Sunday, October 24, 2010

Magnolia Down Under #69 - All Aboard!

This week over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges we are asking you to create a Travel Themed project. I had no idea where to start - should I go with one of my Asian Tildas or Sailor Edwin or one of my Tildas with the suitcases???? And then what colours, layout etc- I was just in a bit of a design slump - my mojo left at the first sign of my sniffles so it too wouldn't catch a cold : (

In the end I resorted to a sketch to get me started - I used my own from last week's challenge - it was sooo much fun to see what everyone else did with it that I thought I'd give it a go myself - LOL. I also used a brand new paper pad I bought last week - it was just MADE for the challenge - it's Up, Up and Away by Kaisercraft.

I think this is one of the first cards I've ever made that I set the design and colours BEFORE I chose and coloured up my Tilda - LOL. I think I may just have to do it again - I'm quite happy with the result!!!

Hope you guys can join in too - it's going to be sooooo much fun travelling the world in front of my laptop while checking out the entries! And don't forget to pop over to the MDUC blog HERE to see the rest of the amazing DTs work - I tell ya these gals are one talented bunch!!!



Christina C. said...


CraftyC said...

Hello Debbie, what a beautiful card you have made. Love the pretty colours you have used and Tilda looks gorgeous. I couldn't not stop by and say thankyou so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog re Daniel. It was very sweet & all I can say is your must be one very special Auntie to your Nephew!

Debbie Dolphin said...

SSOOOOOOOO GoRGeOuS Debbie. I know what you mean though I didnt know where to start either. I nearly went Asian as well. In the end I just had an excuse to buy another Tilda especially for the Challenge!!LOL

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, your card is gorgeous, this is one of my favourites from the Bon Voyage collection. The papers are super & I love your colours & sketch. I too colour up my images & then try to find matching paper, I know it us best to do the other way around but I struggle, will have to try it again & your fab sketch too. Have a great weekend . Hugs Jodie from Oz

Fran said...

Fabulous card Debalicious, sorry to her about the sniffles but your right, your card is gorgeous and you should always make them backwards if this is how they turn out, lol!! Your colour combo is sooo beautiful and the flowers are gorgeous.

Karen said...

Debbie so glad you gave your sketch a bit of a whirl!! hahaha your card is awesome, I love those papers... might have to check them out a bit further!! Tilda looks Wonderful too!! I hope your cold leaves you alone - and doesn't hang around like mine did for 2 weeks - yuck... hope you got plenty of Aloe Vera Tissues!!!

Melodie said...

Fabolous card with great colours.

Renkata said...

Beautiful layout and colouring. Love her in fall colours. Fantastic card.

Sharon said...

Hi Debbie, so glad I stopped by and read your post I was fretting about not having a little Tilda with a suitcase not even thinking of the sailors or Asian etc.. so thanks :)
It's interesting to read about how others go about making their cards; I always make the card and then find an image and colour it to suit! Your cards are beautiful - no matter what order you make them in!!

Sharon x

paola said...

Stunning Deb!! you know my weakness is flowers and yours are gorgeous, great job with the coloring, now i'm off to see the sketch.

Riet said...

So beautiful card Debbie,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Angela said...

Hi Debbie!! THis is gorgeous!! You have done a great job on this!! I love all the tickets you have used on this and your coloring is beautiful!!

Mina said...

gorgeous Debbie, I love this Tilda because she has movement if you know what I mean, well I know what I mean lol...gorgeous flower mix
Mina xxx

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh wow Debbie, this is stunning. Your colouring is simply beautiful. Love it all. Hugs Jackie

Cheryl said...

Oh this is GORGEOUS,the embellies look fabulous and your colouring is PERFECT!!!

RubyM:) said...

hey hun!!! Sorry i been Mia gain i don't even know if i'm coming or going lol!!!! To be honest with you i don't even know what i've done lmbo!!! HA HA HA HA!!

OHHHHH she is so pretty and i just love loev the coloring i specially like her dress!!!!Great color combos and all the small details are pefect.SIMPLY GORGOEUS!RubyM:)

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Just so soft and pretty! Hugs Juls

Leonie said...

wish I had crafters block like you! Another fabulous creation, with or without mojo!

Norma said...

Debbie, I think you found you got your mojo back, as this is absolutely beautiful. I love your sketch and I may use it one day-- TFS. I'm playing catch up here...LOL. Sorry for not always being able to leave you a comment--I have to organize my time better!!!


Maria said...

Stunning creation Debbie! Love the layout and those papers and your colouring are just perfect. Hugs, Maria