Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop


Hi and welcome to the Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! =) I will be sharing projects made using some of the new stamps and dies.


I was lucky to get to play with the beautiful Mondo Magnolia stamp set. I absolutely adore the large magnolia flower and oh Julie's brush script sentiments are to die for! =)


The magnolias are stamped on PTI's Rustic White cardstock with Antique Linen Distress Ink then colored with Copic markers. I was trying to capture the textures on the petals and thought that I did okay! =)


I kept the design really simple since the gorgeous magnolias speak for themselves.


For my second card, I used the matching Mondo Magnolia die set along with the stamp set and cut the smaller flowers in the center out and layered them with vellum also cut using the same die.


The flowers are also stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink to get the no-line coloring look. You could probably tell that I am obsessed with the technique at the moment. =)


I used a piece of yummy paper from Bazzill's Specialty Kraft with Gold Foil 6x6 paper pad and gold embroidery thread to help me with the design of the card. And the sentiment comes with the Mondo Magnolia set and it's covered with Clear Wink of Stella for a subtle shimmer.


That's all I have and guess what? I get to give a Mondo Magnolia stamp set away to a lucky winner!!! =) Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this beautiful and versatile set!

All the fun begins in the CLASSroom and there is a Grand Giveaway! To enter, make sure to leave a comment there and at every stop along the hop by May 5th! Winners will be announced May 8th. Here is the complete hopping list:

You are here! --- Alice Wertz --- You are here!
Carissa Wiley

Have fun hopping and good luck! Oh, and don't forget to check out all the new stamps and dies over at Ellen Hutson! =)

Thanks for stoping by!

supplies:
have a beautiful day card:

cardstock: (Raspberry) My Favorite Things, (True Black, Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (Mondo Magnolia) Ellen Hustson
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
hybrid ink: (Black Licorice) My Favorite Things
accent: (black enamel dot) My Mind's Eye
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used: Y18, Y08, Y06, RV66, RV55, RV63, RV52, 0
card size: 5 1/4" x 3 3/4"

Hello card:

cardstock: (Rustic White, vellum) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (Mondo Magnolia) Ellen Hutson
patterned paper: (kraft/gold) Bazzill
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
hybrid ink: (Kraft) My Favorite Things
fiber: (gold embroidery thread) DMC
accents: (white sequins) Avery Elle
die: (Mondo Magnolia) Ellen Hutson
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used: Y18, Y08, Y13, R21, R20, R11, R00, R0000, 0
card size: 3 5/8" x 5 3/8"

330 comments:

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Vicki Dutcher said...

THUD! Oh my that first card is drop dead gorgeous!

Calico said...

Love how you used the magnolia stamps, just beautiful!

I Card Everyone said...

Alice, your Magnolias are just so life-like... so beautiful! I will do my best if lucky enough to win this beauty...
=] Michele

Jamie said...

Stunning card!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I am stunned! You are amazing!

Jana said...

Works of art. So pretty

Kren Kurts said...

Mondo Magnolia is sure to become everyone's favorite. Such a bold and beautiful design. TFS! kren@afourthlife.blogspot.com

Whimsey said...

Stunning - absolutely breathtaking and stunning!!!

~amy~ said...

Alice, oh my goodness....your work is consistently gorgeous. Your projects are pure works of art...thanks for all of the awesome inspiration. I'm looking forward to picking up the release this week from Ellen's!

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

Beautiful cards!

Michelle said...

Wow.... two amazing projects with beautiful color/detail!

Jennifer Scull said...

your coloring of these flowers is just luscious! they look so very real! :)

Chitra Nair said...

Ohh wowww!! Beautiful cards.. Especially live the first one..

pcm said...

gorgeous projects!

Rachel said...

my goodness your coloring is so lifelike and beautiful!!! love the cards
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Kate Kennedy said...

Beautiful cards! I just love this stamp set!

Laura Norris said...

That flower is so amazing, I'm blown away every time I see it!

Kelly Booth said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW!!! You Amaze me Always...Love You!! xoxoxo

Penny Ward said...

You know I have always called Jill Foster over at Penny Black the Queen of Color, but I have now decided that you are the Queen of Copics. That first card needs to be framed! hugs, :)

Kari V. said...

I love this set and your coloring is absolutely beautiful!! Great idea to use vellum on your second card...looks fabulous!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Wow. Nice.

Brandi R said...

WOW these are gorgeous! FABULOUS coloring!!! Love love LOVE the texture you added to the petals. You did more....much more...than okay! Beautifully done! ♥

Glorie said...

Wow! You did a fabulous job with this stamp set.

Rhapsgirl said...

So beautiful, thanks for sharing

Lisa Petrella said...

Those blooms are just lovely! Beautiful work!!

Cindi said...

beautiful card

Nancy L. said...

WOWZERS! That first card is AMAZING!!!!!

Melissa F said...

LOVE your stunning cards, your coloring is amazing on both of them, great job!

Maureen Morton said...

You really brought this stamp to LIFE! Your work is simply amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Kit said...

This magnolia set is awesome. Great colors and technique.

Lindsay Weber said...

Wow! Your flowers look so alive!

Rene said...

OMG what beautiful cards! Love the purple!!!

Kathy Williams said...

I am so going over my budget with this collection. Thanks for the inspiration!

Bev Hill said...

OMGosh your magnolia coloring is over the top. Gorgeous is all I can say.

craftjunkiesc said...

Love the colors you used on both projects. Simply gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

Valerie Serfozo said...

WOW, the texture you have created is amazing!

Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing job on the first card! WOW! It is so life like! So awesome!

Cathy Homan said...

Great cards! I absolutely love the Mondo Magnolia. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Lang said...

That does it. I have to have that stamp. You did an amazing job!

Marlou McAlees said...

beautiful and very elegant cards :) ♥

Betty Keefe said...

gorgeous cards, Alice - love the gold with the peach magnolia

Barbara M. said...

Beautiful!

NanaM said...

Your cards are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa H. said...

The Mondo Magnolia stamp is sure to be a favorite. Your artistry in the first card is beautiful. You should frame it and hang it on the wall.

Donna Dacy said...

What great cards. The colors you chose for these cards is simply beautiful. I love this release...so many nice stamps, dies and sentiments. You made some beautiful samples. TFS

golfergal said...

Your cards are absolutely fabulous! Must buy the Mondo magnolia stamps and dies...umless I win them.

Nana Griffin said...

These are very pretty.

Karen D said...

the cards are gorgeous and you did such a great job coloring them, you really captured the look and texture of the flowers.

judy said...

Stunning cards, Alice and as always your coloring is amazing!

Colleen said...

Oh MY your first card is amazing! Love it!

Jessica Pascarella said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! That first card made my mouth drop! Super talented!

maria f. said...

Saw these cards in the EH store and was amazed at how realistic the blooms look. You are a genius at coloring!

Jan said...

Love it! Must have this stamp

Daria G. said...

Great, amazing coloring! your magnolias look so real... :) love love you cards!!!

Maria Alder said...

Very pretty cards,love it !

Tree Xxx said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL!

Carolyn Picken said...

Outstanding, beautiful coloring. Do DT know you could use distress ink with copics.

Elizabeth said...

Your coloring is so realistic. Those gorgeous magnolias look real!

birdsong said...

great job with the magnolia! love it!

kari said...

Wow! I love the Mondo Magnolia. Your design reminds me of Georgia O,Keefe - beautiful

Yuki said...

Both of your cards are absolutely stunning!

francesca said...

beautiful projects! :)

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Ok.... Just beautiful

Patty Beers said...

Really nice coloring.

Janet said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful coloring, your cards are stunning.

Charity Chamberlain said...

Gorgeous cards! I LOVE them both but the first card is absolutely stunning! So beautiful!

Kelly Massman said...

Wow! You did more than ok. Your work is stunning!!!

Tammy Mohr said...

Hi Alice. Beautiful stamp, awesome coloring, fabulous cards.

jenway9 said...

Beautiful!

Bad Kitty said...

very pretty

Sabrina said...

Beautiful and beautifully colored!!

Lady Fair said...

Oh my word! Your Copic coloring is gorgeous! Lovely cards!

Stampnms said...

WOW the coloring on the magnolias is so life like. Thanks for a chance to win the set, it is amazing.

Khatzke said...

Wow, the magnolias are very realistic. I can't believe you did that with Copics.

Nancy K said...

Wow, Alice amazing cards! Your flowers are stunning with so much gorgeous detail! I'm totally inspired.

cma21317 said...

WOW great cards. Bold!

Lina Delgado said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Engineered Baker said...

beautiful copic coloring!

Ann Kulseth said...

STUNNING copic coloring .... those flowers are awesome! You rock!

JECHELL said...

Love your colouring! Gorgeou cards! Thanks for sharing.

Robyn said...

Your copic coloring on the magnolia flowers blew my socks off. They look so real! Fantastic job!

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

WOW, your 2nd card is my favourite - it´s so very beautiful! I´d love to own this gorgeous Magnolia stamp set and dies!

Young said...

Your Mondo Magnolia looks like real flower. AWESOME!! thanks:)

Carol McGregor said...

Gorgeous Cards. I think you mastered the texture on the flowers. They are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Maaike Uijthoven said...

another new blogger to m e, glad i found you too, your magnolia looks pretty real, well done i love it

Sue McW said...

Your magnolia's are stunning. Your coloring is so beautiful and life like. Gorgeous cards!

Sue McW said...

Your magnolia's are stunning. Your coloring is so beautiful and life like. Gorgeous cards!

Ina Good said...

your coloring and monda magnolia cards are wonderfully done!

sharrilou said...

Really Crushin' on that giant flower. Your cards are amazing.

Lynne said...

your coloring on the first card is delightful, best of the hop for the magnolias.

Anouk said...

this is a beautiful release and your coloring is SUPER

cghundley said...

Such pretty cards,
and I love the die
cut flowers on the
second card!
Carla from Utah

Late Blooming said...

Oh my goodness..being so close to the end of the blog hop I bet some missed your outstandingly beautiful coloring. thank you. I love them.

Diane Jaquay said...

Stunning cards, Alice, I adore what you've done with those magnolias!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, my... beautiful cards Alice. Your coloring is amazing on those big Magnolias.

Scrapthat said...

WOW! beautiful coloring! I love your cards! TFS

Danielle Dietz said...

The coloring on your first card is stunning!

Debbie Pereira said...

the colors are stunning. Love that Mondo flower.

Amy Lou said...

Those magnolias are stunning!! I actually gasped when I pulled your page up. You did an AMAZING job coloring them. I especially love the first one. You really captured the texture in the flower petals.

Sarah said...

Lovely cards. I really like the magnolia - it is beautiful with so many different colors and techniques. TFS

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous!

Meghan said...

Gasp....just amazingly gorgeous!!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Alice, these should be framed as the look like artwork! Stunningly beautiful! BRAVO!

Bobby said...

Beautiful magnolias.

Sue said...

Beautiful cards - you use your copics to make it so lifelike and it just pops! Great job!

joy said...

This mondo magnolia is SO gorgeous and so are your cards!!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

I absolutely adore your projects- they are so very pretty!!!!

Denise Terry said...

I am in love, I think literally, with that first card. And yeah, you got it right with the coloring!

Irene said...

Love that stamp and you showcased it beautifully...your Copic coloring blew me away!

Laceysocks said...

Your cards are very beautiful! But color! I need to keep practicing.

Lura said...

Pretty! You do a mighty fine coloring job...

Donna Northcott said...

Love the card thank you

donna mikasa said...

I knew you'd rock the new release! Wow, those magnolias are super gorgeous!! LOVE your cards!!

Shirl said...

love what you've done with the magnolia stamp set.

Shirley
(shirleybaker19@hotmail.com)

Midori Pulelehua said...

WOW....WOW....WOOOOOOWWWW!!!! OUTSTANDING!!!!! So life like!!!! JUST AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Christine R. said...

Your coloring is incredible! I wish I could do that!

Brithzi said...

Striking and fantabulous! Wow!

Judith White said...

Beautiful cards!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Gorgeous cards! Your flowers look hand painted!

adele holcomb said...

Beautiful coloring on the flowers!

Kathy H said...

Gorgeous! I'd love to see how you colored that Mondo flower.

conil said...

You consistently leave me in awe. WOW! WOW! WOW!

Barbara said...

You really nailed the texture of the flower petals. I am going to have to try stamping with Antique Linen. I like the look.

Teresa W. said...

Beautiful cards! Your coloring is amazing!

Michelle Adams said...

Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Totally stunning! I love the last one especially

Darla said...

Your magnolias are stunning! So in love with this set!

Darla said...

Your magnolias are stunning! So in love with this set!

Barbara said...

Such beautiful cards from this great magnolia stamp set. Julie hit it out of the ballpark with her designs and so did you with your creations.

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful coloring on your flowers.

Sharbogast said...

It's amazing how much detail you got with your copic markers. Wow.. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Sharbogast said...

I know I already commented, but I am just stunned. Do you have a video tutorial on getting the detail on those flowers?

Silvergirl said...

Oh my stars!!! Your first flower card is just jaw-dropping! Gorgeous!

Megan said...

I think your copic coloring is more than just ok!

jennifer delauter said...

I'm very quickly falling in love with the Mongol Magnolias stamp and die set!! Your cards are Gorgeous!! I especially like the top one where you colored the flowers with Copics. They turned out beautifully!!!!!
The second card with the layers popped up really adds dimension to the card.

Patricia Barber said...

Beautiful coloring of your flowers! Just Gorgeous!

sentsue said...

Wow. Those flowers are incredible. Beautiful.

Jessie said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Lovely coloring! I definitely have the Mondo Magnolia on my wish list.

Betty Sue said...

You definitely captured the texture!! Awesome!!

Crystal said...

As soon a the page started loading and I caught my first glimpse of the card I literally gasped out loud! Your coloring is beyond fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing.

Janice Elder said...

Your technique of using antique linen for stamping is one I will be using

Janice Elder said...

Your technique of using antique linen for stamping is one I will be using

Janice Elder said...

Your technique of using antique linen for stamping is one I will be using

Linda Rubarski said...

Great cards love the colors.

Kris Engler said...

Your creations are mini masterpieces! I absolutely love them!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are so beautiful!! Love this new release:)

Amy McCue said...

Your Coptic coloring is just lovely!

Karen said...

Oh that is so pretty

Natalie Godfrey said...

Adorable cards thanks for sharing.

Jean Bullock said...

Wow, what awesome coloring and layers. Well done.

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow your coloring on the magnolias is gorgeous!!!

Carol H. said...

Your cards are beautiful! Your coloring with Copics is stunningly awesome!

Jeri said...

I love how you colored the petals on your flowers. Very realistic looking.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! SO IN LOVE with the New Release and I CAN’T WAIT to get ahold of these!! =) SQUEAL!! LOVING your AWESOME Cards!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Vikki Hein, Roseburg, Oregon said...

ooh, I really, really would like this stamp - magnolia's are so beautiful!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Gorgeous cards, so much talent!

Jennifer said...

Love, love, love your cards! This magnolia is just gorgeous!

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous creations, Alice! I love the coloring and how you show the depth with the shading! LOVE!

Meg G said...

Wow!! Your coloring is absolutely amazing!!

Laurie B. said...

Gorgeous cards! Your coloring is stunningly beautiful.

victoriasc said...

That is some gorgeous Copic coloring! Love the flower stamp!

SHartl said...

oh my gosh, those flowers are so beautiful! Your coloring is amazing!

KimC said...

Alice, the detail on those magnolias is so amazing! Thanks so much for sharing, just lovely.

Liz Lumsden said...

The mondo magnolia is too awesome! Just like your cards!

Roxy Timmons said...

I said it in Instagram and I will say it again PERFECTION just stunning cards

Amy A said...

Omgosh! These are stunning! Gorgeous coloring, design and layers! Love these!

Debbie Lou said...

Love the large size of the gorgeous
magnolia stamp. You certainly have a
lot of talent--thanks for sharing.

Martha Miller said...

Cool cards. You did achieve the veins in the magnolias.

Margarita said...

Incredible! Golden thread looks amazing! Wonderful cards!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Donna Cala said...

Truly breathtaking! Your mad skills are really showing with the gorgeous brush strokes on the flowers.

Juddie Finison said...

Your cards are works of art. Very beautiful.thanks fir sharing.

Dana said...

Wow!! You flowers are stunning!!

Diane DelaBarre said...

Your work is always SO amazing. I love your no-line work. Very beautiful.

Peggy Fitzmaurice said...

Your card and style is fabulous. I am really loving this stamp collection

Cindy H. said...

Adore your first card. Your coloring is amazing!! Yes, you certainly did capture the texture! Did I say amazing!

Mary Locke said...

Your Coptic magnolia is absolutely stunning. All of your creations are gorgeous... Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Kathy BM said...

Stunning cards Alice! You have showcased the stamps beautifully.

Rosemary said...

gorgeous cards... the coloring is amazing!

Shelley C said...

Lov3 the pink magnolia! Great coloring. Didn't know you could use distress ink with copics.

Nancy said...

WHOA! You captured the magnolia perfectly! You did a beautiful job! Thanks so much for sharing such inspiring creations with us!

Kathleen Warren said...

Your coloring with copics is simply beautiful

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Wow. Your flowers turned out so gorgeous! I need coloring lessons from you.

Amante del Papel said...

wow your coloring awesome, this flowers looks so real! beautiful cards, love them!

Dee in N.H. said...

WOW! Your coloring just blows me away! Your cards are stunning!

stampwithsandy said...

Oh my goodness these cards are amazing! I must have that magnolia stamp!

Judie said...

Your cards are stunning! And your colouring are MORE than just ok! :)

Marty B said...

Gorgeous stunning cards!

Rufred said...

Wow factor, love the first card!!

Lucinde said...

You colored the flowers so beautiful!!

Jill said...

Just Beautiful---great coloring!!!!

Anna Tolbert said...

Very cute!

Sue D said...

wow--love how you colored these flowers.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Lee said...

Wow, awesome colors!

Craftin Caly said...

the coloring detail on your petals are AMAZING! I have not seen the lines like that before - they look so realistic versus giving it the typical gradient color change! I'm very impressed! thank you so much for sharing!

karenb said...

WOW!!!! These are amazing!!!! My favorite of the hop!!!!

Marcia said...

Great job with the Copic markers!!

mgoll88 said...

Really fantastic creation, sooo wonderfull flowers and love the coloring

lG
Michaela

Bonnie said...

I think you did better than okay with your coloring. I think you did an awesome job. It was the first thing that caught my eye. Love your cards.

Sherry Butcher said...

Great cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

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