Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tilda and Edwin - A Day in the Sun!!



Happy Tuesday evening everyone!! I hope that you are having a magnificent week!!

Since I had never made a stair step card, I decided to try one so that I could join in with the challenge (and boy!! this was a BIG one for me) over on The Next Level where Ann (Madge) and Dawn have such interesting offerings on their fairly new challenge blog. If you have never visited The Next Level I urge you to do so since there are so many interesting things to read and to try!!!

I used 8...really EIGHT Maggies on this card!!!! They are: Tilda With Swimsuit and Bridge Deck from the Party and Vacation Collection 2008, Tilda's Sun from the Stamp Club 2007, Paper Piece from So Heavenly, Travel and School Collection 2008, Edwin with Paddle, Lighthouses, Rowboat and Lifebuoy from the Summer and Sea Collection 2008. All of these stamps are from Magnolia-licious. This is clearly a card that shows that you can use stamps from a number of collections and they still work out just fine!!!

Starting with the background, I airbrushed then sponged the sky. The ocean waves are made from 2 different kinds of border punches. I stamped Tilda's Sun twice, colored both with Copics and cut one out in its entirety and the other just the cute face of the sun which I propped up for dimension. Next I made another boat using the Rowboat which has as its mast the stick from a yummy Fudgsicle. Then I stamped and colored the Lifebuoy and made ropes of Scrappers Floss. Finally added a tiny red/white/blue bow made with the Bow-Easy.

The second level is Tilda with Swimsuit sitting on Bridge Deck, both colored with Copics. I added 3 twirlie blue glittered thingies...lol and a red mesh butterfly.

For the front level I started with PTI Kraft, mixed MS Carrara Marble glitter with E55 Copics to make the sand. I then stamped and colored Edwin with Paddle and the smaller of the two Lighthouses. Note: in case you are curious, I colored the lighthouse like Bodie Island Lighthouse which is on the Outer Banks of North Carolina between Cape Hatteras and Currituck Beach!!! I then made a little rope for Edwin to hold from Scrapper's Floss and I added several seashell buttons. What's a beach scene without a sand dollar??? This view may give you a better perspective of the levels although it makes little Tilda and Edwin look like MUNCHKINS!!! You can also see all of the stamps I used except for the one on the back of the card.



For the back of the card, I started with a navy/white dot DP and placed red rickrack from Crafty Feeling around the ouside border. I then stamped the Paper Piece to be used as the jotting spot and finally added sailboat buttons, white buttons, and an anchor charm tied with red DMC floss. The last thing I did was punch holes through all layers and run a knotted piece of kitchen twine through both edges to hold the card erect since it is a bit heavy.



Thank you so much for dropping by...we love it when you come visit us and we especially like to hear what you have to say about us!! If you haven't tried a stair step card, it is alot of fun, so try it!! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week...Take care and be safe and come back again real soon!! Bunches of Magnolia-licious huggettes!!

53 comments:

Cami said...

Yippee!!! I'm first, Jacque...and I'm breathless. OMGoodness you have created yet another masterpiece. Eight Maggies...wow! But you surely put them together brilliantly! What a love scene you have created with this stair step card. Funny, I don't see your "Etsy" store on your sidebar! LOL! You can sell your cards for megabucks! I really love what you have done with card. Terriffic! Huggettes, Cami

Cami said...

Oh no, me again. I was typing so fast because I was breathless, and I meant to say, "What a LOVELY scene . . . " oops. Sorry, it doesn't read nicely huh? LOL! Cami

Barb Hardeman said...

Jacque!! Jacque!!! This is so wonderful, so breathtaking I'm just sitting here staring at your gorgeous, card! Imagine, 8 Maggies on that one stupendous card! I love, love, love it. You are one terrific, creative lady. Love the fudgsicle stick for the mast and the floss tieing it on. This is just tooooo cute!
Hugs,
Barb

Jodi said...

This is spectacular!! I love that you created a beach/summer scene!! They are absolutely adorable! Very creative and crafty!
LOVE it. =)
Hugs
Jodi =)

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW! What a work of art you have here Jacque! A truly awesome display! Your coloring is always wonderful, and I really love how you combined all the stamps. FABULOUS card!!
hugs!
Sharon

Candy said...

Hi Jacque,
Oh my goodness - you have out done yourself yet again!!! What a glorius scene you have made with the use of these 8 stamps!! They look like they are having an awesome time and a beautiful day where they are - wish I was with them :o)
Great work!!!!!!
Love Candy

Yvette said...

What an awesome job you've done here!!! LOVE it!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

You made a fabulous boat for Edwin & Tilda to sail. The little details made great additions to embellish the scene. The little boats & anchor inside the card are so cute too.
Hugs,
Cabio

Crafty Feeling said...

wow what a lush lush card I cant wait to see what you do with next months kit if this is what you can come up. Jacque you are really talented and need to come out of retirement to teach and make cards full time.

jayne

scrappyjan said...

WOW!! HOLY COW!!!!! THIS IS so stunning!!!!!!!!!!!! janny

The Next Level said...

OMG Jacque what a truly stupendous card, the design, detail, colouring and not to mention the 8 Maggies used on just this one card!!!. Outstanding in every way - thank you so much for joining us on The Next Level, you card is an inspiration to our Followers - thank you.
Ann and Dawn xxx

Moni said...

OMG you did fab job. Love the scene you created! fab colouring! Hugs, Moni

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning my lovely Jacque, first and foremost thank you so much for the lovely blog candy which arrived in my garage yesterday i think!!!!! i found it there this morning, and you have so made my day, thank you so much. Everything is even better in real life, as unbelieveable as that is. I feel honoured to be the owner of such beauties!!! thank you my dear friend. Hopeyou are well will email later. Hugs Linda x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

I have just remembered, i didn't comment on this wonderful card, it is lovely hunny. Its been a while since i could leave any comments and ive missed so many of your gorgeous makes since my last visit, each one has so much work in it, you are such a very talented lady!!!!! will be back sooner next time, sorry for not being by before now. Hugs Linda x

ladydiana said...

WOW I think I will use my new word i came up with "CardART" because this is truly what your work is, a masterpiece and 8 Maggies, outstanding!!!!!!!
I think you must have a most imaginative brain, you see a concept and are one of the lucky ones in that you can bring it to life. Well done my friend, superb.
hugs,
Diana


Diana

Karin said...

Fabulous card Jacque.
Beautifull scene, with all the right papers, embeliishemnts and stamps.
Great job!!!

xoxo Karin

dragon said...

Jaqueline,
Wow, this card is stunning, how are you going to top this one girl...?
I will be back tomorrow to see what is happening..

Lynn xx

Nancy said...

Oh dear Jacque you have created another master piece with this card! I can't stop looking at it! You are so creative and such a inspiration! Thank you for sharing your art! I can't begin to imagine the time you spent on this awesome card but it is perfect in every way! Can't wait to see what you come up with next.
Hugs
Nancy

Stephanie said...

Beautiful -- love everything about it. This is definitely a summer card ... and eight Maggie's - wow!

Cheryl said...

Completely fabulous, Jacque! Love your boat (and everything else about this summery card!)!

megastamper said...

oh jacque how amazing and so really fantastic, looks so pretty and cute. such great details and great coloration.
wow.
big hugs, bea

Sylvia said...

OMG! This is gorgeous!!!!! *wow wow wow* (speechless!)

Heidi said...

WOW and WOW again - what a creation. I LOVE it my friend-you have made a stunning card.

Hugs and love
Heidi

Claudean said...

This card is totally "AWESOME". I love everything about about it.Great job.

Kerry D-C said...

Wowzers Jacque! This is AWESOME! Love it all! Jeesh, you are selling stamps to ME...I never saw this lighthouse before! CUTE CUTE CUTE card!

Katie said...

What an amazing card!
You outdid yourself this time Jacque and I'm so glad you did :)
Wonderful, wonderful work.

Claudia Rosa said...

Wowee sweetie your card is super duper fab! Love the images together and the colours and image are divine! what a super cute card idea!!! iam so impressed! love ya
Hugs Claudia xxx

Anonymous said...

Wow,Jacque, look at all the love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have done it again!
Fantastically gorgeous scene, Jacque!! Wonderful, wonderful! Love, Christina C.

Kim said...

Wow that is incredible!

Debbie F said...

Your cards are beautiful, this one especially I love that you have used 8 magnolias and your attention to details is amazing

Debs x

Janet said...

such a fun card, you could enter it in the corrosive challenge blog too ;) so much detail, makes me want to go to the beach!!
hugs

Suzan L said...

Hi Jacque, I love your stair step card!! Oh My Gosh!! It is so cute!!. . .From Edwin on the sand with the cute seashells, Tilda on the pier and the popsicle stick sailboat. They look like they are enjoying a sunny day at the beach. I wish I could be there with them!! LOL!! Hugs, Suzan

Lelia said...

WOW! Wonderful card. All the little deets are amazing! Thanks for playing at FBW!

Nancy said...

Absolutely stunning...I love how you incorporated so many Magnolias!! Fabulous! Thanks for playing in the Flutter By challenge this week!

Danni said...

No words, simply stunning. I {heart} the little flutter by! So cute!

PBrown9624 said...

Woman ~ You are amazing! Simply amazing! LOVE it. You never cease to amaze me...you outdo yourself everytime!
Pam Brown

Handmade by Vivi said...

Blind me Jacque! You card is stunning!!
phewww! it is a hard work!
but it is worthy!! so marvelous!
Hugs
Vivi

Debby said...

I have no words for this as this is the most incredible piece of art I have ever witnessed. Seriously this is uber super. I have no idea if that is a saying or not but it sounded good. Anyway. Really this blows me away. Incredible.

Norma said...

Oh Jacque, truly, truly awesome. What else can I say--it's a work of art!!! You leave me speechless. (ditto to all of the above comments)

Hugs.
Norma

Leslie said...

Wow, well, I have tried a stair step card before, but it never looked as awesome as yours does!! Great card! Thanks for playing along with Corrosive Creations. Hugs, Leslie

Ruby said...

Wow! What a FANTASTIC card. It has so much detail. Love the step. I wish I had the patience to make such a detailed scene card! Well done you, LOVE it! :o)

Monique said...

I love your card ! It's amazing !!!

Hugs Monique

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Oh my goodness Jacque, how cute is that card!! Outstanding my dear...I just want to sit here and look at it!!
--Becca

Pam said...

Jacque, I think you need to host a "how many Magnolia's do you see" challenge!LOLOL! Too cool girl. great job.
hugs,
Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Sue said...

Wow your cards are all works of art truely amazing, what an inspiration you are! Suee xx

Elaine said...

Absolutely stunning, Jacque! I love it. Gorgeous scene card.

Rosette said...

I'm back for the weekend :) AND I had to come and see what I missed! lol :)) You have made two spectacular cars sweetie :) How can I catch up!! :( I still have a week vacation with the kids!! My my.. have to miss some things these two weeks!! :(
Big hugs sweetie xxx Hope you'r doing well!! Those flowers are just yummy,and the MS branches look perfect! I love them!! :) And the scenes you create... you're so imaginative and creative mt friend!!

Carole said...

Wowee Jacque, this card is just awesome! What a fabulous scene!
Hugs
Carole x

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is just a work of art!! Amazing job!
~Lacey
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

Handmade by Vivi said...

CONGRATULATIONS JACQUE!! To be selected for the Issue 7 of The Next Level..
I can't wait to see what challenge you going to give to us!!
Big Hugs!
Vivi

Laurel said...

jacque

what a darling couple,right down to Tilda's cute sunburn knees and feet. i just love your background of clouds and edwin and tila's colors and coloring is so perfect love your beautiful scene - everytime i stop by i learn more abouy how to build a card. hugs

LEMphotography said...

Oh my gosh, this is one of the most adorable cards I have ever seen! I don't even know where to begin! I love the images, the 3D feel, the colors, the twine and shells. WOW - this card must have taken you a very long time and it turned out BEAUTIFULLY! It makes me want to go to the beach right NOW!

Lauren

Lavender Rose said...

I don't know what to say, this is one AMAZING card!!!!!!!! I love everything about it, you are so talented and I am thrilled to have come across your fabulous blog after joining in with The Next Level challenge for the first time last week.