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Friday, April 9, 2010

Anyone for a picnic?

TGIFriday Everyone!!!  Well, I'm in recovery today.  I had a minor outpatient surgery yesterday and today I'm resting.  Fortunately, I am able to rest with my laptop at hand so I can show what I worked on from time to time this week.  My goal with this card was to create a scene with several Magnolia stamps, and I think I did just that.  I also wanted to attempt my first easel card and I'm very happy with the results.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Roses on Paper - Layers

PaperPlay Challenges - People, Shiny ***I won top prize!!!

Just Magnolia - Punch It Out

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Make Your Own Flowers

Stamp Something - Stitch Something

Here's my creation...
Picnic Tilda

I'm so pleased with this card!  I've never created such a scene before, but these stamps were just beggin' for it.  The sweet little Tilda is #217 Picnic Tilda.  She is sitting on #618 Picnic Quilt under #415 Oak Tree.  You can get these Magnolia's and many more at Magnolia-licious.  I don't think the Oak Tree is in stock right now, but if you drop a note to Diana I'm sure she'll get one ordered for you. 

To create this scene, I first stamped Tilda and then masked the image to stamp the quilt.  Then I positioned the oak tree to look as though Tilda was sitting underneath it somewhat.  If you're familiar with the oak tree stamp, it's fairly large.  I stamped the entire image but only used the right two-thirds of it on my card.  Next I freehanded some clouds on some scrap paper and cut them out to make templates.  I placed the templates randomly and rubbed with Stampin Up soft sky ink with a polyester pad to make the clouds.  They're darker and bluer in person.  Next, I added the green grass with watercolor and distress inks in various shades of green.  Once I was happy with the background, I moved onto the images, which are colored with Copic markers and then shadowed with Ranger walnut stain and pumice stone.

The dp's are from the BG Lemonade collection and they are the most yummy, most summery papers ever!!!  They actually remind me of the lemonade stands we had as kids.  CS is from both SU and ANW Crestwood.  I used a MS border and corner punch for the trim and Marvy punches for the butterflies and flowers.  The flower centers and the sentiment background got some colored gems by Marcella.  I added crystal Stickles all over Tilda's wings, the butterflies, the flowers and the trim around the sentiment background.  I brushed a little Ranger walnut stain on the distressed edges of the cs.  And finally, I stitched the dp's to the cs, but it doesn't show too well in the photos.

This sweet and simple sentiment is by Stampin' Up.

Here you can see the detail in the scene.  This photo also shows a truer color of the sky.  I wish you could see it in person because the depth is much more obvious.

Well, that's it for today!  I truly enjoyed making and showing this project.  Thank you soooooo much for joining me today.  I hope you can find some time to color.

Ciao,

Angie

77 comments:

Mary Beths Crafts said...

Wow Angie, This is awesome. I LOVE every single thing about it. You did a fantastic job on this. One of my favorite cards so far.. Everything is perfect.

~ Mary Beth

Caroline said...

OMG, I think I've been staring at your card for 5 minutes. This is gorgeous, there is no other way to describe it. Everything is perfect.

Caroline from Quebec

Linda S. said...

Goodness, Angie!! You have outdone yourself. This scene card using the Magnolia images is just spectacular. Wonderful job on your shading with color. It looks like a photograph. Linda S. in NE

Julie said...

Wow! What a perfect card!

Helen said...

This is totally magnificent!!! It's so beautiful that I've just been looking at it over and over again! I think I'm going to have to ask for permission to use it as my wallpaper for my laptop, so then I can just look at it all day! :) Great job!
Blessings!
~H

Jean said...

Angie, LOVE this card.. I have this on my wish list and have wanted to order both cards but have to get my other bills paid off first. Will then try to get it. Your coloring and every detail is so unique that I wish I could just frame it and put it on the wall.. it is that fabulous. But then all your cards are supurb!
Hugs, Jean

Julie said...

Wonderful Angie. The colors are so beautiful and vibrant. You did an amazing job of coloring this scene.

Lisa A said...

WOW! Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! I love your scene. It is prefectly colored! and your highlights are just stunning!

hugs,
Lisa A

Barb Hardeman said...

This is totally magnificant, Angie! Your images really pop off the page with your wonderful shading and highlites! I love your punched borders - really a gorgeous card...

angel4031 said...

OMG this is utterly gorgeous!!! xxx

Christina C. said...

Wowww, Angie, your card is amazing!!
You did a magnificent job coloring that image and the layout.....wowwww!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

Cissy said...

Just gorgeous! You did a wonderful job on this!!!

Cissy

Shirley N said...

Sooo beautiful. Your coloring is gorgeous!

Lisette said...

Absolutely WOW!!! I can picture this framed. It's beautiful the coloring is fantastic!

Leonie said...

Wow Angie this has just blown me away!! Love it all. Love how her picnic blanket loks almost 3D and popping off the page. And the punched bits around the main picture looks great too
Hugs Leonie

Barb Fleming said...

this is just a wonderful scene, card, etc!!!! Great job! Hugs, Barb F

christina said...

WOW! Every detail is stunning.. I think this is my favorite card of yours yet.

michele hileman said...

that is absolutely beautiful. Very creative. I LOVE IT


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Charlotte said...

I love how you did this card. The scene looks really summery and looks like it was all on a stamp together. Love it.
Angeluver2

Karen W said...

Wonderful job on the card! You did a fabulous job!

Nancy said...

Oh Angie this card is awesome! Your coloring is gorgeous! I love everything about this card! Awesome job!

Cindy Frazier said...

This is SOOOO beautiful! What an awesome card!

dolcreations said...

This card is truly out of this world! Your colouring is AMAZING! I can't believe all the attention to detail! I sat and just stared at it for a while to take it all in!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Angie, this card is breathtaking! I love the entire scene. Your background is really beautiful and love your coloring! Amzing piece of art!
hugs!
Sharon

Diana Crick said...

ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR! It quite took my breath away. When people see your card they will understand why I chose you to be a member of the Design Team. Thank you also for all the details. It is wonderful to hear how it all came together.

Julie M said...

Wow, Angie - this is stunning. The background is so beautiful, such detail - I just love it all.

Thanks for entering my challenge on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

**ScrapcoLLector** said...

I do really love the way u use martha pucher..never though that idea..thanks for inspire me ^_^. i will give it a try ^_^

Phyllis said...

What a totally awesome card. Love the coloring and layout.

Phyllis

Pam said...

Angie,
I felt like I was taken away on a little vacation when I was looking at your card! It is so beautifully colored!
Hugs to you,
Pam

Rosie said...

WOW Angie, this is amazing!! I love how you color your images!! I wish you lived in Oklahoma so I could get some face-to-face tutoring. Beautiful card as always! Hugs, Rosemary :)

Pat said...

Hi Angie...glad to hear you're resting & recovering. Your easel card is just precious! I love the papers you used...and the scene you created is awesome! As always, your coloring is beautiful!! Nicely done. Pat Frank (VA)

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Holy cow Angie each card you make I think she can't get any better and sure enough you do ! this is one of the best cards I have seen.
Awesome job
Hugs

Maureen said...

Absolutely beautiful Angie! I love the whole scene, but what I especially adore is the way you coloured the blanket... wow... so perfect!

Kelly Schelske said...

Wow Angie, this is absolutely fabulous!! Totally feels like you are sitting right there watching Tilda!
Gorgeous!

Only By His Grace Papercrafting said...

Oh wow Angie!
This is so adorable. the quited rug Tilda is sitting on looks so beutiful. I love everything and don't know where to begin.
What I do notice is how you have achieved the lighting on Tilda. It's like she is in the soft glow of evening and she is watching the butterflies playing around her.
The clouds are perfect and thelittle flowers just finish it off nicely.
One of your best.
Hugs Marion

PresentStorm said...

Wow, this is truly amazing!! Such a wonderful work of art! Thank you for sharing.

Cherri said...

Oh my word! What a beautiful card. I can almost hear the birds singing and feel the sun on my face! Lovely job!!

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Angie your card is one of the prettiest that I have seen since I joined this group! Beautiful coloring and layout....just stunning!

Sherrie Cecchetto said...

I love love love your card. It is amazing. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

Renkata said...

Angie you have crated something very special and precious... I am imagining that I am sitting there enjoy the buterflys and the warm speing time.
Way to go !

Glenda said...

Oh Angie, how precious this card is. I can't imagine it is your first scene card! Thanks so much for sharing!! Any possibility you will post what Copics you used to colour the images with???? I truly love your colouring. You have made a truly exceptional card.

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful! I luv the scene you've created for Tilda. I still have to buy this Tilda, picnic quilt and the tree. Fab colouring. Luv all the colours on the picnic quilt

xoxo,
Lori

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous coloring Angie and the scene set nicely for this beautiful card :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Janneke said...

Just found your blog, and I love your cards and your coloring is amazing!
TFS

Janneke X

RaiderSoonerMom said...

Hi Angie!
OMGosh! This has to be the cutest card I have ever seen! It is absolutely gorgeous! What a great job! Wow!!
Hugs,
Lisa

Cordine said...

i can only say WOW!

Jeanine said...

Angie, this card is simply beautiful!!! It is truly a work of art. Thank you for sharing all the details. I have looked at it in awe for over 5 minutes!!! Wonderful!!!

Anary said...

Superb! Just magnificent!
XO
anary

Brigadier said...

Perfekt, Dreaming.

Stampin Mindy said...

Angie, this is so gorgeous! I love your perfect coloring. The punched border looks amazing. Hugs!

sandy said...

You have hit a home run with this wonderful card Angie! I mean this is absolutely wonderful. I sure do wish I could see it in person!
Sandy

Angelwood said...

You should indeed be proud of this card. You have created a lovely peaceful scene and it is of course so beautifully colored. Thanks for sharing this with us. hugs, Angela

Lori said...

WOW...WOW...WOW!!! This is a definite keeper : ) Beautifully done, Angie!
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Jodie from Oz said...

Angie, OMG, your scene is amazing, I love the combo of images and colours and your colouring is perrrrrrfection. Thanks for the inspiration. hugs Jodie from Oz

Deb said...

Such an incredible card - you have done a fantastic job with the layout. I don't think I'll ever get this good!! I would have a hard time giving that card up - I don't think ANYONE would ever be 'card-worthy' enough.

Deb

Debby said...

WOW GORGEOUS JOB!!!!

Biscuitlid said...

gorgeous card and beautiful handmade flowers. I'm blown away by your shading - it's incredible!

Thanks for playing along at Cupcake this week
Hugs
Victoria
x

Jenn K said...

WOWZERS girl!! This is one Amazing card!! Love everything about it!

Zehavits said...

gorgeous card!!!

Zehavits said...

gorgeous card!!!

Peggie said...

Absolutely fantastic!

Lilian said...

Just gorgeous! I LOVE your scene card and your awesome coloring! :)

Jean said...

Girl, I have already made a comment, but I wanted to add, this card had better win at least one if not two of the challenges you have entered her in.. all of them would be great!! You deserve them ALL!!
Hugs,Jean

Gina L said...

Oh, my goodness...I want to come share in her picnic with her. Your scene is so realistic! You did an awesome job. This card is fantastic. Gina L

Robin said...

Holy smokes...I'm so glad I didn't miss this amazing card!!! I can't even imagine the hours it took. Thanks so much for sharing it!!

Patti.Jo said...

Fantastic coloring and wonderful scene! Love how you have captured the lighting! Absolutely beautiful work all the way around Angie!

Monique said...

OMG this is gorgious Angie !! Your scenery is beautifull and your colouring is awesome !!

Hugs Monique

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is stunning! Amazing coloring and fab details! Thanks for "punchin' it out" with us at Just Magnolia this week, hope to see you back again next week! :)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wowee...this is JUST wow....fabulous!!! so awesome angie. TFS!

Saskia said...

oh wow what a totally gorgeous card!!Good luck with the Challenge!!Hugs Sas

Denise said...

Oh Angie... this is just superb! The coloring is spot on beautiful!! Just a wonderful 'scene' card! So glad you could join us for the Stamp Something challenge.
Hugs, Denimo

Kylie said...

Oh Angie - I just discovered your blog from the Paperplay challenge site and wow - this card is just gorgeous!! I love masking and creating little scenes with my Magnolia stamps and your card is simply breathtaking!!! I love every single detail. And coloured so beautifully!!
Take care
Kyliek

Sheila said...

This is totally stunning!! the colours are just beautiful!, I absolutely love this!.
Thanks for joining us this week on JM.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Wendy said...

This is truly STUNNING!! I love everything about it!

BA said...

lovely card!!!!
xoxo BA

Beth Devitt said...

Angie, I am on the hop - but strayed further down on your site and saw this card. So glad you won top price it is one of the best works I've seen. Actually, I saw it when it was originally posted on some site and thought how beautiful it was.
Just wanted to drop you a line. Beth.

scrappinpeg said...

wow this is SOOOOOOOOO GORGEOUS. I love these images together like this and your border punch is SOOOOOO special! GREAT JOB.

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