Magnolia-licious DT & Challange DT Blog Hop!!!
Hey Everyone!!! Wow, what an exciting day! We've teamed up with the Challenge DT to present you with the most Maggie-licious blog hop you've ever seen! I'm first up on the Blog Hop this time! Whoo Hoo! Today we're jump starting the Magnolia-licious Easter/Spring Extravaganza Contest and you're all in for a real treat. Just in case you don't know all of the details of the contest, let me go over them quickly for you...
There are 3 ways to play and you can choose your favorite(s) to enter the contest. You can do ONE project from each category:
#1-- Full size Magnolia images on an Easter/Spring Themed Card
#2-- "Magnolia Minis Only" on an Easter/Spring Theme Card
#3-- Any Magnolia Easter/Spring Project, anything BUT a card
CONTEST DEADLINE: projects must be uploaded by 11 pm EST on April 19th!! Winners will be announced on May 1st, 2011.
There will be prizes too!
- First prize for each category (3 in total) - $150.00 Gift Certificate to the Magnolia-licious Store
- Second Prize for each category (3 in total) - $75.00 Gift Certificate to the Magnolia-licious Store
- Random prizes chosen by Diana will receive $25.00 Gift Certificates
-You may enter EACH category ONLY ONCE!
-You MUST USE at least one Magnolia image on your project
-Link your image to Magnolia-licious Store if you can in your post
-Place a direct link below in the InLinkz system. If you do not have a direct link to your project you will not be entered. If you need help/directions with this please email Suzanne.
**You do NOT need a blog to link your project to--any online gallery will do **
-The Magnolia-kicious Yahoo Group members will vote for their favorite card/project. Contest is NOT open to Design Team Members of any Magnolia-licious DT Teams but they will be playing and creating to provide lots of inspiration for you!
-Once all projects are uploaded by April 19th voting will start. You may ONLY VOTE 1 time for each category—so three votes in total (the poll will keep track of votes/emails) and yes you may vote for yourself,LOL!
Voting will run from April 20th thru April 27th! Winners will be announced on May 1st 2011!
NOTICE: I have 2 cards to show you today. This post is a little long, but, hopefully you won't be disappointed :-)
To me, tulips represent the beginning of Spring and they're one of my favorite flowers. I absolutely fell in love with this stamp the moment that I saw it. I don't often think to use an accessory or background stamp as the main course of a card. But this gorgeous #560 Tulip Wheelbarrow can easily stand on its own. It's currently up for pre-order over at Magnolia-licious and you won't be disappointed if you add it to your Magnolia collection.
I chose to work with dp's by My Mind's Eye and they just scream spring! They are absolutely lovely with this stamp. I also made my own background paper using a new stamp from Whimsy Stamps called 'Music Notes'. The 'Happy Easter' sentiment is also new from Magnolia and I just love it's simplicity. I used cs by both SU and Bazzill. The flower is from WOC and I speckled it with stardust Stickles. Both the ribbon and pearls are from my stash. The pearls started out white and I colored them with Copic marker R24.
I added this photo so you could see a little sneaky peek of the butterflies on the inside of the card. They are part of the #424 Dots and Butterflies stamp and are currently on pre-order at Magnolia-licious. I cut apart the stamp so that I would only get the butterflies. I actually cut them out individually so that I can place them wherever I want, in combination or alone.
I colored the wheelbarrow with Copic markers. Here are the details:
wheelbarrow - E50, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, W1, 3
wheel - W1, 3, 5, 7
flowers - R20, 22, Y11
leaves/grass - YG0000, 03, 91, 95, 97
background - B0000
Tilda and Her Bunny
I love this image so much that I couldn't wait to color her up again. This time I gave her a really bright outfit for Spring. This stamp is #363 Tilda and Her Bunny and I paired her with #618 Picnic Quilt. I've also included the Happy Easter sentiment once again.
I chose to work with some new BG dp's and they're from the 'Hello Luscious' collection. Cs is from both SU and Bazzill. The ribbon is also SU. The lace was in one of my ribbon drawers and I think it's from WOC. I doubled it up on the card and ran the ribbon down the center to hide the seam. All of the flowers, of course, are from WOC. I cut the image with a SB nestie.
These images were both painted with a combo of Copic markers and watercolor with Ranger DI's. Here are the details:
skin - E0000, 00, 02, 11, R20, RV21
hair - E41, 42, 43, 44
bunny - W00, 1, 3
worn lipstick, fired brick, rusty hinge, peeled paint, vintage photo, scattered straw, weathered wood, tumbled glass, shabby shutters, black soot, forest moss, walnut stain, antique linen
Well.....that's it for me today. I hope you'll leave me a little comment to let me know you were here! Next up is Tracy from the Challenge DT. She's very talented and she's got something wonderful in store for you :-)