Sunday, October 25, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge # 25

Hello again,

It's time for another Magnolia Down Under Challenge - this fortnight's theme is 'Distressed' -
no not me, just the card!! LOL

This was a challenge for me as I like things nice and neat so had to push myself to distress the papers on this card. Pathetic isn't it ?

I started with the base card in Sage Shadow then adhered a piece of So Saffron which I had stamped using the thumping technique - I took my So Saffron Stampin' Spot and thumped it all over the piece of card, creating distressed lines from the edges of the stamp pad.
It's a quick and effective way to get this sort of look on your cardstock or paper.
I then distressed the edges of the card using my fingernail to just scrape aloong the edges.
Then I used a small circle punch to cut out the corners and distressed those also. I then mounted this card onto the base card.
I punched a scallop edge along a piece of SU Designer Series paper and mounted this to the left side of the yellow card. A piece of lovely pale blue vintage paper with the butterfly image was then distressed along three edges and attached along the side of the blue strip.
The join was covered with some beige coloured lace.
I then coloured the Tilda image using markers and watercolour pencils, cut it out and attached it to the base card with 3D foam dots.
To finish off, I added some lovely blue flowers (attaching adhesive pearls to the centres) and pretty little daisies. I also added some adhesive pearls in the four corners of the card.
Why not join in the fun and visit the MDUC site to add your creation and share it with all of us -here is the link.
Thanks for stopping by to visit. Come back again soon to see more of my cards.
I'm sorry that I haven't had more for you lately but I've just finished a Forensic Medicine Course which I attended these last two weekends so haven't had time to 'play'.
It was a fabulous course and so interesting - I received my certificate today so may take a photo of it to show you in a later post.
Well, it's off to bed for some well earned sleep and back to work tomorrow.
Have a great week everyone and drop by again very soon !
See you then ........


  1. Ramona,for someone who went into a project not wanting to distress, your card sure turned out lovely. Love the brillant blue flower against the yellow, and of course, Tilda, love her hat, is colored so beautifully. Congrats on finishing the course and hope you get some rest.

  2. Ramona, What a beautiful card you have made for the distressing challenge. Love the colours and of course your Tilda is as gorgeous as ever!!!! The flowers, butterfly & lace are a beautiful addition for the vintage look. Such a wonderful inspiration for all joining Magnolia Down Under Challenges this F/N. PS. Your Forensic Medicine Course sounds interesting.
    Hugs Jodie

  3. Ramona, gorgeous card. Great job in distressing despite your having to push yourself in doing it. I like your simple layout and the flower arrangement.
    Congrats on finishing your Forensic Medicine Course. Wow, that must have been an intense 2 weeks of studying. Good for you!


  4. Beautiful job with the distressing Ramona! And this little Tilda is still one of my faves!

  5. Hi Ramona,
    I love your card. I especially love the butterfly, how beautiful. The colours you have chosen go together so nicely. Congratulations on graduating your course.
    Alicia xx

  6. Congrats to you, first of all!! Forensic medicine, wow, that's great!! Your card is wonderful, it came together perfectly, the regal colours look perfect with a light touch of distressing, and love the lace and flowers!!

  7. Well done on the Forensic Medicine Course - you deserve some sleep. This is a beautiful card and you have done such a great job on the distressing (especially for someone who likes things 'nice and neat').

  8. Ramona, congratulations on completion of your course. Good thing that you still got this posted for others to enjoy!
    Gorgeous distreesing card!

  9. Nice card! You also do some great work ;-)


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