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Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Just Magnolia - Animals or Insects

Hiya everybody :O) cor this week is whizzing by Again! My nose is ever so sore its getting difficult to blow it now, I am so going to look a nightmare in the piccys on sat, not that sat is about me but I want one with me little woman lol. Its school piccys day today hopefully my two remember to smile for their pics, some of the ones that come home do make me laugh :O) I am really looking forward to the weekend, I have 2 days to knock this bug on the head lol, go to collect Scoopy on friday :O) then to meet Pascale for a coffee :O) yay so exciting!

I have made a card for the Just Magnolia challenge, this week the theme is "Animals or Insects"I used this gorgeous Edwin, and coloured him with promarkers and copic ciaos. I mounted him on the sizzix oval and then onto the panel. Th sentiment is Hero Arts, and I added some little magnolia butterflies and gems.For the butterfly at the top I stamped two and cut them out and stuck them together so you see colour on all sides. I think the paper is Dcwv thats a big I think!. I used the swiss dots cuttlebug folder on my card blank and on the oval.I love the effect of sponging but dont do nowhere near enough of it! I use any old sponge this one was a new scrubbing one lol, cut into chunks, the last one was hubbies sanding block haha. I just keep going and going until I am happy with the coverage, The two blue inkpads I used are chalk inks and I love the way those blend, must get some more of those inkpads.How I emboss my cardblankI have also been asked alot how I emboss the cardstock I use, I am sure there is probably an easier way than how I do it, but I cut the cardblank to envelope size, then take the front flap of the card and wrap the embossing folder around it, I emboss then cut the excess strip off, as the folders are smaller than the blank, I always try to hide the embossed lines with ribbon or papers.On the card I made I put the folder positioned near the middle and edged the section with ribbons and paper.

Well I must be off, I have 4 birthdays from fri-sun and one communion and no cards made! eeeeek
Thanks for stopping by and Looking. Have a fabby day.x

29 comments:

Carly said...

Super cute card! I love that background! Hugs, Carly

Rach said...

a gorgeous card sweetie, thank for the info on how you do the inking and embossing.. xx

helen said...

fab card hon love the sponged effect know what you mean about loads of birthdays got 5 this week tho trying to forget about one of them lol hope you feeling better for the weekend and enjoy your coffee with scoopy and pascale
hugs
helen x

pinky said...

Lovely card Joey, and thanks for the great tips!
Pinky

Musje said...

Wow great card,love the image and the color`s,greetings Joke.

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon Joey, wow hunny what a truly gorgeous card. I am loving the edwin image you've used and the background is very effective. Thank you for the tutorial on how to achieve it. Hope the childrens school photos turn out lovely im sure they will and i hope that you feel much better soon hunny. Have a good afternoon, hugs Linda x

Amanda's paper palace said...

Hi Joey!LOL i have used this edwin for my just magnolia entry.your card is fab!love the background!
p.s a tip or your nose get some vaseline on it when i had a cold not long ago my nos was really sore too so i put vaseline on it and it really helped sooth it plus take away the redness lol
hope that helps?
hugs amanda xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Joey,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Pascale said...

Roll on Friday!!!! I love your little tutorials Joey so straightforward and what a lovely card I love the blues. Hugs Pascale

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is just the cutest thing ever!! I love your coloring and your super fab tutorial with this!! Very clever and fun!! ;)

Jacilynn said...

Love this! Thanks for the tutorial. you are always so super awesome. I love stopping by your blog!

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute Joey!! I sure hope you're feeling better soon!

Hugs, Kelly

nessy said...

fab card joey ~ just love that edwin ~ and what wonderful detail
vanessa xx

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous, love the oval background
Wendy x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Joey :-) Love the image and the sponged card looks fab :-) Love the tutorial too :-)
Wish I was meeting y'all for a coffee but hope to do that in a couple months !! :-))

Lorraine x x

Sparkle said...

What a neat background! Love your card.

Biscuitlid said...

beautiful card as always, thanks for posting so many tutorial pics, so interesting to see if we all do tings the same way or if there's a better way to do stuff.

Pop lots of vaseline on your nose at bedtime, horrible but works a treat

Victoria
x

Kim Piggott said...

Joey such a beautiful card!
Great detail and gorgeous image and colouring!
Thanks for the tips on sponging and embossing!
hugs
kim x

Tammi said...

Hi Joey, great little tutorial! I love your cute card, pretty how you arranged the gems/butterflies! Still sick huh, take care! xx

Donna said...

Fantastic card Joey and a brilliant bit of blending using your chalk ink pads....hope you are better by the weekend :) Donna x

Tab said...

Stunning card hun, love how he looks like he is running off the card! Thanks for the little tutorial!
Hugs Tab xxx

cats whiskers said...

What a fabulous card love the colours and your fantastic layout and colouring, thanks for the tutorials sweetie and thanks for joining us this week
Hugs Jacqui x

Tasha said...

I have to say Joey i am loving your tutorials - they are brilliant and im super chuffed with the results i got.
This card is beautiful, love the image and your colouring and the blues and brown look fab together. Great layout too
love tasha xx

Danielle said...

Gorgeous card Joey - I love your sponged background! Edwin is totally cute chasing butterflies! Awesome card layout!
Hugs, Danielle

Pam S. said...

super cute Edwin...thanks for sharing how you did it!
Pam Going Postal

Danni said...

Wonderful job!! Love this!

Louise Emma said...

Edwin is coloured beautifully and I love what you did with the background x

Shelly said...

Hi Joey, love the blues on this card, Edwin is just the cutest! Well done you on the little tutorial, very interesting!

Bev said...

What a fabulous card sweetie, such gorgeous papers and colours, and a brill little tut too! Thanks so much for joining us this week x