Sunday, June 17, 2012

Freedom Lantern w/Liberty Tilda

Happy Sunday Everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend!?  Today I wanted to show you this paper lantern I made using the new Freedom set just released by Magnolia.  I was so excited to receive these images and couldn't wait to make something special with them.


I didn't follow any special template when I made this.   Just my scorpal which I used to evenly divide my paper.  I used a spellbinder die for the cutouts in the middle.  The top or roof of my lantern was a bit tricky and I made alot of errors before I finally got the look I wanted and then made a template for future use.  I can't tell you how many pieces of paper I wasted trying to figure this out.... grr....

Here are a couple side views:



I used Americana stickers by K & Co and used spellbinder dies to make the stars.

Stamps used today are:  Liberty Tilda, America the Eagle, Liberty Banner, and the Freedom script that I stamped onto the velum is also by Magnolia. I also used the wave portion of the new sun Magnolia released called Sunrise in Key West and the fireworks behind Tilda is also a Magnolia stamp. All the images were colored with copics: C7, C5, C3, C1, C00, B97, B95, B91, B000, E35, E39, E37, E33, E31, E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R20, YR23, Y23, Y21, Y000, E53, E51, E50.



In the above photo, I switched on the little electric votive candle. Can you see the glow?  I was so happy with how this turned out. I hope you like it too and can let me know what you think. Thanks so much! Have a great Sunday! xo

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Magnolia-licious Challenge - Color Challenge



... beach beach let's go to the beach...  LOL! I'm listening to my kids' music too much. Or how about this one .. we goin ridin on a freeway.... in my pink cadillac (now I'm dating myself) hehe. Does anybody remember that song? Name that tune!  Well, anyways this card inspires a few songs from me and I believe I'm delirious right now from all the humidity we've been experiencing lol!

So today at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog, we have a color challenge for you and the colors we are to use are primarily pink, orange, green, and white. I did add that big brown beach sign but I just wanted to use it so, sorry! I've used these awesome papers from Graphic 45 called Tropical Travelogue. LOVE THEM! And the images I used today are: Flip Flop Tilda (gorgeous!) and Tilda's Summer Car from the Sweet Rainbow collection (link to mini image). I LOVE these new Doohickey dies that were released with this last collection.  Today I used: Clover with Flower die and the Floral Swirl Corner (which seems to be out of stock at Magnolia-licious right now).

Well I hope you enjoyed my card today. I love the colors on this card and it really makes me feel like it's summer and vacation time! Woohoo!!  That's it for now, thanks for visiting!