I hope you are having a wonderful week, and that you are getting some wonderful Spring weather in your part of the world.
My week did not start on a very positive note, as we had to take my 84 yr old mother to hospital on Sunday, and her heath is very frail and weak. But these things are also part of our life and we have to remain calm, positive and accept the will of God not only when things come to our favour.
On a more cheerful note, today we start a new easy peasy challenge at Magnolia-licious.
Challenge #7 with the theme
"Anything Goes" with the option of metal.
Remember to use either a Magnolia image on your creation, or any stamp from the brands that Shawn has in the Magnolia-licious Store. Mentioning the wonderful Store, let me remind you that you can now find Pion paper, several wonderful embellishments like charms, bark hearts and other cuties, the latest Magnolia Doo Hickey dies etc. Go and have a look - Easter is coming, so you can always suggest some new toys for a present ;)
Now for my make: for this challenge I had fun creating a Magnolia gift bag.
I used the stamp from the 2010 Cosy Family Collection Tilda with cherries, but I decided that they are blueberries instead of cherries :)
I went with the purple and blue combo, which I certainly like - purple/lavender/lilac.. these shades are my super favourite colour.
Tilda is coloured with Distress inks using the following colours:
skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick for the cheeks
Clothes: Stormy Sky (Also used for the blueberries) and Pumice stone
Hair: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw
Background: Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender
Grass Peeled Paint
As for the metal option I added some bits here and there. I have this super cute metal corner which one can find at Craft Heaven shop (it was part of my challenge prize, yay!)
I also added that metal and glass embellishment behind the main image, a metal charm tied to the tag on the bag's handle and a pin with some pearls which coordinate with the paper I used.
These are the two tags which you can see behind the man paper panel, they were in my stash and I decided to use them and stamp a sentiment behind each one of them.
I distressed all edges using Walnut Stain. Other bits and pieces I added are:
different laces and ribbons, paper and lace flowers, flat backed rhinestones and pearls, a piece of corrugated cardboard with a white die-cut frame behind it, gesso, butterflies (using punches), round postage stamps, swirls die-cuts, heart paper doily
All the project received a gesso treatment (here and there) and I also used it on the main image (those white dots around the image).
These are the stamped sentiments.
Remember that by doing this you can win an awesome $20 Gift Certificate which Shawn is offering for a random winner!
I'm off now, as it's time for me to go to the hospital. Enjoy, and lift your heart with all that's in it to the Lord. He is the one who sustains us in all situations :) Sending you love and peace!
Challenges I'll be entering this gift bag to:
All About Magnolia #22 - Spring/Easter
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - #145 - Easter/ Anything goes
Marvellous Magnolia #120 - flowers