Saturday, April 11, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #7 - Sepia Tones


WOW - we're up to week 7 already!!! This week's challenge was set by ME!! When Kellie asked for challenge themes I had recently been going through some old photos - so that's where the inspiration came for this theme. Of course it is only for inspiration - so a little bit of colour is allowed - right??? I just HAD to make the little heart on the envelope a deep red - so then her ribbons and the flowers needed to be added to balance everything out! I LOVE the Tres Chic background stamp - it's sooo versatile! And then of course there's Tilda's Nestie oval seat and some Forest Branches Cuttlebugging - I'm finding this embossing folder gets almost as much of a work out as my Swiss Dots and Divine Swirls - think they're my top 3 faves!

As I'm about to publish this post it's occured to me that it's been made with the colours Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and Close To Cocoa - and we've just spent this beautiful Easter Sunday morning hunting eggs made with similar ingredients - how funny is that?!?! LOL
Edit - the eggs we were hunting were of the chocolate variety - not eggs coloured in these tones, yummo!

Hopefully this inspires you to come along to MDUC and check out what the rest of the DT have done. And don't forget to join in the fun!

24 comments:

Mandy Schiller said...

Very pretty card Debbie! Love the sepia theme, what a great idea! Hopefully I might get some time to play along as well.....

Mandyxx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

What a cool challenge, Debbie, and your card is awesome. The pop of dark red really balances the design so well. And I know what you mean about that Cuttlebug folder... it's one of my faves, too, although you wouldn't know I own any lately. I need to pull them out and get to work! LOL

So you color your Easter eggs in neutrals, like brown and such? I've never heard of that. We do them in color, ranging from pastels to jewel tones.

I hope you're enjoying your Easter Day!

Lots of hugs,
Lisa

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Yeah, you can have artistic liability and add some red! It looks great, the red balances it well.

Happy Easter, happy choccy egg munching!

:) Marcia P

Kristie said...

This is just gorgeous Debbie! I was a bit stumped to begin with, but I ended up really liking the way it turned out.
Though your pop of red really makes this card extra special...nice work ♥

Kristy said...

Your card is gorgeous Debbie! I really struggled with this one and didnt finish it until yesterday lol. 18 sleeps until convention!!

Cheryl Joshua said...

This is gorgeous Debbie,you did a fabulous job with the theme!!! Everything blends in perfectly!
Happy Easter!
xx

Sammi said...

Hi Debbie,

thanks for a challenging challenge! :)

I adore your card, It's just gorgeous.. I love the addition of the red! :) Lovely colouring too!

Sammi
xxx

suemon said...

Hi Deb, you set a good challange this week I nearly chickened out lol....love yours great colours, thanks for the 'challange'...
hugs
Sue

Leonie said...

Oh Debbie, this card is so sweet, what a lovely theme for a challenge!

Precioso Designs said...

Very cute Debbie, I love this stamp. Even the fact that she has a letter...just like the old days before email, blogs etc.

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card Debbie, the papers are fabulous and I love the Tilda you have used. The red flowers really lift the card

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Debbie, the red flowers really compliment the card. I hope you enjoyed your chocolate eggs!

Faye Butterworth said...

Debbie, Another lovely card.

Kellie said...

Well you already know that I think this card is just absolutely adorable, love it!
Kelx

Debbie M said...

As always a really gorgeous card!! I love everything you have been doing.

Debbie M

Ramona Michaluk said...

Gorgeous card Debbie - love the added touch of Red, it really finishes off the card beautifully.

I know what you mean about the Cuttlebug folders - I have some favourites that I always seem to use too.

Hope you didn't indulge too much in the Chocolate eggs and bunnies over the last few days !! Happy Easter :-)

Chat Noir said...

Nice try.... pretending it was the old photos when it was REALLY all the chocolate that gave you the idea!!;-) She looks very wistful, waiting with her letter. Lovely.

Liam said...

What a beautiful piece. Love it. As usual always impressive.

Liam

~Christina~ said...

I love the neutral tones with a splash of deep red :)

Emily said...

Wow, great challenge Debbie and an awesome card! Your little red heart is perfect and those flowers are beautiful. I love it! I can't believe that I almost missed this card...how did that happen???

Stamp and Smile said...

Super take on this challenge Debbie! Such warm rich colors and the embellies are so SWEET with Magnolia! She is such a cutie pie and looks SO happy with her letter in hand. Those buttons are perfect for the flower centers. Adorable in my EYE! Smiles Debbie! :)

Norma said...

debbie, i just luuuvvv your card. i like the touch of red that you've put. wonderful card, like your others.
xxx
norma

Helena said...

Thats exactly right, those splashes of red on the card are amazing, love, love your card!

xxxx

Merry said...

You have beautiful cards on your blog and this one is so cute. I love all the layouts and colours you use.