Friday, February 28, 2014

Your Life is a Canvas

I have enjoyed making winter cards for the last few months, but have started longing for Spring.  The new 2014 Magenta Spring collection is finally here, and has so many wonderful images to choose from.  I love to color, and the "Mallow Flowers" image is perfect for most any coloring medium.  I chose Copic markers this time, and I added some clear Wink of Stella at the centers of the flowers (but it's very hard to see the sparkle in the picture).

I stamped the Mallow Flowers image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  I stamped the Love Letters stamp over the top of my colored image in Memento Desert Sand, after stamping it off lightly on a scrap piece.  The image was cut out using Sizzix Oval Framelits (the largest size).  The blue paper at the top was embossed with a Cuttlebug Script embossing folder.  The paper at the bottom is Magenta patterned paper, and stamped with one of the new Magenta sentiments, "Your life is a canvas."  I added some clear Wink of Stella, and pearls from Hero Arts Sea Mixed Accents at the flower centers .  This card was so easy and fun to make!

Magenta Stamps used:
14.635.P  Mallow Flowers
95.017.L  Love Letters
 07.846.G Your Life is a Canvas

Other Materials used 
Memento Inks:  Tuxedo Black; Desert Sand
Copics:  B21, B23, B24, YG93, YG95, YG97
Silk Fair Blue, and Magenta blue patterned paper
Sizzix Framelits Ovals (largest size)
Cuttlebug Script embossing folder 37-1152
Hero Arts Mixed Accents - Sea
Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Loving and Caring

In Magenta's new collection, there are some beautiful images by designer Geninne Zlatkis, and I just love every one of these stamps!   This card features "Vine Frame", and it's perfect to frame any sort of sentiment.  There are also wonderful individual flower stamps that go well with this frame.  I stamped the frame using Tsukineko Kaleidacolor ink, and colored over it with a clear Wink of Stella pen.  The sparkle is impossible to capture in a photograph, but beautiful in real life.  The "Loving and Caring" sentiment is part of the new Magenta collection as well.  The blue piece of background paper was stamped with some of Geninne's fantastical flowers, in Versamark ink and clear embossed. Quick, easy and fun!

Magenta Stamps used:
 86.002.N  Vine Frame
 07.842.G  Loving and Caring
86.009.I  Pompons
 86.008.J  Pomegranate
86.010.G  Flower

Other Materials Used:
  Kaleidacolor Ink - Tahiti
Copper Stardream paper; Hero Arts Cerulean layering paper
Tsukineko Versamark Ink; Judikins Clear Detail embossing powder
Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen
Craftwork Cards Candi Dots:  Mardi Gras and Carnaby Street

You can see all of the new Magenta Collection by clicking on the catalog titled "Magenta Spring 2014 Collection in the sidebar.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Magenta Give-Away

Magenta is offering a give-away to celebrate the release of their Spring Collection, and also to say Thank You to all of their faithful followers.  You could win one of two amazing prizes!

All you have to do is follow Magenta on their blog or Facebook, and use the widget on this page to enter the contest!  (just scroll down a bit).  You can use the links below to follow Magenta.  Easy peasy!  You have until March 10 to enter.  Good Luck!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Tangled Tag

Just a quick tag - we've been giving these away at the shop.  If you're local, come in and see how you can get one!

Tangled Tag by Dianne Johnson

I love how this brown 01 Micron looks on Kraft paper.  We are getting some of these at the shop on Wednesday!  Thank You stamp is B1751 by Memory Box and Another Imagination Gone Wild stamp is MK395 from Rubbermoon Stamps.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tomorrow is the Day!

Hooray!  Tomorrow is the day for the big reveal of the new Magenta collection!!  Stay tuned!