16 December 2013

Magnolia-licious - Penny Black


Hi everyone, I have a card for Magnolia-licious challenge blog today using another stamp from the gorgeous Penny Black 'Mimi's Winter Friends' transparent set. This cute Mimi is coloured with watercolour markers and a bit of pencil here and there.
 

The background is water coloured and and I've added a stamped border with the poinsettia garland from the set. There's a bit of smudged black outlining of Mimi and the garland and I've added a sprinkling of snow with Frantage shabby blue embossing powder and stardust stickles. The card base is coloured to tone in with Ranger Distress ink in iced spruce. My decorations are die cut glitter card tiny snowflakes and sentiment, holly leaves and some pearls, lace and a flower.

As always there's lots of fantastic inspiration from my team mates over on the challenge blog through each week. Enjoy your day!
 

28 comments:

Christina C. said...

OMG....Chris, this is so beautiful! I am at a loss for words! Simply adore your work!!!!!!

Brigitte said...

OH WOW Chris!!!! This is so very beautiful!!!! I LOVE your colouring and the gorgeous details around the iamge. Hugs, brigitte

Sasha said...

Such beautiful rich colours, Chris! Stunning work, as always!

I would love to sit and watch you colour and get some tips. I am such a wuss when it comes to colouring...lol!

If I don't get to visit you again before Christmas, I hope you enjoy a lovely, happy and peaceful time xx

Kelly Neis said...

This is a gorgeous card, love the bright colors but yet they are muted. Wonderful border and it all looks awesome! I love the colors your used on here, so beautiful.
Merry Christmas
Kelly

Crafting Queen said...

THis is beautiful, lovely colours.

Kim Piggott said...

Totally delicious and stunning Chris!
hugs
kim xx

rachel said...

what a beautiful use of this stamp - absolutely gorgeous Chris - love it xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Chris,
stunning creation, love the colouring and details;-))m

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

This is such an amazing card. I love everything about it, especially the colors!

cathylynn said...

Chris this is phenomenal! Your colors are gorgeous and so is the card! I love it! Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Redanne said...

Mimi is a little sweetie and you have coloured her so beautifully. Love the background you created and the Frantage gives a wonderful snowy feel to your beautiful card. Hugs, Anne x

Sandy said...

Gorgeous card Chris - the colors are so warm and inviting!
Merry Christmas kid!
Sandy

Boxofcolours said...

Wow Chris, this is amazing, I love it!

Suzi said...

A beautiful card Chris, the colouring is amazing and that is one cute image. Gorgeous work. Hugs Suzi x

Pat K said...

Wow, absolutely amazing. Love your beautiful work. Pat K x

Karina said...

Simply amazing, Chris! Love EVERYTHING on your card. And your colouring is breathtaking as always. Love your color combo here!
Hugs, Karina

Norma Gomez said...

Wow, awesome card.. love your watercoloring. Simply Beautiful

Buttons said...

Positively magical Chris. I love the way the deep yellow and pink hints on the face are echoed on the rest of the card. The Frantage also adds some beautiful dimension. Jenny x

julieprice3 said...

Oh Chris, this is absolutely gorgeous! I just love the colours and your colouring is out of this world, just beautiful my friend
Hugs Julie P

Anita Houston said...

So precious! Love the color scheme with the yellows and pinks! Great card!

ladydiana said...

Chris this is absolutely beautiful, love the colours, she glows! Thanks for taking part in the challenge.
Big hugs, Diana

debby4000 said...

Love your adorable sweet card and such stunning artwork.
luv
Debby

Phi said...

Your card is gorgeous Chris. I love how you've coloured your image and the subtle black smudged outline really makes the image pop. I love the overall soft affect. Love your card.

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

absolutely breathtaking Chris!

Chris
could you tell me how you apply frontage? do you use versamark or do you just sprinkle it over the paper and add the heat from below?
I just got Frantage the other day but cant make it really look good.

Thanks girl
Claudia

Merry said...

Truly beautiful….love the colours and the way you have coloured.

Kjersti said...

Your card is gorgeous Chris! Love the coloring, so beautiful!
Wish you a wonderful Christmas time and a Happy New Year!
Hugs Kjersti:)

butterfly said...

This is absolutely lovely, Chris - what pretty colours, and fabulous depth around that beautifully coloured image - it's wonderful! Hope you're having a lovely Christmas... Happy 2014!
Alison xx

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Oh my gosh! Your stuff is gorgeous! I love your coloring and how distressed everything looks. This card is so cute and I love the "layers" of ink, stickles, frontage, etc. Beautiful, beautiful!
Blessings,
Michelle