Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Square Card - Oh so Fun!

Today is my day to be "Hip and Square" at MSL.  Not sure it is good to be both of those at the same time, LOL!

I have created a square card using a Heart Outline Stamp and the special Magnolia with Koala stamp.  This is a very layered card, with lots of colors.

I love the heart that I layered.  Here is a pic of the side view, and a close up of the heart.  I used colored pencils on this with gamsol.

I colored Tilda with copic markers.  Just love this stamp.

I used the Core'dinations Gemstones paper, misc scraps of paper, and Spellbinders Fancy Tags. This card was fund to create.  I hope it will inspire you to create one of your own.

Happy Wednesday,

Hugs, Meg

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Painting a Northern Cardinal

I love those BYOB Painting classes that are popping up all over the place.  There is one that I go to frequently with a friend of mine.  A few weeks ago, we went to paint a Northern Cardinal.  Here is the progression of the painting.

First we drew an outline of the bird on the canvas.

Doesn't look like much does it?  Well, I wasn't too sure if was going to be much either.  

We then started painting the background.

So now I have started working on the background.  It is starting to look a little like something, but I still have my doubts about this painting.  

Okay, starting on the bird and now I am thinking I am going to hide this picture under the bed.  LOL!  But then things start to look a little better as we add some different colors.

This is looking a little better.  Then we start adding the branch and pine needles.  When we are all done, I finally feel like I have a picture that I am proud of.  Here is the final picture.

I just love these places because you can be so far from a good painting, and then it all comes together in the end.  Hope you like my Northern Cardinal.

Hugs, Meg

Monday, May 14, 2012

Bouquet of Flowers

I thought this image, Tilda loves Flowers, was a perfect image to post around Mother's Day! Especially for the MSL Challenge to use a Magnolia image with flowers.   I just love this image, but this is the first time that I have had a chance to use it.  I used Basic Grey Sweet Threads cardstock on this card.  The base of the card is Core'dinations Gemstones.

I used rhinestones down the left side and used two different Martha Stewart Punches on the right side of the card.

Here is a close up of the adorable Tilda on the card.

I hope this inspires you to create a card using a Tilda with flowers on it and join the MSL Challenge!

Hugs, Meg