Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Autumn Splendor's Tilda with Beets and Carrots

Happy August 1st Sweet Readers,

Oh, how time is flying by! Remember when we were kids and the days just seemed to drag by? Now that I'm older, I wish I could slow down time!

I have had the privilege of being asked to be August's Guest Designer at Magnolia-licious,! I am pinching myself, I'm so thrilled! Never in a million years did I anticipate THAT happening!

Our hostess this month, Diana, has chosen the theme "Autumn Splendor" for the Monthly Challenge at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog. I would love to see you participate in this challenge! Diana has the best prizes ever! This month, you are playing for a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the Magnolia-licious store! Woo Hoo! Now, here are the rules:

You must create something using the current theme, Autumn Splendor. You have until August 31 to post your project. Your project MUST include at least one Magnolia stamp and must be a NEW creation.

I decided to create a card to go with an Autumn themed birdcage! LOL Here are the images for my first project this month.

I filled the interior of the birdcage with Autumn colored flowers, gourds, and pine cones. Then, I created a tag using the larger version of the Autumn Wishes stamp. The link leads you to the mini version of the sentiment. I'm sure Diana would be happy to order one for you. I also used one of the Autumn Sunflowers from the new Turning Leaves Collection. I stacked two of the flowers and separated them using dimensionals. Next, I cut a third one apart. I elevated the center portion of the flower using another dimensional and cut out random petals which I partially glued to the flower below. This allowed me to curl the petals.Here's a closeup:

Now for the card. All of the stamps are available at Magnolia-licious. I started by using the Turning Leaves Collection Stamp, Tilda with Carrots. I wanted to add some red beets to the basket because some of the carrots looked like beet tops to me, LOL. Also used is another stamp set from this collection on the cover. It is Autumn Oak Leaf and Acorn. I also stacked the lower right center acorn. There is a hidden tag under the mat. Here is the image:

Want to see the inside?

I love texture, so the addition of the burlap strip was essential for me! The Tilda stamp is "Tilda with Magnolia Branch" from the Summer Memories 2012 Collection. Diana doesn't have any in stock right now, but I know she will order it for you! I covered the magnolia flowers in Tilda's hand with little acorns I had in my stash. They were a perfect fit and matched the theme! Once again, I used the Sunflower stamp with dimensionals. I also used the autumn leaf and acorn set.

I hope you like my project. Please feel free to leave a comment if you wish. I treasure your precious words. Thank you for visiting. I hope you will return soon!



crazycrafterlady said...

Chris, I think your card and bird cage are absolutely gorgeous. I love fall colors and this card reflects that so perfectly.

Cathy Lee said...

Awesome project, Chris. This is so lovely and your card is gorgeous inside as well. Love all the stamps you used on this one. Your Tildas look adorable. Sweet bird house too, a nifty idea. Nifty...did I just tell my age?!? LOL
Cathy Lee

lovingrammahood said...

How beautifully creative and the colors are spectacular :) thanks for sharing.

Candy said...

Oh Chris!!!
You have done an amazing job on your card! I can feel the Autumn chill in the air. Your images are coloured wonderfully. LOVE your design of the card, and all the 3D elements.
You certainly deserve the Guest Spot on Magnolia-licious!!!
Big Hugs, Candy

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Chris that you've colored beautifully. Congrats on the Guest Spot on Magnolia-licious!!!!

Christina C. said...

Such a gorgeous autumn project! Let it come.....I love autumn!!!!
This is just spectacular, Chris....the inside of your card is just as amazing as the outside.
Beautiful coloring and designing...perfect papers!

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

Oh wow Chris what a stunning card. Gorgeous colours and colouring. Jenny x

..Karen said...

Chris, this is soooo beautiful! I love it! : )

Anonymous said...

This is just gorgeous, I love the papers and pretty card design, Beautifully done! Congrats on the GDT spot
Hugs Julie P

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Totally awesome, so pretty and love all the fall accents. Your coloring is fantastic.
Blessings Doreen

Cheryl said...

Hi Chris! Your card is just brimming with Autumn Splendor!! I love all the brilliant, fall colors! Great layout, papers and wonderful coloring!
I love it all!!

Sharon said...

This is absolutely stunning Chris. Wow, you have excelled yourself over and beyond the call of duty! Love all your textures and your colouring is fab. hugs Sharon

Only By His Grace said...

This is just beautiful Chris. you so deserve to be guest designer.
Gorgeous card.
hugs maz

Carolyn L. said...

Love your card, it makes me want Autumn to get here sooner!!!

Kelly Neis said...

You are totally Autumn, every thing you used is so cute and detailed. You did not miss a thing. Your card and bird house is gorgeous and will look great for a fall decoration.

Laura said...

Gorgeous projects! I love fall! and birdcages! Your card is so wonderful! I love how you've colored the Maggies, especially Tilda and how you did the beets. That added a wonderful punch of color. Where are the papers from?

Big congrats to you! Your deserve it for your work is awesome!

♥ Laura C.

Elle said...

I can sum my opinion up with one word: WOW!!!

Leslie Turner said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love the bird cage prop for your photo! Just stunning!

Paper Tails said...

Wow beautiful creation! Such beautiful details and colors!


Linda said...

Wow absolutely fabulous!!!!! Stunning design and colors!!!!! I love it!!!!

Frances said...

Love your card, Chris, wonderful coloring and so many lovely details to look at. Thanks for your visit to my blog. hugs, Frances.

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

((smiling)) My turn not to feel or hear my heart beat lol!

WHY WHY?? It didn't dung on me that this was your creation??

I saw it in the file folders uploaded by Suzanne and I thought it was her project,lol! I did forget you were our guest,((BLUSHING NOW))

Just to show you that I live under a rock ,GEEZ lol!

Anyways my heart skipped a beat when I saw all the creative outstanding details you added to everything.

The inside of the card is so pretty OMG you went above and beyond with everything wow!!!

Thanks for sharing your outstanding work and giving us some great eye candy for sure :)


THANK YOU for your sweet words on my blog.
They really do make me smile from ear to ear.Oh oh and the cute letter you sent to nicole melted my heart aweeee!!!((hugs))Ruby