Thursday, March 12, 2009

Magnolia Love

I've been admiring Magnolia images for a while now and decided it was time to dive in. When I saw these two sailor images, I knew that was where I had to start. With my hubby in the USNavy and all....it was the ideal beginning. I also love how they have coordinating pieces, such as the boat and the lifebuoy that I have here.


I made this a 5x5 card since it felt like it needed more room. Their little hands are ready to grab hold of something, so with him I was just going to have him holding the boat, then I decided he'd hold out his love for Tilda on the pier. She's on the ribbon which I was using as the dock and she's got the lifebuoy for him, in case he falls overboard, lol.

Then I had the heart raindots just staring at me, they were in front of my other things since Valentine's Day, so I thought I'd add them just floating up into the sky. And I tore some cardstock for the water.

The card needed something more, so I sponged a bit of summer sun around the edges to give that warm glow.

This card is my Ocean's 11 challenge for this week. We had to do something with 'sky'...I was going to use my cloud stencil, then I came across this DP and the white on the blue reminded me of dandelions blowing in the wind, so I used this instead.

Set: Riveting (SU), sailor, Sailor Tilda, Rowboat & Lifebuoy (all Magnolia)
Accessories: Petal Patch DP, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point & Whisper White cardstocks, Summer Sun ink, Whisper White Craft Ink, Black StazOn, Pencils w/OMS, Raindots, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain.

17 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hi Katie!!
Love your challenge card with these Magnolia images - they remind me of how my grandma bought me a new sailor outfit every year when I was little :)

Elizabeth said...

So cute Katie. I love the waves. The images are adoreable and I love how you have them holding things. Nice job on the challenge.

The Mama Monkey said...

These are just great! I love the images and I know how easy it is to get sucked into images that reflect a portion of our lives! I am such a sucker for the Asain things now.

Fabulous card and I LOVE your sky!! Just perfect!

Jackie said...

Your card is too cute and those images are adorable....tfs!!!

laos348 said...

Brillant idea using that paper for the sky part of your card. That goes so nicely with the scene you created. Those sailor stamps look super cute and I really liked how you placed her on the ribbon "dock". That's a really neat idea.

Gina said...

Love the idea of using that paper for your sky! I haven't gotten any Magnolias yet,but I'm sure it wont be long! Your coloring is great.

Dell said...

I just love this card. You did a great job with the sky and those Magnolia images are just so cute!

Diane said...

How cute is this! Love those little sailor outfits! Great job on creating the waves! Adorable.

Saved By Grace said...

This is a very cute card. These are such cute images.

Kay said...

I'm a Magnolia fan too and these are just too cute. Especially perfect for Navy wives! Way to meet the challenge!

Melissa Sauls said...

Awww, you did a great job with them. This is just so cute!

Liz said...

so cute! I love the images and the colouring you did... great card!

Holly said...

Katie,
This is just precious! I LOVE these little ones - soooo darling! And your version of the challenge is awesome, too - I totally see the dandilion aspect of the background DP. Your layering and coloring is wonderful!

Burnin' Rubber said...

So adorable! Many apologies for not stopping in lately - my loss! I've been missing some great ideas!

Amy J

peggysue said...

"Dive in" with the sailor images. Hee hee! great place to start. I like how you have two of the images on the same card and you will get so much use of those stamps . Great sky too!

Grace said...

Oh Katie! This is sooooo fabulous!!! I am loving these adorable images and I love the nautical theme! Great job! I might have to jump in on these images too!!!

Kim said...

This is adorable! I love the images. I've never really seen Magnolia before. I may need to check them out!