Sunday, May 17, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #12 - Flutter by Butterfly

I thought I would be using Miss Tilda for a butterfly based card but I couldn't resist this image of Edwin and his butterfly net! I made his little cheeks a little redder than normal because those cheeky butterflies have had him running around!! Once again I have used my aquapainter and water colour crayons to paint all the Magnolia images - the fence, the butterflies and Edwin. I love this medium but also enjoy playing with other mediums - seeing the differences makes life interesting.

I have used the Chocolate Chip inkpad to "thump" the background texture on - such a simple yet effective look, especially for boys.

On a side note - I have torn a tendon in my right shoulder and some of my friends laughed when I told them and believe I have "stamper's shoulder" - is there such a thing - I hope not - LOL!!! It's not going to stop me stamping - but the vacuuming is too hard at the moment, what a shame!!!!

Hoping all is well with you and that you can come along and join us at MDUC this week - or just pop in to see what the DT girls have done...



Danielle said...

This is very cute Debbie! I love this Edwin image and haven't used it yet - maybe this is the perfect challenge now! Gorgeous colours and your colouring is fab with those water colour crayons! Just beautiful work!
Hugs, Danielle

LINDA said...

Beautiful card Debbie.. Love the darling little image..Your coloring is fab..Lovely work as always..
Hugs, Linda

Stamp and Smile said...

Oh' Debbie, I hope your shoulder heals quickly... NO FUN! For therapy all you can do is STAMP, “NO” house cleaning... prescribed by me!! He.. :)

Such a fun card with Edwin running after the butterfly. And the Nestie die is one of my FAV's... You did an awesome job coloring with the water colour crayons!! That medium is a challenge for me. Off to bed now, we had church tonight, but breakfast in town for a treat Sunday morning!! Can't wait... SMILES!! Get better soon... :)

Cheryl Joshua said... is so cute Debbie,I love that you have done the cheeks a little darker,after all as you said he's been chasing butterflies.I love everything about it,it is just FANTASTIC!!! I hope you shoulder gets better soon!

"Tillymint" said...

Oh so cute Debbie - am starting to love these Magnolia stamps!!
Sorry to hear about the shoulder but what a great excuse to get out of vacuuming!!!! Love it........Sue

Kellie said...

I just love this card Deb. Did from the moment I seen it. It makes making a boy card look so simple.....When it's not, well not for moi! On another note.....Told you you would love your paper snips!

Bec said...

Oh Debbie, I love this card.. It is just adorable.. Bec xxx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Ouch!!! How the heck did you tear tendon in your shoulder? That sounds terribly painful and uncomfortable. Will it heal on its own?

Your card is darling. I consider you a master at water coloring. I hope Edwin catches on one of those beauties after all that exertion!

Take care of your sweet self. I will say prayers for a quick recovery.

Hugs and love,

Philippa said...

oh this is beautiful Debbie. I think I will have to use little Edwin too. Your card looks great. It will be hard not to copy the whole thing.

Hope your shoulder is doing better. Don't risk it buy doing any housework. Maybe you need at least a month off. He He. Wouldn't that be nice.
Philippa xxoo

Dena said...

Oh so cute! This little guy looks adorable. You did a fantastic job on the coloring and love how those butterflies are colored!

Margaret de Witt said...

Beautiful Debbie. I love the colouring.

I have a difficult time with the watercolour crayons. Exactly how do you color with them? I'd love to hear your method.
Maragret :)

Kristine B. said...

Awesome card Debbie :) LOVE this Edwin, and he looks great with that fence. Love your "thumping" method on the bg too ;)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I don't have very many of these Magnolia stamps but this one I have to get! I love it!! Gorgeous work!! Where did you get this image?

Norma said...

Debbie, I love your scene card here. Fabulous. And your colouring is simply wonderful. I like the way you put one butterfly inside and one outside the frame. Great job.
Norma xx

Vikki said...

i adore all your work
V :)

Leigh said...

You do a wonderful job with your Magnolia stamps Debbie. Great colouring.

Sue said...

I like how you cut him out. He looks like he's running right out of the frame....very clever. Background is cute too. Great Card. Good choice of image, hee hee

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

I love this card Debbie, as Sue said it looks like he's walking right out from the card, gorgeous colouring, hope your shoulder is getting better,

Take care

Chris x