Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Peach = pastel ORANGE, right?!

Hi friends...it's me again!! LOL! Gosh, it seems like ages since our last Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog challenge!! Hope you all had a beautiful holiday...and that you're starting to settle into 2011. Can you believe, we've all just recovered from Winter Holiday cards...and we're moving head-first into Valentine's Day and soon afterwards, St. Patrick's Day and Easter!! So many cards to make...and sooooo many fun images...and never quite enough time!! So, in the interest of time...I'll get right to it...

Our color challenge this month comes to us courtesy of our very own, crazy talented, DT sister, Cabio Tse!! She chose ORANGE & GREEN!! And here's the photo she found to "inspire" us all....

Isn't this just the most gorgeous flower?! Sooooooooo, since I'm not so much into bright orange, I opted for the "pastel" version...which is PEACH!!. And, ta-daaaa...here's my card....

I used "Peachy Tilda" and "Tilda Picking Peaches" (mini) available at Magnolia-licious HERE.

I masked "Peachy Tilda" and stamped mini "Tilda Picking Peaches" so that she appears to be standing behind...giving some nice perspective. I must give a shout out to the uber-talented Magnolia-licious Highlites DT member, Mindy Baxter. (I borrowed this fab idea from one of her Christmas Cards! Thanks for the great inspiration, Mindy!) I rather like the effect...and it was soooo easy! I will definitely use this technique again with my "minis"!

Here are a couple of side views...

And, of course, the token "artsy" view (well, my version of "artsy" anyway! LOL!)

I decided to keep the inside pretty simple...but I did add another of those darling mini Tilda's...this one is the smaller version of "Peachy Tilda" available, of course, HERE at Magnolia-licious.

Here's my card "recipe"...
Cardstock: Creamy Caramel & Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up)
DPs: Paper w/peaches (Magnolia), and rest came from my stash
Inks: Tuxedo black (Memento), Creamy Caramel (used to "dirty" up the edges) and Chocolate Chip (SU)
Ribbon & Lace: stash
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Cuttlebug Embossing folder - "Retro Kitchen"
Trellis Punch (Martha Stewart)
Sentiment: LOTV
And Nestabilities circle & scallop dies, as well as Fiskars corner rounder
Skin: E21, 00, 000, 0000; Cheeks: R20
Greens: G28, 24, 21, 20, YG93
Hair: YR21, 20, E35, 99
Oranges: YR02, 00, 0000, 12; Y23
White: N1, 0, BG000
Peaches: YR02, 00, 0000, Y2
Leaves: G20, 24, 99
Pinafore: G21, 20, YG000
Green boots: G20, 21, 94; Brown boots: E35, 33, 31, 30
Ground: C2 & 1
Shadows: W1 & 00
And I used W3 & W2 to tone down the greens & peaches

OK kids...this is the longest post in the history of posts, I think. Now...pop on over to Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog HERE and check out the gorgeous cards made by the rest of the Design Team. They're just stunning...trust me!! Then, after you do that, pull out your craft supplies and get busy on your own challenge entry! One lucky winner (chosen at random) will win a $25.00 gift certificate to spend on anything your heart desires at Magnolia-licious. Oh...and did you know...Diana Crick (owner of Magnolia-licious) is the SOLE DISTRIBUTOR in North America for the Magnolia Minis!!! Just think how many minis you could get with $25.00!!!

That's it for me! (I know...you're probably thinking...that's more than enough, crazy lady!! hehehehe!) Thank you soooooo much for stopping by for a visit...and, as always, thank you for your kind comments that truly make me smile all over my face!! Until next time...