Sunday, April 11, 2010

Arghh Pirates in B & W

Happy Sunday Stampers,

A new Challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenge - Olden Days
We were asked to colour our images in black, white and greys, but still have the option of coloured paper and cardstock.

This was a bit of challenge for me this week, stepping out of my comfort zone, I guess that's what challenges are all about, I persevered, because I've seen some amazing cards using this technique and I hope to master it one day, practice practice practice. Maybe I will give it a go with the softer distress inks.

I got the idea of the Pirate Banner on the top of my card liner from fellow Magnolia DT Kim Piggott, Kim used a Magnolia Stamp (I need more accessory stamps) but had to compromise and cut this out with my Cricut, then hand cut the skull and crossbones from the Magnolia paper, it would have been easier to cut them directly from the paper on the cricut but they all faced different directions. Kim's card is so soft and breathtakingly beautiful.
Kellie from Tickled Pink Stamps sent me these adorable new Pirates to play with from Magnolia's soon to be released Fairytale Collection. I coloured them up with Copic markers - C00. C0, C1, C2, C4, C7 , C9. Tilda & Edwin were cut out and raised for dimension. I distressed the edges of my cardstock, inked them up and added some Star Dust stickles.

Magnolia Stamps Pirate Tilda, Pirate Edwin - The Fairytale Collection available soon.
Magnolia's So Spooky Halloween Papers - perfect for the new Pirate Collection.
Charms - Skull & Cross Bone, Red lace, Red Gardenia - all from Tickled Pink Stamps

Looking for inspiration, stop by & see what the other Design Team Members have created, they are all amazing! Thanks for joining this wonderful challenge, I can't wait to see what you come up with & hope you will join us next week.

Also look out for the new release of the FairyTale Collection with gorgeous papers, cute Pirates, Little Princesses, and MANY MORE….available soon, stop by Magnolia's Inspiration Blog for the latest news.

I've just have received my copy of the new Magnolia Ink Magazine, it is amazing, the Design Team out did themselves again, their creations are so inspiring and Magnolia have a sneak peak of some gorgeous new goodies. So if you have not ordered yours yet, than you better hurry.
Thanks for visiting & I hope you all have a fantastic weekend


Mandy said...

Hey Jodie,
Your card is gorgeous as always hun, such cute images and as always your colouring looks amazing, love it.
You shouldn't apologise for being a bad blogger hunny, we all have lives to be getting on with that does have a naughty habit of getting in the way of our addictive hobby lol.
I hope you are o.k
big hugs Mandy xx

Camilla said...

Wooow!! This is the coolest card I have ever seen!! Love the B&W with the red contrast!! AMAZING!!!
Hugs, Camilla.

Kim Piggott said...

Jodie this is utterly amazing!
You have so rocked this challenge with your stunning card! They are so super cute and your design and detail is brilliant!
I love it so much!
You are so sweet to give me a shout out thank you so much Jodie!
kim x

Lynn said...

What a beautiful card and I love the colours that goes with it! And ofcourse those precious Magnolia's are oh sooo cute! Love it!!!! Lynn

Angela said...

I must say, I am a huge fan of your work! You are so talented please keep sharing your ideas with us ;)~ Angela

Helle said...

Again,a beautiful card from you ....
-Helle- :-)