Monday, January 25, 2010

Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop

Welcome to the first of our monthly Magnolia-licious Christmas Card Blog Hops. This group was created for Magnolia lovers who want to get a jump on the Christmas season by creating a Christmas card each month. If you are visiting this blog hop, I hope it will inspire you to get ahead of the holiday season and join us in our endeavor.

For my first card, I made this nice vintage card using the sketch from Magnolia Stamp Lovers. Here is the sketch...

and here is my card...



Stamps: Tilda with Vintage Roses
Paper: Soft Suede (SU!), Out and About (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Staz-On Black, Ranger Distress Ink, Copics
Embellishments: Copics Airbrush System, Prima's, Leaf Punch (EK Success), Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), Organza Ribbon, Spellbinders Labels 3, Joann Craft Essentials Brad, Hodgepodge Hardware brads.



I went for the vintage feel with this card with lots of distressing and distress water coloring. For Tilda's background, I did a combination of water coloring and sponging with 2-3 different colors.



I used my Copics Airbrush System to color my white flowers to match the color scheme of the card.





I just want to thank Deb from the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group for all of the support with this Christmas group. If you are not part of the group and would like to join, I would also like to say a special thanks to Diana for providing a special sale on a Christmas stamp each month in support of this Christmas Blog Hop. I hope you will go visit Magnolia-licious to see all the great Magnolia stamps she has to offer.

So from here, you can go to Barb's site to see her fabulous creation. Then follow along and enjoy all the great creations! And then, come back and join us the 25th of each month for more Christmas inspiration. If you are interested in joining our hop in the future, you need to do a couple things. Join the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group, and then contact me so I can send you the details and add you to the list.

Have a great day.


39 comments:

Monique said...

Your card is gorgious Julie !! Wow.

Hugs Monique

Lauren said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting this wonderful blog hop!

Lauren

Deb said...

Beautiful! Love the vintage look!

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, Julie! This is just such an awesome card. I love the vintage look you achieved and what a perfect image for it! Beautiful flowers just compliment the card so well and make if very vintage. Super hugs, Barb.

Jodie from Oz said...

Julie, Your card is beautiful, this is one of my favourite images, I love how she can be used all year round. Your papers, colours and embellishments are gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Jane Wetzel said...

oh just so gorgeous...

Angie said...

Julie, what a stunning card! And I mean STUNNING!!! I love everything about it. You've got me interested in the Copic airbrush system now. I love the airbrushed flowers. This is the perfect card!

Patricia Garcia said...

Love the look of your card, beautiful coloring!! Pretty flowers too.

Hugs,
Patricia

Pam S. said...

so pretty Julie! love the vintage feel and the soft suede is my favorite in color right now! tfs!
Pam Going Postal

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Julie your card is so pretty I really love the distress ink coloring. You always such beautiful work, thanks for putting this all together for us.
Hugs

RubyM:) said...

Julie FANTASTIC JOB! I like the distress look.I think it gives it an elegance touch to it right!? I really like your coloring.Have fun today!RubyM:)

Angelwood said...

Beautiful way to start off the hop with this gorgeous card! Just love the vintage look you achieved with this one. So pretty! hugs, Angela

Angelwood said...

Just finished the hop! Wonderful work - so many talented people. Thanks for coordinating this - I enjoyed seeing everyone's card art! hugs, Angela

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh, Julie! This is beautiful! Love the colors you chose! Gorgeous card! hugs!

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

absolutely beautiful card! I love the vintage feel to it.

Norma said...

Julie, gorgeous card. I like the vintage look that you went for and the soft colours. Love this Tilda image--I have it but haven't coloured her yet--beautifully coloured. Great take on the sketch.
Thanks for setting this up.

Hugs.
Norma

Robin said...

Thanks for sharing your amazing card. I love the colors that you choose for it. All the little details are wonderful too.

MrsRandMrR said...

I love the vintage look. Beautiful card!

Candy said...

Oh My Julie! What a gorgeous card. Love the vintage feel of it and all the distressing you have done. You made a beautiful job of your flowers with your air gun :o)
Hugs, Candy

Handmade by Vivi said...

WOW, awesome card!!
Thanks for joining us at MSL challenge blog!
xxx
Vivi

Stephanie said...

Wow!! Gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at MSL! Hugs, Stephanie

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I love your card, Julie & the vintage feel of it. You've done a fabulous job coloring this precious Tilda. Just lovely.
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Brandi said...

This is gorgeous! Love the vintage feel! :)

Leonie said...

OMG!! I love the vintage feel to this..its totally gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us!
Hugs from down under
Leonie :)

Nancy said...

Julie your card is beautiful! I love the vintage look and you have colored Tilda to match perfectly! Love your flowers and all the details. Beautiful card and thanks for organizing this Christmas Hop!
Hugs,
Nancy

Tracey said...

Your card is beautiful Julie! I love it!!

LINDA said...

Your card is beautiful I like it very much.
Linda W.

Peggie said...

I just love your card. The colors and the layout are fabulous.

Nancy said...

Oh Julie, this is so beautiful! I love the soft look of it. Everything works perfectly. Wish I had not ruined my card.

Kristie said...

Your card is gorgeous, Julie! Love your coloring.

Lori said...

Love the vintage feel of your card. Beautiful. Can't wait to try one myself, or just a 'one' color palette.

Anary said...

Super cool work. Love the colors.
Thanks for joining us at MSL challenge!
Anary MSL DT

glowinshadow23 said...

Wow amazing card!! Definitely captured the vintage/distressed look. Beautiful.

cabio's craft corner said...

Lovely card Julie. I just never seem to have enough time. Wish I have some time to use Tilda!
Hugs,
Cabio

LindaC said...

Your card is so pretty! Thanks for playing along with Magnolia Stamp Lovers Blog Challenge. LindaC
MSL DT

Cindy said...

This card is adorable - nice layout and terrific coloring. Please come back and visit Magnolia Stamp Lovers often.

Kim said...

Julie....CONGRATS on being one of the winners! Your card is absolutely beautiful hun!!! I love the vintage look you have! SO amazing!!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Nancy said...

Julie, your card is beautiful. I would like to participate next round. Someone said there is a new, separate blog just for this but I cannot find it. Can you help please?

Lim said...

AMAZING, GORGEOUS and SUPER CUTE!
Beautiful coloring. you are so talented!
Hugs,
LIM