25 October 2009

Just Magnolia - Challenge 28



Hi everyone, hope you've all had a great weekend! A card today for Just Magnolia challenge where this week there's a wonderful sketch by my DT friend Martine which I love. I've used this lovely Tilda for my card which was a gift from another DT friend Larissa, thank you girls. Colouring is with Copics with lots of spica glitter pen and stickles and sponging with distress ink around the edges of the oval scalloped nestie. There's also a frame above the image cut from acetate and stamped in white ink with a Laura Ashley stamp. Flowers are done in the same way as the frame, the largest was heated a bit to make the edges curl. The paper is Magnolia peaches and I've embossed with the Cuttlebug script folder and sanded some Core'dinations whitewashed card and plain cream Core'dinations. Added some faux stitching, doodling, polka dot ribbon, a die cut tag and punched and shaped leaves to finish. TFL.

29 comments:

CraftyC said...

Wow Chris, what a beautiful card. Love all the elements and such a pretty colour. Takes me back to my wedding, it was all peaches and creams though why I'm thinking of that now!!! LOL
Clairex

mckinkle said...

Amazing card! Such a stunner! The stitching is lovely and the little acetate frame took me 3 x to see it!
Keryn x

Ludkasz said...

wow Chris, this is wonderful card:):)
Beautiful elements and colours:)

Fiona said...

Chris, this is gorgeous, love the pretty colours and the acetate detail. The faux stitching is FANTASTIC! Never seen faux blanket stitch before.
Fiona x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! this is beautiful! i love the embossing around the oval too! this is just beautiful! wow!

hugs,

Chrissie said...

You have that magic touch, whatever style you choose to do. The colours on this are so delicate.
Just beautiful!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Chris.. I love the faux blanket stitch around the edges.. Gives it such a special look.. Great colors..Super job.

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Chris.
I just love the colours your design....everything!!

Karen x

Tessa said...

how cute!! love what you've done around the stamp!!

Marimer said...

Maravilloso card, el conjunto es precioso, los colores y el diseño son muy elegantes. Felicidades. Bss

judith@poppy cottage said...

Such a beautiful card, I love the colours! The acetate additions are really pretty, the extra layers add so much texture. A lot of work but what results, just gorgeous! Judith x

cats whiskers said...

This is just delightful Chris what fabulous colours and those ribbons are just lush a stunning creation dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Chrissie said...

What a fabulous card Chris, I just love all the different techniques you've used on this. A lot of it has certainly given me food for thought!

Larissa said...

Great card Chris! Very lovely colours and I am so in love with that peachy paper! Your faux stitching looks really fabulous!

Hugs,
Larissa

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow Chris, this is just gorgeous! Love the sweet image and those beautiful colors. Lovely use of the sketch and your details are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at JM this week! :)

cats whiskers said...

Well done dear on coming first in the |Magnolia Magazine Competion dear I am so pleased for you and I am in awe as usual of your wonderful creation
Big Hugs

Tara said...

This card really is stunning Chris and I had to take a very close look at the screen to be sure that the stitching wasn't real, it looks amazing!!
Hugs Tara xx

Anne said...

This is so gorgeous Chris! Your colouring is amazing and I love your LO! Absolutely wonderful! Hugs xx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Really Peachy. Reminds me of the bridesmaid dress I wore for my sisters wedding in the 80's ;o)
Love the faux stitching... looks great. Your colouring is amazing as always.
Hugs
'Thingy off the telly'.... yeah right!! ;o)

scrappyjacky said...

This is soooo pretty,Chris....and what gorgeous colours.

Di said...

Oh Chris i just want to give up when i look at your cards This is just fabulous!!! I love the flowers and leaves the way you have done it and your stitching is just brill also love the frame and bow love it all!!!

Hugs Di xxxx

Di said...

p.s that stitching nust have taken you forever!! xx

Mo said...

Chris your card is sooooooooo beautiful, full of great ideas, colors and glitter - I love everything on it! Congratulations!
Hugs,
Mo

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, this is spectacular Chris! I'm esp. attracted to the frame/flowers/leaves. How gorgeous! I am in awe, as usual for when I come here! ;-)

Georgia said...

Oh WOW Chris! This is fan-tas-tic!
Your colours look fabulous and I love the peach papers! This really is gorgeous and the flowers are beautiful! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Martine said...

ooo this is gorgeous hunni, love the colours and papers and such a sweet image, i am so happy that you liked my sketch, thanks for playing along with this weeks challenge :) :)

xx

Martine

Kathie said...

Hi Chris,
I just love your card especially the colours. It's wonderful.
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Maiju said...

Really splendid. Colours beautiful.

Mina said...

wow massive congratulations Chris but Im not in the least bit suprised...your colouring is always so amazing
Mina xxx