Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy monday everyone!

Hope you all had a great weekend.
Ours was very quiet. After all the Christmas celebration that was a welcome change!

Over on SCS, Joan Ervin had a fun challenge to color using stickles! She also has a fabulous tutorial on her BLOG!

This is also in honor of Kathy (101Airborne). Kathy is a real sweetheart! Always in the challenges and always leaving lot of encouragement and love.

The lovely Rubbernecker Magnolia was stamped and then I colored the flowers using Ranger Icicle and Orange Peel Stickles. The leaves and bark were colored using Copic Markers ( Leaves G21, 85 and 99 - Bark B25 and 27). I added a tiny bit of the Icicle stickles to the leaves. The background was embossed using cuttlebug and c/b folder. The small panel was paper pierced!

I also stamped the inside and colored using copics on the leaves and using a little white acrylic paint to color the flowers! The extra leaf is to cover a smear, because a smear you can not see is not a smear at all! 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon! Hugs!


Becky said...

This is so stunning!! Gorgeous inside and out.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Fran, WOW, that is about all I can say about this BEAUTY!! Love those magnolias and the way you have colored them! Your card is truly amazing inside and out!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Betty Wright said...

Fran, this is wonderful! Lovely design and coloring!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Fran! I just love that image,
your layout and coloring. So elegant!

Joan Ervin said...

Your magnolia is absolutely gorgeous, Fran...the sparkle is amazing and I love how you stamped it on the inside, too!!!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love the offset panels and the dark detailing on this one!