Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Magnolia-Licious Highlites DT project for September

Hello everyone!!!
Today is the Magnolia-licious DT has a fun project for you for the September Sketch Project! This month our hostess is the amazing Becca Feeken and she asked us to use some of those new Bon Voyage Magnolia stamps and create both a card AND either a fun backpack or suitcase.

I had a blast with this project! I never get the chance to do my vintage stuff much these days and for this I decided that is what I would do.

I have lots of photo's for you to look at. Some of them are a tad dark and couldn't get them to lighten up. Not good with photo shop. :o(
Below you will find the links for the Project tutorials..
SCS Mini Backpack Tutorial by Mary Arima HERE
and/or Mini Suitcase Tutorial by Suzanne J Dean HERE

When I started my project I did the wonderful mini suitcase tutorial by Suzanne. Then realized that I would not be able to put my card inside of it. So at that time I decided that I was going to have to make my own suitcase my own way. LOL....

The box that I have made is out of 2 12x12 pieces of cardstock and it measures 9 x 5.5 inches finshed. I have so many fun and wonderful products on the outside of it. Tons and tons of texture! Gosh do I love TEXTURE!!

Now just where do I start????

First of all what inspired me to make a bigger type suitcase was from this very fun handle that I just happen to find at a vintage paper store. I have used Bazzill cardstock and Webster's pages for the outside of my suitcase. I have inked and distressed all of the edges with inks and used my file just a tad. I have used man-made tooled leather for the straps to match my handle. On the corners I have used a very easy to bend gold tin that I did use my circle punch for and then used some Metallic Rub ons to make it look old and worn. If you look down in the left hand corner you will see that I have used a beautiful brass butterfly from Bead Art and some brown rhinestones around the clock on the paper. The tag that you see hanging is a piece of formica that you get at home stores as samples. I have decorated it with Prima Flowers, brads, ribbon, stick pin, doily, pearls, Tim Holtz journaling ticket and the key and heart metal pieces are from Bead Art.

The tag reads: To My Friend. not sure where this stamps is from. sorry :o( As I stamped it the formica was just a tad slick and the stamp slip a bit. I decided that it was fine because of the old and distressed look of the case. Adds character right??? LOL...

So now do you want to see what is inside of my case? Yes, you guessed it!!!!!!!

A card with the very cute #215 FAREWELL TILDA on it.
And yes that is hand dipped chocolates you can see on the other side.

Well let's get a closer look at all of that.
I have made a divider on the inside of my case.
If you look close you will see that I have put a few Prima's on the tops of 3 of the candies. Of course the candies are all wrapped.

Now let's talk about the card...

Papers: Bazzill cardstock, Webster's Pages
embellies: man-made leather, trim, ribbon brown rhinestones, pearls, Prima Flowers, doily

I have used a piece of a Tim Holtz elegant flourishes. I have hand cut the heart that I stamped FORGET ME NOT on. I have used Crushed Shells andAntique Brass Glimmer Mist on the heart and part of the image.

I have used my copic markers to color the image and I have sewn the outer edge of the card.

The sketch that I used for my card is from Stamp With Fun challenge #74 by Saphira.
Now just a few close ups ....

On the picture above you can see that I have paper pierced around the whole image.

Now look at how cool that handles is!!!!! Notice the tin and leather like fabric I have used for a flap with a metal keyhole charm.

In the picture above can you see the antique brads that I put on the leather like straps?

On the picture above I have laid the case down a bit so you can see the texture of the card stock. I know it's hard to see but it has a beautiful texture of almost a leather look to it.

I hope you will come and join us this month at the Magnolia-Licious Highlites Challenge blog.
You could win win two (2) stamps of their choice from Magnolia-licious!
Sir Stamp alot has a challenge this month for distress it. So I will be entrying this over there this month.
Thanks for stopping by today!
I would really love to hear what you think of my project if you have an extra minute or two.

Hugs, Janiel


Maria Therese said...

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!! I'm speachless! This is just amazing!!

Martinas Welt said...

Oh my God! How stunning is this!! The suitcase is just amazing!!! And how you made everything...I am speechless as well!! A real masterpiece!

debby4000 said...

WOW this is amazing.

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!!! Words fail me this is just so utterly stunning and creative, love everything about it, your attention to detail is amazing! such a gorgeous project! Hugs Juls

Riet said...

Ohhhh wowwwww Janiel,This is so wonderful,I love the image and the colours.
So beautiful papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

orangedaisy said...


Tara said...

Excuse me while I pick my jaw up from the floor Janny...... wow girl! This project rocks, it's so beautiful, stunning in fact!! It's a work of art and you should be very proud, well done and thank so much for sharing this with us!
Hugs Tara xx

Cassandra said...

Your attention to detail is just stunning! And yes all the textures blow my poor little mind lol. What a piece of art. *hugz*

gina g said...

Wow janny this is absolutely amazing talk about a work of art it must have taken ages too, beautiful detail as always. luv gina xx

Angela said...

OH how gorgeous!!! This is wonderful, Janiel! You found the perfect papers to use for this project and what luck to find such a gorgeous handle and keyhold charm! Love the clever use of a piece of formica for your tag. And your card is stunning also. Beautiful coloring on your image. I could gush on an on.... ;) This is just fabulous! hugs, Angela

Anonymous said...

OMG, Janny, this is so one of a kind, I love it, so many details and textures! Top class!


Debbie Pamment said...

WOW - How TOTALLY gorgeous is this - am just speechless!!!!

Kylie said...

Your card and case are just gorgeous Jan!! I love those Websters Pages too. What a beautiful work of art!! And a wonderful gift. So much thought and detail. I am in awe :o)

Crystal said...

Oh my word TOTALLY GORGEOUS card and project...WOOOOWEEE!!!

heidy said...

Woww,Janiel, this is absolutly gorgeous!!!
Hugs Heidy

dolcreations said...

Unbelievable Janiel! You have put so much time and love into this gorgeous project! I absolutely am speechless. GORGEOUS work!!!!!

cathylynn said...

MY OH MY JAN!!! This is incredible! What a masterpiece and so much detail. You are truly gifted and I love what you do!!

Pati said...

Ohhh Janiel, this box is TERRIFIC. Love everything about it and also the content is wonderful. I am sure the receiver will freak out. ;-)
Thank you for the inspiration!

BIG hugs and have a great day!

Mamiogée said...

Coucou !
J' Adooooooore! C'est tout simplement DIVIN, MAGNIFIQUE

celia said...

Ohhh woauw! Wat kan ik hier nog aan toevoegen...iedereen zei al wat ik ook wilde zeggen!Schitterend gedaan Janiel...hoe begin je hier aan?!!!Super super super...en zo kan ik nog uren doorgaan! Geweldig mooi... heb je mijn adres? LOL!!!!
Je mag hier terecht fier op zijn!
Heel veel liefs,Celia.

Charlotte said...

Janiel, I am so jealous... What a gorgeous project. I love the details of the suitcase and the card. Lovely work.

Jannie said...

Ooh wow Janiel what a beautiful creation.
Really Gorgeous adorable etc, etc, etc.

Hugs Jannie.

Patti Jo said...

What wonderful detail on your project Janiel!!! Love your vintage look and how you made room for the card AND candy!!! Fabulous work!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Janiel, this is just crazy beautiful. Every single detail is just drop dead gorgeous.

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow! Janiel, your project just blows me away. I wish I could sit and design with you for a little while and learn how you put all your stuff together. I love you style! Such a perfect, drop dead gorgeous creation. Hugs,

Stampalicious said...

it's gorgeous!!!

Erika said...

Oh my, Janiel wow....thanks for sharing, whoever you have made this for is a very lucky lady. Stunning. x

Elle said...

The suitcase is simply STUNNING! Elle K.

Cottage Panache said...

I can't believe how fabulous the suitcase is and that is made from paper! I LOVE it!

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Janiel, well I too am speechless what a fabulous creation , I love all the detail. You are one clever lady:D xxx

Renkata said...

Janiel, that is really some special gift for a friend who is going away :) The card is so romantic and the suitcase wowoooozzzzaaa just amaizing.

Stay True To God said...

AMAZING!!! I'm so glad I found you on Webster's Pages!! You're work is just sooooo inspiring!! Gotta try that suitcase... it's awesome!!!

God bless & big hugs...


Sharon Keanly said...

Oh my GOSH!!!!! You have taken my breathe away Janiel. This is one of the best projects I have seen in blogland. Well done. Just LOVE it to bits. Beautiful work as always. hugs Sharon

Cordine said...

WOWIE Janiel, Just love it! One of the best.

Tammi said...

Janiel I LOVE everything you create, this is AMAZING! Love what you added inside! ~hugs

Tracy said...

Hi Janiel,
You really do need to do more vintage, these are amazing, truly beautiful and such gorgeous details.
I really love them, and one of my most favourite projects ever.
Happy crafting
tracy x

Kat said...

This is stunning Janiel. The card is beautiful and the suitcase is just amazing. What a lot of work you must have put into this project.

Kat xx

Dena said...

Very, very pretty Janiel! Love the vintage touches and the cool looking textures! This must have taken ages! What a gorgeous piece of work my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Peggie said...


Jackie Thomas said...

Well my dear friend, you have outdone yourself this time. Janiel, this is without out a doubt one of the most stunning creations I have seen. My jaw is still touching the floor. Hugs Jackie

Christina C. said...

OMG...I am totally blown away by this!!!!
This is one of the MOST AMAZING creations I have EVER seen! You have outdone yourself ... your card with matching suitcase is PHENOMENAL.
This should be featured in Magnolia Ink!!!!!!!!!!

coldwaters2 said...

WOWWWWWW Janiel this is absolutely, totally wonderful. I love both the card and suitcase this is amazing work, oh wowwww, you are one very clever lady.
Lorraine x

angelwhispers said...

Janiel you have stunned me yet again!!!!

This is just soooooooo gorgeous love it!!

Chanelle xx

paola said...

ABSOLUTELY!!! GORGEOUS!!!Lost for expletives to use on how impressed i am by this suitcase of your, just one of the best projects i have seen in a long time.WELL DONE!!!

Rene said...

Holy moly! WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!!! (Ok, not really a word, but you get my drift!) This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG! Janny you knocked this challenge to Mars and back!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about it! What a beautiful piece of art! I don't know what else to say! You've left me speechless! WOW!
hugs, Sharon

x laura x said...

wow this is beautiful.
x laura x

Nilla said...

Oh my, this is stunning! Thanks for playing with us at SWF this week! Hugs Nilla

Michelle said...

Well... you have outdone yourself girlfriend! Such details!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I've just been catchin up with your recent creations (I've been away to Prague) and I must say they are all darlin!!! This, on the other hand, is out of this world gorgeous and to die for. This isn't a card in a suitcase - this is artwork. Stunning, stunning, stunning! The details are amazing and I absolutely LOVE IT TO BITS!!!! Big Hugs to you! Lesley

Sinikka said...

WOW, I'm speechless
Sinikka :-)

Kathy said...

This is so sweet!!! I love the colors and that suitcase is too cute for words!!! Just adore your coloring and details as well!! As always you do such beautiful work!!

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness. This is absolutely exquisite. What a wonderful gift for someone to receive. Every element of this is perfection. Absolutely amazing.

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wow, this is amazing! I am in awe!
Thank you so much for entering this into the challenge at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Linapyssel said...

AAAAWWWWEEEEE WOW... I just lost my breath!!
This is absolutley stunning and what a piece of art!! The card is super aswell!!
Great job!!
Thank you for sharing this project at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck
Lina xx

pinky said...

Wow...I am picking myself up off the floor!! This is absolutely stunning. I am lost for words its truly an incredible project. Thanks for playing along at Sir stampalot this month.

Tracy said...

I forgot to say thank you for joining Sir Stampalot challenge.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sally H said...

oh WOW! What an amazing, gorgeous project! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Marjo said...

OMGosh this is beyond gorgeous, I love it! The details are just awesome! Your blog is fantastic I just had to become a follower! Look forward to getting a dose of your talent in my dashboard

Hugs, Marjo

Francesca said...

A wonderful creation , love the distressing.
Thanks for joining us this month at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

FitterTwit said...

Janiel...That is just so freaking amazing!!! LOVE IT!