Thursday, November 4, 2010

Joan's Garden Challenge #22


It's time for another Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge.  This week we are to make a card or project and use the following:   
  • A character ( preferably Magnolia or Sarah Kay)
  • Some thing that sparkles
  • Nestie by Spellbinders - New if you have one
  • Greeting
A few days ago I posted information about the new stamps Joan is now carrying in her store.  These Magnolia stamps are so cute.  This is my first time to work with them.  The stamp I used today is called "Tilda with Amaryllis".  Well I thought this would be a perfect stamp to use so I could make another amaryllis using the punches Joan now carries to create pretty flowers. 

My designer paper came from the Kasier Craft "Be Merry Collection" paper pad collection.  The white strips on it are fuzzy.  I stamped Tilda on white card stock and colored her with Copic markers.  I used a white marker to create polka dots on her dress.  To match the dp, I added Polar White Flower Soft to her vest. 

For the background for Tilda, I used one of the new Nestabilities called "Beaded Ovals".  I wanted some texture in the middle of this beaded oval so used a regular Nestie oval to cut a plain oval out and then embossed it with the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss embossing folder.  Each layer is attached with dimensionals.  Each beaded oval has a red rhinestone added. 

I created the amaryllis using the instructions in the Flower Book that Joan now sells.  She carries the tools, punches, glue, and the book which has very easy instructions for creating many different flowers.  I am always so pleased with how realistic these flowers are. 

A red and white polka dot bow was added under the flower.  The Greeting is from the JustRite "A Very Merry Christmas Sentiments" stamp set.  It was cut out with a Nestability and each scallop pierced. 

I had fun completing this challenge.  I hope you will join us this week.  Here is the link to the challenge rules at Joan's Gardens.  If you enter a card, you will be entered into the random drawing for a nice prize.  Don't forget, everyone who has won a prize in the challenges will be eligible for the $100 Gift Certificate Joan will be giving away at the end of the year.  What a great prize. 


15 comments:

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Selma--this is gorgeous!!! I love the little girl, but that flower is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Great job on a beautiful card! TFS

Patti said...

OK I have to buy the flower book! Seriously! This is adorable,I really like the flower!

harrahx2 said...

Love your coloring and the flower is marvelous. The little girl looks like you just want to hug her, doesn't she?

Leigh said...

I just found your blog and I am amazed at all the beautiful art you create. You are so talented.

CraftinGranny said...

Beautifully done Selma!!! Your creations never cease to amaze me. They are totally awesome. "Hugs" Carol

Payne Holler Cards said...

adorable! I love these stamps and have quite a few but dont get the chance to play with them - maybe I will with Joan's challenge - so bummed I have missed the last few challenges.
your flower is such a hit! and love that nestied with her - just precious!

Sue W said...

What a beauty Selma!....... Selma does Magnolia......Cool!!!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Selma, each and every creation is a true work of art! This is so pretty....Your coloring is wonderful! I can't think of enough words to describe how pretty I think this is!

Joan Fricker said...

Wow Selma! This is absolutely stunning. I love how you "dressed" Tilda and the Amaryllis flower you made is gorgeous.

Thanks so much for playing in Joan's Gardens #22 Weekly Challenge. Your entry is awesome.

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Carla (cmsuto) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Selma! What a darling image and you've colored her so beautifully! Your amaryllis is exquisite! It looks so real!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

As soon as I saw the new Magnolias, I ordered several from Joan. It was fun to talk to her too. Love your card, Selma - but then your work is always exceptional!

Linda W. said...

Oh you have created a thing of true beauty with the new Tilda, Selma. I love the idea of the white polka dos on the dress - great thought there! Just outstanding creation!

Colleen said...

Selma,
Soooooo cute!

Colleen said...

Selma,
I left you a gift on my blog
http://creativepaperroom.blogspot.com/2010/11/attitude.html

Anonymous said...

cute cute cute...

Joyce

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