Friday, 5 August 2011

A Summer Day.......

Good afternoon folks....... it's almost the weekend, YAY!!! I'm slightly wondering where the week has gone though!!! I'm so loving being off with my kiddos just now and I'm definitely one of those people who enjoys every minute of being with them in the school hols!!! I am still working the odd day but in the main we're having oodles of family time ;o)

Well it's been a while since I made a Magnolia card and I had a ball with this one! I took up the challenge on the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog to use only papers and it was a lot of fun! I really enjoy picking out elements of a design paper and cutting them out to create nice embellies..... I suppose it looks like decoupage but without all the layers, lol! If you think this challenge might be a bit tricky then check out the DT creations and you'll be raring to go..... such imagination and talent! I also had a snoop around for a nice sketch to follow and came up with one at the latest Oldie But A Goodie Challenge..... I hope I'm forgiven for making a few tweaks as I did move the sentiment and the corner a bit but hopefully the basis of the design is still intact!! Again there are some stunning DT creations to help you on your way!

So for my card I used Kay&Co papers and cut out some of the roses which are shiny and glittery.... but you may have to zoom a bit to pick up the sparkle! Every edge has been distressed with acrylic paints and Distress Ink, as well as being roughed up with scissor blades of course. I added some DooHickey leaves, a Pink Cat Studio round sentiment and a couple of punched Martha Stewart borders..... so I really stuck to the paper theme completely.

I'm entering these challenges as well:

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes (+ glitter option)

Raise The Bar - Anything Goes

CES - Feeling The Blues

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Crafts & Me - Anything Goes

Creative Card Crew - Best Foot Forward

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Stampavie and More - Summer

Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes in August

Charisma - BINGO (Flowers, Pearls, Glitter)

MDUC - BINGO (Flowers, Sparkles, Paint)

Well I hope you enjoy your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Riet said...

So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Donna said...

Oh wow, absolutely gorgeous! hugs Donna x

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh wow, this is just gorgeous and I love your flowers! :)

Thanks so much for playing along with Charisma Cardz this week,



xxxtglxxx said...

Oh wow, this is just gorgeous and I love your flowers! :)

Thanks so much for playing along with Charisma Cardz this week,



gina g said...

Hi Tara hope your keeping well, gorgeous card and i love the beautiful papers. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

Debs said...

WOWZERS this is gorgeous! The image is adorable and your colouring amazing!
Loads of lovely detail - just perfect!
Thanks for playing 'Bingo' with us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Tara
This card is absolutely gorgeous.The colours are so fresh and you can almost smell the perfume of the flowers!Hope you are all well and glad to hear you are having a good time.Love StellaX

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
this is just beautiful, awesome colouring, beautiful flowers & embelies, luv the colours, thank you for joining us at CES, hope to see you next time, sorry im late,sue,x

scrap joanny said...

so great image - wow Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges - hugs Joanna

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Julie said...

A very pretty card Tara

Shanna Shands said...

Beautifaul card and coloring.

Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Card Crew.


darcy48 said...

Hi Tara a beautiful casrds love the image and love the lovely summery colours you have used. Arlinex

Lisa Jane said...

whata pretty card - gorgeous papers
Great take on our sketch over at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

Emma H said...

So beautiful and so much detail - your colouring is wonderful too! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week!

Georgia said...

This is stunning Mum! The image is lovely and I really love the cut-out flowers and mini calendar! The pearls look great and the punched border is so pretty! The torn edges look great too, I love it! :) Love, Georgia xxxxx

Lori said...

Oh, so very the details and layers! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

Julie said...

Stunning!! The papers and colours are mouthwatering!!! I do love how you layer so perfectly too! Juliexx