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Tilda with Big Tulips – Winner!

Yesterday was a little stressful and packed with stuff to get done, so I didn’t get chance to draw the winner of my Magnolia Stamps giveaway.  I have now drawn a winner, with the help of random.org and the lucky lady is…

Kelly

I have never seen a colored Tilda so beautiful and artistic like this one.  Your coloring is fabulous. amazing! Hugs Kelly

On January 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm •
Congratulations Kelly!  I’ve dropped you an email to get your address details so Tilda can find her way to you. :)
Thank you to everyone who commented on my No Lines Tilda with Big Tulips!  You’re all lovely. :)
I’ve got some colouring to do this weekend for a new releases that are on the horizon from a couple of my favourite companies.  First though, I need to nurse the bump I have on my head from banging it on a kitchen cabinet…*sigh*  Hope you’re all having a less accident prone weekend than me!
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Tilda with Big Tulips & A Giveaway!

I’m definitely pleased with today’s card.  I’m quite taken with Tilda’s hair in this image, and it turned out beautifully when coloured using the “No Lines” colouring technique.  I love the clean lines in the image, and how striking it looks against the background. Plus, Tilda is really just looking pretty adorable. ;)

GIVEAWAY:

I have an extra, brand new, Tilda with Big Tulips stamp, which I’d like to giveaway as a little thank you to my readers.  All you have to do to enter the giveaway draw is comment on this blog post (no other requirements, and you do not need to have a blog to enter).  I will draw a winner on Friday 1st February 2013, so get your comments in before 9am GMT that day.

I stamped the image with Adirondack Lake Mist (I stamped it lightly first on scrap paper so that the stamped image came out really light) on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (details below).

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Last year I posted a video on No Line Colouring, along with a step by step tutorial over on Splitcoast Stampers.  The main difference here is that I coloured the background first for a bolder look (similar to my Whimsy Stamps Santa and Teddy Portrait card and also my Lollyrot card).

The designer paper is from an old My Mind’s Eye 12×12 collection (check me out getting the paper stash used up) and I inked the edges with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain. The edges of the diecut image layer were inked using a Versamagic Chalk Ink in a blue to match the background colouring, just to finish off the edges nicely. The chipboard embellishments are Make it Crafty Butterfly Leaves, and I coloured them with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers in some of the same greens I used on the image.

Marker Details:

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Thank you for dropping by and checking out my card!  I always love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment.  I do try to answer any questions, so if you have any don’t be afraid to ask!

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Hey Tiger!

One of my goals this year is to use more of my stamp collection.  I am guilty of having a huge stash of stamps which either haven’t seen ink or have hardly seen ink (and I know I’m not alone in this).  I started stamping and cardmaking because I enjoyed it, something that has been a little lost in the mix/general hectic rush of the past couple of years.  Time to get back to enjoying my stamp collection!

So, here’s my first Magnolia Stamps card of the year!  I have a large collection of Magnolia stamps, which may come as a surprise since I rarely blog anything featuring them.  I’ve already got another Magnolia card scheduled for later in the week, so I’m making progress. ;)

Isn’t Wild Tilda adorable?

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Love that costume.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  Once again the designer paper is from an old Crate Paper collection and I inked the edges with Distress Ink in Tea Dye.  I diecut “Hey Tiger!” using MFT Die-Namics High Rise Alphabet Lower Case.

Marker Details:

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Thanks for stopping by, catch you tomorrow with another card!

Magnolia Stamps - Tilda in Ugg Shoes - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Hopping with a Magnolia Cutie!

Welcome to the MarkerPOP! & Shinhan Touch Twin marker blog hop!

The ShinHan Artisans are joining up with the MarkerPOP! team today to share inspiration featuring a variety of stamps from the MarkerPOP! store, coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin markers which are also available through MarkerPOP!

The hop starts today and will be open until December 19th. Enter by commenting on all the blogs in the hop (see blog list at the bottom of this post).

On my card today I have used the adorable Magnolia Stamps Tilda in Ugg Shoes.

Magnolia Stamps - Tilda in Ugg Shoes - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

She has of course been coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin brush markers, and here are the details of the markers used:

Magnolia Stamps - Tilda in Ugg Shoes - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

About Shinhan Touch Twin markers:

Designed for artists, Touch Twin markers feature an advanced alcohol-based ink formula that ensures rich color saturation and coverage, with silky ink flow. Touch Twin Brush markers feature two nibs (Brush & Chisel) to achieve a wide range of strokes, from fine lines to wide color fills. The delivery of ink flow can be perfectly controlled to allow precision drawing. The ergonomically designed rectangular body is roll resists rolling on work surfaces and provides a perfect grip that avoids smudges and smears. A specially designed safety cap stacks neatly and prevents damage to the nibs. The Touch Twin marker contains an alcohol-based ink that doesn’t dissolve printed ink toner, allowing for odorless, vividly colored artwork on printed materials.

Magnolia Scene Journal - Lilyrose Dragon - www.quixoticcards.com

Magnolia World Journal – Ice Dragon’s Holiday

Magnolia Scene Journal - www.quixoticcards.com

It has been a little while since I first posted my altered SMASH journal, a couple of months actually!  Life has this nasty habit of interfering with stamping plans.  Anyway, I finally got round to some “just for pleasure” stamping and colouring recently and it just so happens that I ended up masking and stamping a little Magnolia Stamps scene.

I have a thing for all things fantasy, especially dragons, so when Lilyrose the Dragon was released earlier this year, I was incapable of resisting.

Magnolia Scene Journal - Lilyrose Dragon - www.quixoticcards.com

I masked and stamped the little scene using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card (my absolute favourite for colouring with alcohol based markers) before colouring with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (full details below).

I coloured the dragon with my blue shades, then when finished, used the Colourless Blender pen to go over the colouring and remove spots, to give the impression of scales.  I really like the effect, it adds that little extra detail that I enjoy in a coloured image.

The wording on my page?  *grin*  When Paul saw this, he commented that Lilyrose looked like an ice dragon, so the idea of a cute little ice dragon taking a holiday somewhere warmer came to mind.  I went with that theme when choosing my paper (also by Magnolia).  The stickers are from an Echo Park 12×12 kit.  I embellished with Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard and the gorgeous Dies by SCACD – Garden Corners.

That’s all for now!  Hopefully the next little scene will pop up a little quicker. ;-) Magnolia Stamps - Lilyrose Dragon Scene - www.quixoticcards.com

SUPPLIES USED: 

Elaine's Magnolia World Scene Journal - www.quixoticcards.com

Elaine’s Magnolia World – An Altered Smash Journal

Hi folks!  I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend.  Here in Dorset we stayed at home, caught up on some neglected chores, did a little more spring-cleaning and reorganising and generally relaxed.  A lovely peaceful weekend.  I’m not that sure that I am ready for normality to resume tomorrow, especially since it looks like it will be a busy day of packing orders!  I also need to find some time to upload some lovely new products to Quixotic Paperie, so watch out for new additions tomorrow evening.

You may have noticed recently that I have slowly cut down on a lot of my Design Team commitments.  Last year was crazy, and I need a little room to breathe!  I’m hoping that in the coming months I will be able to share more varied and creative projects as a result of shedding obligations and learning to say “no” (even when I really would love to join in with something).  Today I have the first fun “just for me” project to share!

Some of you may be aware that I have a stash of Magnolia Stamps products.  They were one of my first stamp obsessions, and although I haven’t inked any up for quite some time, I still have difficulty resisting them.  With my recent spring-cleaning/reorganisation efforts I have rediscovered my stamps and made them easier to access, so you will be seeing some Magnolia Stamps creations here and there (I’ll be sharing the new crafty organisation efforts in a post soon).

As much as I love to create them, I don’t actually send a lot of cards, or rather I don’t send a lot of cards to people who would appreciate most of the Magnolia Stamps images.  Sad but true!  So, since I love them and particularly love to create little scenes with them, I decided to create a fun keepsake project just for me.  When I rediscovered a SMASH journal I bought a few months ago, I decided this would be perfect as a book to house my Magnolia Stamps scenes.Elaine's Magnolia World Scene Journal - www.quixoticcards.com

The journal is also a perfect way to use the Magnolia Stamps papers I have been hoarding.  I hoard them because I love them, so what better way to use them than on a project for myself?

The scene was created using a couple of my favourite stamps – Hugo the Snail and Mushrooms with Snail - I have a few odd little obsessions, snail and mushroom/toadstool images happen to be among them.  I stamped the scene using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Brush Markers (details below).  Then I cut the scene out using a Spellbinders Grand Labels Four Nestabilities die.Elaine's Magnolia World Scene Journal - www.quixoticcards.com

The papers are Magnolia, and the lace border is a Magnolia DooHickey Die.  I embellished the page with another favourite – Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard (coloured with a ShinHan Touch Twin marker), and also some stickers from an Echo Park kit.

Colouring Info:

As mentioned above, I coloured the scene with ShinHan Touch Twin Brush Markers on my favourite paper for colouring with alcohol based markers – Make it Colour Blending Card.  I love the Make it Colour cardstock because it stands up to a lot of layering and blending.  Those tricky reds are less problematic for me than on other papers I have used, and so this scene was a joy to colour rather than frustrating.

Elaine's Magnolia World Scene Journal - Marker Colour Map - www.quixoticcards.com

I am really thrilled that colouring and crafting are once again becoming a form of therapy for me, rather than a source of stress!  It’s the way it should be, and I highly recommend it. Thoroughly looking forward to sharing more Magnolia scenes and other fun!