Thursday, 3 September 2009

Just Magnolia and Spoon Full of Sugar Challenges

Hello everyone - hope you are all well today!

I am hoping to enter my card today in this week's Just Magnolia challenge (which is ribbons and bows) and the Spoon Full of Sugar challenge (which is distressing).

I have used the Magnolia stamps I recently won in Tab's candy - I have decoupaged Tilda (first time I have tried decoupaging a stamped image - quite pleased actually), and I masked her to add the strawberry to make it look as though she was leaning on the strawberry (first attempt at this too, and I think it could have been a bit more central). I then stamped the sentiment onto shrink plastic (first attempt at making my own charm for a card - not over impressed with it as I have not cut it out very well - uneven cutting seems to show up more after it was shrunk!). As I was adding the charm, I somehow managed to upset my bow and I can't get it to look good again (oh well - if I try anymore to put it right, I'll end up with no bow at all I think!)

I have distressed the edges of the image and the patterned papers (which are Kay and Co) a bit and added red ink - I'm not brave enough to do it too much yet, but I hope it's enough to be entered in this week's Spoon Full of Sugar challenge!

The layout I used was last week's Papertake Weekly sketch, but I didn't finish the card in time to enter that (just don't know where time goes!).

I've just realised that I forgot to glitter Tilda's wings, so I'll do that when I've finished blogging this evening.

Anyway, must go and link this post to the challenges before it's too late! Hope to see you again soon.

Love, Andrea xx


debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card, fab Tilda and wonderful papers and details.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful - I love all the fab detail :)
Hugs xxx

Helen said...

Awww...sweet card - love the summery colours!
Thanks for linking my candy - good luck!
Helen x

Violets Corner said...

Fab card Andrea! Love those colours and all detail. Fun to see how you used shrink plastic, I´ve just been thinking if I would try that too :)

Have a great weekend,


Leanne said...

Oh Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the little charm.

Thank you for stopping by my blog to leave a lovely comment!

Have a good week.

Tab said...

Absolutely stunning, and let me tell you all that it is even better in real life as I get to look at this delish creation everyday in my craft room! Thank you again sweetie, you really touched my heart with your card and adore it!
Much love my sweet friend!
Tab xxx