Saturday, September 12, 2009

DT Magnolia Down Under Project

Hello dear blogging buddies.
I hope the day (or night) finds you well.
As the observant folks have noticed,
I have a splendiforous new badge in my sidebar.
But in case it got lost amoungst other things,
allow me to make an official announcement:
The wonderful, amazing, Divalicious Kellie
has asked me to jump on board over at
Magnolia Down Under Challenge

My first thought upon reading my email was confusion...
Me?? On a Magnolia-based DT? Whaaaaaa????
Of course I wanted to say yes without thinking twice,
but then, started thinking (uh ohhh....that's never good),
what in the world would I do challenge after challenge
with my HUGE stock of 4 stamps...
I'm new to Maggie's, am I really cut out for it?
My inner-demons lost out, and I said YES!!!
So folks, bare with me as I build a supply up,
I've got some stamped images to play with
from my dear bloggy buddy and fellow teamie Sue
in the meantime, so yeah, here we go!!


Now, let's get down to business, shall we?
This fortnights challenge is
Anything BUT a card.
Well, how ideal is it that I join in for this???
And get a load of the prize...

brought to us by Just Scrap and Stamp.

Just Scrap and Stamp have a wide range of products for any need from cardmaking to scrapbooking. They also stock a wide range of Magnolia stamps. They have a gorgeous range of shimmerz and just got in their first shipment of Unity Stamp Company! Just Scrap and Stamp are committed to bring you the latest in scrapbooking and cardmaking products, tips and techniques. Be sure to check it out yourself HERE….

And here is my project...

It started out as a paper mache hide-away book,
and I podged it up with some yummy stuff
and some really fun images to bring us to my
Butterfly Dreams stash box!!
I just adore this image,
it reminds me of being little
reaching out to try and catch butterflies,
and just today, my dear son
took off running after a monarch butterfly
and I had that warm fuzzy feeling,
the same one I get from seeing this stamp.
That was after I caught up with him, of course...

The main DP is by Websters Pages,
one of those gorgeous papers that you
just cant stand to cover up,
so I didn't!!
I've used to as scenery
and added Butterfly Tilda in the mix
(she's coloured in Prismacolors,
her wings have stickles in spots
and her antennea are beading wire,
and she's popped up on foam mount)
as well as some handmade butterflies,
channeling Priscilla here...
You MUST go and take a look at this
wonderful butterfly safetypin tutorial
Priscilla, founder of the
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge,
has put together for us,
you will be plenty inspired!!

I bet you're sick of reading by this point,
so if there's anything I've missed
that you're curious about, just ask.
Thanks for stopping by,


Kellie said...

Welcome aboard gorgeous and I just love what you have done with this challenge, so inspiring for all wanting to join in! And I just adore vintage and Webster papers and people that can make them look that good! LOVE it xx

Unknown said...

Stephanne this is just gorgeous! You truely deserve to be on the team. Your work is amazing! I love your hide-away book. Whta a cute idea! You havemade it just lovely.
Alicia xx

Ramona Michaluk said...

This little Dream box is gorgeous Stephanne - love the vintage look and the Tilda image you've chosen is just perfect for it.

That DS paper is to die for - the butterflies you added were just enough embellishment so that you get the full effect of the paper. Great job - love it!

Priscilla said...

OMG... brillant and beautiful!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your project. I love how you added the wire to them.. I had to blow it up to really take a close look..I am so glad I was able to stop by to see this feast for the eyes :)

Shawne said...

Your box is gorgeous and so inspiring, sometimes I forget there is more to papercrafting than cards! TFS!

Unknown said...

Congrats on your DT post! Love your creation, especially the colours:) well done again :)

Sue said...

Stephanie, what a great project. I LOVE IT. What a beautiful first project. Love the butterflies and you colored the Tilda beautifully.

Handmade with Love said...

Congrats on being asked to join the team, you are gonna be great and what a beautiful stash box! Love the butterflies and the extra bits you have done and love this Tilda image,I was going to offer to send you my magolia stamp but I only have the same on as you! Enjoy your Sunday! Tracey

Unknown said...

Awe sweetie!!! Congrats!!! So very well deserved and I am sooo happy for you!!!!
And what a start!!!! Wow!
Love your project, the colors and amazing coloring!!!
It will be fun to follow your journey!


Fran said...

congrats on the DT spot! i just love everything you come up with and the stuff i have seen you do already with your magnolias is amazing. this box is just stunning, you can't go wrong with butterflies :)

Tracey Feeger said...

Gorgeous. Love the vintage feel and the butterflies are just beautiful and of course your Tilda is just so damn cute. One of my favourites. Great job on getting a DT - look forward to working with you more.

Juls said...

wow!! this is stunning!! becoming a DT perfect reason to expand your collection!! congrats!!

Heather said...

Congratulations on your DT'ship - you deserve it with your fab creations. This one is no exception - I just love it. Fabulous papers, beautifully coloured Tilda and your details are just stunning!!
hugs Heather xx

Debbie Pamment said...

This is just gorgeous!! We are soooo lucky to have on board at MDUC - you are an awesome talent and I've had a ball checking out your work!

scrapperjulia said...

This is a fabulous box, Steph! Love the butterflies and your Tilda, just beautiful!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your box is gorgeous!!! Love the butterflies and the vintage colors! Tilda is darling!! Congrats on the dt!!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Stephanne, a huge congrats on the DT, you so deserve it!!! Well done! It won't matter that you only have a couple of Magnolia's...with your creativity you will make all of them look gorgeous! I love this little book box and you did a fabulous job with it. Colours are great and those butterflies turned out so pretty. I can't wait to see what other projects you come up with!

Carol Hurlock said...

How gorgeous and beautiful. I love how you butterflies came together with Priscilla's tutorial. What a keepsake box. Exquisite!!!


Claire Phillips said...

A really stunning project - absolutely fabulous. Cheers Claire x

Jo Nevill said...

Oh wow, your box is just stunning, I love the papers you have used and Tilda fits in so well too. Many congrats on your new DT position and I look forward to seeing all your new makes !


Jo x

Rach said...

huge congrats on your new dt post. You certainly have rocked your first challenge this is so adorable. what fabulous papers, love the tilda you have used and the pretty butterfly's.. hugs rachxx

Norma said...

Stephanie, WOW. Your stash box is gorgeous. I agree with you--that DP is too pretty to be covered up. Beautiful colouring of butterfly Tilda and I love the matching butterflies. Fabulous job.


Andrea, said...

Oh this is so pretty beautiful colours and I love all the butterflies

debby4000 said...

Congrats on your DT place and what a gorgeous box to start with.
Love the Tilda and the butterflies.

Joanna Lamprou said...

Thiw box is awesome.Congratulations and thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment.Hugs Joanna.

LINDA said...

OMGosh!! This is just incredible!! I love the vintage feel of it..The DP is wonderful..Its just gorgeous!! Love it..
Hugs, Linda

Raisa said...

OMG You're box is incredible! If I had made that kind of box I'd never give it away!