Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Just Magnolia - Week #3

I had to miss week 2 challenge at Just Magnolia :( ............so I was pleased to see a great sketch this week by Bev and wanted to have a go.

I've had some coloured pencils for a while that resurfaced the other day! So thought I would have a go at the baby oil technique of blending (instead of Sansodor which I don't have).............I was sceptical but have to say it works a treat........and believe me those pencils were real cheapies so I expect it works even better with "proper" pencils.


There is a story behind the card...........isn't there always! LOL............I had coloured Tilda and cut her out and done all the matting and layering and was about to fix her to the card when Oh! No!!! I had got a couple of black smudge marks on her..............(I actually said something stronger than Oh! No! that I can't repeat).................. and I was about to call it a day and throw it away when a solution popped in my head..........add some more smudge marks...........Yep....add even more smudges!!!..................now it looks as if she has been a bit naughty and got her dress all messed up...........It helps as well that the pink pencil I used for her cheek colour was a little too intense really and made her look a little flushed...............I think it works in the end as a "sorry I forgot" your birthday card.............I may like making cards but the amount of times I forget to send them in time is unreal! LOL


I had a go at decorating the inside as well......................seeing as if I have missed someones birthday they really deserve my best efforts.................I usually make a normal insert but as I used some digital papers for this I was not in danger of running out of a cherished bit of designer paper to do this.
The papers are available from Scrapgirls as a freebie called Refresh Collection here although I have had it a while and whilst my file says that is what it is called I can't actually see these two pieces of paper on the photo.......................anyways I like the papers you can get at Scrapgirls...............they really are designer IMO.

Thanks for looking.

xoxo

9 comments:

  1. Just looking at the card, and before reading what you wrote about it, I was thinking "I especally like her grubby tights"! You see, these little accidents really are for the best sometimes! It's a lovely card with loads of character. Lindsay x x

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  2. Such a gorgeous card!
    Love your story behind your card it is gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Just Magnolia!
    hugs
    kim x

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  3. Well what a true crafter you are!! well done for rescuing your colouring with that perfect solution! fab card! TFS! bx

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  4. this is brilliant, a great card, and well done for saving your image. what a great idea..
    thank you for joining us at Just Magnolia blog challenge this week. Hugs Rach.xx

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  5. Wonderful card, so much beautiful detail and a fabulous choice of papers. Thanks for joining us this week x

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  6. Fabulous card and great improvisation with your black smudges.

    Liza x

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  7. What a fabulous card Hun, I love the colours you have used on this sweet image, and the layout and papers are fabulous have a good weekend
    Hugs Jacqui xx

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  8. great card hunny, phew ... good thinking!!! Gorgeous inside and out - thanks for joining us
    -x-

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  9. Lovely card. I love the sentiment tags, really cute. Kim

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