Thursday, February 25, 2010

Skating Edwin and Tilda - Magnolia card

Welcome to February's Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop by Magnolia-licioius! If you arrived here from Deb's blog, you are on the right track. If not HERE is the start of the hop.
This is my original post for my entry.........

Another Magnolia card for you today. This card was a challenge to do. I coloured the images, then set to work to create the card. But the colours and papers I had planned to use just were not working. So I just walked away from it overnight and thought about reconstruction. This morning I hit my craft room with a completely different image in my head. New colours and a new layout! Ah Ha!!

Here is the result:

I used the retired Stampin' Up! designer paper - Soft Sky. I love this colour and have been "hoarding" it since it retired. It was perfect for the soft look I was going for. When I coloured Edwin and Tilda I did an experiment. I am still trying to decide between colouring light to dark or dark to light. So Edwin's pants are coloured light to dark, and Tilda's coat is coloured dark to light. I can't see any difference at all in the technique. Here is an up close picture of the two skaters:

I used the Pond/Park background stamp in behind them, cut with the coluzzle. Then I cut the biggest oval on the coluzzle out of Whisper White and distressed it and put it behind the pond oval. I painted some Crystal Effects on the pond part of the background stamp with a paint brush, then added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter while it was wet. The snowflakes are from the Stampin' Up! Jumbo Snowflake punch with some snowflake brads and a tree in the middle. I added 1/4" circles punched and some Baby Blue Stickles in the middle of each snowflake brad to jazz them up a bit. I ran a strip of Whisper White Organza ribbon around the middle. The sentiment is on a piece of glimmery dark blue paper (source unknown) punched with the Designer Label punch with Whisper White punched with the Large Oval punch on top. The inside is very plain compared to most of the Magnolia cards out there, but I don't like my insides too decorated (yet!! haha). Here's the inside:

Here is a list of the Copic colours I used:
Edwin and Tilda:
Blues: B91, B95, B97, and B24 on the mittens only
Yellows: Y11, Y13, Y15
Fur parts: C1, C3, B97 for some blue highlights
Hair: Y11, Y21, E97, E99
Skin: E00, E000, E0000
Cheeks: R20, R21, R30
Snow: C1, C3, B91
Trees: YG63, YG67
Lightstand: C1, C3, B97 Light: Y17
Bench Frame: c1, c3
Bench Slats: E11, E33, E35, E37
Path: W3, E35, E37
I am very limited in the range of colours I have, I would liked to have had a darker gray and darker brown, but not this time.
Thanks so much for looking, I am off now to clean up my craft room and start the next project.
Oops I got the wrong next step in the blog hop, sorry, HERE is the correct link to the next blog in the hop, Jenn Koss!!
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Glenda Mollet


Candy said...

AWESOME work, Glenda!! Looks like you have been using Copics for a long time! Beautiful scene you have created. Love everything about your wonderful card :o)
Hugs, Candy

Ret said...

Hi Glenda, I'm new to your blog, but I'll be back often. I really am not much of a fan of these type of images, but I have to say...
I love this one!!!! IT is just too sweet! Love how you did the pond in the background. very nice. what os tje stamp & where can I get one? love that pond setting. The DSP you used is perfect!!! Just lovely!!!

Anonymous said...

very pretty! thanks for sharing!
Pam Going Postal

Barb Hardeman said...

Such a pretty card Glenda! Love your colors and soft coloring...

Julie Case said...

What a stunning card! I love it. The background is beautiful and the everything is just colored so perfectly. It just sparkles! Absolutely beautiful creation!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card you have done a awesome job!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful colors, beautiful scene for a cute couple and lovely embellies! Fabulous!


cabio's craft corner said...

Pretty card Glenda. Love the glittery skating background and they look wonderful here :o)

Crazystamper said...

Very nice card Glenda, love the glitter! Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is adorable glenda!

Cheryl said...

Just gorgeous! Love your coliring, the icy blues and the snowflakes! Great card!

Marina Aguiar said...

Great coloring!!!
LOVE your card.

Lindsy said...

What a beautiful card ~ I just love your coloring ~ it is amazing!!!

siameseplease said...

I love their little coordinating outfits, as well as the snowflakes. Cute!!! Gina L

Kathy said...

This is gorgeous! Love the background image with it. The sparkle on the snow on the ground looks great. Your coloring is beautiful, too. I also hoard soft sky cardstock and patterned paper, wish they didn't retire that color, it is so amazing.

Myrna said...

Great card and great job of coloring.
Like the glitter on your pond.

Nancy said...

ohh how I just love this scene and little couple...awesom card!!!!

Nancy T.

Robin said...

Amazing card!!! I love the colors that you chose to use. I think its so fun that you made the ice glittery...what a a wonderful effect.

Maureen said...

So nice! I love that image and your card is very pretty!

Lauren said...

So cute! Love the pond with this Tilda & Edwin!


Tracy Boyle said...

What a beautiful card! Fantastic job!

Monique said...

This is sooooooo cute !!!

Hugs Monique

Cami said...

Lovely, lovely card! You did a great job coloring! Hugs, Cami

LINDA said...

I love your card it is great
Linda W.

Tracey said...

A beautiful card Glenda!! Love it!

Julie said...

Glenda - Your card is fabulous. I love the scene you have created. I just love that stamp and you have colored it just beautifully!

Thanks for joining us in the Christmas Blog Hop!


charlene aka scrappygma said...

Glenda I really like this card you have colored them perfectly and the design is really nice,

Lori said... did a great job with the colors you have. And the pond says ice. Delightful! :)

Norma said...

Glenda, beautiful card. Love this image--I have it too, but haven't had the chance to use it. Love the colours you used. And the glitter on the ice looks fab. Terrific job.


Susan Mac Donald said...

such a *love card*---they look so happy together

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a darling card!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Aletha J. Williams said...

Fantastic card! I love your coloring.

Christine Riley said...

So pretty, I love the scene you created and your coloring is fantastic!
Hugs, Christine

Anonymous said...

I like it very much!


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