Hi everyone and Happy Saturday. It is a gorgeous day here today. It's sunny, no cloud in the sky, and is supposed to get up to 75 degrees. Hubby and I are going to go run some errands today and enjoy the beautiful weather.
Have you heard about the new Magnolia Challenge Blog, Just Magnolia? It's a new challenge blog that just posted its first challenge yesterday. I was so excited to hear of this new blog and couldn't wait to participate in the first challenge. Our challenge this week was a sketch challenge. I decided to ink up this gorgeous Ballet Princess Tilda from Magnolia stamps. I inked her up with Memento Black Ink and colored her with copics. I inked around the image with Versamagic Perfect Plumeria ink and then added Pink Stickles to her skirt. Next, I created my card base, which measures 5 1/2 by 5 1/2, out of SU's Pretty in Pink. I layered Very Vanilla on top of that followed by my design paper from Basic Grey. I used my Circle Nestabilities and scalloped circle nesties on the background paper. I then adhered my image to my SU cardstock and to the card base with dimensionals. I then used my swirl punch to punch out the swirls and added pearls to the swirls and around the image. For a finishing touch, I added Primas.
For the inside, I decided to use this beautiful sentiment from Verve's Beautiful You Set. The sentiments in this collection are just gorgeous. I used my oval nesties to cut out the sentiment and my Circle Nestabilities to cut out the ballet slippers (also from Magnolia stamps). I used scraps of my design paper to decorate the inside. What do you think?
In other news, I received this blog award from my wonderful blogging friend, Brandi. Thank you so much Brandi for thinking of me and giving me this award. I'm supposed to pass this on to five more blogging friends that make me smile. Well, you all make me smile :) There's no way I could pick just five of you so this is for all of you, for everyone who takes the time to stop by my little blog every day and to all of you who have inspired me with your amazing creativity. Love you all :):):)
Well, that's it from me today, I'm going to head out and enjoy this beautiful day :) I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. See you then :)
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