Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Wishes

Happy Easter to all of you in blogland! This virtual Magnolia card is what I'm sending to all of you for being faithful visitors to my blog site. Using a Magnolia image is new to me. Recently, I admired Shirley's work(Stampin for the Fun of It) and she generously shared some digital images and die cut fences. Isn't she a sweetheart? Now I've started collecting Magnolia stamps. The lack of a mouth on the Magnolia images always bothers me so as you can see I drew one in. I wanted the tentative smile to capture the look that children have when they are not quite sure they like what they are doing......for example, holding a lamb. I like to believe that the artist who illustrates the Magnolia kids leaves out the mouths so we can draw or imagine them. The card base was made from a textured cardstock with a white core ( see next post for info) that was embossed with a Sizzix folder from Ben Franklin Crafts. I just love the birds and the fact that on this embossing folder there is space for journaling or decorating rather than the usual all over design of most embossing folders. I sanded the card base to bring up the design but you still can't see it well in the photo....sorry. The stamped sentiment is a Dandelion Design stamp. I used a combination of white Fun Flock and Flower Soft for the lamb fur. I couldn't find a basket die cut or stamp of the correct size so I ended up using a Mrs. Grossman sticker for the basket, eggs, and chicks. The grass is a Martha Stewart punched border. Okay, that's it for now. I'm off to my favorite craft store (BFC) to buy some supplies for my next project and more storage bins, LOL! I hope you have a terrific Easter weekend!


Cheryl said...

Happy Easter Lynn!!! Cute Magnolia card! Love how you made her little mouth. Have fun shopping at your favorite craft store.

Shirley N said...

Hi Lynn! I'm so happy you used the stamped image. How cute that you gave her a mouth and I love your Easter scene! Happy Easter to you and your family!

kris said...

it's so cute!!! Love the little scene you've created!! =D Happy Easter!!!!!