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My First Magnolia ~

Hey there!  Welcome to a look at my first Magnolia!  These stamps are all the rage in the stamping world, and yet, I've managed to stay away for over 3 years!!  Intimidation?  Why yes!  I think it was!  lol  I was lucky enough to receive Tilda with Hawaii Flower from iCopic, so I set about finding papers and colors to make this little lady nice and bright!  She is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the Copic X-Press It paper - this is my first time using this paper as well.  The ink seems to sit atop the  paper more allowing you more time to blend your colors.  You really must try it out! 
Our challenge on the iCopic lover blog this week is to color grass in your image.  I accomplished this by filling in a straight line of ground in YG23 and then coloring to the base of the paper.  I then used YG17, YG25 and YG23 with short flicks of the brush tip to make clusters of grass.  I also created a bit of shadow beneath Tilda and where her hands would throw shadow on the ground  with the gradient of greens.  A bit of sparkle was added to the flower in her hair and to the butterfly wings with AtYou Spica pens in Lemon, Orange & Pink.
The flower is cut from a bit of pink felt and jazzed up a bit with RV13 and RV14.  Again, just a few flicks with the brush tip give this flower a little more depth.  A button tied with some Divine Baker's Twine in Lemon completes the center. 
Here's the final card
Copics {BOOO, BG10, BG13, BG18, C1, C3, E000, E00, E02, E23, E25, E27, E29, R02, RV10, RV13, RV14, Y11, Y13, YG17, YG23, YG25, YR12, YR18}
Spicas {Lemon, Orange & Pink}
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you play along with the challenge this week!  Have a super day!


They are addicting and then you will want the
Your coloring is perfect especially the hair- love her
blessings to you, Dawn ll

Gorgeous! I love how you added color to the felt flowers--that took your card to a whole other level of cool!

love your magnolia...she's adorable! Great idea to color on the felt! Adorable!

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