop-dots.

I really loved how this card turned out. It actually came together pretty quickly for me (usually it takes me at least a week to make one card, LOL!). I know having the great sketch to get me going was really the key. I definitely need to do more sketch challenges!

Now on to my Spellbinder Candy winner. Sorry I didn't get it up earlier. We've been having internet issues and I haven't been able to load pictures to my blog from home. They finally got it fixed this week....YIPPEE!!

KELLY NEIS....you are the winner of my Spellbinder Candy!!

Here's a picture of your winnings: Deckled Rectangles Large & Eyelets Pendants. (the little boy is excluded, LOL!) If you already have these dies let me know and I can try to switch them out.

Now, the joys of having a little boy....can you guess what he is doing that he wanted me to take a picture of???

Yeah, he's burping! I'm telling ya, having a boy can be interesting!

Before I go, I wanted to let you know that CropStop is highlighting Copics for the month of May. Look for great Copic Tutorials by Creative Team member and Certified Copic Designer, Michelle Pearson, every Monday in May. She will be sharing her Copic talent with you.

At the end of May, CropStop will randomly draw one winner from all challenge entries during the month of May to win this grandiose prize...a collection of the 12 new Copic colors and lots of other goodies!

Have a happy hump day and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. I'll be back soon to share a Name Frame I made for Isaiah's teacher.

Happy Crafting!
Rosie :)


Karen said...

Very beautiful!!

Christina C. said...

Hi Rosie! Wow, what a fabulous card and I'm loving that magnificent birdcage...will have to check out the tutorial!!!!

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello ROsie, THis is a wonderful project!!!! Great use of the sketch. Love the image and all of the details.. Your bird in the paper cage is adorable!
Thank you for joining us this month at the Magnolialicious High lites blog.

Mascha Zimmerman said...

Woow this is so stunning, love the card, and your birdcage.Colors are beautiful, thanks for sharing, bye Mascha

Pen to Paper said...

Rosemary, wow!!! Gorgeous!!! The birdcage is amazing!! I'd like to try one. The card is beautiful as well. Love the flowers and swirls and butterflies. And your son is also so beautiful. And yeah kids love to burp don't they?! Haha!



Rene said...

Wow! This is GORGEOUS! What a beautiful card...love the colors and all those amazing details! Love her rosy cheeks too...she looks so sweet and flushed! :D
Fabulous job!
Rene :D

Lisette Morris said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful card!

Chris said...

What a beautiful duo! I love the papers and the color choices. Your Tilda is lovely. You are such an inspiration, Rosie! Your work is always lovely! Love it!

Scrappinangler said...

Sooo cute! Love all of the flowers and butterflies!

Teri said...

Oh it's so gorgeous! The card is just darling, I love the paper piecing... I really need to give that a try! The birdcage is fabulous!! Love it!! And I guessed before I read it that your little guy was burping!!! My grandson is almost 6 and that's what he loves to do, too! LOL!!

Jeanette said...

Beautiful card...love the gorgeous color palette and that little birdcage is adorable!
Hugs Jeanette

Unknown said...

What an adorable card!!! Love it!!!! Great job!!!!

Chris said...

Rosie, beautiful card.

Suzanne J Dean said...

This is fabulous Rosemary--every detail is gorgeous. That bird cage is fantastic--how cool! Great work and thanks for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge!


cathylynn said...

WOW Rosie looks to me like you've been a busy crafter. Wonderful results!!!!! Great details and colors. Love it all and your son is sooooooooo cute!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Rosie, Beautiful card, love this Tilda with birdcage, too cute! and perfect for your project. Lovely mise en scène, gorgeous flowers. Beautiful work.

Elle said...

I love both of your projects sooooooooo much! What an adorable image.

Sandy said...

Absolutely beautiful Rosemary - gorgeous work!! And your cute son has stolen my heart once again. He sure does put a smile on my face.

cabio's craft corner said...

Rosie, this card is so gorgeous and you did a beautiful job on using this sketch :o)

Iulia said...

Rosemarie, your card and project are both outstanding! Love your colors and all the details! Great work!
Congrats to Kelly, lucky girl:) I'm sure she'llmake beautiful cardss with those dies!
Hugs sweetie and have a happy Sunday!

Kelly said...

I am so excited to be the winner of your blog candy. thank you so much for your generosity and for your son's perfect pick. I will certainly enjoy them. Thank you. Kelly