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!!