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...