Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Down Under Magnolia Challenge # 1

Hi there,

I'm back - sorry I haven't posted for awhile but I've been busy with work and the last few weekends have also been busy with social events so haven't had much time to sit and create but I finally managed to do one challenge last night.

It was a welcome respite and some great therapy for a thumping headache which I had after a frantic day at work!

I have entered the first challenge from Down Under Magnolia Challenges created by two of my lovely friends Kellie Winnell and Debbie Pamment. Both of these ladies love the Magnolia stamps and out of that love, decided to create their own weekly challenge for others to play along.
They are joined by Kristy Young on their Design Team - these three ladies are very talented so please take some time to visit their blogs if you haven't already done so.

This first challenge was an Autumn theme and required the little girl Tilda and the colour Red to be used. I started playing around with my Stampin' Up! cardstock, found the perfect combination to go with a piece of Brushed Bronze card that I found lying around my house and with a stamped image of Tilda, set to work.

I embossed the metallic card using my Cuttlebug 'Leafy Branch' embossing folder and adhered it to some Real Red card which had been punched along one edge with my SU Scallop Border punch. The Autumn leaves were made with a small punch then I dry embossed the veins with an embossing tool.

I coloured in the Tilda stamp using some watercolour pencils and an aquabrush - my favourite method of colouring.
Tilda and the park bench were then cut out and positioned over the embossed panel using 3D foam dots.

I also adhered the falling leaves with the 3D dots.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Cardstock - Close to Cocoa (base card) and Real Red

Stamp - Celebrate Everday set - (Greeting)

Scallop Border Punch


Magnolia Stamps - Tilda with Heart, Park Bench

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Leafy Branch

Watercolour Pencils / Aquabrush

Oak leaf Punch

Well, that's it for tonight - thanks for stopping by. I'll have more for you in the next day or two.

'Bye for now.


  1. Oh Ramona, your card is GORGEOUS, I love it! Everything about it, all of it, love it, wonderful job darl, and thanks for playing along with our first challenge xx

  2. Wow Ramona ! Love that brushed bronze- and those sweet little leaves! It's all so pretty!

  3. WOW -- this is FANTASTIC. I love the embossed background, it's the perfect touch

  4. What a GREAT card..Lovely work!!
    Hugs, Linda

  5. Hey Ramona, WHen you come back to creating you come back with a vengeance!! This card is STUNNING!!! So glad you had time to join us on our very first challenge!

  6. OMG Ramona that is GORGEOUS! love that bronze colour paper, thanks for playing along can't wait to see what you make next week.

  7. Hi Ramona, what a lovely card love the metalic touch...
    Sue x

  8. Great job Ramona, love the metalic background! Great touch!

  9. what an adorable Tilda on your card, and love the warm autumn colours - but I'm just wishing for spring here in the UK! hugs, annie x

  10. Hi Ramona! Oh wow! this is GORGEOUS!!!


Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments about my creations - I appreciate every one. Cheers, Ramona.