Monday, January 11, 2010

Magnolia-licious Highlites January Challenge/ROP #29 Wintery

I created this for the Magnolia-licious Highlites January Challenge and for the Roses on Paper Challenge #29 Wintery (create a wintery scene).

For this challenge, you have to visit Magnolia-licious Highlites for the template. Here is my entry for this challenge.

Stamps: Skating Tilda, Pond, Sentiment (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: LilyKate (Basic Grey), Brocade Blue
Ink: Memento, Copics
Embellishments: Lace, Three For You Punch, Mod Podge

I actually received a nice compliment from my husband (who supports my habit, but is generally not terribly interested). He said he thought it was one of my best to date. That was so nice. Makes it so worthwhile.

I got this stamp when my daughter was ice skating. She has since stopped skating, but I still just love this little Tilda. Isn't she sooooo cute?!

No, about this flower. I have mentioned in the past how much I love those little mini roses by Primas? Well, I wanted to figure out how to make them so I could have them in whatever color I wanted. So, I used my Three For You Punch from Stampin' Up!. I had to clip them a bit with scissors. I used Mod Podge to stiffen the paper. I then used my embossing tool, my piercing tool, and my fingers to form the flowers. I just love how they turned out. No I don't have to be limited trying to find them in the stores, and I have another use for my paper scraps. Yippee!!!

I will try to be back Wednesday with another project.

I hope you have a wonderful week.

Julie Glasgow
Durango, CO


Sandi said...

This is precious, Tilda a great and I love the background scene, the lamp post is wonderful. Sandi

Nancy said...

Julie, what a wonderful card, and how clever of you to figure out how to make the flowers. You are right, now you are not limited to what is offered. You can match anything. I just love this card!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous frame card Julie. I love the eye soothing yet colorful lace around the frame. Beautiful scene for the skater Tilda. Love it!

Barb Hardeman said...

Julie, your card is sooooo gorgeous! I love that icy feeling you captured with your pretty blue and the lace. Your hand made rosette is beautiful! What a fabby job you did on this card. I agree with your husband, except that I think all your cards are very good! hugs...Barb

Only By His Grace said...

A really lovely card Julie. You have put a lot of work into this one. your rose turned out super.
Is this a new blog front? Love the Tilda's on the side.
Hugs Marion

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Julie! Love that background scene and Tilda looks fab! And WOW to you making your own mini roses! Way to go! Love that lace you put around the window, too! Great job! hugs!

Peggie said...

What an adorable card. Love that Tilda. All I can say about the flower is WOW! You did great.

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful card! Love the pretty colors you used!


Angelwood said...

Beautiful work, Julie. You've created a wonderful scene within the frame and I just love this Tilda. hugs, Angela

Shawn said...

I can certainly understand your husband's compliment...this is absolutely gorgeous. The elements all meld to create the perfect skating theme. Great job on the flower. I could not find the SU punch you mentioned in the catalog.


PaperSunshine said...

How gorgeous!!! Love the pond as a background in the box, great idea! The colors and trim are so nice and Tilda looks great!

Angie said...

Stunning! Absolutely stunning!

Candy said...

Your card is beautiful. The DP your picked is perfect for the soft winter of your card. The scene is wonderful and Tilda is coloured beautifully. I think your lace is just awesome as are your great handmade roses. You did realy good, girl - now you don't have to buy them any more. PS your husband has a good eye :o)
Hugs, Candy

Stampin Mindy said...

This is darling, I love the scene you've created. Beatiful embellishmets and papers. Lovely card!

LINDA W. said...

I love this card,it is so pretty.
Nice job on making your flower.
Linda W.

Nancy said...

Oh Julie your card is stunning! Love the icy blue color of your design paper and Tilda is colored perfectly. Awesome job making your own flower it looks beautiful!

Gina K said...

Really sweet. I love the lace you chose for the opening! - Gina L

Eulanda said...

Beautiful creation!! The lace frame is so pretty!

charlene said...

What a beautiful card love it all ! Your flowers are to awesome.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is breath taking I just couldn't take my eyes off of this beauty the colours Tilda and your scene is quite stunning this is so creative and inspirational

Lorraine x

Donna C said...

What a beautiful card Julie ! I am so in awe of your homemade flower as it looks store bought !

Unknown said...

That is so cute - I love that little girl!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Such a pretty wintry scene you've created for Tilda! Thanks for joining in on the challenge with us!