Tuesday, August 3, 2010
When I started my blog and visited sites from crafters worldwide, I couldn't get over the lovely cards and crafts created around the lovely Magnolia images. It seems that Magnolia stamps have a dedicated following. From what I have observed, crafters who use these stamps create images and backgrounds on their cards that are often very detailed and breathtaking. I really didn't know what the hoopla was all about until I got my own Tilda Magnolia stamp. Although the cute Tilda, Edwin or baby Tingla images don't have noses or mouths, the expression of the stamps is captured in the poses as well as from their costumes. While I am not one to create what some might consider fussy or overly embellished cards, I can appreciate the creativity and hard work of others as well as the time it takes to create such projects. There are some of you out there who are very opinionated and have voiced their dislike of Magnolias. While I am not fond on certain stamp lines, I would never go so far as to express my feelings as strongly as some do.
Interestingly, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed reading the Magnolia Ink Magazine which is published in Sweden. There are tutorials on coloring these images, new product descriptions, contests and winners, spotlight on crafters, project instructions and general articles about everything Magnolia. The coloring of these stamps is truly wonderful and flawlessly done. For now, I'll have to be satisfied with having only one Magnolia but I can't help but admire them from afar.
This card was entered into the following challenges:
1. Just Magnolia Challenge Blog - Week #66, Bev's Sketch