Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge # 25 - Distressing.....


Good morning everyone!
Today I'm showing you my entry to the Magnolia Down Under Challenge which, this fortnight, is 'distressing'. And at the same time I'm showing Edwin some love!!! Don't we neglect the poor fella?! He really is so cute and does not deserve to sit in the drawer, all alone in the darkness ;o( And doesn't he look just scrummy in that wetsuit..... watch out Tilda, I think you'll be in for a bit of competition from those Gorjuss girls or maybe Miss Anya if you're not careful, ROFL!!

The DT girls have mostly created easel cards for the challenge this week too, so I decided to incorporate that into my design...... I, like many other peeps, am loving this shape and I think it's definitely here to stay. The only thing I thought might be a bit strange with my card is that it's very Summery and we're well into Autumn and Winter cards now - then I remembered that over in Australia the weather is lovely this time of year (think barbeque on the beach on Christmas day!) amd so, as this is the Magnolia Down Under Challenge, I think my card will pass nicely, YAY!!

I've used Basic Grey Lime Rickey papers (another set I've been struggling with) and Prima Hydrangea flowers. The waves are a Bazzill Just The Edge strip and the leaves are a Sizzix die. Edwin has been coloured with Poly and Koh pencils and I added a little Stickles to his surf board.

I'm off to work now.... late start because the kids are coming in with me today and I didn't want to get them up too early as it's their half term break!

Have a great day!!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

34 comments:

~ Ali ~ said...

This is fab Tara, he looks as though he is raring yto go. Love it.

Chris said...

Love it Tara!! Aren't these easel cards great to do? Yours is superb, I'm getting a real tropical Edwin on his hols in Australia feel :). Gorgeous colouring and I love all the swirls around him for the waves and the just the edge border is perfect. I agree Tilda better watch out ROFL. I think I'm getting to like Edwin more and more ;). Hugs, Chris xx

Kristy Young said...

This is just a fabulous card! You rocked the distressing. Thanks for joining MDUC.
Kristy x

Di said...

Fabulous Tara love Edwin and long lost memories of sea and sun!!

Hugs Di xxx

Mandy said...

Hi hun, gorgeous card love the design and the distressing looks fab. You are so right about poor little Edwin he does get neglected
hugs Mandy xx

Mina said...

fabulous Tara, I love 'boy' cards and agree Edwin gets very neglected bless him...you have used him perfectly though
Mina xxx

Faerielore said...

Loving this card darling the detail is brilliant and edwin looks great in his wetsuit.

Melly said...

Stunning! I love the papers you used! Fab card!!

Georgia said...

Mum, this is fantastic, I love it! The paper at the bottom is great because it looks like waves and I love the swirly stamping around the edge of the image! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh this is a stunning designed card. Love the easel disign.
Hugs
Desire

Jodie from Oz said...

Tara, It is the perfect time of year for Edwin to visit us Down Under. Loving this summery card, the waves, colours, dp and those adorable flowers. Fabulous to see you incorporated distressing into this wonderful Easel card. Thanks so much for joining us at Magnolia Down Under Distressing Challenge and hope to see you next time. Hugs Jodie from Oz

CraftyC said...

Lovely card Tara, the distressing is fab!
Clairex

Cheryl said...

What a fabulous card,your distressing and wave look brilliant!!!
Hugs xx

stephanne said...

Your posts are hilarious!! Poor Tilda, she's definitely going to have to kick it up a notch to keep Edwin enraptured, lol. This card is lovely, the perfect scene for this Edwin image and great timing because, yep, in OZ, it's starting to warm up!! I guess I should do the 2 birds, 1 stone thing and tell ya thanks so much for joining us this fortnight, as always, your work is fab!!
Stephanne

Tonje said...

Oh, how refreshing to see a nice summery card when the days are getting darker and the wind is blowing really cold....

Sandra said...

My Poor Edwins haven't seen the light of day for ages!! Your card is stunning!! Love the twist on the easel design. So refreshing to see such summery colours!
Hugs
Sandra x

Christine said...

Great card here Tab you have done Edwin proud he does look rather handsome with his tan wish I was with him..(give Tilda a run for her money..LOL) great take on the easel shape love the waves its all stunning.

Hugs Christine xx

Donna said...

Fantastic style to this card Tara and I agree Edwin looks fab in rubbah lol! :) Donna x

Anki said...

Just stunning and what an inspirational card. Love it! Thank you also for always leaving such sweet comments on my blog. I've had not had the time lately to visit my blog-friends - but I so much appreciate every single comment. Kram - Anki

Kelly Schelske said...

How fun Tara! Love this creation, gosh it's awesome!

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Wow, your card is awesome Tar and such a great design, Hugs, Nikki x

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh what a great idea for an easel card and what wonderful colouring of Edwin. Gorgeous. Love it - very summery. Thanks for joining us at MDUC.
mwah
Trace

Julie said...

Fab card Tara, love the flowers and the leaves, they finish it off perfectly.

gina g said...

What fabulous card Tara love the waves and the leaves set the flowers off perfectly. luv gina xx

Ruth said...

How cool is this? It really is eyecatching.Gorgeous! Ruth x

Norma said...

Tara, what wonderful idea for an easel card. Love the colours and your wonderful colouring of this adorable Edwin. Your wave and flowers are terrific. The card is just Fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at MDUC.

Hugs.
Norma

Sue said...

Your distressing is awesome on this easel card. Edwin is handsome in his wetsuit and love the saying too. Thanks for joining the fun at MDUC and hope to see you back next time. Fun Card.

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW - you may even take Kellie's title of Queen of Distressing off her with this fabulous card! Love everything about it!
Thanx for playing along at MDUC
xXx

Risa said...

Your card is fantastic Tara! The color combo and layout are awesome! Edwin looks so cool and is definitely making a splash!
Take care and have a great day!
hugs
Risa:)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Tara, this is just darling hun!! I love the easel style card with all the fun colors and papers!! :) Surfer Edwin is adorable!! HUGS

Danielle said...

I LOVE this card Tara - wow!! The distressing is fabulous - you've made the blue paper look like real waves!! Awesome work - and I totally agree - I think we should ink up Edwin way more than we do!!
Hugs, Danielle

Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara,

Great card and love the bright colours.

Hugs Ali x

Kellie Winnell said...

Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge. xx

Hugs, Kel
MDUC Site Owner.

Alicia said...

I love your card tara. It is perfect for an aussie summer. You have done a great job with the distressing too. Thanks for participating in the MDU Distressing Challenge and good luck!
Alicia xx