Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop

Welcome to the fifth installment of our monthly Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop. 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.

The blog hop will start at Christmas All Year Long Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group. If you get lost, the list of all players will appear on that blog. From here, you will go to Annabelle's Blog.

My inspiration for my card came from the lovely sketch at Friday Sketchers (#103). Here is the sketch...

...and here is my card...

Okay, I added a few flowers.

Stamps: Tilda With Vintage Roses (Magnolia)
Paper: All paper is from Stampin' Up! and is retired.
Ink: Staz-On, Distress Ink, Copics
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch (SU!), MS Rose Leaf Punch, MS Branch Punch, Flowers from Wild Orchid, Copics Airbrush System, flat-back pearls.
I watercolored my image to match my explosion box.

Again, I changed the color of my flowers using my Copics Airbrush System.

Here is the set I will give as a gift at Christmas. It is so nice to have something done for Christmas and it is only May.

So, next in the blog hop, you will visit Annabelle's Blog.

Magnolia-licious is a great resource for Magnolia stamps! They have a great selection and great service.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!


Kylie said...

Hi Julie!! I love your card and all of your gorgeous flowers! Thank you so much for organising your Christmas blog hop!

Monique said...

Your card is beautifull Julie !

Hugs Monique

Angelwood said...

Gorgeous work, Julie! I love these beautifully colored images and the warm rich colors on your card and box. A beautiful present they are! hugs, Angela

nadyne said...

it's beautiful!!
c'est superbe bravo!!
Nadyne xx

Marlene said...

Wow - this is gorgeous!

Marcia said...

This card is beautiful!

Robin said...

Julie...this is a lovely gift set. The colors are just perfect for Christmas!!! Thanks so much for sharing this!

Norma said...

Julie, wow, gorgeous card. Love your take on the sketch—amending the square into a diamond. Those shades of Christmas colours are wonderful. Beautifully coloured and those flowers are just die for. Love the box you made to complete the set.


ShirleyTACS said...

What an elegant card. Someone is going to get a very special gift.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Julie! What a wonderful card. I find your coloring very lovely and soft. Your explosion box is also very sweet. What a beautiful gift.

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh Julie, what a fabulous set you've created. Love how soft and pretty you colored Tilda.

Deb said...

Breath-taking, Julie!

coldwaters2 said...

This is one magnificent creation Julie breathtakingly beautiful I am not being OTT far from it, the beauty of this project is wonderful it is impressive, creative and so inspirational can you tell I love it.

Lorraine x

Leonie said...

Wow!! just gorgeous! Loving your Maggie, coloured beautifully. Your goreous flowers are just fantabulous!
Hugs Leonie

Peggie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the colors.

Corinne said...

WOW Julie, your card is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love the colors. What a perfect gift to give, explosion box and matching card!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Stunning Julie--beautiful layered papers and gorgeous embellies! A fabulous gift set!


coquine1635 said...

Love the subtil touch of color in the dress

Regina said...

Julie!!! You did an amazing job, as always!!! Love it too much!!

Rosie said...

WOW, this is wonderful!! I love it and the colors are so rich and beautiful!! Rosemary

Patti Jo said...

Gorgeous card to go with your equally fantastic box! Beautiful work Julie. Loved all the coloring and colors you've chosen plus the embellies!!!

Candace said...

So beautiful and what a great idea, making Christmas cards nw. Sure beats spending endless days during November doing nothing else but card making

Eulanda said...

WHOA!! This is GORGEOUS!! I just love the deep burgundy color you use here. Oh my so pretty and delicate! Makes me want to run and make a christmas card. LOL!

Patricia Garcia said...

Absolutely adorable!! Love these colors you used!