Saturday, February 4, 2012

Making a Scene with Magnolia Stamps

I received a very exciting email this week that sent me over the moon- the lovely and very talented Frances from the Crazy 4 Challenges blog asked if I would like to join their team....OKAY! I have used their challenges many times to kickstart my mojo and the ladies on the team are ones I have long admired so that fact that I am now 'hob knobbing' with this bunch of 'crazies' is amazing news! Yippeeeeeeee!!!!! 

When Frances asked when I would like to jump in of course I said 'Right Away Thank you Very Much' I mean- you would have too right! I had no idea that in a few hours the horrid flu would come knocking on my door and wipe me out this week- taking ten lbs with it so I can't totally complain. Even though I probably could have gotten a pass if I had asked due to being sick- NO WAY. This girl badly needed some crafting time plus the challenge is so fun!

The Lovely Lynda is the challenge hostess for this month and she is asking us to 'Make A Scene'. Something I am very very good at. Could probably teach lessons actually. Now I have never made a scene on a card before but in real life- it is a skill ;). 

My stamping bff Sarah had me try her Magnolia stamps a few months ago and I was not really into them but I stamped the shop window and Tilda with her shopping bags (under duress I might add). I coloured her hair....and was hooked. I have since purchased an alarming amount of Magnolia stamps just based on colouring her hair all the while shaking my fist in the air and yelling 'Drat you Sarah!'. Since I can apparently take full blame for her copic marker obsession I guess it fair. 

I coloured in these images to match my paper and then kept the rest of the card simple so the focus was on the 'scene'. That was of course decided after I filled my desk with a mountain of various flowers and doodads to only sweep them off in a huff. I found this sweet Stamping Bella sentiment I had bought years before and using a spellbinder shape made price tag of sorts. I also added Tim Holtz rock candy stickles to the brick and her shopping bags. Honestly I had no idea what it does at the time that I added it but I can say I do like the effect when it was all dry. I also figured if Tim made it- it is probably good hee hee!

So please take a moment after muddling through my long winded post today to hop on over to the Crazy for Challenges blog and see the full deets and the AMAZING samples they have made. Seriously amazing- like I need to pull up my socks to hang with these ladies kind of amazing. Gulp. hee hee!

Alright- you deserve a nice hot cuppa after reading all that babble and extraneous use of "" symbols..Have an amazing day!

cheers! Andi


StampOwl said...

Awesome card Andrea, so glad you have joined us on C4C

Tracey said...

Wow! This is beautiful Andrea!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Welcome to the team.......Card is GORGEOUS........Keep those socks pulled to the thighs..... ;-p)

Feel better soon

Love ya


Barbara said...

Too cute--love that sentiment!

Danni said...

What an adorable card! Love the little scene you've created!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I already had my cuppa coffee going before coming I enjoyed getting to know you a bit. Welcome to the Crazies.....somehow I can tell you will fit right in!!

This is such a sweet little scene...and that very true (and actually the estimates might be a bit lob, IYKWIM.....)

Welcome aboard...and I love your work.

Cindy Haffner said...


Kelli Jo said...

Oh New Found FRIEND... I LOVE Creating a Scene myself!!!! LMAO I too am good, perhaps we should compare notes? Your stamping is SO similar to mine, tons of stuff to only be discarded and I LOVE TH Rock Candy, the first time I used it I used the crackle paint version and slobbed it ALL over my project and then thought, "Hmmm, wonder what this actually DOES....???" **roll eyes** Yes, we will be having FUN us NEWBIES!!!! :)

Renkata said...

Stunning card Andrea.

Joycelyn Pelkey said...

WELCOME, Andrea!!! (sorry I'm so late) Hopefully you're feeling better...your AWESOME card certainly shows no sign of weakness!!!! Sooooo sweet!!!!