Sunday, January 10, 2010

More Magnolias in disguise!

I have been playing around with the "stamp with another use" theme at Magnolia Down Under again. I also got some new Magnolia stamps this week and just HAD to play (I got a bit excited and think i ended up with maybe 10 new stamps :P) So I came up with 2 projects, the first is pretty self explanatory, my first shadow box card (have been meaning to make one for ages) both stamps are from the so jolly Christmas collection, the ticket is a Bizzy Bec digi, I have glittered the flowers, border on the front and inside of the card, Tilda's hair ribbon and wrapping paper and the cord and wax seals on the presents. The green brads are glitter also. I had trouble getting a good photo of this card with all the shadows, so there is a pic with and without flash, hopefully you can get an idea from what it is really like from the two. along with the Magnolia down under challenge I am also entering this card over at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #41 - I used the colours of the frosting as inspiration for the colour scheme of the card (and the pic looks soooooo yummy, I need a cupcake now!) and Crazy 4 challenges - Birthday


Now this card might take a little more explaining, I started with a mini pizza box template from HERE and then added the top and bottom in thick card, and then an easel card on top (told you I was an addict). I have been thinking about making this for a little while, I love making little boxes and this way the box and card is combined, perfect for little gifts as a thank you or just because.
Now for the stamp, I performed a bit of surgery there. I wanted a Tilda who sat facing forward and the only one I had was Santa's little helper, but the problem was she is wearing a Santa hat so I cut off her head (ouch!) and added the head from unwrapped Tilda (I LOVE her hair) so, that's 2 Christmas Tildas on a very non Christmas card :) The papers are magnolia and flowers are from Bizzys Bec's. I have added gloss to the strawberries and cake frosting to make them all shiny and delicious.

This pic has much better colour, the top two are a bit washed out, sorry. You can also see the sentiment i embossed on the front of the box and the faux stitching/ doodling around the edge of the base and lid of the box with my gel pen.
Ta-Da! Just proof it really is a functioning box, please excuse the chipped nail polish, lol.
i am also entering this over at ABC Challenges - L is for layering and both cards qualify over at Cute Card Thursday who want to see something new (all stamps are new except for the Tildas are new and so is all the DP) and Papertake Weekly Challenge - new beginnings (stamps and DP again)
Ok, now a few details at the end so as to simplify an already long post and not fill it up with repeated links. Here is where I got what:
Bizzy Becs - stamps, flowers (some were part of a very generous prize from Bec for being one of the winners of her last Creatalicious challenge, thanks again!)
Bizzy Becs Digi store - Ticket sentiment

17 comments:

Alleena Burger said...

These are both beautiful. Well done on such lovely creations!!

Yellow Pineapple said...

Very creative! You used the cupcake colours sooo well...and the boxes are adorable gifts!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

these are both so very sweet, wonderful details!

enjoy *~*

Kristy Young said...

wow Soooo gorgeous!
Kristy x

Bec said...

WOW Fran, these are amazing.. I love them both.. your colouring is just beautiful.. glad you liked your prize.. Bec xx

Amy said...

Beautiful card and that box is so fantastic, love it! Gorgeous coloring of the Magnolias!

Annette said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations, Tildas are so beautifully coloured in, love the lilac lace and flowers, take careX:)

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Love the flowers, colors and all the wonderful details! Thanks for playing along with all the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW these are STUNNING!!!! Love the way you've explained all the details too - never thought of doing head exchange surgery - LOL
Fabulous projects beautifully made!
xXx

Sue said...

Both cards a stunning. Love the box with the easel card too, very creative. Beautiful coloring of the images and I like how yo changed out the head. Very creative. Wonderful work and great take on the challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at MDUC this week. Hope you come back soon for another challenge.

Kellie Winnell said...

Mmmmm you know I swear I left a comment on this the other day but maybe I was just so in awe that I didn't hit "post comment" because I know I was staring in amazement and showed a friend of mine too. I just LOVE what you have done but more than anything Fran I love your inspiration to 'chop' their heads off and swap them! I would had never thought to do this! I am soooo going to have to give this a go, maybe a future MDUC challenge, chop the head! bahahaha!

Your work as always is just stunning Fran, colouring, flowers, papers LOVE it all!
Hugs Kel xx

Samantha said...

Beautiful box! love the way the box is a card too! Thanks for joining us on ABC challenge this time Samantha :0)

stephanne said...

These creations are wonderful, I love the colours and the lushness of the first one and the box is truly yummy!! What a clever thing to do with Tildas head, I never thought to do that, thank you for the inspiration of customizing Tilda, lol, Off with her head!!!
Cake and berries, num yummy!!
Take Care,
Stephanne

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh my! These are fantastic. Love the coloring and dimension to them! Congrats on making Rach's Top Pick!!

debbies said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the combination of Magnolia stamps and congrats on top 5!

Helen said...

Love the box!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

This is a lovely card I particularily love the flower on the first card and your colouring and the box is fantastic x

Thank you for joining us on ABC This challenge, I look forward to seeing you again on our M is for... Challenge this wednesday.

hugs Vicky x