Friday, 3 September 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge & 1 for Papertake Weekly



It’s the first Friday of the month so time for our Special Monthly Challenge which as always is sponsored by Heidi and her team from Simon Says Stamp with a $30 voucher, and she even pays the shipping!

We have decided to have a little change on how we run our Special Monthly Challenges.  We want to inject a bit of fun into it (and make life easier for us all) so from this challenge onwards we are going to set the Special Monthly challenges as "Anything Goes".

Today the design team are all using the Crackled Glass technique (which is what the challenge was going to be originally).  If you would like to join our challenge we would love to have you try out this technique OR "Anything Goes", it is up to you. 



OMG this must be one of the worst cards I have ever made, the Original Challenge on Just Magnolia this week Was Cracked Glass Technique as I said, this was going to be the first time I had done this and I thought it was going to be easy!  easy it was one of the most frustrating techniques I have ever, ever tried.   The first disaster was the Triple Embossing Powder: I have a great big box of the stuff so I spooned loads of it over the Versamarked image and off I went with the Heat Gun, disaster the powder had been contaminated and the whole image had black spots all over it whilst burning my fingers trying to remove the black spots the image fell face down onto the carpet, when I picked it up she was covered in carpet fibre and looked like the bearded woman.  I coloured another image and that little light bulb came on in my head and I had the mad idea to use Glossy Accents, it seemed to work at first but 6 hours later I was still waiting for it to dry.  It did eventually dry and after putting it in the freezer for a few minutes I was able to crack it, but had no control where the cracks went so now behold I have a wrinkled Faced Tilda and no time to make another, so her she is wrinkles and all.


I have used a Sheet from the Prima Annelee paper pad, which I love, the Swirls are also by Prima, and of course the flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts, the Copics used are:

Flesh: E21, E00, E000, E0000

Hair: E37, £17, E15, E13, E11, E50

Top: R83, R81, RV000

Trousers: BG13, BG11, BG10

Shoes: E71, E70, E40

The bags are coloured with a mixture of all these colours.

Now I am going to post a card I was leaving for tomorrow, just because I am so disappointed with the Magnolia.




I am not even that pleased with this card, think I must have lost my MOJO after the above palaver hope it comes back today.  This card is for the Papertake Weekly Challenge where the Theme is ONE so I have used 1 backing Paper.


The papers on this card are last years Bo Bunny Christmas papers, The sentiment is a Magnolia Image. The Lace and Flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I am sure you will recognise that the lovely Amy Dropping Presents image is from Lili of the Valley, she has been coloured with Copics :

Fleash as above

Coat: R27, R05, R02, R01

Scarf: YG 93, YG91, E40.

Shoes and Puppy C7, C5, C2, C0, c00

005a Have a good day everyone, I am off to check if Mr Mojo has come back


Jacqui xxxx


Tracy said...

Jacqui, you have to be frigging kidding me!!! I just happened to come across your blog and I am in awe of you.. your two cards I have seen (that you dont like) are amazing... I'm off to look around at the rest of your blog... and become a follower!!!!!

Sheila - Ginger said...

If this is what you call 'losing your mojo' then heaven help me!!
Your cards are stunning and thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Love Sheila xx

Riet said...

Wowwwwww Jacqui,What a wonderful cards,I love the images and the colours.
So beautiful papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Marion said...

Two gorgeous cards Jacqui, but I must admit I am not a fan of the cracked glass tecnique. Gorgeous colouring as always.

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous cards, love them both!!

Suzie Q said...

Hi Jacqui,
What wonderful cards !! how you made me laugh with the bearded woman lol x
i finally got round to having a go at your fab tutorial 5 minute basket i have linked from my blog hope that is ok x
Suzie Qx

Anita said...

Hahaha what a story of the Magnolia card! The bearded woman haha LOL
I must say the LO of the card is beautiful but I don't like that cracked glass tecnique.
The other one is stunning! Even when I do have my mojo I don't make cards who look so beautiful as this one.
Anita x

Lia said...

stunning card jacqui I love the papers and the stamps
hugs Lia

slbt17 said...

Jacqui - you are amazing! These cards are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi jacqui

I laughed on the phone when you told me about the bearded lady, but I laughed more when I read it on here! I think she looks fab, O how I wish I could do as well

L x

Tracy said...

Sorry you had such a hard time with this card, but it's still beautiful! Cracked glass is really pretty but it's impossible to control where the cracks go. your projects are always awesome!--no matter what! :)

Marley said...

Well I love your cards Jacqui!! Maybe a little bit to much crackle accents but hey; you are always awesome! xx Marley

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui.
Sue x

Linda said...

Jacqui I think you`re cards are fab!! it gives it a totally different look!! Well done.

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Both cards are beautiful Jacqui, wonderful papers and images.
Hugs Jacqueline

Anne said...

Both gorgeous cards Jacqui
Anne xx

Debbie said...

Sorry you had a time of it with the crackled glass technique...I haven't tried it either and stuff like that usually happens to me. you know Murphy's Law... but after all that, it is just beautiful, love the colors, and even though you didn't have control of the cracks, it came out great, that's what hand made is all about.

Now for your LOTV card..OMG... It is Gorgeous!!!

Little K Smith said...

Beautiful cards Jacqui, as always! Gorgeous colours and beautiful embellishments too.

Melodie said...

Fantastic cards.
You have always so wonderful images. I lova also the great colours and the papers and the embellishments.

Jackie said...

oh bless Jacqui, you and Bev won't be doing a lot of this techique then lol...
the LOTV card is fabby, your colouring is out of this world x lost moyo... I don't think soo !!!

Niki Estes said...

Beautiful cards! I lov the colors and all the embellishments!

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