Sunday, March 28, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #39

This week's challenge over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges is to use "Stitching - real or fake" somewhere on your creation. I had a wedding card to make for a couple of teachers at the school I've been working at so decided to combine the challenge with my needs.

This card has been CASEd from my always amazing fellow DT member Debra James. Debra made THIS gorgeous card for her daughter's wedding last year. With the Magnolia wedding stamps not yet available I decided to "borrow" ideas from her wonderful design for this card. Debra had a stamped heart in the background but I have "appliqued" a DP heart on using freehand machine stitching. I learnt this technique years ago and it was sooo much fun to revisit it.

I used the same Tilda Debra used but didn't have the suited up Edwin - so went with this cutie instead. I also used a piece of knotted white ribbon to give Tilda a veil - the knot is just behind her head and helped to make the "veil" sit right. She has some dazzling diamonds on her head piece, lace hems and bouquet to give her that bridal sparkle. I've coloured the hair to match the real couple - a blondie and a redhead!




The DPs and the pink flower are from Kellie's Magnolia Down Under Store. And don't forget you can order these fabulous personalised stamps from Kellie too - and there are several styles to choose from.

Now don't forget to pop over to MDUC and see what the rest of the DT have created to inspire you, and what wonderful prize we have on offer this week!

xXx

31 comments:

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Its a lovely card Debbie,
Your friends will be touched when they receive it.
Luvya

Kylie said...

Hi Debbie - these cuties are just gorgeous! I lvoe your stitched heart. Very cute. I love Tilda's veil. LOVE the red hair.
Gorgeous!
KylieK

Tracey Feeger said...

Gorgeous card Debbie. Love the lovely couple on the card and love that stitched heart in the background. Great inspiration to all joining the challenge.
mwah
Trace

Sam said...

Beautiful card Debbie. Love the stitched heart, and the little veil. So cute.

Best wishes,
Sam.

Debra James said...

Hey Debbie, this is such a brilliant card, OMG I love, Love that stitched heart, It looks amazing and so beautifully done and the ribbon veil is a perfect touch to Tilda.She really looks like a bride. Its funny but that little Edwin just looks like my son in-law John waiting for Rhiannon on the day...Hugs xxx

Cheryl said...

Oh what a gorgeous card,the stitched heart looks amazing as does Tilda's bouquet and veil!!! So much gorgeous detail!!
xx

Sandra said...

Very, very pretty Debbie! Love the stitchery!!

Joan said...

Wow, that's a lot of fancy stitching!!! Awesome.

Kylie said...

Oh wow girl, you can sew! That heart looks fantastic! Love how you've pieced all this together with that gorgeous veil. The bouquet of flowers is just beautiful! So creative.

Kylie xo

Fran said...

Wow Debbie, this is so creative, I would never have thought to turn Tilda into a bride like that, the veil looks absolutely fabulous and I love the aplique heart, it makes the card look so textured and gives it that made with love touch. I am sure the happy couple will love it, I know I do :)

stephanne said...

I love your borrowed creation, you have built on to that Tilda in such a perfect way, her veil and bouquet are fantastic and would you look at poor little Edwin, the bride gets all the attention, you just have to show up, lol. Gorgeous work as always!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
Stephanne

LINDA said...

WOW!! This is simply gorgeous!! Love it!!! I have a little something for you on my blog..
Hugs, Linda

Sue said...

OMG Debbie this is gorgeous, absolutely adorable love everything about it!
hugs
Sue x

Kellie Winnell said...

WOOOOOOW Debbie this is GORGEOUS! I love the bunch of flowers she is holding WOW your just too talented Deb-a-licious! The colours are PERFECT for a wedding themed card. An amazing stitch inspiration to EVERYONE playing along this week with us!
Hugs Kel xx

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, your card is exquisite, a wonderful take on Debra's gorgeous card. Tilda and Edwin are adorable and so beautifully coloured, I love Tilda's veil and flowers and wow your freehand machine stitching is amazing. I'm sure the Bridal Couple will treasure this gorgeous handmade card always. So much inspiration for us all. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Leigh said...

Debbie, your free hand machine stitching looks great, mine is always all over the place. That's why I get someone else to do the quilting on my quilts. lol
Love the card, wonderful improvisation.

Melodie said...

Wow, a stunning card, love the stitched heart, it's great.
Hugs
Melodie

Mandy Schiller said...

Debbie, Lovely card you have put heaps of effort into this one and it has paid off.....You did a great job with the free hand stitching....

Mandyxx

scrappyjan said...

Debbie, This is so GORGEOUS!!! I love the amazing stitching..
hugs, Janiel

Chantelle said...

Aww, this is so pretty Debbie - love how you've added in the stitching - so clever. A very inspiring card for all to see - well done. x

Kimba-Slydog said...

So stunning!!! I love everything, the image, the colors, the romantic style.......just wow!!!!

Hugs,
Nicole

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Goodness Debbie, this is gorgeous!!! The flowers are the perfect touch!

I'm 15... count 'em 15... posts behind on your blog, so I shan't write a book on each one. Instead, I shall enjoy a stroll through the loveliness that is my dear friend's artwork.

Hugs and love to you!
Lisa

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so pretty, love the images and card design

Jane said...

Wow!!! this is stunning Debbie! I love the amazing design with the stitching!!! So cute how you've made Tilda into a bride too! hugs, Jane xxx

Sue said...

Deb, didn't you improvise with a flourish! I have one of the briadal couples, if only we lived a few thousand miles closer you could have come over and got it!! But, I love what you came up with! Being a redhead, I of course love Edwin as one. Nice appliqued heart too. Wonderful job as always.

Hugs
Sue

Dena said...

Good grief! This couldn't get any cuter! Everything is perfect! I love the flower bouquet in her hand. Just adorable!
Hugs, Dena

Marlene said...

So pretty! Love that heart!

April Rose said...

I love your stitched heart and Tilda's veil and bouquet--such creative details! Beautiful coloring, fabulous card!
Hugs,
April

Peta's Blog said...

Oh my god, you are just showing off now with your sewing skills LOL. I love it, Wow, I can't believe how great that looks. The couple are soooooo cute too. Awesome card as always Debbie!!!
Happy stamping
Peta xoxox

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow! I wish I had your patience!!! Very sweet ... and so much detail! Love all your little extras like the veil and the freehand stitching! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Marcia said...

Wowsers, you love your stitching! Beautiful Debbie, love the veil.

:) Marcia