Sunday, March 27, 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #89


This week we have a fun challenge for you over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges - we're asking you to create something in a Shabby Chic style and use lots of white. This isn't my usual style so I hope I pulled it off.

For the "chic" part I used touches of gold CS - and gilded up some chipboard hinges too. The DP is from Magnolia, as are the dies used to cut the flower and dragonfly. The swirl die is from Whiff of Joy. I used my distressing tool to add some "shabby" to the edges of the papers - and I also dragged my white ink across the hinges to "age" them a little. With all the white, off white and gold I felt the touch of pink gave it a lift.

If you're after more inspiration you should check out the rest of the MDUC DT's work HERE - in fact you should check it out just because I know it'll be worth the visit - I'm soo lucky to work with these talented crafters.

xXx

20 comments:

Jayne said...

its just beautiful .. love the gold and white... and you just colour great..

have a nice weekend

jayne

Jackie Thomas said...

Stunning card Debbie. Tilda is so adorable. I love every little detail. Hugs xo

Kylie said...

Gorgeous Debbie! I love the gold and white combo. Fabuloulsly shabby!
Hugs
Kylie

Debbie Dolphin said...

Sooooooooooooooooo gorgeous ebbie P. xxx Hope you are enjoying your hubby xxx;p
Love Debbie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Leigh said...

Very beautiful and yes I think you've done well.

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Debbie dear, I lve this card!!! VERY VERY beautiful!!!
hope your week is great hugs, Janiel

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Very pretty. Blogger is acting up, didn't think I was going to leave a comment :O) Love it!!!!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Debbie,I love all the details, and the image looks perfect with a touch of pink. Very,very pretty.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Cheryl said...

GORGEOUS,loving all the detail and your FABULOUS colouring!!! So very pretty!!
xx

Sue said...

You pulled it off perfectly...your style or not!! She is adorable. Love the touches of gold. Haven't colored up a Maggie in some time, will have to pull out a beauty and try this challenge. Thanks for the inspiraiton!

Hugs
Sue

Renkata said...

Hi Debbie,
ohhhhh so sweet and beautiful card.
Love the layout!

Melodie said...

Gorgeous card, I love the wonderfl frame.
Hugs
Melodie

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Eulanda said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! I LUV looking at your cards! The hinges are gorgeous and so is that chipboard flourish. Pretty!

Donna said...

Really stunning card Debbie, and yes you pulled it off lovely, great color scheme and I lurve the doily in the background........where'd ya get it from, ain't never seen one that size before. Love the hinges and swirlies too.
hugs
Donna xx

Kristine said...

OOO, Debbie, how GORGEOUS!!! For this not being "your regular style" you sure did a fabby job on it! LOVE those hingey thingies on the left and the square doily thingy behind the main panel! =) Like my reference to all your pretty "thingies"? LOL! Have a great week ahead!! Hugs =)

Lynda said...

I thought I had commented on this card via FB...but I am mistaken....so...WOWsers!!! I love this card...the hinges are stunning and the flowers and b'fly...again...WOW. This is a card I see something new in every time I look at it....simply devine lovely. ooxx

Alison said...

This is so gorgeous, I think you have so pulled off the Shabby Chic style. I love the gold and pink and she is just oh so cute. The distressed paper, and hinges are perfect touches and those flowers - wow.
xox

Jane said...

Love your stunning card hun! the swirls and hinges are such a gorgeous touch too! hugs, Jane xxx

Christine Henderson said...

Too, too cute Deb...but you know I am a fan of 'pink and pretty'! xo