Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Family Portrait ...Of Sorts!

I'm not quite sure who's family this is but I kinda like 'em. Today I have a card for you that originated from a challenge one of our newest Magnolia Down Under DT members set for the rest of the DT. The lovely Kylie set us a challenge to use MASKING! Of course she set this because she knew our wonderful Boss Lady Kellie has never used this technique - way to get in good with Da Boss Lady - LOL. Kellie added to our challenge by asking us to use stamps from different companies - can you guess why????????

I ended up using these stamps -
Baby Buds - Owie
Magnolia - Background
Kraftin' Kimmie - Charlotte and Doll

After I had worked out what stamps to use I had to work out how to present them! I had some faux wood I'd made for a previous challenge left over so the "portrait" idea evolved - the faux wood tutorial I used is HERE. I've actually raised the "frame" up on dimensionals to give the card some more texture - I must admit to missing "popping" up my characters! I must also admit it took me FIVE attempts to get them almost right - I forgot to mask one set, I didn't line the background up properly on another, a stamp smudged etc, etc, etc!!

I ended up using the FIRST one I stamped out - typical!!! The problem with this one was some ink got on the edge of my tree stamp and left some nasty black marks sitting up in the "sky"- soooooo - after all those attempts out came my paper snips and I cut the whole lot out and glued it onto some speckled blue DP - LOL.

The fabulous leaves and flowers I got from Magnolia Down Under and my personalised stamp, also from Magnolia Down Under, finish off my card!

I THINK I had fun - LOL - Thanx Kylie and Kellie for the challenge!



Kylie said...

You MADE that frame? OMG Debbie - it is awesome! You clever clever girl!! I love the images too btw :P

Have a great day,

Jackie Thomas said...

You've done an amazing job with this challenge. I love everything about it. xo Jackie

Kristy Young said...

Omg!!! Wow wow wow!!! This is amazing!!! Love it! U gunna have to show me how to do this frame!
Kristy xx

Sue said...

OMG Debbie this is Stunning, absolutely gorgeous!
I can guess an wow wow thats great can't wait lol.
Sue x

Kellie Winnell said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW Debbie I actually thought they were in a frame! You are such a talented person and an amazing inspiration I absolutely LOVE it!
Hugs Kel xx

Kylie said...

lol. Well it certainly sounds like you had fun. Absolutely love it. So very creative. Love the faux wood frame and expecially how you've cast a shadow in the ground for the images. Perfect!! 3 images masked too! You go girl!

Kylie ox

Cheryl said...

This is magnificent,the images look wonderful together and your faux wood looks so real!!!

Annette Bowes said...

Too Talented Debbie, this is wonderful! Your frame looks so real, very interesting family portrait lol! Have a great Easter, take careX:)

Liam said...

Beautiful work.


Melodie said...

It's is so stunning and the frame is wonderful.

Sammi said...

and it's such a cute family!!

Sammi said...

Wow Debbie! You are sooo clever! This looks really awesome! :D

Renkata said...

Debbie, that is so creative.
Love it.

Debra James said...

This is an absolutely amazing card- Its jaw dropping fabulous- Wow you never cease to inspire me Debbie and this is something I am just going to have to try...hugs xxxx

Butternut Sage Designs said...

ooooo she looks like me back in the day of raising my brood LOL!

Dena said...

Debbie! I know what you mean. I hate when all things seem to be going wrong after all that work!
I love the card though and definitely can't tell anything didn't go your way. It is super fun!!!!!! As are all your cards. You always give me a chuckle with your fun humor!!! Thanks!!!! Love it!
Big Hugs, Dena

Marlene said...

Stunning! Absolutely beautiful!!! You never cease to amaze me. I know I've said it before...but I'll keep saying it as long as it's true!

Sue said...

The frame looks like a real frame, I thought it was! Have to take a look at that tutorial. Your little family is so cute. Had to laugh out loud at your description of your trials and tribulations in creating this card!!!


Chat Noir said...

Your colouring always stands out Debbie and this is no exception. Love the images and the little things like shadows and shading. Dont you love having daytimes??

Leigh said...

Oh wow Debbie. A fabulous piece of artwork. Your colouring is fabulous and meticulous.

Tracey Feeger said...

You are creating the best things lately. Another wonderful card. Love the masking and the images you used. Great job.

Tasha said...

Oh wow this scene is amazing! The stamps look so sweet together! I love the colouring
love tasha xx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Okay, THIS is a winner in every way!!! I LOVE it!!!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

AMAZING, Debbie!! I love this 'family'!!!