Sunday, August 30, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #21 - A Card Recipe

This week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges Kellie has set us a Card Recipe to use. We need to include 1 flower, 2 ribbons, 3 brads and 4 colours/papers. I've gone back to a watercoloured Tilda this week - mainly because she was already coloured up and I haven't been well - how slack!!! I'm glad she came out to play though as I'm really happy with how she turned out and reminded me why I like watercolouring! I did cheat a little on the 2 ribbons though - I counted the one in her hair!

Here's what I used - 1 layered flower, 2 ribboons - in her hair and Riding Hood Red Taffeta, 3 SU rhinestone brads and 4 Papers - Bashful Blue Card base, Riding Hood Red Layer, Watercolour Paper and both sides of some Washington Apple DP. I also used some Crystal Effects on the balloons and Tilda's ribbon and boots, as well as some Stickles on Tilda's wings.

Don't forget to pop over to MDUC and see what the other DT members have come up with - and hopefully be inspired to give it a go yourself!!!

I'd also like to thank everyone for their get well wishes - it was heart warming and better than a cold and flu tablet!!!! Love you guys!

xXx

23 comments:

Alicia said...

This is a beautiful card Debbie. I love the crystal effects on the balloons - that looks awesome! Hope you feel better super soon.
Alicia xx

Annette said...

Lovely card, what a beauitful coloured Tilda, love the colours, hope you are soon fully recovered, take careX:)

Ramona Michaluk said...

Hey Debbie, love your card - you and I must be tuned into each other as I used the same idea with the top R/H corner on mine too!
(I hadn't seen your card until just now when I looked at the MDUC site.)

I love the way you've used that DS paper - it's such a bold pattern I've been a bit wary in using it.

The balloons look fabulous, as does the whole card. Lovely work!!

sandra said...

Balloons look so rel!
Love happy colors!
You made great card!
Hope you will get well soon!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Ange Kelly said...

Gorgeous card Deb! hope you are feeling better ... it feels like winter again here instead of spring, no wonder you got sick. Thinking of you ...

Ange :)

Tracey Feeger said...

Great card Debbie. I love this DSP it is so bright and cheerful. I love your colouring. Wonderful job once again.
mwah
Trace

Dena said...

My goodness, I hope you are feeling better, that was a bad one huh?
Well, you can't tell you felt bad by this cute card. I would have a hard time with the 4 color thing I think. Your watercoloring is so fabby, I LOVE it! Very nice layout too.
I thought of you today...my hubby sent me a cute email of koala bears in Australia try to get water from bikers and houses. They are the cutest pictures ever! Did any come to your house? They said it was 120 degrees and they were just too hot. ha ha!!! I guess this was last summer. Hugs, Dena

Merry said...

Great card...the crystal effects really finsih the card off.

Kellie Winnell said...

Well for someone that is not well, I think you have done an amazing job hunni! I love the crystal effects, it has given the perfect touch and the card in general is just gorgeous. Hope your feeling better. Thank you for an amazing inspiration to everyone playing along with us xx

Sue said...

Deb, love those shiny balloons. The water colored Tilda is beautiful. The ribbon in her hair definitely counts! Hope you're feeling better.

Cheryl said...

This is just beautiful Debbie,love your colouring and an awesome job considering you are not well!!! I was the same,I made cards no matter how sick I was.......couldn't do anything else though.....lol.....
Take care
xx

Alison said...

Stunning - this is soooo cute and I love the Crystal Effects on the balloons and the boots. Hope you are starting to feel a little better. Take care of yourself.
xox

Janet said...

LOVE IT !!! Wonderful coloring job - hoping you are getting better. sending {{HUGS}}

"Tillymint" said...

Very cute Debbie!!!
Hope you're feeling much better now!

Norma said...

Hey Debbie, in spite of being under the weather, you've created a beautiful card. Love the colours and always your colouring is fantastic (both in markers and watercolours). I do study you cards, you know. Trying to figure out how to do those highlights now.

Hugs.
Norma

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Love Love Love the crystal effects on the balloons Debbie very sweet!

Stamp and Smile said...

Hope you are feeling better!! That nasty transition from winter to spring gets me a cold too... you just want to hold your head under the covers! :)

Now your card puts a BIG smile on my face! LOVE the crystal effects on the balloons and Magnolia is sure a sweetie and cutie!! TFS.... :)

Kristy Young said...

Gorgeous Debbie! Hope your feeling better lovey.
Kristy xo

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Margaret de Witt said...

Very very cute and I love the paper choice.

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Debbie, the papers and image are so pretty

Marcia P said...

That's a great layout Debbie, and the image is a sweet one.

Glad your on the mend.

:) Marcia P

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Adorable! Makes me want to get my watercolors out...