Saturday, 29 February 2020

Pink Magnolia

I have fond memories of Magnolia flowers, my grandad used to tend to two enormous ones in his front garden.  Sadly it was a Council house and despite requests from the neighbours to keep them, the new tenants butchered them... seems not everyone is blessed with green fingers!

I think I'm desperate for Spring now (not long, March 20th) so I grabbed Altenews Dotted Blooms with matching die and made todays card...




As always I've used my Prisma pencils to add colour. The one in my garden is a very deep plum and my grandads were white with a tinge of pink and that was the starting point.  My colouring takes me sooo long its ridiculous so I made this card in two parts, colouring the flowers one day and assembling the card another.




For the card I used a Tim Holtz brick stencil dry embossed part way through the Big Shot and arranged the two flowers stems on the edge of the embossing.  




The sentiment is from a new MFT set with matching die and stamped several times in pink to get the right depth of colour.  The 'Happy Birthday to' has been heat embossed in white onto grey cardstock adhered using 3D foam pads across the bottom of the stem and if I give this to someone it'll be a minor miracle!

Challenge Links...

Watercooler Wednesday - Karen's All About Occasions
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday, no toppings 
As You Like It - Favourite Flower (Magnolia, as described in post)
Krafty Chicks - All Occasions
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes







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17 comments:

  1. Your colouring may take ages Claire but it is definitely worth it, this is stunning! Love the partial brick embossing. You've done your Grandad proud with these beautiful blooms, Cathy x (Thankyou for joining in at Seize the Birthday too)

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  2. Magnolia seems to be real. :-) I'm admiring your coloring. It is perfect. And the card is perfect too.
    It would be hard for me too, to give such a beautiful card away. :-)

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  3. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE,LOVE...this card Claire...it's absolutely divine! Sp pretty and yes your colouring may take ages, but oh so worth it. A fabulous design and a stunning card as always. xx

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  4. Oh my goodness, this is one gorgeous card with those beautiful magnolias! I absolutely LOVE how you embossed one side with a stencil to add texture! I just love this clever and beautiful design and how you colored those gorgeous flowers! Spring is just around the corner, yay!

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  5. What a gorgeous card Claire, pretty design and love your colouring so beautiful. I can't wait for spring and summer too.

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  6. Gorgeous card Claire. Love the soft colours and the subtle embossing on the edge for balance. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

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  7. Lovely, lovely card! Your Prisma colored blooms are gorgeous and I really like the embossed brick background. I have that stencil and need to try embossing it now that I see your card. We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen - DT

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  8. Stunning and beautiful, perfect coloring!

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  9. So glad that you are sharing this fantastic card with us at AYLI, it really is beautiful xx

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  10. WOW WOW WOW I love your magnolia card, absolutely stunning, so beautiful.

    Hugs
    Anke

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  11. Could not love this more! So elegant and simple and just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the Krafty Chicks challenge, hope to see you again.

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  12. Your colouring is brilliant. I don’t have one in my garden but the house as you enter our Close has the white one tinged with pink . Out in bud now. Hugs Mrs A.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful card and love the back story too! You have colored your magnolias perfectly. So happy you joined us at Seize the Birthday!

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  14. The time spent colouring was worth it - this is gorgeous.

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  15. I can see why your colouring takes so long, Claire - it is absolutely stunning! Such a lovely design and I love the embossing detail.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  16. Wow, your card is beautiful. I loooove your colouring, it's fab. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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