Sunday, April 17, 2011

April Showers bring Magnolias!

We had fierce thunderstorms and a LOT of rain yesterday in scenic New Jersey. There was quite a bit of flooding and tree damage locally, though thankfully we didn't experience it here.

The upside of all that rain is that today was quite magical. Spring has sprung. My neighbor's magnolia tree is in full bloom and is absolutely gorgeous. My trees are beginning to bud and the hostas' tips are poking up through the soil.

The magnolias inspired me to pull out my Fairy 'N Magnolias stamp (VB-330-S) by Third Coast Rubber Stamps and create a card!

Here it is!

I colored the stamped image with my Copic markers and used a Sakura Glitter pen to highlight the tendrils coming off her floral headpiece. I also used a V17 Copic marker to change the color of the Making Memories Glitter Alpha stickers used for the "Be Magical" sentiment and the color of the plain rhinestones at the top and bottom of the card to match the fairy's dress.

The patterned paper is from the Kioshi pad by Basic Grey. I used some holographic sparkly border stickers that I got at a stamping convention a while back.

This card filled two challenges: a "People" challenge (WT318) at Splitcoast and a "Color an Embellishment" challenge (#25) over at the iCopic Lover blog.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Just beautiful. And the color scheme really adds to the magical tone.


  2. Very pretty image and very pretty colors, very soft and magical.

    I love the magnolias. Ours have just finished blooming. Snow did get quite a few of them this year unfortunately.

  3. This is so lovely Kathi! Gorgeous colouring and beautiful image!