Friday, October 2, 2009

Something with Flower and Something for School

Good Friday Morning!

Hope everyone had a great week! I'm really looking forward to the weekend. We had plans to go up north to do some Fall leaf peeping, but it looks like rain, so we'll have to resort to plan B. Hope you have something fun planned.

Today, I'm going to share my cards for Stamp Something and Just Magnolia. Both of my cards use Magnolia images, but are still very different. I just can't get enough of these sweet stamps!

Our challenge this week at Stamp Something is for you to create something that represents Apples, Teachers, and/or School....all things having to do with the Fall season. I chose to use some school themed papers with the lines for writing and then a couple Magnolia images, one a stack of books and the other this sweet sitting Tilda. Both have been colored with Copics and then I highlighted Tilda with a white gel pen and Spica glitter pen. My layout is from the Victoria Case Stamp Challenge. I really liked this sketch and even though I didn't have a VC stamp, I still wanted to play along. And this card fits the "firsts" challenge at CCT this week, as it could be for the first day of school!

And, our challenge this week at Just Magnolia is a new challenge as well as a new feature. The first Friday of every month will now be the special monthly challenge and this week is a prize of $50 from Simon Says Stamp! We've decided to move the monthly challenges back to the main challenge blog, as it was too confusing. So, the challenge this week is to use Michele Roos' tutorial to make your own handmade flowers. Don't worry if you don't have the dies or punches that Michele used, as long as your flowers are handmade, you can enter for a chance to win!

I went for a Halloween theme with my card and used this cute image that my friend Vicki shared with me. She's been colored with Copics and then I used some K and Company Halloween paper to match. The layout is from Lili of the Valley. I embellished with some black buttons and then my handmade paper flower. I used my EK Success retro flower punches in large and medium to make this flower. I really like the way these look! I think Michele has a fab tutorial that will work with just about any punched out, die cut, or even hand drawn and cut out flower. Hope you'll give it a try and play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by today! If you're up for a challenge, head on over to Stamp Something and Just Magnolia and play along! Have a great weekend. I'll see you back here tomorrow for some fun World Card Making Day news!

Happy stamping!


Rach said...

Beautiful cards Denise, love the colour combo of the first one and your handmade flower for the second is delish. hugs rachxx

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Denise, these are just both adorable!! I love your magnolias!! You've colored them brilliantly!! Nice take on both challenges!! :) Have a great weekend!! HUGS

Denise Clark said...

I can see why you love these images - you do a wonderful job with them! Both cards are so sweet but I favor the first one. I just love the way you sat her on the edge of the frame and put the books next to her. The school paper in the background was a wonderful touch!

Kevin Renz said...

Both are so cute Denise and so different just like you said.

JazzyH said...

What great images!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow two amazing cards Denise!
Beautiful colours and detail and your handmade flower awesome!
kim x

Mina said...

two fabulous cards the colours of the first one and just perfect for a teacher too...the JM card is stunning i love purple and orange together and your flower is gorgeous
Mina xxx

cats whiskers said...

Two beautiful cards dear, as you said so different, I just adore the drama of the orange and mauve card it is truly breathtaking
Hugs Jacqui x

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful creations once again Denise. I especially love the school creation which is perfectly designed for the theme.

Diane said...

Oh Denise,they are both gorgeous!
Love the school theme one,oh so cute!

Giovana said...

Both of your cards are so pretty!! Love Tilda images.
God bless

Lisa H. said...

oh, I love these. your school card is just darling. love the flower/heart/twine combo-great colors too!