Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ant Life Sweet - Magnolia DTC #2 Szene

This week at Cute Card Thursday we want you to challenge to make a card WITHOUT any designer paper. You can emboss your paper with you Cuttlebug :-)

I had this szene in my head for a while but i always pushed it away cause i have to admit this is not a 2 hour project :-) All the coloring, cutting and adding the elements took me 4.5 hours. But i must say.. thats exactly what i love about Magnolia stamps... i love to see how a nice szene comes togehter.. it is just something special. I made a few step by step pictures on how i created this card. Sorry the pictures are not very good.. it got really late that night and the dining room table does not have a good lamp.

All the elements are added onto different hights of spacer to give this card a nice 3-Dimension. I colored the bird two times .. once on the white cs and the cut out bird too. The sky is colored with twinkeling H2O for shimmer - and because iam out of the air can for my Copic air brush system :-)

Stamps: All are Magnolia
cute lil ant is from Alota Rubberstamps the sentiment is computer generated

Step 1
I start out with a sketch - the birch tree is very large and i do not have such a big block so i help myself with a plate "B" for my Cuttlebug. It works just as well. I do not cut my paper at this point to size.. this will allow me to cut off eventually some flaws that can happen later while stamping the other elements.
Step 2.
The tree gets masked off... you see that the scale of the tree and the wall does not fit. I want to be able to have some grass and have my ants crawling at the bottom.

Step 3.
mask wall to the right size (hight)


Step 4.
Now the brick wall is stamped. See the "flaws"? there is a tiny line around the tree trunk and on the left side the connections from the brick wall does not match as good as the first time i stamped it. (that point is right about under the tree) I do not really worry about this right now.. you can over i would say 80% of these things later up with all the cute little accessory stamps Magnolia has to offer :-) even if it is just a tiny ladybug or a butterfly. There is ALWAYS something :-)Step 5.
I added my grassline - again i use the stamp-ma-jig for that

Step 6:
(now it got late you can see the pic is really yellow -sorry)
I color in my elements there is a step by step on how i color in the brick wall. you can find it here.
Step 7:
after all elements are colored in and i play with them on my main szene i cut my paper to size.

42 comments:

Erin K said...

This is amazing! I am just totally floored by how lovely this is.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow, fabulous scene Claudia, thank you for sharing your masking tips, Hugs, Nikki x

Beth Norman said...

Lovely card. Thank you for the tutorial. So smart.

mar1ene said...

Supergorgeous Claudia :D
Thanks for showing the masking technique.. its fab!

Marlene x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Gorgeous Tilda scene Claudia, I love how you have done the flowers......fantastic masking tutorial, thanks!

megastamper said...

oh claudi, du verwöhnst usn immer mit solch tollen karte. die szene ist ja wohl einfach nur GENIAL und PERFEKT!!! ein wahrer trauM!!!
lg
bea

agnes said...

Beautiful szene!Lovley coloring

MichelleO said...

Girlfriend you knock my socks off! This is FABULOUS! I just love you stuff!
HUGS
MichelleO

Becky said...

awesome card, just beautiful

cats whiskers said...

Brilliant Card thanks for the tutorial as well, great colouring as usual
Hugs Jac

Frances said...

this is brilliant claudia, love doing scenes too but they do take time don't they?! Yours is so lovely AND you made a tutorial too - amazing! x

Ila said...

Amazing and Beautiful Claudia!! I love the scene you've created and Thank you for the great masking turorial!!

Everything Paper Crafts said...

Great scene card, Claudia!! I bet this one will look great framed!!

It was great to see your work in progress, step by step. Thank you for taking time to take those photos!!

Hugs,
Irina

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Claudia, love you little scene

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Gorgeous cards Claudia! I hope you're having a good time visiting!

Renee

Kristine said...

Lovely as always Claudia;)
I also use my CB blocks for the bigger stamps;)

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous scene Claudia!! Love all of the wonderful elements, I can see why it took you 4.5 hours to make!

Debbie said...

Amazing card Claudia! Thanks for the great tutorial too.

Debbie x

Doris said...

Super, super, super....
Eine super Szene-Karte hast du gemacht.
WUNDERSCHÖN!

GLG Doris

sue said...

WOW! This card is amazing. Thanks for the step by step tutorial. Your stuff is really amazing. Love Sue x

bettylein said...

wow die ist ja wieder mal DER HAMMER!!!!!

Secret Crafter said...

OMG this is so stunning. Beautifully coloured and put together. Congratulations on being chosen for the design team - you deserve it. Wendy x

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh was ist die wieder schööön.
Ein Traum.

stampingbalou said...

Claudia, das ist eine Szene, die mir glatt wieder mal den Atem nimmt, einfach zu goldig - wie Du das immer machst, genial !

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh dear thanks so much for the step by step this is just breathe taking I love it dear

Lia said...

oohh claudia, your card is gorgeous and beautiful, I love the scene and your coloring is fantastic, love all the details you used on the scene

Lilian said...

GREAT card as always. Thank you for the lovely tips :) um, hmm don't have the tree, the wall, the ant, the basket..sigh. You're so bad for my wallet ;) Time to go shopping I guess :)

sam said...

wow, lovely card again!! it's great!

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Hanne said...

Gorgeous card, Claudia!!

Hugs, Hanne:)

Nixe07 said...

Wooow Claudia, die Karte ist ja traumhaft schön gemacht. Eine wirklich tolle Szene hast du da gezaubert, schwärm.
LG, Moni

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Anonymous said...

Claudia this tutorial is wonderful! All that work was so worth it. Thanks for sharing with us.
Debbie

Trina said...

This is an amazing card Claudia!! I can't believe the amount of stamps you stamped on one card!! I love how you set it up, and I think it turned out beautifully!!

Hev said...

I love this :)
I wish I was in that scene - it is so beautiful :)

Heidi said...

WOW what a wonderful card - its so beautiful.
And thank you for the masking tips


Hugs from
Heidi

DEBBY said...

Gorgoeus card,thanks for the tip to use CB plate as the acrylic blog don't know why I haven't thought about it.

Conniecrafter said...

Just love your scene, so sweet in everyway!

Donna said...

wow! this is amazing, just like EVERYTHING you do! you are one talented scene maker & watercolorer!

Tina said...

Oh My Gosh Claudia this card is amazing, i wish i could create scenes like you, this is absolutely stunning, so much so i would really like to buy this one for my friend....i'll be intouch tomorrow... Big Big Hugs Tina xxx

Pam said...

Claudia, I follow your blog, so I was just going back looking at old post you made just to enjoy your cards. I do NOT know how in the world I could of missed this one. It is out of this world FABULOUS! I love to make scenes...I mean I can't look at other stamps withoug thinking of...would Tildy's butt fit on this??LOL! What a creative brain you have my friend! Gorgeous! LOOOOVE this!
HUgs,
Pam
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