Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Magnolia-licious Color Inspiration Challenge for September

Hello Dearest Readers,

I am so very excited to have been asked to join the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Design Team! This is my first submission, and I hope you like what I have done!

Before I share my newest card, I'd like to congratulate the winner of my last blog entry candy draw. My sweet husband picked a number at random, and he picked.....

Number 4 - Candy!!!

Candy, please e-mail your mailing address to me so I can send you a little somethin' somethin'.

I'll be doing this again using the comments from this blog post. Just leave a comment for me and you'll be entered into a random number draw to be announced when I post my next card! How's that?

Here is the photo that I used to draw my color inspiration for my card:

When I looked at the colors in the photo, I saw burgundy, pink, green, cream, and brown. From that, I chose to emphasize the burgundy, cream, pink, green because we're heading into the Fall season. Here is my creation:

I chose to use Goosebump Tilda which I masked so I could use the Open Gate image from the 2010 Hoppy Easter/Spring Collection. I have colored my images using Distress Inks.

In addition to the stamps, I also used some delightful Magnolia dies (as well as other dies) to add those extra special touches to the card. The first die is called Tilda's Doily Doohickey Cutting Die. Also used, but tucked behind the mat, is the So Wrapped Lovely Heart Folded Tag Doohickey Cutting Die. Inside the card, I used Leaf and Swirl Doohickey Die #4

Here are the images for the interior of my card:

I saw something romantic in the photo of the chair and corner grouping. I wanted to add a little romantic look to my card as well.

I hope you will join in the Magnolia-licious Challenge! There is always a wonderful prize for one lucky participant!

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I hope to see your wonderful creation entered in this month's Color Challenge!


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


Anonymous said...

Beautifully coloured, gorgeous card inside and out
Hugs Julie P

Cathy Lee said...

Lovely card inside and out, Chris. Tilda and her goose are beautifully colored. Awesome design with all those pretty extras.
Cathy Lee

Suzan L said...

Hi Chris, Welcome to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Design Team! Your card is so gorgeous! I love the scene that you have created with all the fall colors! Have a wonderful week!
Big Hugs,

Sheri said...

Holey moley Chris!! This is over the top...amazing!! What a stunner of a card!! Love every single detail you've put into this card!:)

Linda said...

Wow stunning card image and coloring!!!!!! You did a fabulous job inside and out!!!!! Wow!!!!!

Paper Tails said...

Your card is gorgeous! Beautiful on the inside as well! Congrats on your DT position.


..Karen said...

This is so pretty...inside and out! : )

Damarys said...

This card is a dream.... so brightly and beautifully colored!

Louise said...

Beautiful card inside and out, gorgeous colours

Candy said...

Amazingly beautiful work!!
Love the scene on the front. Gorgeous colouring and design. The inside is just as wonderful as the outside!
Big hugs, Candy

Rosie said...

Congrats girl!!! You are so deserving of this opportunity and I can't wait to see all the amazing creations coming our way!! This is spectacular!! All the details are amazing.

Eulanda said...

It's a good thing you can see the drool oh my laptop. LMBO! This is just gorgeous!! Your coloring is incredible as well. So happy to be on the team and congrats to you too!! Hugs!

rovianne said...

Amazing card and so many details. Lovely.

Myrna said...

Congrats on being on the design team Chris! You do such beautiful work. Beautiful coloring on your card!

Suzi said...

Wow!! Chris, this is a stunning card, your colouring, layering and attention to detail are all fabulous. Many Congrats on your new DT post.
Suzi x

Pam said...

Beautiful card...inside and out. You're coloring is amazing Chris.

cabio's craft corner said...

Way to go Chris for the DT position and I'm happy for you!!! Gorgeous card and love the layout for both inside & out!!

Norma said...

Chris, congrats on the DT position. Woo-hoo... Gorgeous card. I don`t have this Tilda, but she`s adorable and beautifully coloured. Your card is beautiful inside and out.

cathylynn said...

Beautiful inside and out. Lovely coloring with special details. Great work Chris!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Cordine said...

Congrats on your DT position!
Card is gorgeous!

Barb said...

What an adorable card, luv your attention to detail and your "coloring."

Brittany said...

lovely, Hugs, Brittany,

Elle said...

All I can say is "WOW"!