For this card, I chose an Alva image. I love the little Magnolia elves, Alva and Alf. I hope that they will come up with some additional designs for them, as their aren't very many yet. I don't actually own this stamp. My friend Susan gave it to me, along with the mushroom for Alva to sit on. I had the image colored earlier in the week and had planned to use it for a different card, but that didn't work out. So I just lucked out that the Just Magnolia challenge was to use pink and green, and I was that much farther ahead with it.
Above is this week's Sketch Saturday sketch. I really wasn't trying to follow this sketch. I was actually going for a different layout, which I ended up rotating to fit the image better. When I looked at the Sketch Saturday sketch, I realized that my card fit the sketch - pretty closely anyway.
I made my own flowers with punches and scraps of the DP I used on the card. I used my Spellbinders butterfly die to make the butterfly. I added some little gems to the centers of the flowers and the butterfly's body. I also ran the big pink flower through my Big Kick with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder to give it a little more interest.
Thanks for stopping by. If you like the Magnolia stamps at all I highly recommend checking out the Just Magnolia challenge blog. Even if you don't do the challenges, the cards that are posted by the DT and those participating in the challenge are amazing.
Stamps: Sitting Alva, Big Mushroom (Magnolia)
Paper: Green cardstock (unknown); Pink cardstock (DCWV); DP - Two Scoops (Basic Grey)
Embellishments: Classic and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); flower punches (EK Success); Butterfly die (Spellbinders); Scalloped border punch (Fiskars); ribbon (Target); Gems (Making Memories); Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with turpenoid
Finished Card Size: 5" x 7"