Sunday, April 12, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #7

Wow, I can’t believe we’re already up to number 7 in the Magnolia Down Under Challenges! This week’s challenge was set by the talented Debbie Pamment….and it was a real challenge for sure. The challenge is *Sepia*….yep, it was inspired by looking at old photos and that’s immediately what I thought of when I saw it. I don’t know that I really captured that look, but I definitely stuck to the colours…LOL!


I thought that this challenge called for a softer look, so I coloured Sitting Tilda and her chair with Su’s Watercolour Wonder crayons from the Earth Elements colours, with a little Blush Blossom and Pretty in Pink for her skin.


Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa & Choc Chip

Ink: Black Stazon, Close to Cocoa & Watercolour Wonder crayons

Stamps: Magnolia’s Sitting Tilda & Su’s Lovely as a Tree

Other stuff: Prima flowers, Close to Cocoa button and hemp twine, American Crafter Thickers in Chocolate felt, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Choc Chip wide satin ribbon, Aquapainter.

I hope you are all have a wonderful Easter Sunday. It’s days like today when I especially miss my family and really feel the distance between us. So, instead of drowning my sorrows in chocolate (I never even bought I single Easter egg this year! Though I do have a big block of Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut right here on my desk….LOL), I decided to buy myself some flowers from my corner store. They have the loveliest fresh flowers there…they always last for ages, usually more than a week, and they are the cheapest flowers in my suburb by far. In honour of Easter Sunday I’m going to share them with you….though I wish I could give you all fresh flowers in real life :)


Happy Easter to you all,

Lily signature copy


Kristy said...

I think you have done a great job with this challenge! I really struggled and didnt finish my card until yesterday lol.
Kristy xo

Anonymous said...

What a cute card Kristie. I have always been a sepia fan.

Tracey Feeger said...

You did a wonderful job on this challenge too Kristie. I love the flowers too. It is lovely to have them last that long.

Kathryn Mangelsdorf said...

Hi Kristie, Happy Easter to you. You have been busy today and those flowers would brighten anyone's day. I love your Magnolia Down Under Challenges. I don't have any of there stamps so I can not participate but they seem to be very popular, I hope you win the blog candy so you can share more of your inspirational cards to others.

Cheryl Joshua said...

You have done a fantastic job on the challenge,I think we all struggled with it!!! I think you have captured the look,Tilda has that vintage feel to her!

Sammi said...

Oooooh... this is so lovely!!!


Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Kristie, great card, the challenge was just that, a challenge, but you did well.

Thanks for sharing the flowers. Distance can be a hard thing at holidays time and your flowers will certainly cheer up a few who pop past this post.

:) Marcia P

Precioso Designs said...

Gorgeous card Kristie and gorgeous flowers. Flowers do brighten your day and it is such a treat to buy them for yourself, I know when I do I cant help but smile every time I see them. Actually I might by myself some flowers this week, that is if my hubby doesnt. He has been a bit romantic lately so you never know. Hope you had a nice weekend.


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Fabulous card! I'd take the flowers over chocolate myself! They are beautiful!

Happy Easter.


Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, I love the trees you have stamped behind Tilda, great idea

Sharon said...

A fantastic card Kristie, I love the trees in the background and your flower is beautiful. Your fresh flowers are gorgeous too! I hope you enjoyed your Cadbury's chocolate!

Faye Butterworth said...

Another awsome card Kristie.

suemon said...

Hi Kristie, your card is gorgous, it sure was a challange this one, its all Deb's doing lol....

Kellie said...

Your card as always Kristie is gorgeous. I think we all struggled with this challenge but we all loved it! Love the flowers, they are so colourful, might need to shout myself some.

Anonymous said...

hey, I'm back....LOL!! Just love those flowers. When I saw them I had ideas going thru my head about using them for inspiration for a card. Then I went out to the garden, got side tracked and....... LOL. I've the attention span of a flea some days.

June Houck said...

Love the sepia and love the flowers (both the primas...nice job!...and the real ones!)


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