Sunday 1 November 2009

Just Magnolia - Monochrome

Hi everyone, when I saw the wonderful DT cards for this week's Just Magnolia challenge I couldn't wait to colour my gorgeous 'So Spooky Tilda' again and join in, she really is my favourite (at the moment)
I was so inspired by the lovely colour palettes of the DT cards that I decided I wanted my card to be in earthy, natural colours this time (put it down to autumn!)
I made another of the gorgeous flowers from the Just Magnolia tutorial HERE, but this time I used matching design papers instead of plain old printer paper. I added a metal corner (as it had a pumpkin motif which I thought went quite well with my halloween image) attached a star charm with some cross stitch thread and sponged 'Antique Linen' and 'Walnut Stain' distress inks around the edges of the Nestie (thanks for the tip Kim!)

Card Details:
* Image - Magnolia 'So Spooky Tilda'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Papermania 'Simply Elegant'
* Punch - Martha Stewart 'Fanned Shell'
* Flower punches - EK Success 'Retro Flower' large and medium
* Sentiment - K & Co
* Everything else from my stash

Following my recent 'once in a lifetime' clear out of my craft room I've been busily selling all the bits that have been gathering dust for years, in the knowledge that if I haven't used them after all this time I never will! I sold quite a bit on Ebay but I also made up three boxes of assorted 'stuff' and advertised it in my local paper.
Can't believe how much money I've got to spend on new goodies now (already spent lots lol!) so I'm having a really fun time craft shopping at the moment.

I may not be able to make any new cards for a few days as I've completely run out of double sided tape (just can't believe this!!!) I've got masses on order now, but with the postal strike who knows how long it'll take to get here. Oh well, I'll just have to spend my time colouring, how lovely lol!


iReneM said...

Fantastic, your flower


Pamela said...

Beautiful Chrissie, lovely colours.
Pam x

Sheila - Ginger said...

OMG Chrissie your card is FAB...absolutely GORGEOUS colours...I love it to bits.

Love Sheila xx

Beryl said...

I'd be lost without my DS tape so know how you must feel. I think you've outdone yourself with this card Chrissie. The vintage colouring is fabulous and the flower is just gorgeous - and of course Tilda looks great. I love it.
Beryl xx

Anne said...

Wow Chrissie, spooktacular! Hugs x

Jill said...

gorgeous card Chrissie I love the colours and papers you've used and the image is adorable, I love your colourig, great news you've sold you old craft stuff, its great to have a guilt free spend hugs Jill xx

Sol said...

Beautiful card. Love the earth colours too.. Good job making the flower!

Barbara said...

This is lovely! I like the monochrome you chose. All the textures and patterns give it such depth! Very nice!!


Mina said...

wow so beautiful Chrissie, I love the shade you chose...the flower is lush...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Angela Toucan said...


Thanks for you lovely commetn on mine and TJs boxes. I'll let her know you iked it.
p.s. I've got blog candy here.

PixieHouse Creations said...

Ohh Chrissie what a gorgeous card doesnt Tilda look fab,love the papers and colour choice..Not looked on your blog for a while..My havnt you been a busy girl..well!! how could you rin out of DST lol mines always the photo glue that i run out of!!

Wendy xx

Ali Watson said...

Fab card Chrissie, great colour.

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Chrissie and I love your colouring and design! This is such a sweet Tilda I agree and she looks great coloured with all the earth tones. Beautiful! Chris x

Sandra said...

Fabulous card! Monochome is so affective. Such a cute Tilda too.
Looking forward to your new challenge on Friday!
Sandra x

Kristen H said...

I have to say that the browns on this are BEAUTIFUL. Love it! I keep a few glue sticks on hand for the dreaded day when I run out of double sided tape. That is so awful! I stocked up my last trip and bought removable. What an awful deal that was. Now all my cards are going to fall apart. :(

Liz's creative corner said...

Gorgeous card Chrissie, love your muted colours, hope you get your tape soon xx

Hugs Liz xx

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good evening Chrissie, wow youve created so many gorgeous cards since i last visited. I love your magnolia card, its very pretty hunny. Hope your well enjoy your evening, hugs Linda x

Tab said...

oooh totally delish,sweetie, love the colours and the image is too cute! Hope that your tape comes soon!
Hugs Tab xxx

Lora said...

This is beautiful! I don't have any Magnolia stamps yet but I really will have to get some. I do have some lovely friends who have sent me some stamped images so I can join in with the Just Magnolia challenges until I get some of my own though :)
I love the colours you have used on this card, they give it a nice vintage feel.
Lora x

Anonymous said...

Stunning work Chrissie - I love every detail about this and adore your colour palatte.
Ann x

BTW, I'm still hyperventilating about running out of DST!! Poor you!

MichelleO said...

Really wonderful card! Love your colors! Thanks for playing with us at JUST MAGNOLIA!