onsdag 5. september 2012

A Season of Love

My very first Magnolia Christmas card of the season!
Again, I struggled so hard with the colors and papers
and embellishments. I don't get why Christmas cards
in red are so  hard for me to do. I never have the right papers,
and nothing ever gets right.
I was happy with the result though, until my fiancee said
that I should use a girl that looks older,
because people think the is just a child.
So what, it my reply. :p

I used old papers I had lying for a year or three,
from My Minds Eye and Bo Bunny, I think?
Behind the image I have a layer with an old book page,
and several strips of tape that I just bought at Panduro.
I also used a bit of cheese cloth. 

I tried something different in coloring this time.
I have a hard time with red, because I don't want it to look
pink. Usually I go with Aged Mahogany for Christmas,
but this time I tried Fired Brick, a color I usually think is to orange,
so I never ever use it. But I knew that the colors wary on what paper you use,
so I tried a bit on this one, and went with Fired Brick.
I did some shading with Black Soot. The apron, fur and other white areas are shadowed
with Pumice Stone. Her skin is Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, and Victorian Velvet
for blush. Her hair is Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. 

I have this set of stickers that I love but never managed to use,
and now I think I can, this one just felt right with the colors etc.
Love the sentiment on it.
I added a little pearl, and some Diamond Stickles. 

I used a pearls from Tim Holtz, berries from Kort og Godt,
roses from Wild Orchid Crafts,
and some Diamont Stickles.
A couple of swirl die cuts,
and my Martha Stewart Lacy Heart puncher. 

This is what the card looks like inside.
I used some doilies, I also have one on the front
but I think I covered it all up. :p

The bottle is from Panduro, I put some Martha Stewart glitter in it,
and glued the cork on.
Some twine from WOC is tied around, and the pieces end in two reindeer
charms from Kutt Ut. In my head the bottle contains magic powder that makes
the reindeer fly. Yeah, seriously, that`s what I was imagining when I made this. :p
But I think the whole twine and reindeer-thing looks messy to anyone else...

22 kommentarer:

Astrid sa...

Beautiful realy realy beautiful this card.
Hugs Astrid

Véronique sa...

Gud av meg så forelsket jeg ble i kortet ♥

Det var rett og slett lekkert :)


Sonia sa...

Hi dear friend, it will be' hard for you use red, but the final resul is wonderful and sweet...sweet image too:) Your colouring is perfect:) I like all lovely details and Charms you added:)
Big hug,

Nikki sa...

I think this is adorable and I love your colouring and all the little addon's you've added in :)
If you want a deeper red use shades of greens in it I know it seems weird but it makes red really rich in colour seeing they complement each other and sometimes I use browns to darken them up too :)
hugs Nikki

Elizabeth sa...

Åh, så nydelig dette ble. Utrolig flott fargelegging, jeg synes rødfargen ble helt perfekt! så mange lekre detaljer, den lille flasken var prikken over i'en. Takk for inspirasjon, det blir jo mange julekort fremover:)
Klem, Elizabeth

Maria Therese sa...

Hærlig julekort!!

Lill Anita sa...

Nydelig julekort med et flott oppsett.

Klem Lill Anita:)

Anonym sa...

Dette ble iallefall et nydelig julekort, lekkert :))
Klem Lilli

Pop's Cards sa...

Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, so beautiful, huggles Pops x x x

Connie sa...

Sååå nydelig julekort:)
Lekkert og delikat pyntet.
Klem Connie

Jill sa...

Så fint det va, mange fine detalja! :)

Grenouille Greetings sa...

And what a BEAUTIFUL card it is!!! Lovely colouring on your Tilda. Perfect papers and punched edge. Your sentiment is very pretty and your flower/pin/berries/swirl/charm embellishment is GORGEOUS with that little bottle! It's great to see you at Sketch Saturday this week. Hugs, Lesley

Sylvia Blum sa...

Anne, this is absolutely GORGEOUS and perfect in every way! No one would ever think that you 'struggle' with using red on your Christmas cards.. I really think this is AMAZING! What a great use of details.. LOVE it!!!
Wish I only had half of your creative talent, girl :)
{hugs} Sylvia

Bodil sa...

Nydelig julekort. Så mye fint du har brukt her og den lille flasker med glitter var prikken over ien :)
klem :)

Elaine sa...

Oooo gorgeous!!
You are very organised Anne making a start on Christmas cards!!

I struggle with reds too but I got the Festive Berries shade now so maybe that one will be a little better?
You know I always love your touch at adding embellishments, so pretty, and of course we all know that reindeers can fly :)

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Debbie Dolphin sa...

So really gorgeous and perfect for our bingo challenge.
Thankyou so much for joining in with us this week at MDUC
Big Hugs
Debbie xx

Vicky sa...

Morning sweetie loving this fabulous creation, the colours are gorgeous. Love the little bottle.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Suzi Mac sa...

Hi, this is adorable, love this sweet Tilda, beautiful colouring and design. Thank you for joining us at Abc. Good luck in the draw.
Suzi x

Kjersti sa...

Nydelig julekort Anne, lekre farger og motivet er da helt flott:)
God helg!
Klem fra Kjersti:)

Denise sa...

what a lovely card,
Thanks for joining in on our challenge this week at MDUC

Shelby sa...

I'm with you on the Christmas red thing! None of the tones ever seem to match perfectly!! Though I think you've captured red perfectly through this design with your wonderful coloring and the beautiful embellishments. What do guys know anyways right:)


Bettina L. sa...

Dette var så absolutt nydelig Anne. Liker kjempegodt detaljene med glitter, osteklut og den krukka sammen med de greinene gjorde virkelig susen. NYDELIG er alt jeg har å si. Ha en flott kveld. Klem Bettina