Friday, December 2, 2011
Ice Tilda at Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge and SWEET STUFF!!
A very happy Friday to everyone! I hope you have had a marvelous week and I can bet that you are all looking forward to the weekend!! It has gotten really cold here this week and we even had some snow flurries....which I tried to ignore!!!! lol
This week at the Just Magnolia and hÄnglar & stÄnglar Challenge we are being hosted by the sweet and talented Donalda. Although the challenge this week is ANYTHING GOES, Donalda has given us the option of SPARKLES...wooohoooooo!!!! There is a magnificent prize from Simon Says Stamp so we hope you will come on over and decide to join in with us this week. We would love to see your exciting creations!!!
For my card I used Bazzill for the base and all double matting, the DP is from Inkido's Christmas line from last year, and all background panels are machine stitched. I used Ice Tilda from the new Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection and the Alota Park and Pond background, both from Magnolia-licious. All of the coloring on the images is done with Promarkers and the new Flexmarkers all by Letraset. And as much as I enjoy my Copics, I enjoy these markers just as much. As a matter of fact there are some things about the Letraset markers that I prefer over Copics: 1. The small hard nibs on the Promarkers allow me to color in very small areas much easier 2. The shades of pinks are much more to my liking on the Letraset line. 3. The very soft brush nib on the Flexmarkers is a real joy to use. Although there are not as many different colors in the Letraset line as there are Copics, they are wonderful to fill in the gaps between Copic colors. I am finding that alcohol ink markers ARE alcohol ink markers AND the more coloring toys I have, the better!!! And they can all be used together!!!!
For the horizontal on my card I used a stitched grosgrain ribbon topped with Raschel Lace, and a double flat bow made with 1/2" Shocking Pink Satin Ribbon to dangle a snowflake charm from the WOC Mixed Christmas Metal Embellishments. The floral treatment is all by Wild Orchid Crafts:Pink Wild Rose, Pink Rosebuds, Rose Leaves, resting on a glittery snowflake ornament. For the texture on my card I used Liquid Applique and Prisma Glitter for the snow, Glossy Accents on the frozen pond, WOC Clear Self Adhesive Rhinestones for the snowflakes, and Doodlebug Flock for the muff and trim on her boots.
The inside is very simple, using the same supplies and design from the front.
Note: Claudia is having a fund-raiser for a family she is acquainted with in Michigan who she is helping get through a very difficult holiday. For information you can click HERE.
SWEET STUFF for my FOLLOWERS!!!
And now for a bit of yummies...After I tried the Flexmarkers I wanted to include a set of them for one of you to try so I ordered 2 sets...so you will see another set of Flexmarkers again real soon in my SWEET STUFF! All I am asking is that you leave a comment before Monday, December 5 at 8 AM, EST. Of course if you would like to tell all of your crafting friends, I would really appreciate it greatly!! Here it is...
1 Set 3 of 6 Flexmarkers in Blues and Pinks (gorgeous colors!!)
1 Set of Fiskars So Much Thanks stamps (19 stamps)
9 Bunches of Mulberry Roses
So, thank you all so much for dropping by and I hope you will come back often! Have a lovely weekend and until the next time, I send big hugs!!!!