zondag 21 oktober 2012

A cute little Magnolia bear

Hi everybody!!

This card was up on the Copic Marker Europe blog yesterday so you may have already seen it there but just in case you haven't.... I went out of the box and used a Magnolia :). I know a lot of you go of to the box when you don't use a Magnolia but I think this is my third (?) Magnolia project.
My friend Alberto has been asking me to do one for some time now so Alberto if you read this.... it isn't Tilda but see, I do sometimes do Maggies :). I actually colored this gorgeous little bear named Coco first this time and tried to find matching papers later. I colored Coco very warm with typical Christmas colors and to keep the card "calm" I decided to use papers that were less colorfull, these gorgeous papers are from an older Basic Grey line, Wassail. The Sentiment is from a Holiday Circle Pennants set from Whimsy Stamps' Raindrop Echo Designs. The flowers reflect the gorgeous Christmas colors again. Everything has been touched with Vintage Photo Distress ink and Picket Fence Distress Cracle Paint. The gorgeous oval die is from the Floral Ovals set from Spellbinders. Everything has been handstiched.
A close up of sweet little Coco, as always 3D paper pieced for extra dimension. I used diamond stickles on the ribbon around the gift and on her nose is some Glossy Accents. My stamped impression wasn't perfect by the way and the nose and eyes of Coco weren't as black as I wanted, a little tip is to buy a Copic Multiliner, these are perfect for those situations, you can make the black absolutely black with the Multiliner and the Copic Markers won't make the ink of the Multiliner run.
And the little pieces :). I actually love how this card turned out. May have to use Magnolia's more often :). If you want to know the Copic markers I used to color Coco please visit the Copic Marker Europe blog, I listed them there.

I'd like to enter this card into the 8th challenge at the Fashionista Challenge blog which is Anything Goes.

See you guys soon!!!
Huggies ;),

17 opmerkingen:

  1. Wat een schitterende kaart.

    Liefs Riet.

  2. oh my goodness!!!
    i can't believe!!! i magnolia card on your blog? are you okay sweetie?? LOL
    this card sis fantastic as alaways and the coloiring is out of this world, but maybe you know this already!
    the colors are fantastic, the papers are magical and the image is really really adorable! everything is just amazing! great work as alaways!

    sending you a little smile from Italy!


  3. Het is weer een juweeltje Mariska, wat maak jij er toch altijd een hoop werk van FAN-TASCH-TISCH
    I LOVE IT!!!!!
    Liefs Ghea

  4. Wowwwwww Mariska, super mooie kaart heb je gemaakt en wat leuk in 3d,prachtig.!!Een fijne avond, groetjes Marga.

  5. Such a gorgeous card. It must have taken you simply ages. I have had the odd go at paper piecing but they never turn out like yours.


  6. beautiful card!! the bear is so adorable! i've been trying a bit of 3D on my cards, but not quite as extravagant as yours. maybe some day... ;D

  7. Wowwww, wat een prachtige kerstkaart. Mooi van kleur ook.

    Groetjes Astrid.

  8. Wow ...wow You did a fabulous job Mariska ! Love your paper piecing with great layout and design.
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionista Challenge

  9. Too cute and cuddly Mariska, LOVE it!

    Hugs, Franz.

  10. Gorgeous card - simply stunning! I am in awe!

  11. Een schitterende kaart Mariska! Wat doe je dat 3d-en toch mooi!
    Liefs, Sandra

  12. Super cute! I love that gorgeous Die.
    Hugs, Dangina

  13. Love it! Amazing coloring. Gorgeous card. Hugs, Ivonne