Sunday, November 8, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #26 - A Sketch

This fortnight Kellie has a sketch for us and I thought "Great - I LOVE sketches!!" Unfortunately I think my mojo has gone on an early Christmas vacation and I had all sorts of bother getting this done for my deadline!!

I had planned to use my card to send to an 11 year old American girl who survived a home invasion by 4 teenagers who killed her mother and left her for dead - you can read her story and about the wonderful drive to send cards to Jaimie HERE. Unfortunately as my mood deteriorated with my lack of success my card got darker and darker and I have decided NOT to send this one to Jaimie - but I do have another one I made recently that I will send. However, I still wanted to get her story out there in case you too wanted to help out! You can forward your card to the address below...

The DP I used for the background is from Magnolia's Yummy range and is available at the Magnolia Down Under Store. I ended up with one of my favourite older Tildas and lots of cuttlebug embossed panels. I'm still not happy with the final card - but my family liked it and I am sure it's only the preceeding frustrations that have left me unsure of it!

In the meantime I'm sure the rest of the MDUC DT have come up with some fabulous inspiration for you - check them out HERE. Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Kellie with a $10 voucher for the Magnolia Down Under Store!
Wish me luck trying to convince my mojo to come home - LOL.


Tracey Feeger said...

Great image, great colouring and the colours look fabulous. Love the sentiment LOL. Gorgeous as always.

Dena said...

Debbie, I'm not sure what you are looking at but this is FABULOUS!!! I love the border punch. It looks so striking in black, really pops. The sentiment is perfect!
You are so sweet thinking of others all the time!
Hugs, Dena

Annette Bowes said...

Oh Debbie, she is adorable, don't see much of a problem with the mojo, wish I could colour like that when I had mojo LOL! I am so glad to call you my friend too, take careX:)

Kellie said...

Ummmm are you really sure your mojo left and if it did I'd love it as my missing mojo! Your card is gorgeous Debbie! I love the colours something so out of my colour box but you have done the most amazing job with them! Colour is fabulous as always. A gorgeous inspiration to all playing along with Magnolia Down Under this fortnight.
Hugs, Kel x

Ramona Michaluk said...

Oooh, love your card Debbie - fabulous colours!!
Love the embossing, punched border and die cut flourish - they go so well with the flower and your gorgeous Tilda - love it !
Ramona xx

Sue said...

Um, maybe it's glasses you need, not mogo!! Girlfriend, your card is beautiful as always. Your coloring envied! Love the color choices, the flourish and that flower. Step back and take a good look, it's so nice.

Emily said...

Debbie, I don't believe it's possible for you to lose your mojo. This card is gorgeous and such a sweet sentiment. It wouldn't have been an inappropriate card to send in this situation. Thank you for passing on the story, as sad as it is, I'm sure that Jamie will need all the support and well wishes sent her way.

Leigh said...

Debbie, I love it and the colours are just fabulous. It's a gorgeous card.

Danielle said...

Well Debbie, I don't think your mojo has gone missing at all - I think this card is just gorgeous! Tilda is coloured to perfection and the clean lines on this card are wonderful! The black matting really makes everything pop! Beautiful work!
Hugs, Danielle

Anonymous said...

this card is scruptious! The colors and her little face are fabulous. I love it!

Love you too!

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, Wow, I agree with all above, your card is stunning, missing mojo or not. I love the B&W with the touch of red and your colouring is wonderful. Such wonderful inspiration for all playing along with Kellie's sketch challenge at MDUC.

So sad to read about poor Jaimie Cates, you are so sweet & I will be making a card to send to her also.

hugs Jodie

stephanne said...

I had a hard time getting started with a card for Jaimie because what is appropriate and what is too somber and image choices, you know, touchy stuff. In fact, I should be finishing it NOW but I am on blogger waffling away!! Your card is beautiful though, so striking with that colour combo and I just love her outfit!! Have a great Sunday :)

Merry said...

What a wonderful take on the sketch. A terrific Tilda image. wonderful card.

Debra James said...

I certainly would not believe that u had lost your mojo on this card. You have produced a card that is visually stunning to look at. The colours are vibrant yet the softness of the card is beautiful.
What a sad, sad thing to happen to a young girl- my heart goes out too Jaimie. I hope she can get throught this and making cards to send to her is such a lovely thought.
Hugs Debra

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Debbie. A lovely card.
Alicia xx

Debbie M said...

Your Mojo is definately still there - this card is just as beautiful as all your others - Love your layering - love how you just know how to put it all together. Beautiful.

Debbie M

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

Debbie your crazy, this is fabulous!!! Your mojo so is not gone! Once again blowing me away with your gorgeous creation.
Not long until camp, Im sooo excited.

Cheryl said...

No mojo lost here,this is beautiful Debbie!!! Your colours and image are beautiful and your colouring is spectacular!! Such a sad day for Jaimie,I will be making a card,just haven't had a chance yet.

Tasha said...

Beautiful card - love the colour scheme and the lovely flower with swirls!
love tasha xx

Tracey said...

Very nice card. Your coloring is perfect and nice colors.

Norma said...

Debbie, yup, no missing mojo here, doesnt look to me!! Your card is fabulous. Love the colour combo--elegant looking. Fantastic colouring. Beautiful punched border and the swirls matching the embossing. Love it.
So sad to read about what happened to Jaimi. Am working on a card to cheer her up.


Lynda said...

I don't think this card is dark Debbie, perhaps just for a slightly older lass. U know I am a sucker for a bit of C'buggin' and I LURVE the 2 textures u have used. She is beautifully coloured and the flower is the perfect finishing touch. One Q...the flourishes and 'leaves" that u use...are they a die cut/C'bug?? They always look soo good.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Your card is lovely, so no worries there. I know you're having a tough time getting back in the groove after all the recent festivities. No worries about lacking mojo, though. I don't think you COULD make a bad card!

What a sad, sad tale. Too many like it around the world every day, I'm afraid. It makes one emotionally exhausted.

Lots of love from me to you,

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a sad story, Debbie ... makes you feel so thankful .... and puts my tiny stresses into perspective. I totally get why you didn't want to send this card ... but I am sure you will find the right person to send this to! It is amazingly beautiful and will make a special gift for someone special. Perhaps Jaime needs some bright colours??? But ... you need to stop stressing ... you MOJO is definitely still happening!!! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Leonie said...

That is sooo prety