1 September 2012

Magworts School of Wizardry

Hi everyone, hope you're having a lovely Saturday so far! 

A Magnolia faux book to share today and using Magnolia stamps to create Magworts School of Wizardry and I enjoyed bringing these two Edwin's and Tilda into my Potteresque scene :D. This is the most stamps I've ever masked together, twelve were used in all, so it took some working out to get the order of the layers of masking and stamping.

The book is an SVG Cuts cutting file, the star tag and black lace at the bottom are Magnolia DooHickey dies, the black title letters are a Tim Holtz strip die cut and sentiments were computer generated. Everything is watercoloured on the scene with distress ink markers, watercolour markers and crayons. 

To get a nice even black colour on negative stamps such as the Magnolia skyline houses at the top of the scene and when stamping onto watercolour paper, I stamp and then go over any mottled or not quite black enough areas with a black permanent pen.

I'm entering my project in the Tilda's Town challenge where this week the theme is 'back to school'.


Exclusively by Mel said...

WOW how amazing is your book?!! you are clever, I love it! I've been looking at it for ages :)
Love, Mel. xx

Christina C. said...

Gasping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG, Chris, this is absolutely phenomenal...I am at a loss of appropriate superlatives! Such an incredibly gorgeous project...WOW..awesome masking and coloring and the creativity of this amazing project blows me away!!!! Absolutely

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, I love your fantastic take on Hogwarts!! this is a brilliant piece and how you managed to mask 12 stamps makes you the heroine in my book. Wonderful, wonderful job.....Crafty hugs, Anne x

G Peplow said...

Hi Chris, Wondeful imagination and the skill to carry it out, fabulous work!! Love this, Gay x

Sasha said...

Such talent! Beautifully masked and coloured, and so much attention to detail! This looks fantastic, Chris!! x

Danielle Champagne said...

OMG!!! Out of this world gorgeous, I am a fan of harry potter, and just love this scene you created. Harry, Ermione and Ron are adorable. your coloring is fabulous. BEAUTIFUL, SPECTACULAR!!!! I love it all. Thank you for sharing such beauty this morning. it inspires me always. Hugs. and have a nice day.

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Chris, I think this is the most amazing piece for me you have created. Wow... Sweetie can you tell us how long you work on average on such a large piece to color??

I do not know how to put this into words but alone the idea behind this book and the stamps you put together it's just out of this world.

Hei Chris, thanks for your comment yesterday - I saw it that was sweet of you mwah!

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Just showed it hubby.. He said "awesome"

Riet said...

So beautiful Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Crafting Queen said...

wow this is just stunning!!!!!

Alberto said...

Hello Chris!

i never know if you prefer the comments on your magnolia blog or on the main one..i have thinked to leave it to you here..
okay, the coloring is again out of this world! AMAZING!
the colors and the charicters are amazing!!! wow! so many chic touches! you're just the best!
today i've made a card inspired by you.. hope you don't mind me...anyway when i'll post it i'll let you know, ok?
well well well...i have to ask you if you'll carry this to boras? i would LOOOVE to see this in real life! amazing, again!

hugs, Alby

- i'm already counting the days!

Faye said...

Oh Chris, this is just soooooooooo fab. I can't tell you. X

Julie said...

Wow, Chris - you are so inventive!! This is awesome, of course - your colouring is divine, but I love all the elements you have brought together - quite inspirational, you are!! Hugs, Juliexx

Delphine said...

WOW, Chris, your Magworts is just brilliant! There are so many things I love here... Magnolias of course, Harry Potter, masking to make scenes and the layout and colouring are just jaw dropping!!! Have a great weekend! Hugs Delphine xx

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness - 12 images masked! No wonder you need a vacation. This is brilliant! Anyone who knows and loves Sir Harry would love to have this masterpiece. The recipe for your card --- well --- first you have to have the imagination, then the skill and talent to accomplish to color and put it together. Then all you need is the $1,589.22 for the stamps, inks, crayons, dies, water colour markers,
die cut machine, paper and what ever an SVG is. Hmmmmmm - makes you realize just how valuable this faux book is!!!!!!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris!
It doesn't get much better than this.
wow! twelve stamps to mask. you are amazing. Love the background. Colouring once again is awesome.
Hugs maz

Patty Sue 2 said...

This is stunning! I can't believe the work that went into this....awesome masking!

Dena said...

WOWZA! Gorgeous coloring!!!!! This is such a great project!!!!!
I think I might take one of Christi's classes and then yes, we should swap!!! I'll let you know how it goes! haha!
Hugs, Dena

Shelby said...

How wonderfully creative! love this idea and your coloring is out of this world.


Cami said...

Wow Chris, this is amazing! Stunning! What a work of art! Masking 12 images? That's hard work! What an incredible job you've done here! But I'm not surprised at your creativity. You should illustrate for children's books!


Sue from Oregon said...

Aside from the obviously wonderful coloring, I can just imagine how much fun you had making this! Oh so creative!

Kjersti said...

This is awesome Chris, love all the layers and the coloring is gorgeous!
Have a nice Sunday!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Fiona said...

12 masked images...RESPECT, girl!

Teresa said...

Brilliant Back to school book, you are so talented. Thank you for joining us at Tilda's Town this week. Teresa x

Becky said...

Wow, so many stamps-it's a work of art!
Thanks for joining us for this challenge at
Tilda's Town Challenges
Hugs, Becky x

I've got candy on my blog if you're interested, http://attic-crafter.blogspot.co.uk/

Hanna said...

OMG! I'm going trough your blogposts for inspiration, and I just can't believe I haven't seen this before! How could I miss this!? It's a MASTERPIECE! I LOVELOVELOVE this idea, it's so fun and creative! I showed this to my frined who is a true Harry Potter fan, and she became just as speechless and amazed as me.
Brilliant work!