Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Magnolia-licious Color Inspiration Challenge for October

Hello Sweet Readers,

Did you have a three day weekend? Did you take advantage of this gorgeous Fall weather? I want to say, "Happy Thanksgiving" to my Canadian friends! I just played a bit this weekend and watched our semi-annual church General Conference on TV. It is so uplifting!

This month, our challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog is being hosted by Cathy. Just below is Cathy's color inspiration photo for you using the colors red, yellow, and brown. You have from October 9 through October 22 to create something warm and wonderful - reflective of Fall. Make sure you have used a Magnolia image, please!

Of course, there is a prize for one lucky player. Diana is the most amazing person when it comes to wonderful prizes. You will win...... are you ready? ............

This will surely be a treasure of a prize, so please consider jumping in and creating a Fall themed Magnolia card using the colors of red, yellow, and brown . I love the colors of Fall, so the photo was perfect for me! How about you?

Here is my card using that lovely Autumn tree as the inspiration. I chose to make an easel card (my second ever) which took me longer than a three paged square card! LOL

Here are closeups of the top and bottom panels:

My stamped images have been hand painted. The chrysanthemums are from WOC. I've used a pop dot to elevate the bristles on the broom head. The owl has also been elevated using pop dots as has the banner. I added some Flower Soft at the base of the trees so it would look like grass.

I used several Magnolia stamps. I have also included the link so you can see the stamps that Diana currently has in the Magnolia-licious store front. If you are interested in some of those that are not currently in the store, you may want to touch base with Diana to see if they might be ordered.

Autumn Tilda with Broom - Turning Leaves Collection 2012

Tree Row Forest

Mushrooms in a Row - Autumn 2008 Collection

Owl - So Spooky Collection 2009
Stitched Fall Leaves Set - Autumn 2008 Collection
Pumpkin and Leaves - So Spooky Collection 2009
Sea Banner - Bon Voyage Collection 2010
Wooden Fence - Fall, Christmas, and Father's Day 2006 Small Pumpkin - Christmas, Winter, and Halloween 2006

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you will leave a comment for me. I treasure your thoughts. Please stop by again and take a moment to visit Magnolia-licious! I hope you will enter this fun challenge. You have until the 22 of October!

Love to you,

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

Fashionable Stamp Challenge - Shades of Fall

Wild Orchid Crafts - Anything Goes

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - dies


Anonymous said...

I love the colours and the pretty scene you've created, just beautiful
Hugs Julie P

Jenny said...

Such warm colours and fabulous image. Love it! x

Kelly said...

This is fabulous Chris, I love the colors and Tilda with the owl. Your design is perfect too. Another great card you made.

Cathy Lee said...

Such a sweet card, Chris. I love the circle easel design and all the gorgeous images on it really makes it POP. Tilda looks lovely and beautifully colored as always.
Cathy Lee

Suzan L said...

Hi Chris, your easel card is so gorgeous! I love the fall scene that you have created with all the wonderful Magnolia elements! Have a wonderful day!

cabio's craft corner said...

Such a cute and adorable scene on this shape card Chris. Lovely and sweet coloring with those beautiful little flowers :o)

Sheri said...

My goodness Chris!! There is sooooo much to love here!! OH MY! The amount of work that you put into this paid off with a jay dropper!!

Norma said...

Ooh, my fave type--a shaped easel card! Chris, it's stunningly gorgeous. Love all the autumn colours. Beautiful design. Love the scene. Fabulous job of incorporating so many Magnolia images into your card. Love all the cutouts for a the 3-D effect. Kudos.

Esther said...

Wow - what a lot of lovely autumnal details going on...great easel card - Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC..Esther xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

OMW, this is jaw droppingly gorgeous! So much beautiful detail to drool over, beautiful colours and I looove round easel cards - fantastic work!

Thank you for joining our Autumnal challenge at FSC!
Best wishes from Under a Creative Spell

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Chris!! Love all the fall details!! : )

Karen said...

STUNNING! Gorgeous design, color choices and coloring. And the owl well that is just perfect.


EnblogSail said...

Whoa!!! what a beautiful card!

Pam Sparks said...

Adorable Chris! Love the scene you created with this cute Tilda! So cute! Fabulous shape card!

Myrna I said...

I love Fall and your card is perfect! Love the Tilda image and the owl. We've had an owl around here all Summer. i hear all the time. Beautiful card Chris with all its details!

Malin ~ Lillpiga said...

Thanks for joining us at WOC with your lovely card!

Regards Malin

cathylynn said...

WOW Chris this is totally gorgeous! I love the easel style and your coloring screams AUTUMN! Great job!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Jean said...

Wow Chris, not sure if I saw everything as there was so much to see. A stunning card that took so much time to do I am sure but just so stankin cute!! Colors all there along with so many places to go!! A really great card... Love your layout, great for this type of card.
Hugs, Jean

Candy said...

LOVE you're round easel card.
You are the
queen when it comes to getting the most stamps on a card!!
Your colouring is out of this world gorgeous.
Really like your die shapes - like the little one around your sentiment.
Love, Candy

Linda Palmer said...

Oh my Chris! Your work just amazes me. It is always so out of the box and so beautiful. I love everything about this card.

Yvonne Garner said...

Wow! A work of art, indeed. Lovely coloring, too. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at FSC! Best, Yvonne

Kylie said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for playing at WOC this fortnight.
Hugs Kylie x

Christina C. said...

What a phenomenal interpretation of that lovely fall picture! You created a most fabulous scene....love the shape of this easel card and Miss Tilda is colored and showcased to perfection!
Stunning design work and gorgeous details surround this lovely Tilda!

Fliss said...

A really cute card with such a wealth of detail.
Thanks for joining our Autumn challenge at FSC and wishing you good luck.
Fliss x