Sunday, 19 April 2009

Just Magnolia #1

Well, my E00 arrived and.... I'm not sure I like the colour! My Tilda doesn't look like she has a tan anymore, she looks like a salmon!

As Tilda has the most gorgeous cropped tight curly hair and I wanted to give her pretty creamy black skin to match. Unfortunately, the Copics I used did not work at all and it all looked a total mess. So, I guess you could say that I was unhappy from the get-go, which may explain my overall dissatisfaction with the E00! I will try and persevere though.....

Oh, by the way, if you hadn't already guessed, this one is my entry into challenge #1 on the new Just Magnolia blog!

Goodie List........
Stamps: Magnolia, sentiment by Rubber Romance.
Paper: Basic Grey - Granola
Ink & Colour: Memento (Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa) and Copics.
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Dew Drops and Ribbon from stash.

P.S. I've been spoilt by my lovely friend Vicki. Look what she sent me......!
Thank you so much Vicki, I really appreciate your kindness! ~♥~
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22 comments:

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Great card Stacey! I love the simplicity of it...very effective..her skin looks grand! Not at all salmon like!
Judy xx

Tracy K said...

Oh you lucky thing :o)
Sending you some bits this week!!!!!

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colouring. Lucky you with all those goodies :o)
Jackie xx

Kim Piggott said...

Ah this is so sweet lovely colouring and detail!Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia!
hugs kim x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

I think she looks gorgeous Stacey and not Salmon like at all sweetie, You are so funny!, Beautiful card and layout, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Alexandra said...

your card is very lovely!

hugs
alexandra

Vicky said...

This is so cute Stacey! I think Tilda's skin looks lovely, but I know how it is when you aren't ahppy with your creation! Hope you've had a good weekend!
Hugs, Vicky x

TaraG said...

I think you card is just gorgeous, Stacey! This is one of my fave Tilda's but I haven't got her yet always meaning to though! The colours and papers are soooo beautiful!!!
Just thinking about your Copic woes! It might just be the paper that you are using. You don't want it to be too thick or soft as it will suck the ink right out of you marker and that would be a waste!!! But something very smooth will let the ink sit on top of the paper so you can blend it. The paper will also affect the look of the colour. I am using Prism Simply Smooth right now and I love it. The more you play with them the more you will grow to love them!!!
Hugs,t

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Stacey,l love the image.

hugs riet.x

Sarah-Jane said...

Love this card hun, I think the skin looks just fine, but I know what you mean when you have something in mind and it just comes out differently but as I can't see what you had in your mind (luckily?!) it looks great!! lol!
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx
P.S. Thanks for all the lovely comments recently! *mwah* xxx

debby4000 said...

She looks fine, gorgeous card.
Still have probs with the download.
luv
Debby

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

I think your card is great and so sweet an image - lovely coloured! :)(I know the feeling, though, not being satisfied because of one's own expectations!.. *lol*)

I received my black Adirondack stamp pad today - so tonight I will be "stamping away" some images for you! I will have to go back to the e-mail to check out what you wished for and see what I've got! :D

Have a nice day and a lovely week! See you!
Big hugs, Hege

papercraftsbyrach said...

oh Dear Stacey, it is horrid when you arn't happy with something or it doesn't turn out just how you wanted. though i think that she looks lovely ..not salmon looking at all. bug hugs rachxx

Michelle said...

Hey Stacey, I love your card. Love the layout and colours. Sorry to hear about dissatisfaction with E00, personally I prefer E000 as it is a bit lighter and I do understand what you mean for some reason sometimes it does come out salmon-y like but I think yours is gorgeous! I love your goodies from Vicki - I received some too, isn't she so lovely! :0) Oh and yes, sorry the Ciaos would whibble in the sketch cases, I could do with another one for my ciaos so if I find one I will let you know!! xx

Tara said...

I think your card is just fab Stacey and Tilda is so pretty!
Personally I think you got the skintone just right ;o) xx

Marcea said...

What a gorgeous card and papers. You have chosen such a sweet image. Thankyou so much for joining us on our first week on Just Magnolia. Enjoy your new goodies
-x-

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Hi! It's just me again - an award awaits you on my blog! :)
Hugs, Hege

Bev said...

What a beautiful card Stacey, such pretty papers and colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolia x

Tab said...

Oh I adore your card hun! Love this Tilda she is one of my faves, its the hair I love! Fab colour combo and delish papers too!
Hugs Tab xxx

cats whiskers said...

Oh Sweetie you must persevere with E00 it is just right for skin tones, what paper or card are you using. Anywat un I think she looks stunning,. Thanks for joining us this week especially with such a lovely card
Hugs Jacqui x

Naoual said...

Gorgeous card Stacey, beautiful colour combination and your colouring is fab!!

Thank you for joining us at Just Magnolia this week,

xx Naoual

Lynsey said...

Gorgeous card Stacey, I love the image!
Hugs Lynsey:)