Magnolia-licious DT Blog Hop
Hey Everyone! It's that time again!!! The Magnolia-licious DT gals are here to put on a super show for you today. Our theme this month is 'Mini Mags in Spring'! As always, you can get the details of the challenge over at Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog. I really hope you'll join in on the challenge. With Spring approaching, it sure feels wonderful to make a project filled with sunshine and flowers. I can't wait to see what you come up with! The mini Magnolia images are so darn cute and versatile, so I'm sure you can come up with something fantastic!!!
Now, if you've come to my blog from Patti Jo's, then you're on the right track. If not, then please start from the beginning at Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog so you can take in all of the wonderfulness of our DT gals.
On to my project...I call this an 'All Seasons Photo Cube' and I actually made it for CHA. Diana has it now and I'm hoping she's enjoying it :-) I purchased the 'unfinished' cube at Michaels craft store because the size of the windows was just perfect for the minis. And, since there are 4 sides, it took no time at all to come up with the 'All Seasons' theme. Unfortunately, I was in a bit of a rush to get everything ready for CHA and I didn't track the colors that I used on the images. Sorry!
All Seasons Photo Cube
One of my goals with this project was to adorn it with materials that were all from Magnolia or the Magnolia shop in Sweden. With the exception of the Tim Holtz crackle paint and the paper doily that is under the flowers on the lid, all other materials are from Magnolia. I purchased all of the flowers from the Magnolia Shop when I visited, and went through a lot of memories in my head as I was securing them to the lid. Funny how things can take you back to another date in time. Even as I'm writing this post, I can remember how joyful it was to walk around the Magnolia shop. I can't wait til I can visit there again. Diana...if you read this...I'm ready when you are!!!
The first season I'll show you is Spring, since that is the challenge after all! I used 'Mini Tilda with Cherries' and paired her with #427 Mini Lazy Summer Flowers. I painted them with a combo of Copic markers and watercolors with Ranger Distress Inks. The dp is from Magnolia.
Next up is Summer. I used #390 Mini Tilda Picking Peaches and paired her with #428 Tree with Carved Heart. This little mini Tilda fits perfectly under the full sized tree. I just love them together! I painted them with a combo of Copic markers and watercolors with Ranger Distress Inks. The dp is from Magnolia.
And now onto Fall! Here in Michigan, Fall is still fairly warm. So, I chose this adorable image #3073 Mini Edwin and Tilda Dancing. I hand painted a field of flowers for them to play in. I painted them with a combo of Copic markers and watercolors with Ranger Distress Inks. The dp is from Magnolia, however, it was originally grey and I wanted brown wood. So, I rubbed it with several colors of my distress inks until I was happy with it.
Lastly, we have Winter. I've used three mini Magnolia stamps here. We have #3002 Mini Unwrapped Tilda, #170 Mini Santa Bending Over, and the Mini Christmas Tree. I painted them with a combo of Copic markers and watercolors with Ranger Distress Inks. The dp is, of course, from Magnolia.
All of the images that I used on my project are available for purchase at Magnolia-licious.
The next and final stop of the Hop is Janiel. I'm sure she has something absolutely mind blowing to show you. She takes her creativity to new heights with everything she does!
Thank you so much for 'hopping' by. I hope you enjoyed your stay and that I somehow inspired you to spend some time in your craft room. Please feel free to leave a comment. I read each and every one of them and they always bring a smile to my face :-)