Monday, January 17, 2011

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny….

Yep that is what I will be sharing with you.  I have to say coloring this stamped image had to be one of the biggest challenges for me.  But it was a fun challenge.  And if you haven’t  guessed by now what I am talking about then let me tell you.  Its all about the Mini Magnolias.  Oh they are so cute but so little.  When I first got them I thought how am I going to use them.  I know they will be great on tags but I wanted to do something other than a tag. Then it came to me.  I will make a match box and decorate the top of it with one of my mini magnolia stamps.  Here it is! Let me know what you think.


Matchbox 1

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My camera did not like this project. It did not pick up the colors on Tilda very accurately. She is so much prettier in person. Especially the color purple.


Gold Leafing Close-Up

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The swirl is from the Magnolia Doo Hickey Die. And I decided to gold leaf it.



Match Box – A template from my templates collection.

Chinese Tilda - 

Chinese Tilda colored with Prisma Color Pencils & Gamsol

Background Paper – The Rustic Stack (DCWV)

Swirl & Leaves – Magnolia Doo Hickey

Stamp Sentiment – (Beaded Ovals Stamp)

Prima Rose (Trellis Roses Purple Mist), Pearls (colored with Copic marker to match Rose), Tag, Swirl (gold leafed), and drawer pull on box is a hat pin cut down – My Stash



  1. Beautifully done! Great job.
    Hugs, Wini

  2. Hi Fran...what a great idea!! I'm with you..when I got my minis, I freaked because they're sooooo teensy tiny! I wasn't sure if I could see well enough to color them and actually stay within the line! haha!! But, I had no trouble at all...they were such fun to color!! Love 'em!! I've never iused gold the effect. Will have to check that out soon!! Have a great off to the office!! Pat Frank

  3. Fran, your little matchbox is absolutely gorgeous! I love that image in any size, and you've done a fabulous job! Love your gold-leafed swirl too! TFS

  4. Fran-
    This is gorgeous!! Your coloring is you did it on such a tiny image is beyond me!! Great work! : )

  5. Great card. Love the Magnolia dies and how they look. Your coloring is great as usual. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a GREAT DAY!!!
    Bob L.

  6. Hi Fran,
    I love this card and all your embellies. All of your cards on here are amazing. Your coloring is beautiful! I'm glad you shared your post on scalhints.


  7. Dear Teacher! Fran you have another home run sweet friend. This is beautiful and I love the match box idea. Wonderful project - gonna have to do the color pencils for sure. Wonderful!
    Sandy Dehon

  8. Very pretty, I love the colours you used. Great idea to gold leaf the flourish!

  9. Fran...she is gorgeous!!! I've been wanting to try the mini's. You did a great job!

  10. Love the Matchbox idea Fran! What an excellent job you did tying together the different elements that give this a very Oriental flair! Not so hard to color when you get started, I'm loving my Mini's and I challenge myself to get the details in on them...
    Awesome job...hugs...Barb

  11. She looks so pretty and that flower is amazing!
    Rene :D

  12. Fran, this little matchbox is adorable! I love the gold leafing. It looks so warm. Great job

    Chris Christensen

  13. see! That is PRECIOUS!!!!!

  14. It is very pretty! I know what you mean about not picking up the color, I have the same problem ;O)

  15. It's a cool card Fran. Love seeing this cute Tilda you picked and the sweet layout :o)

  16. I love the details on this card. The color choices are very soothing and calming. Very nice!

    Thanks for sharing,

  17. OMG, I had not seen this card before!! LOVE IT!!!

  18. Adorable! You did a great job and love the leafing!


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Hugs, Fran