Huge apologies again for being such a bad blogger, so much happening lately between sickness & family. I've misplaced my mojo also, hope it returns soon, I have lots of little Maggies coloured up, hoping to give them a new home very sooooooon.
Anyways it's time for my favourite challenge
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #41 - Olden Days
We were asked to colour our images in black, white and greys, but still have the option of using coloured paper and cardstock.
This was a real challenge for me, stepping out of my comfort zone, I guess that's what challenges are all about, I persevered, I've seen some amazing cards using this technique and I hope to master it one day, practice practice practice. Maybe I will give it a go with the softer distress inks.
I got the idea of the Pirate Banner on the top of my card liner from Kim Piggott, Kim used a Magnolia Stamp (I need more accessory stamps) but had to compromise and cut this out with my Cricut, then hand cut the skull and crossbones from the Magnolia paper, it would have been easier to cut them directly from the paper on the cricut but they all faced different directions. Kim's card is so soft and breathtakingly beautiful.
Also, I thought I take a photo of the card liner before attaching it, I spotted this idea on someones blog, but apologies, I am not sure who.
My Tickled Pink Stamps DT package from our wonderful Boss Lady Kellie arrived the other day and it was overflowing with some yummy goodies. All of the following items are available from Tickled Pink Stamps.
Of course I wanted to play with the new Pirate stamps Kellie sent, I coloured them up with Copic markers - C00. C0, C1, C2, C4, C7 , C9. Tilda & Edwin were cut out and raised for dimension with pop dots. I distressed the edges of my cardstock, inked them up and added some Star Dust stickles.
Magnolia Stamps - Pirate Tilda, Pirate Edwin - soon to be realeased from the Pirates, Fairytale and Princess Collection, available for Pre-Order soon here
Patterned Paper - Magnolia's So Spooky Halloween Papers - perfect for the new Pirate Collection - available now here
Charms - Skull & Cross Bone, Red lace - all from Tickled Pink Stamps, Anker cut with my Cricut - Lifes a Beach cartridge.
I have also entered this in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Mono Mania
Personalised Stamps are back by popular demand, pre-order yours now. I've had lots of enquiries from our international blogging friends, well now you too can order one, Kellie will be shipping worldwide, but for stamps only.
Looking for inspiration, stop by & see what the other Design Team Members have created, they are all amazing! Thanks for joining this wonderful challenge, I can't wait to see what you come up with & hope you will join us next week.
Also look out for the new release of the FairyTale Collection with gorgeous papers, cute Pirates, Little Princesses, and MANY MORE…. Sign up to Tickled Pink Stamps Newsletter to be sure NOT to miss a thing!
Tickled Pink Stamps now has it's own Blog and to celebrate all the store's changes Kellie has some amazing Blog Candy to giveaway. Entries are open for everyone not just Aussies, stop by here to find out more.
Wow, I apologise for my long winded waffle, thanks for visiting & I hope you all have a fantastic weekend