I'm so in love with Magnolia right now, I blame the Rubber buggy:)
I hope this week's post shows how much fun I had and how versitile these stamps really are.
Pixie Tilda is really from the Christmas collection, but she is just to adorable not to play with right away, i copiced her in fall colours and voila!
This card was so much fun and really easy to put together.
The background is simple, regular white cardstock which I distressed with Time Holtz distress inks in mustard seed, dried marigold and spiced marmalade, I tore post-its to mask the edge. Then I masked a new edge, leaving a sliver of white in between and used crushed olive and peeled paint.
I also masked areas to create "layers" of grass. I used Vilda stamps in Archival olive green.
In the end I also tried out another of Tim Holtz famous techniques with the distress inks, I used a small acrylic brush which I dipped in tap water and just splattered across the background a la Polluck:) It was plenty fun and I love the effect it had in the card as well.
The branch is from Tim Holtz sizzix alteration holly branch. I glued Tilda hanging from the branch and popped them both on foam dots. The sentiment is MFT decorative doily, the smallest one, layered with a Sizzix framelites circle. The circle is distressed with both crushed olive and peeled paint. I stamped the sentiment with archival ink in olive green.
When I started I would say I thought my card would turn out to be something very unlike me. I love fall colours, but I'm very bad at using them. Now in the end, this card is very "me" and I love that there seems to be a lot going on at first glance, but it's really not. I would never have thought I'd be able to make such good use of a 6x6 card without ribbon, flourishes or sprays. Not even a paper flower made it to the card:)
This card will be entered in Tilda's Town Challenge #28 anything goes
Please let me know what you're thinking!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by - it is so appreciated!!