Thursday, April 12, 2018

Magnolia Beauty

I was looking forward to painting this new to me stamp from Altenew called Magnolias for Her. When I lived in British Columbia I had a beautiful Magnolia Tree on my front lawn, and very much enjoyed the blooms every spring. My tree was in the pinks, so I decided to do this card using the pink shades. For the flowers, in my Misti, I arranged all the flowers and leaves, stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed using white embossing powder. I then stamped the leaves again in case I needed more for my card. The painting I did in several layers using Daniel Smith Rhodonite Genuine and Hooker's Green for the leaves. Once they were finished and dry, I fussy cut the flowers and leaves as I wanted the cut right on the embossed line.
For the panel behind my flowers I decided to die cut the media die and use it as a stencil, sponging on Tim Holtz Distress ink in Worn Lipstick on a die cut Die-Namics die called In and Out Diagonal Stitch by My Favorite Things. I attached the panel to fun foam and then to my card base using double sided tape.
I styled my flowers just a bit before arranging a attaching to the panel using foam dots for some and matte glue for others.
When I want to paint a flower such as this Magnolia, I find a picture via google and keep it up on my tablet for reference while I paint.
I hope you enjoy this card and thank you for visiting.


  1. I love the colors on this one Kia :)

  2. Oh, Kia, now this is what I love -- magnolias that are so realistically colored in a lovely hue of pink! Stunning coloring and a gorgeous layout! I love the soft stenciling you've added! Stunning card, sweet friend! Hugs and love! xoxo

  3. Lovely, lovely card! It's just what i was trying for in a sympathy card I have to make. Your design and colouring is perfect. :)

  4. Oh, my goodness! Such a beautiful card.

  5. Gorgeous watercoloring, Kia! I love the colors and the shading of these beautiful magnolias. The soft Stencil in the background adds interest in a not distracting way. Hideko xx

  6. Absolutely Gorgeous colored magnolia's and CAS card design, Kia. TFS Hugs..

  7. Beautiful card, I love the layout!!!!


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