Sunday, 23 October 2011

Magnolia Card - Ballerina (Dance is my Sport)

Hey there crafters,hope everyones havin' a good weekend, we've just got out sofas last night after living without any for over a year! Wow what a difference?!! It actually looks like a new room & feels like a proper home at last, so I'm on a big high at the mo & keep just going over sitting on them! Yeah I really need a life! haha.

Anyhow I have another Magnolia card here that I've made for the TOMIC challenge which is a lovely sketch & sporty theme. As a Dancer & Dance Teacher I'm always coming across the phrase 'Dance is my Sport' so thought it would be perfect for this challenge & think I'll put it as a sentiment on the inside...
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...I've used Prima Jack & Jill papers in this beautiful soft aqua colour, here's a closer look...

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...I think the kraft cardstock really goes with the swiss dots on the papers. Edges have been inked with Walnut Satin & distressed with craft knife...


...She has been coloured for a change with Copics instead of my usual Distress Inks, when I first bought my Copics after getting onto several design teams & having to work with digital images I stamped a load of Tildas & thought I really should put some of them to use. But when I do try them I never like the results as much as my DI's, but actually quite pleased with this one as I've managed to sitll create a soft pastel effect...


I've used my new seam binding to create a shabby bow, then added some Stickles for a little sparkle! The center is a handmade glass pebble which I'm really lovin' at the mo!...


...All flowers are from Wild Orchis Crafts & have been distressed with white paint & then glittered with Stickles glitter glue. Notice the Tim Holtz grunge board swirls that I've painted with white acrylic, added Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass & Weathered Wood, then finished with clear Crackle Paint...
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The cute littlte cage is my new Tim Holtz die Mini Bird & Cage which is actually a Sizzix Movers & Shapers die so you need a respective cutting plate - I allready had a large card die that it is compatible with. I've cut it from grunge paper, painted with white acrylic, then finished with Glossy Accents & white glitter...


...Butterflys are a Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly & Classic Butterfly 3 in 1 punches cut from white Bazzil cardstock I've then glittered & inked the edges with Walnut Satin, the pearl swirl is by Prima...

I'd like to enter into the following competitions:

TOMIC - Sketch with Sporty theme
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Buttons & Bows
Pixie Cottage - Sweet as Candy
My Time to Craft - Punches & Dies
Magnolialicious - Blue & Green
Fab 'n' Funky - Distressed/ Torn
Flutter by Wednesday - Open
Crafts 4 Eternity - Use at least 1 metal embellishment
Totally Papercrafts - Layer upon Layer
Pile it On - Be Happy
Magnolia Down Under - Get Punchy

20 comments:

  1. OMG Deb!!! Your card is a stunner!! I love it all, but your colouring is AMAZING!!
    Thanks for joining TOMIC this week, and we will add you as number 50 when we do the random draw.
    Hugs, Camilla

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  2. OH Deb, what a stunning gorgeous card you made again........sure it's a winner!!!

    Irene

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  3. gorgeous card deb, beautiful made.

    greetings karin

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  4. Amazing card! So much work went into it! The result is stunning!
    Hugs, Iulia

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  5. Oh my goodness!!! This is simply pure perfection!!!! Such lovely details and soft colours!! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

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  6. This card is so, so beautiful and I love the little glittery crown on her head. So many beautiful layers. Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at Pile it On this week.

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  7. oh wow!! this is absolutely stunning deb.the colours and sparkly flowers are beautiful and i love the sweet tilda :D

    xx coops xx

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  8. Absolutely stunning Debs, love all that sparkle. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
    Pinky

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  9. Beautiful card, amazing coloring and the sparkle finishes it off wonderfully. Thanks so much for joining us at MTTC this week.
    Diane

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  10. Wow, totally beautiful! Thx for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday!

    Mary J x

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  11. WOW, your card is stunning! I love the colours you have used. And Tilda is so perfectly coloured.
    Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week.
    Janne

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  12. GORGEOUS, thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

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  13. Gorgeous card Deb:-) Tilda is lovely and all the details and embellies are fabulous !

    thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  14. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week! hugs x

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  15. STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!! I love all of the details and ALL of the SPARKLE!!
    Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week.
    hugs, Janiel

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  16. OMGOSH this is sooooo beautiful!! I love your soft blue and white:-) And those sparkles rock!! I love it:-) Thanks so much for playing along this week at MDUC
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  17. Congratulations on your prize! What an amazing beautiful cards you make! You have a new follower!

    Best regards, Karin

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  18. What an amazing card! Love all the glitter & the stitching.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Pile It On!
    -cg http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com

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  19. This is stunning! I love all the sparkly details and your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. hugs, Angela

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Thanks for your thoughts, they are truly appreciated!
Deb.x

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