Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge-Brown, Vanilla & Blue

I hardly ever play along with these challenges because I do not have any Tilda stamps, and I really cant afford another obsession. But, luckily for me, my very kind friend Philippa came over today and brought along her selection of Tilda's (which is fast growing) to stamp off for my daughter to help keep her occupied over the school hols! Well, I managed to stamp off a couple for myself too! (Gotta keep the Mama happy too!!)Coloring is so relaxing, and I am so thankful to Yvonne for giving us (her team) some coloring tips at our last team meeting. My coloring, whilst still needs practise, has improved so much since then! I had a brainwave to create a scene within a picture frame, so I looked up the "faux wood" tutorial on Marelle Taylors site and whipped up the frame. Then I hunted through all of my retired SU DSP, because I just knew I had some that resembled wall paper, I only had a very small amount left, luckily, enough for this card! Then I just created a bit of an "outdoorsy" theme with the lovely as a tree stamp set & some sponging. I have a heap of pewter hodge podge left over from last years catty too, so I used that to "mount" my "frame" on my "wall" lol! Such fun, so glad I could play along this week :)

13 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh Leonie this is soooo clever - love the "framed" picture idea - and what do you mean your colouring needs work - this is GREAT!
Gorgeous!!!
xXx

Alicia said...

This looks really effective! Love your card.
Alicia xx

Kellie said...

OM MY WOWZEERS, that is amazing Leonie! WOW, blown me away! Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge.
Kelx

Philippa said...

This is fantastic. What a lovely finish. Very beautiful. Love the faux wood technique.

Tracey Feeger said...

OMG this is simply gorgeous. Your colouring of Tilda is beautiful and the frame idea is just brilliant. Thanks for playing along at MDUC.
mwah
Trace

Norma said...

Leonie, stunning card! You've done a terrific job in colouring Tilda. Love the background image. Very creative of you in using those hinges. Love it.

Hugs.
Norma

Lynda S said...

You have done such an AWESOME job on this Leonie. I thought it was a picture until I saw the DSP behind it..LOL!! U just wanna clutch it close to ur heart.

Emma said...

Gorgeous Card Leonie. Love the fake wood frame. Very clever!

Kristy Young said...

WOW Leonie this card is awesome! Your colouring is so fabulous and loving the frame very clever! Thanks so much for playing in MDUC.
Kristy

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW,this is fabulous and very creative,love Tilda in the frame!!!
Thanks for joining us at MDUC.
xx

Ramona Michaluk said...

Love this card Leonie - the frame idea is great and your colouring is beautiful! Great work - Tilda looks just so sweet !!
See you soon :-)

Philippa said...

Congrat's Leo on winning at Magnolia Down Under. It really is a brilliant card. Yeah

Sue said...

Really cute card, love the wood frame and the scene you created, your coloring is beautiful on this image. Congrats on winning the challenge.