Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pink & Green...I'm lovin' it!

Hi sweet friends...welcome to Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!! I'm so excited to be your hostess for the month of April! Whoo hooo...Spring! YAY! And, for those of you who know me, it will come as no big surprise that I chose Pink & Green for this month's Color Challenge!! LOL! My fave color combo! (Although I am trying to break out of that and try some other colors with GREEN!! Have you noticed, everything goes well with green?! The color of my eyes! hehehe!!) So...enough of my babbling...here's a gorgeous photo of a pink & green flower to getcha started!

And here's my Pink & Green "twisted easel" card...

I just received a huge order from Magnolia-licious! What can I say? I have no sales resistance...especially when it comes to Magnolia images...and my friend, Diana Crick (owner of Magnolia-licious Online Store) has the best selection of Maggies...PLUS, if you're lovin' the Mini Maggies like I do, then you need to know that Magnolia-licious has the best selection of Mini Maggies in all of North America!! So...check 'em out, won't you?! Oops...where was I? Oh yes...my image...I used #275 Tilda with Lace Jeans available HERE. Isn't she just darling? And that hair! ooohhhh! Tilda looks like she might be talking to a butterfly...or puppy. Tooooo cute!

I used Blushing Bride Cardstock from SU...and Nana's Nursery DP from DCWV. Then I added some pearls, flowers, and ribbon. Oohhh...I nearly forgot...the ribbon came from Magnolia-Licious too. I ordered Rhapsody of Ribbon HERE and let me tell ya, the ribbons (all hand selected by Diana herself!) are absolutely scrumptious!! I also used several Doohickey Dies...including the DragonflyLeaf & Swirl , and Vintage Tag.

I used the following Copic Sketch Markers: E21, 00, 000, 0000 (skin); R20 (cheeks); E35, 53, 51, 50, 13, YR21, 20 (hair); R32, 30, 00, 000, RV34, 32, 10 (pinks); G28, 24, 21, 20 (greens); E25, 21, 50 (shoes); W3, 1, 00, C1, 2 (shading & ground). Oh, I also used some Prismacolor pencils to add a bit more dimension. I'm just starting out with these...but I quite like the effect!!

So...now...hop on over to Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and check out the delicious projects made by my uber talented DT sisters...and then get working on your own Pink & Green project. And in case you need a little more coaxing to join this month's Color Challenge...here it is...one lucky participant (chosen at random) will receive a $25.00 gift certificate for a Magnolia-Licious shopping spree!! I am sooooo jealous!! Thanks for stopping by...and, as always, thank you so very, very much for your kind comments! Until next time....

47 comments:

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute twisted easel Pat. Love your ribbon treatment and it looks gorgeous :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Sharon Keanly said...

Absolutely LOVE your card Pat. Woweee!!! So many gorgeous elements on this one, it's difficult to pinpoint just one feature. LOVE that ribbon... my weakness!!!! hugs Sharon x

Judi said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS work Pat! Love this Tilda, and the way you've used your ribbon - very clever idea.

Hugs

Judi x

heidy said...

Wow Pat,what a gorgeous card,love the way you added your lace,just love love love it!
Hugs Heidy

Debbie said...

Pat, OMG!!! This is just FANTASTIC!!! Love the pinks & greens and that twisted easel, still haven't made one of those, but after seeing this, you know I am going to give it a try. and that ribbon around the image is just magnificent. Love how that looks..

Hugs
Debbiw

Karen's Fun Blog said...

So beautiful!! I don't have any sale resistance either when it come to Maggies! lol

monica said...

Just beautiful Pat. The softness of the pinks and greens are lovely. Your coloring is fantastic as always!! Love what you did with the ribbon. Super card, just love it
Hugs Monica M

Pam said...

OMG Pat....this is soooooo gorgeous. Love all the details you used on this card....paper, dies, flowers...and of course the ribbon. Love the pink and green combo and your coloring is beautiful!
Hugs from Indiana,
Pam:)

paola said...

Hells bells girlfriend do you never un out of ideas, this is stunning, love the ribbon effect round the image and all those swirls! to die for doll!
smiles
Paola

Dorcas said...

Wow Pat this is so gorgeous!! Girlfriedn you don't need pencils you do just fine /excellent/fantabulous/ with copics! I'd stick with it ids definately working for ya!
Your card is perfect I couldn't add a thing, oh! yes i could..."Sophie!" "Pencil please!" LOL

Tracy V. said...

So pretty Pat! Love the easel card! You coloring is fabulous and love the colors you choose for the challenge!
Hugs,
Tracy V

Rene said...

Is that RIBBON tucked so prettily under Tilda? Oh my! Now I am REALLY having issues because I so loved your last card...it was just perfection to me...but this! This is just gorgeous too! Oh decisions decisions...
Seriously this is just GORGEOUS! Your talent just blows me away! I need you to tell me you have six toes on one foot or a horn or something to even things out a bit! ;P
Simply divine Pat!
Rene :D

Teri said...

Oh Pat! This is soooo adorable!! I love the pink and green combo!! But then, I love anything that goes with pink... another color that everything goes with!!! Your coloring.... oh my.... so gorgeous! And ooohhhh I LOVE that ribbon and the way you used it!! I think I really, really, really love this card!!heehhheeee!!!
Hugs,
Teri

Janiel/ janny said...

adorable Pat!!! I love your ribbon looping..
hugs, Janiel

Angela said...

Oh so beautiful Pat! I love the soft color hues of pink and green you chose. Amazing coloring my friend. Love this! hugs, Angela

Christina C. said...

Such a gorgeous card, Pat!!! Stunning details and a beautifully colored Tilda! My favorite color combination!

Danielle said...

OH!! My My.... Pat. Isn't this "purrrrrrty" (love this word SAndy taught me); this is my favourtite shade ofgreen and I loooove this pink cardstock = winning comibination for my heart! Tilda is sooo cute and wonderfully colored. BEautiful! LOve the ribbon around the oval behind Tilda, this is soooo precious. Hugs. D.

Corinne said...

Oh Pat! Your card is simply adorable. Tilda is colored beautifully, love her hair color. Love the colors you used on everything. Pink and Green look so nice together. Thanks for listing your copics you used.

Hugs~
Corinne

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

What a lovely card, love the colors...bye Mascha

Myrna said...

Such beautiful dp's and your coloring is wonderful!

Cathy said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Magnificent!

Monique said...

Beautifull !!

Hugs Monique

Bernadet said...

oooo my Pat, this is another cute one!!!

Lisette Morris said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and all the pearls! Just beautiful!

Candy said...

Your card is simply wonderful Pat!!!
Beautiful colouring!
All of your decorations are stunning :o)
Hugs, Candy

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh how yummilicious is this card!!!! I love the pinks and greens you used Pat! That ribbon is fabulous and I love how you used it to frame around Tilda!! Gorgeous flowers and stunning coloring! Beautiful work as always!
hugs, Sharon

Sandy said...

Pink and green have always been your favorite colors! Beautiful design work Pat and gorgeous card. I really like the way you have framed Tilda and the placement of your delicious bow!!!! Hmmmmmm- the tiny wheels in my brain are chugging away saying - "Copy that! Copy that!" I hope you are feeling much better today - you have to rest up for Vegas. Keep one heck of a good diary cause I want to hear all about it. Love you bunches oh most talented card maker and wizard with the Copics!!!!!!
Your most secret pal ......

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just so pretty, love the colours you have chosen for this one, big hugs love Pops x x x

Marlies said...

What a gorgeous card, these are my favorite colours! I love how you put the lace round the image! Great colouring!
hugs, Marlies

Marianne said...

How beautiful this one is. Love the way you did the ribbon. The image so lovely colored. The colorcombination of green and pink is gorgeous.
Hugs marianne

Molecraft said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colouring and fab layout!
Helen x

megline said...

Very beautiful,
Hugs, Line

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

OOOOWWWEEEE Gorgeous!

karen irvine said...

wow, really love this one. everything works together beautifully. your coloring is awesome, as usual.

Barb Hardeman said...

Stunning, Pat! Stunning! Every detail is beautifully attended to, from the pearls to the swirls to the woven ribbon and bow! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...hugs...Barb

Michelle said...

I have to learn to make one of these twisted easels! Beautiful card!

Cami said...

Love your twisted easel card, Pat! The DPs, embellies, and of course your coloring is fab!
Hugs, Cami

cathylynn said...

Pat this card is phenomenal!! I love the colors and WOW all the details! Tilda is colored to perfection. Your papers are great too! Gee Wiz I could go on and on.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Iulia said...

Oh my, you're also the master of swirls! How beautiful and spectacular is this one! Your coloring is perfect, love the papers you've chosen, and those swirls.....wow! Never tried pearl swirls before but they surely look lush!
I always loved your pinks and the ribbon around the image is just another thing I have to "borrow" from you. That reminds me to make a Pat Frank folder with "things to borrow" lol:))
Luv, Iulia

Kelly Neis said...

Pat, I love the ribbon you put around Tilda and on the card. She is so adorable. Your card is very beautiful.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Beautiful combo, beautiful colour work, beautiful embellishment; beautiful card!!! I loved some bunny loves you too by the way and could say all the same things about it but I'm desperately trying to catch up with my blog commentary having just returned from yet another trip and I have lots of blogs still to see! Hugs, Lesley

Betsy said...

This is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL card!!! I love everything about it, but especially the way you've used the ribbon to frame Tilda. It's perfect!!!

LindaC said...

Pat, your card is so pretty. I love everything about it...the flowers, ribbon, butterflies, flourishes, tag....it's all perfect. Great job of coloring also. You rocked this challenge. LC

Karen Arthur said...

This is an absolutely STUNNING card. All the detail, layout and colors are fabulous!!!
I also love the sample flower picture too, I will need to join in on the fun, I too love pink & green.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and will swing on by again.
Hugs, Karen

Norma said...

Pat, love the colours for the challenge. Thanks for choosing them. Loving your absolutely gorgeous card too. Adorable Tilda, which I will include in my next order...LOL. Your colouring is as awesome as usual. Gorgeous DP's and a good thing I have that paper pad too..LOL. So many things I like on your card. Let's just say it's perfect! I think that sums it up.

Hugs,
Norma

Sarah said...

this is so sweet! I love this so much!

Country Mouse said...

Wow..I never thought I'd love this color combo...but I do!
Beautiful card...love all the details!
audrey