I selected these photos quite a while ago and I still love them both. The DT gals have done an absolutely gorgeous job with their projects and I hope you'll stop by their blogs to get the details of each. You can check out the challenge and prize details at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog. I really hope you'll play along with the challenge. We always love to see how you all interpret the theme.
I'm having sooooooo much fun with my new stamps from the Magnolia 'Sweet Christmas Dreams' collection. All of the images are adorable, but I do have my faves! The one I chose to use today is one of them. I'm sure you all have you favorites and Magnolia-licious has them all in stock right now waiting for you to get yours.
How about a look at my project!
Something For You
This gorgeous girl is #3055 Something For You Tilda. I love how precious she looks with that gift hidden behind her back. I've paired her with #614 Welcome To A Sweet Christmas. She looks like she's showing up for a Christmas party! I initially chose the Winter photo as my inspiration, but with the addition of the red and green, it looks a little like the Christmas photo too. I guess I ended up combining them!
I colored both images with Copic markers. I used a ton of colors over several days so I wasn't really able to keep track. It's a lot easier to keep track when I'm able to sit down for a longer amount of time to color the entire picture in one sitting. But right now I have a TON of stuff going on so I have to keep popping in and out of my studio. ANYWAY, the idea was that the house would be blue with a white door and white trim. But, now that it's done, the house almost looks like it could be the night sky with an open door floating around in the middle of it! In retrospect, I probably should have made the house a different color :-( Live and learn I guess!
The dp's are from a collection of BoBunny from last year. The blues are gorgeous and they have this really pretty plum color running through here and there. I pulled that color out for Tilda's outfit. I went a little dark on the hat by mistake, but there really isn't much you can do to fix the really dark colors once you've layed them down.
This photo is just me trying to be a bit 'artsy'. I was hoping to show you some of the dimension of the card. They always look so flat in straight on photos. All of the embellies are from my 2010 Christmas stash. I purchased most of them from Michael's.
Just Magnolia - Merry Christmas
Crafter's Companion - Let It Snow
Cupcake Craftroom - Sweet Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Christmas Theme
That's it for me today! Thank you so very much for stopping by for a visit. I hope you'll leave me a little note so that I know you were here.
I hope you have a wonderful day :-)
Hugs to you all,