Monday, 29 June 2009

Just Magnolia

Oh dear!!! My mojo has gone walkabouts - I just hope I haven't packed it away already. I'm seriously thinking of putting up a reward for anyone who finds it and sends it back home, I'm missing it and I need it.
I've been making this card for Bev's fabulous sketch at Just Magnolia for about 3 days, of course spilling glossy accents everywhere did slow me down somewhat. I really did want to use my Magnolia animal collection for this card and chose the elephant and the African sun but they turned out huge (well elephants are aren't they?) - but isn't he cute!! I coloured the images with Copic markers and couldn't make my mind up about the background - so I just used shading - wrong choice I think. I don't think the Amy Butler K&Co corners I've used were the right ones either. I decided 'proper' flowers wouldn't do for an elephant so die cut some with the Provocraft flower die and added leaves cut with my ancient Woodware punch. I used an old Fiskars border punch for the bottom panel as I'm trying to justify keeping it when I've ordered some of the new EK Success border punches. I had the priviledge to try some out a month or so ago and found them brilliant. They cut through card like butter and even cut through mirri board. Not quite a pretty as the MS ones but certainly more practical for someone heavy handed like myself. The sentiment is from another ancient set so like it says - "Have a Fun Day".

14 comments:

Anesha said...

Really lovely card, love the cute elephant. I have day like that, on Monday I hit my camera of the table and broke it and then started dropping anything I touched! You card has come together really well so don't worry about it. Hugs Anesha

Kim Piggott said...

Heather this is fabulous!
I would say your mojo definitely has not left the building as I love your card!
Your colouring i fabulous and your design and detail just gorgeous!
hugs
kim x

June Houck said...

OMgoodness, I LOVE your elephant! H(S)he is so cute. Your shading is amazing. This is so precious, Heather :)

Desire Fourie said...

This is just gorgeous Heather. I love old Ellie walking off in the sunset and is'n't he cute with those blushing cheeks and ears. Love the flower arrangement as well. Hugs from Desire

Moni said...

Hi Heather!
Card is so fab gorgeous, love the cute image and the background, fab colours and the flowers are gorgeous! Your mojo will come back I do promiss you, I will sent it to you! :) Hugs,moni

Kristen said...

That is just the cutest elephant and gorgeous card too! You have been keeping very busy and all the cards you've made are just wonderful! Just wanted to stop by and say hi and see what you've been up to this summer!

Kristen

Karen said...

Aaaawww he's soooo gorjus. Fantastic card Heather.

Love Karen x

Larissa said...

Awww so cute! That elephant stamp is so very cute! The background stamp is also really lovely! You colored the elephant really beautiful.

Hope all is well!
Hugs,
Larissa

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Heather,l love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Ikki said...

He's a cutie alright! And, I love your sun. Thanks for sharing your info on punches - useful to know! I think you've found your mojo with this one - now what have you got planned for the next?!?!?? ikki

Danielle said...

This is an awesome card Heather - I love the Magnolia stamp and the colours and your colouring are just fabulous!
Hugs, Danielle

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is toally adorable. Wonderful coloring and shading!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love theis elephant and the background !! Lovely !!

Lorraine x

de said...

This guy is adorable!

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