Saturday, July 3, 2010

Magnolia Down Under news........ paper???

Sometimes it astounds me how
much money I spend on supplies
when there are everyday things that work perfectly
and don't cost a fortune to get.
Think of old packaging or corrugated cardboard,
twine, strands, rubberbands and newspaper,
oh sweet newspaper!!
This week at Magnolia Down Under
we'd like you to include newspaper on your project.
It could be just a little, could be a lot,
either way, we want to see what you come up with,
be sure to swing by and see the rest of the teams
take on the challenge, their work is incredible!!

I know what you're thinking, what is this??? A little early to start Hallowe'en projects, isn't it? Well, no, no it isn't!! The images used are from last years fall release, and true to Magnolia form, they arrived too late to be used. Yeah, I said it. I guess that means I can get crackin' nice and early this year then, lol. Coloured in Prismacolor pencils, the papers are a medley of MS and DCWV, trim from Prima, a mix of flowers and punches, buttons and pearls are all too varied to name brands.

I had another go and Chelseas sketch from CLP Challenges, it is really fun to use, so many possibilities!! I've used the owl as an embellishment element instead of lace. I used a retro flower punch, MS branch punch and an EK Success border punch.

I'm having challenge withdrawals so I will pop this in at a few places:
Charisma CardsMetal Mickey (button)
Huh, just ran through my usual haunts and guess that's it...

Well, I hope you will get a chance to play with us at MDUC this week, this could be a really interesting affair!! And just an aside here, it is FINALLY raining here, thank goodness, I was worried about it being so dry with all the fireworks going on, or off rather.
Til next time,


Elise said...

Oh my GOSH!!!! Stephanne, this is AMAZING!!! I love what you've done with the sketch! And these dp's that you've chosen to go with this image is PERFECTLY BRILLIANT! This is like such a STUNNING Halloweenie card! All your details and embellies are, are, are .... GOR-OR-OR-GEOUS!!!!!! ;)

Big Hugs to You!

Lori said...

What can I say it took the words right out of my mouth! What a fantastic creation, wow wow wow!!!!!

Lorraine said...

wow i love this card Stephanne its beautiful and i don't think its too early any type of card is good to make at any time you never know if you will be really busy come halloween and you will have some prepared xx

Unknown said...

Stephanne I love your miss Sppooky Tilda!! your owl is super cute too!! All your colours and colouring is amazing!! Love it coupon Love it!!!!! heheheheheh

Kylie said...

Oh WOW Steph! I love your use of newsprint. The colours in your card are gorgeous and I love this cute little image. It is a fun sketch isn't it? I might have to have a go at it myself.

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Steph - this is utterly FABULOUS!!!! We don't celebrate Halloween Downunder but for this beauty I'd make an exception!

Jodie from Oz said...

Stephanne, Wow your take on the challenge this week is wonderful, loving your combo of maggies and your prisma colouring is beautiful. So much inspiration for all joining MDUC this week. hugs Jodie from Oz

Jodie from Oz said...

Oops, I forgot to wish you a Happy 4th July, hope you have a wonderful weekend. hugs Jodie from Oz

Maria Therese said...

Coooool card!

Shirley N said...

Fantastic card, love all the details!

Maris said...

wooww great card you made

Unknown said...

A stunning card Stephanne - you will be so organised come the idea for the challenge...and love how you have used the sketch.
Alicia xx

Wilfreda said...

This card is awesome. I love it.

Hanna said...

Stephanne!!!! OMG, OMG, OMG!!!! Gosh, you just made me speechless with your AMAZING creation, hun! Such an adorable card!
GORGEOUS details and your choise of colours is perfect...! OMG (again!!!!). LUV IT!!! Such a masterpiece.
Fantastic work with the sketch, and it's never to early for Halloween cards! ;o) They are so funny to make, I think.

Lots of hugs to you,

Sue said...

Love your Halloween in July, hey if they can do Christmas, why not.
She is adorable and I love her colored with pencils. Great papers too. Happy 4th GF.


Jane said...

OMG Stephanne this is absolutely incredible!!!! I don't know where to start on how gorgeous this is! Everything is so perfect together and the colours are a dream!!! Too bad the stamps arrived too late for last Halloween but you certainly made a stunning start on this years!! hugs, Jane xxx

Annika said...

You are SO talented your feet must be barely touching the ground. I betcha you have X-ray vision and superstrength as well!!!
It's. Just. Stunning!!!

Heather said...

Hi Stephanne, hope you're well hun. This is one amazing creation, fabulous colouring of the gorgeous Tilda, perfect layout and papers and somany wonderful details, I shall have to go back and find the ones I missed the first time.
I've said IT as well - never got my summer ones at all last year, now wondering when this year's will arrive - probably after summer has finished lol.
hugs Heather xx

Alberto said...

very very sweet card!
the tilda is sooo cute!

Have a nice day, Hugs, shake

Allison said...

Thanks for playing along at CHarisma this week

Marlene said...

This is WOW. You have such a knack for using things like cruddy ol' newspaper in a card! Love your imagination, girl!

Kathy said...

WOW I just love this card!!! All your details are fabulous and this image is so stinkin' cute!!
Love the way you used the paper!!!
I hate that I never get to use the Magnolia stamps in time for the holiday but then again you get a head start on this year!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Stephanne!! Tilda is so cute and your design is spectacular!

Eulanda said...

Wow I just love this!! Where or how did you get that creepy background on there?!! LUV IT!