Monday, June 22, 2009

Magnolia Design Team Cards! Pet/Animal Collection

I know I haven't blogged in a loooong time. But I have a very good reason! My new Magnolia DT package came last week and I have been busy, busy! I've also been working on another 'project' but I can't reveal what it is yet. Here's a little bitty hint though. ;-) OK, that's pretty much a give away, but there's a lot more to it!

Anyway, here is my favorite card for Magnolia. I know it's called Khaki Tilda but I had to match her dress to the paper. And, I used some Copics! Now, I bought a lot of Copics a while ago, used them a few times, but really wasn't crazy about them. They were just not my style. I felt the look they created was too 'graphic-designed', like it was colored digitally on a computer. I like the artistic look, the pencil strokes, the watercolor washes, the texture, etc. So I sold all my Copics and was content to use my vast colored pencil collection. So why am I using Copics, you may ask?
Well, I hate mixing colors. Absolutely HATE it, and will avoid it if at all possible. That's not to say I don't mix colors when coloring with CP's or water colors, but I don't like having to mix a certain color all the time. Like the blue-green of Tilda's dress for example. I just don't have a CP out of all the brands I have that is close enough to it. (It's actually similar to Papertrey Ink's Ocean Tides). And because I love Ocean Tides, and use it a LOT, I looked for some other medium I could find a similar color in. That's where the Copic marker came in. So, I only have maybe a dozen colors to match the colors I can't seem to find in colored pencil. I'm not converting to Copic, don't worry! No way in the world I could afford all the colors I want, LOL! Plus I love my colored pencils too much!

Oh, and BTW, don't go crazy looking for a rock stamp that Tilda is sitting on at the Magnolia site, I drew it by hand!

I have tons of stuff to share with you, so keep coming back!

Stamps: Magnolia
Ink: Palette
Paper: Bristol vellum, Bazzill, MME
Accessories: Prima flowers, large rhinestone, colored pencils, Copics, sheer lime ribbon, grosgrain ribbon, paper twine, leaf ribbon, Fiskars edger punch
ED: Copic colors used-BG72, 75 & 78


  1. wow, another fabulous card katarina :D and the self-drawn rock is sooo cool! very talented :) again a wonderful card!! hugs, manuela

  2. Worth the wait, your card is beautiful. Colours are amazing!

  3. oh how amazing and so fantastic. looks so great which stamps you have combined and the layout looks so fabulous.
    big hugs, bea

  4. Wow , what a beautiful card. You've coloured Tilda beautifully and I love the shading on the leaves. Beautiful!

  5. Love the card! Your colouring skills are unreal! Wow. :)

    Sorry, didn't quite get it from your text: was the dress coloured with copics or not? If so what colour?

  6. Amazing again!!! Your stuff always has the WOW factor!!!! love it!! janny


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