Sunday, June 28, 2009

Just Magnolia and Simon Says Challenge

It's been a few days since my last card. I have just been so busy this week at work, I'm totally exhausted in the evenings and haven't had much mojo. I finally found a little bit. I created this card for two challenges this week - Just Magnolia and Simon Says Challenge.

The Just Magnolia challenge this week is a sketch, which I have posted below. The Magnolia image I chose is Tilda in Jeans. I like to perch the sitting Tildas on the edges of circles, so the sketch worked well for that. I colored the image with Lyra colored pencils (except for the face, which is Prisma) and popped her for added dimension. For the flowers I used my retro flower punches and buttons. I also added a punched butterfly, some ribbon and a butterfly charm. I stamped the sentiment directly on the background. I sponged the inner circle where Tilda is sitting with sky blue pigment ink. I also chose a bit of a different color combo for me. I don't know if I have ever used green and orange together, except for Halloween cards.

The Simon Says Challenge this week is Happy Mail. They requested that you create a card for an ill child and send it through Post Pals (UK) or Make a Child Smile (US). Both of these organizations are awesome. It is so beneficial for children who are going through such a trying time to receive positive and happy thoughts from people and to know that they are cared for. Since I am in the US, i will send my card through Make a Child Smile. I hope that you will check out these organizations and consider using some of your own cards to make a sick child's day a little brighter.

Stamps: Tilda in Jeans (Magnolia); Sentiment (Hero Arts)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine); blue pigment ink (Colorbox)
Paper: Orange and green cardstock (Bazzill); DP (Kay and Co.)
Embellishments: Circle and scalloped circle Nestabilities (Spellbinder); border punches (Fiskars); retro flower punches (EK Success); Royal butterfly punch (Martha Stewart); buttons, ribbon, twine, gems, butterfly charm
Technique: Lyra colored pencil
Finished card size: 6" square


jenny said...

Stunning Tilda card, beautiful colours and I love the butterfly details x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card, gorgeous Tilda and colours.

Susan said...

Tilda is just so darn cute! Is this the image I only sent one of? If so, I will stamp more....I'm really sorry. I swear my brain is going.

Emily said...

You did a beautiful job of putting those colors together Judy! I love all your embellishments too:))

Timcsoca said...

Beautiful card! Very much like the butterflies, the colours and the image!

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!:)

Tímea and SSS Challenge DT

GiftsByHeidi said...

Really really cute! You do an awesome job at those sketches. I have been sending to Make a child smile for years. That is thoughtful of you to send to them too!

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card!
Love your gorgeous design and you detail is just fabulous!
So happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
kim x

Janice W. said...

You did an awesome job on your card. I love all the embellishments too!

debbies said...

Totally cute - love the charm!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love the Tilda image and the papers and colours you used are gorgeous ! Love the charm too,, perfect finishing touch :-)

Thanks you so much for joining in with this challenge for such a good cause :-)
Lorraine x x

Emily said...

Hey Judy, thanks for the comment on my almost all white card:)
I have a question for you. Can you tell me how to do a link to your card without showing the whole html? That is something I don't know how to do yet. I see other just use words like "here" to click on. Please email me if you can help at Thanks a whole bunch!!!