Saturday, May 14, 2011

IC284 Blue Magnolias

When I get a chance I like to try the inspiration challenge at SCS on Saturdays, usually that day is very busy or we're out of town! The site chosen this week has beautiful glass beads, the problem with the IC's is that they can sometimes inspire you to go shopping too! :) Which I need to avoid right now.
Anyway, I wanted to make the magnolia in blue and another inspiration of mine, I have to say, was seeing Dawn Lusk's coloring, especially her leaves, I need to be more bold with my prismacolor pencils and not be afraid to lay down a little color! So I made more bold leaves, I hope!
This is for Faith's birthday, her birthday is today! But the sentiment says 'belated' because there surely is no way it will make it from my state to hers in time unless I hired a very large, very strong carrier pigeon!
Thanks for looking and have a great day
Stamps: Magnolia Wedding, Autumn Fun (sentiment)
Ink: black, blue for sponging
Paper: Melissa Frances DP, white, blue
Other: prismacolor pencils, gamsol, pearls, nestabilities 18 and 14, PTI impression plate, cuttlebug impression plate

The Saturday challenge on the Mark's Finest Papers blog is posted as well today and the challenge is monochromatic blue! This isn't completely monochrome, I just can't see blue leaves, but almost! Play along and you can win!

16 comments:

Patti J said...

What a pretty card! Your leaves are perfect - as are those gorgeous Magnolia's!!! Have a great weekend, and Happy Birthday to Faith!

Vicky said...

Beautiful card Peggysue...gorgeous image and I love the embossing too hun....your friend will just love it!

have a lovely weekend..hugs Vicky xx

Designing with Debbie said...

Great cards. I love the magnolia set from Marks.

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

this is gorgeous, PS!

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow whata gorgeous card - wonderful embossing
Lisa x

Winnie and Patty said...

PeggySue--this card is GORGEOUS!!! I just love it. I am going to have to CASE it because I love the Magnolia Wedding set anyway! Again, gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely stunning!!!
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Speedy's Friends.

Lagene said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossing, pearls & lovely stamp!

Colleen Dietrich said...

PeggySue, your coloring of the magnolias turned out GREAT! Glad you decided to be more bold with your coloring. THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Janeen said...

the trio of multi sized pearls just sets it off.

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Love how you used the magnolia image on a birthday card!

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Harriet Skelly said...

Wow this is gorgeous - I think I need to case this!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

lynn said...

such an elegant, pretty card, peggysuez! love your embossed bkgd, and your coloring is just awesome:)

Joanne (jojot) said...

so very gorgeous in the blues....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Susan Raihala said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!! So soft and pretty and sweet! Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends.

ladeb43 said...

Really, really cute, all the cards. Thank you