Monday, April 13, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge # 7

Hello again,

Well another week has gone by and it's time for another entry in the Magnolia Down Under Challenges.

This week's challenge is for a design in 'Sepia tones' which is a little difficult, trying to use only browns, beiges, etc. for the card without adding any other colour as a highlight.

I was lucky enough to find a sheet of childrens' vintage paper in my collection which was suitable for this design and I also found the lovely flower in my stash to go with it.

Here is my entry for this week - looking at the other designers' cards I realised that I could have added a highlight in a slightly brighter colour but my card was already finished so for better or worse, this is what I came up with.

I mounted the vintage paper onto Creamy Caramel card and sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa ink, then tied some caramel gingham ribbon around it before mounting this piece onto the Close to Cocoa base card.

I coloured Tilda in with watercolour pencils and an aquabrush and 'sat' her over the ribbon using 3D foam dots. For the top right-hand corner, my first thought was to use an embossed photo corner in Cocoa and attach a button in the centre but as it was a bit dark with all the other Sepia tones and looked a bit bland, I changed my mind and decided to add the flower instead just to pretty it up a little.

SU Supplies -

Cardstock - Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa

Ink - Close to Cocoa

Extras -

Gingham ribbon, Heidi Grace flower.

I'll be back soon with more cards for you to look at - thanks for dropping by.

Hope you're all having a lovely Easter and enjoying the extra long holiday break -go easy on the Chocolate eggs & bunnies though :-)

'Bye for now.


  1. Gorgeous as always Ramona. I always love seeing what you come up with for the challenges. Such a cute little Tilda. I hope you had a wonderful Easter.

  2. You didn't need to add anything else it's perfect as is Ramona, really cute, love it...

  3. That DP is PERFECT here Ramona - and LOVE the way you've put it all together without "cheating" a little like some if us - LOL.
    CYA soon for Convention roomie - Yippeeeeeeeeeeee

  4. Oh this is fab, the background paper is perfect for the challenge and she is such a sweet Tilda

  5. Beautiful card!!! I love that paper!



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