I'm not feeling very well today, so this post is going to be very brief. I hope you miss my cyber chatter! LOL!
There is a new challenge starting today at the
The new challenge is
Here is my card:
As I began pondering this card, first choosing the stamp, I had the song lyrics to England Swings stuck in my head! I couldn't get them out! I'd wake up and there it was. I'd be brushing my teeth, and there it was! I kept thinking about Edwin's rosy cheeks and that line in the song that says, "...and the rosy red cheeks of the little children..." Even though Edwin isn't a Bobby, I kept thinking if there was a way to put him on a bike for the line of the song about the Bobbies riding two by two! Oh yes, I had it bad! It took me four days to do this card. That song (scientists call when that happens, a brain worm) was there - over and over and over! LOL I couldn't get it out! It really did help the card evolve, though, One example is that my paper selections had to be British in design. Mostly, though, it was Edwin. It's all HIS fault that that song never left my head!
I fell in love with this stamp as soon as I saw it. I did much research in order to find out the appropriate colors. I knew the bearskin cap was black, but I didn't know that the color and placement of the plume(s) determined the regiment. I chose to use a red plume on the right side which means that my little Edwin is one of the Coldstream Guards. I also learned that the slacks were a very dark navy. In photos, they looked black. The info I read stated they were dark navy. I didn't want to make a mistake, so I contacted a very knowledgeable friend who confirmed that they were truly navy blue. Thank you, Chris.
I used a metallic gold pen to accentuate the gold elements found on the actual uniform. It adds a nice shine to the painted image. I also used some red ric-rac that I had in my stash along with some Frantage, dies, and some British themed specialty paper. I also found a castle charm to finish it off!
Here is a closeup of my Edwin, the Coldstream Guard:
I wanted to make his bearskin hat look like bearskin, so I added some black specialty paper I had and fuzzed the fibers. I think it makes Edwin look just adorable.
Here are the products I've used which are available at the Magnolia-licious Store
Castle Guard Edwin
Castle Doohickey Die
Romance Doohickey Die
So Wrapped Lovely Heart Folded Doohickey Tag
Magnolia Doily Flowers Doohickey Die - these are currently out of stock. Check w/ Diana as to when they are back in stock.
Magnolia Heart Swirl Doohickey Die - these are currently out of stock. Check w/Diana as wo when they are back in stock.
Memory Box Precious Hearts Die - these are also currently out of stock.
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Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
ABC Challenges - X for Xtra Special - ends 10/31
Cutie Pie Challenge #55 - Cute and Tag-Tastic - ends 10/26
Magnolia Down Under Challenges #219 - Anything Goes - ends 10/25
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #66 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon - ends 10/23
Midweek Magnolias - Song Birds (My song is England Swings - see above) - ends 10/23