Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pink & Blue & Green Challenge!!

Hi again friends...it's time for another fabby challenge at the brand new and incredibly FUN Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!! I swear, Christmas is just around the corner and I haven't even STARTED shopping yet! I've been soooo busy crafting and coloring and having fun!! hehehe!! But, the good news is, I'm making lots and lots of Christmas & Holiday cards!!

So this month's "Color Challenge" at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog comes to us from our very own, uber talented, DT sistah, Chrissy Le. Our color challenge is to use pink & blue & green...are you kidding me? One of my fave color combos!! YAY!

Here's a cute pic to give you a little inspiration...but, go crazy...just be sure you have pink, blue, and green on your card...and, most importantly, at least ONE Magnolia image, which are available from our very own sweet Diana Crick at her Magnolia-licious online store HERE!
Ooooohhh...and one lucky participant (chosen at random) will win a $25.00 gift certificate for Diana's Magnolia-licious Online Store...WOW!!!

So...here's my interpretation of this month's Color Challenge!

I inked up #3069 Reindeer Tilda and #448 Santa Bench...I tell ya, this Tilda is sooooo dang adorable!! Both stamps are available, of course, at Magnolia-licious, home of all things Magnolia...including the new Magnolia Mini's!

Here are a couple of side views so you can see how I secured the image flat against my DPs and then popped up the Marianne Design Die Cut "frame" on foam dimensionals. I rather like the effect!

And a view of the inside...there's a little pocket for a gift card or note card!

And a fun, artsy view...sans color! I was just goofing around with color saturation, etc. and got this black & white pic...so I thought I'd include it...I figured I'd call it "artsy"! LOL!! Sidebar here...I remember when we had only black & white photos and black & white TV too!! I sort of miss the b&w photos! So here's my tribute to the many shades of grey in life! :-)

My recipe:
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, & Baja Breeze (SU)
DPs: Eskimo Kisses (Basic Grey)
Dies: Marianne Designs & Magnolia Doohickey
Punches: MS lace edge, and SU circle & scallop punches
Pearls & ribbon: my stash
Glossy accents (on the antlers, leaves, & berries)
Stickles on the jingle bells around Tilda's neck, and her lace trim
And...NO flowers!! Yikes! This may be a first for me! But I really wanted to keep this card simple to showcase this darling little Tilda! Flowers would have overpowered the design, I'm afraid...so I went "sans flowers"!!!
Here are the Copics I used to color this little sweetheart:

So...there you have it...now run, don't walk, to your craftroom and start creating!! Can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge...and remember...this is supposed to be F-U-N!!! {{{Hugs}}} to all of you and thanks so much for stopping by for a visit!


Crafty Chris said...

stunning card love these colours together.
Chris x

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Pat,
your card is so pretty. I love that frame and the color. Tilda is colored so lovely in green. Love the DP's. the inside of the card is wonderful as well. Love the pocket idea.
Hugs Maz

Tracy V. said...

Oh Pat! I just love this!!! It turned out so cute!! That frame is awesome. Never heard of them and not very happy that I have!! There goes the pocket book again...


Rene said...

Oh Pat...Pat Pat Pat! You told me to prepare myself and yet there is no way I could have! This card is so pretty!! And just when I thought it couldn't get any better, you showed us the inside! I just adore it! Fantastic!
Rene :D

Card Crazy said...

What a dear card. I wouldn't think of this color combo but it is delicious. That doohickey frame is a must have, I'm afraid. More $$$$
Sue S.

Anonymous said...

This Tilda is so adorably cute Pat! Love frame cards...totally charming!
Pam Going Postal

Maria said...

I'm blown away Pat! Stunning card inside and out. I love how you framed Tilda and the papers are simply lush. The inside is so beautifully put together and I'm mesmerized by all the details. Hugs, Maria

Sandy said...

Pat this card is beautiful! I really like the die cut being popped up like that - I am gonna rename you --- THE WIZARD!
love you - Sandy

Norma said...

Ooh Pat, what a stunning card. I love this Tilda. She’s one that I don’t have but planned to get—she’s adorable. Your colouring of her is marvelous. Love your use of border punches to edge around the circles. And you’ve matched the colours of your pearls to the challenge—way to go girl! Oh you did a super job with this challenge. Love the card.


Susy said...

This is so beautiful!!!
Hugs Susy

Regina said...

OMG!!!! It´s absolutely wonderful!!! LOVE!!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Oh my Pat, I love the elegant and pretty frame you set for this cute Tilda. Your coloring coordination and layout is awesome my friend!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Simply Stunning! Gorgeous work and I love how you framed Tilda. Beautiful coloring and finished inside fabulously!

Candy said...

I LOVE your card!!
It is so so so pretty. I have to buy that frame - but I went to do so and it is out of stock :o(
Just love your paper and the beautifully framed Tilda who is coloured exceptionally well :o)
This is a real stunner of a card. You didn't need flowers with your tiny bows and coloured pearls around the frame.
Excellent work :o)
Big hugs, Candy

Leonie said...

O my this is gorgeous. I love how popping up the die has created a small shadow box effect. Gorgeous colouring and this Tilda is adorable!! Love it
Hugs Leonie

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous card, Pat!!! I love the effect you got from raising the frame and the design is faulous! Your coloring is beautiful and so are the papers you used!

Peggie said...

Beautiful card. Love the ribbon and pearls.

LINDA W. said...

OMGoodness Pat!!!!!!! what a beautiful card I love the die cut
and the way you have it popped up
at frist it looked like it was cut out..... beautiful card.
Hugs Linda

Leslie Avila said...

You've done a fabulous job with this challenge! I just love that BG paper line and you've colored her beautifully. Wow, you've certainly done this challenge justice!
Leslie Avila

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Pat this card is soooo adorable! I just love the way you colored little Tilda and the inside of the card is just as beautiful!


Suzanne J Dean said...

She's just fabulous Pat and too cute for words! I love the detailed frame around her and pretty accents--love it!


cathylynn said...

Hi Pat, I love both the cards you posted! Wonderful colors on the top one and the black and white one is marvelous too! Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Angela said...

Pat, your cards are always so beautiful and I love the unusual dies you use and this one is gorgeous! It frames this sweet Tilda beautifully. Also, love how you finished off the interior of our card so beautifully! Alot of love when into this work of art! ;) hugs, Angela

Pops x said...

This is gorgeous sweetie, so cute, big hugs pops x x x

Anonymous said...

Another beauty Pat! I love the frame and the bows with pearls! Your coloring is gorgeous!

Scrapmumur said...

OH....Your card is very STUNNING!!!!
I love the look and the colors so fantastic!!!!
Thank you for your so nice comments in my card.
Hugs, Murielle

PepPop said...

Oooh she's soooooo pretty!!!!! Beautiful card Pat and what a clever idea to pop the frame out. Jaqui x