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

7 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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?

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

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