Sunday, July 4, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #53 - In The News

This week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges we're asking you to use newsprint somewhere on your creation. Now you can just use it in place of DP for some interest but I went a more literal route - I have a habit of doing that - LOL. I googled "newspaper articles" and discovered this article on the sinking of the Titanic. Now this isn't the happiest of stories I know - but it's a story that has always fascinated me - and not just because I think Leonardo DiCaprio is pretty hot - LOL. A distant relative of mine was a steward on the Titanic and went down with the ship - so I have a personal interest too!

I printed the article out and distressed it a little before adding a picture I found on the net too. This Tilda was just the perfect choice to be shouting out the headlines on the street corner and a touch of old lace I found in an Op Shop added to the period charm.

Now I know there's all sorts of FABULOUS news inspired projects by the DT over at MDUC - so why don't you pop over HERE and check them out, and then come along and join in the fun!!!



Lisa Foster said...

WOW! This is amazing! I can't believe you found the article and pic on line! It looks so vintage & gorgeous! Love it!

Leonie said...

This is serously cute! Love the bubbles too!

My hubby and I have a bit of a facination for titanic too, and yes, Leonardo does help!

Kylie said...

AWESOME Debbie! I love the Titanic idea and you pulled it off so beautifully as well. Very, very cute!

Karen said...

Debbie whe I saw your bit of newspaper - I thought were did she get that!!! But now I know. Awesome. Tilda looks great!! and I like your lace from the op shop..... cool

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, You are so creative, & come up with some amazing ideas, your card is fabulous. Tilda is coloured beautifully and the op shop lace and bubbles are perfect. A great take on the challenge and so inspirational for all joining MDUC this week. hugs Jodie from Oz

stephanne said...

This dark side of you is showing through, even in your Tilda projects, lol, kidding, kidding. I love your literal take on projects, couldn't be more perfect to be honest and your precise and wonderful execution really sells that Debbielicious look!!

Marilyn said...

This card is absolutely brilliant & I love everything about it.

Leigh said...

Absolutely FABULOUS card Debbie. Love it.

Melodie said...

So beautiful, great idea with the newspaper.

Annette Bowes said...

Stunning Debbie, love your gorgeous op shop lace and Tilda is coloured to perfection, take careX:)

Debbie Dolphin said...

gorgeous such a fab idea
love debbie xxxx

Tammy said...

I was doing the blog hop above and noticed this card and had to comment. I too have always been fascinated by the Titantic. They have a wonderful exhibit here in TN where we are visiting now. So this card is perfect! I love the use of Tilda and the background. Brillant idea.

Sue said...

First, Leonardo is HOT!
What a clever card. You're a Very imaginative and clever girl and this is just wonderful. Tilda is perfect for your creation too.
I have a "sinking" feeling I forgot something......nope, fantastic!!

Marlene said...

Wow - this is CRAFTASTIC!!! Love it!

Jane said...

I have to tell you Debbie, my jaw hit the floor when I saw your card!!! Such an amazing idea and so fantastically done!!! The colours are gorgeous and I just love, love, love the newspaper article!!! I have a thing for the Titanic story too, so dreadful yet fascinating and yeah I agree Leo is totally hot!!! hugs, Jane xxx

Cheryl said...

WOW this is BRILLIANT,love that newspaper article......I have always had a fascination with the Titantic as well!!! Though no family or friends on board that I know of.

Liam said...

Gorgeous Job. I love the boat in the background. Just fantastic.


Sammi said...

WONDERFUL Creation! So perfect!

RubyM:) said...

I AM SO STUNNED!!!!!! I literraly have my mouth wide open!!This is brilliant girl.UHHHHH YOU ROCKED THE THEME FOR SURE!!! DAAAANG!!! RubyM:)

Angela said...

Oh Debbie, this turned out just perfect!!! You come up with the coolest ideas!!! Thanks for all your comments!! I'm just now trying to catch up!! Well at least alittle!!!

Maria K said...

This card is sooo creatively done!Love the titanic theme =)!awesome!
Maria K

Candy said...

What an astonishing card!!! Great idea of the newspaper and picture!!!!
Beautiful work on the whole card.
Hugs, Candy

Véro said...

Your card is so fabulous!What a great idea!Bravooooooooo!!!