Happy August 1st Sweet Readers,
Oh, how time is flying by! Remember when we were kids and the days just seemed to drag by? Now that I'm older, I wish I could slow down time!
I have had the privilege of being asked to be August's Guest Designer at Magnolia-licious,! I am pinching myself, I'm so thrilled! Never in a million years did I anticipate THAT happening!
Our hostess this month, Diana, has chosen the theme "Autumn Splendor" for the Monthly Challenge at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog. I would love to see you participate in this challenge! Diana has the best prizes ever! This month, you are playing for a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the Magnolia-licious store! Woo Hoo! Now, here are the rules:
You must create something using the current theme, Autumn Splendor. You have until August 31 to post your project. Your project MUST include at least one Magnolia stamp and must be a NEW creation.
I decided to create a card to go with an Autumn themed birdcage! LOL Here are the images for my first project this month.
I filled the interior of the birdcage with Autumn colored flowers, gourds, and pine cones. Then, I created a tag using the larger version of the Autumn Wishes stamp. The link leads you to the mini version of the sentiment. I'm sure Diana would be happy to order one for you. I also used one of the Autumn Sunflowers
from the new Turning Leaves Collection. I stacked two of the flowers and separated them using dimensionals. Next, I cut a third one apart. I elevated the center portion of the flower using another dimensional and cut out random petals which I partially glued to the flower below. This allowed me to curl the petals.Here's a closeup:
Now for the card. All of the stamps are available at Magnolia-licious. I started by using the Turning Leaves Collection Stamp, Tilda with Carrots. I wanted to add some red beets to the basket because some of the carrots looked like beet tops to me, LOL. Also used is another stamp set from this collection on the cover. It is Autumn Oak Leaf and Acorn. I also stacked the lower right center acorn. There is a hidden tag under the mat. Here is the image:
Want to see the inside?
I love texture, so the addition of the burlap strip was essential for me! The Tilda stamp is "Tilda with Magnolia Branch" from the Summer Memories 2012 Collection. Diana doesn't have any in stock right now, but I know she will order it for you! I covered the magnolia flowers in Tilda's hand with little acorns I had in my stash. They were a perfect fit and matched the theme! Once again, I used the Sunflower stamp with dimensionals. I also used the autumn leaf and acorn set.
I hope you like my project. Please feel free to leave a comment if you wish. I treasure your precious words. Thank you for visiting. I hope you will return soon!