Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Magnolia-licious - Color Challenge

Hello, Friends. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. It is good to be back.
 
So for my first post of 2013, the Magnolia-licious Challenge DT has a new challenge up and it’s Chris’s turn to choose the challenges for January. She has provided a color inspiration of stark tones like off-white, gray, brown, beige and taupe. Other colors can be added but should support the main color theme. Here’s a lovely photo for inspiration from Design Seeds.
 
 
I used the adorable “Jingle Belle” from A Christmas Story Collection as a Snow Day theme card.
 
 
Belle is colored with Copics and I used my Colorless Blender to give her a Dappled Gray coat. I love the look and how it turned out. My designer papers are from Echo Park and I used blue as my supporting color for a frosty impression. I took a couple lengths of satin ribbon and gathered it on Scor-Tape for my textured snow bank.
 
 
I die cut several pine trees and snowflakes with a touch of Glamour Dust for sparkle and texture. My DP panels are machine stitched and I added a Snow Day sentiment from my PC on a Magnolia tag die cut. Then I finished off the card with some flowers and pearls.
 
Supplies
Stamps: Magnolia
Cardstock: American Crafts
Design Paper: Wintertime, Echo Park
Dies: Magnolia, Marianne Designs, Martha Stewart
Glitter: Glamour Dust, DecoArt
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts, Kort & Godt
Ribbon: JoAnn’s
Pearls: Recollections
 
I’m entering this card in the following Challenges:
 
Make It Monday – Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Tilda's Town - Anything Goes
 

If you follow along with us for the challenge you could have a chance to win a Mystery Surprise from Magnolia-licious.
 
The new “Love” Collection is in the store and colored images by the Design Teams are being loaded every day. I hope you hop over and check them out. Plus, Diana has a new “Tell a Friend” feature on Facebook and you can earn store credit when your friends shop. Plus they get $5 instant store credit on their first order. Check out all the details HERE.
 
I hope I’ve inspired you to join us for the Magnolia-licious Challenge. Thanks for popping in to visit…
 
Hugz,
 

28 comments:

Doreen said...

Beautiful card...fabulous image and colours.xxx

Kelly Neis said...

I love the scene and the horse galloping on the ribbon of snow. I have this one but haven't used it yet, I love your card and Belle is a gorgeous horse!
Hugs Kelly

Christa said...

GREAT CARD !! I love the style of your card. Thank you for joining us at Tilda's Town this week. Christa.

Riet Kamstra said...

Wow Cathy Lee, your Belle running in the snow is so adorable. Love the way you used the blender, it's a gorgeous scene! Thanks for playing with us @ Tilda's Town this week!

x Riet

Pam Sparks said...

so gorgeous Cathy! So many creative details... love looking at your card! TFS! So glad you linked up to Tilda's Town Challenges! Thanks for playing!

Barb Hardeman said...

Fantastic! Beautiful use of the gathered ribbon for snow. You dappling is wonderful and all the texture and layers are so pretty. Wonderful work girl...hugs...Barb

Suzi said...

Wow!! Cath, this is one beautiful card, the texture, colouring and design are stunning.
Hugs
Suzi x

Céline said...

oh my... so fab, love how you've used the ribbon
thanks for playing with us at tilda's town this week
hugs
céline

Christina C. said...

WOW....WOW...WOW!!!!! Love this gorgeous creation....beautiful winter scene!!!!

Chris said...

Oh Cathy, this is such a delightful card! Jingle Belle is perfectly colored! I love that you "dappled" her! The winter scene is perfectly created - cold, snowy, perfectly winter! The colors are great choices. This is a real work of art! Love it!

XO,
Chris Christensen
Magnolia-licious DT

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous layout design of this card Cathy. Love your mono coloring of the horse with the contrast of blue scarf. Beautiful work!
Hugs,
Cabio

Nancee Purdum said...

WOW! I love the card! The colors are so inviting!

Franz♥ said...

What a gorgeous creation Cathy! Your design is wonderful and your colouring stunning!

Thanks for sharing this fab work with us at Tilda's Town this week :)

Hugs, Franz.

Jenny said...

Gosh what amazing colour! This is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Inky Chicks xxxxx

Kirsty-Anne Duckworth said...

Hi Thanks for visiting my blog thought I would pop on over and have a peek ! and wow never seen that stamp before ! Adore how you have made him come to life with your super colouring ! Love all of it ;0)

sue w. said...

Hi Cathy, this is fabulous, I love the image, coloured beautifully and the layout is super.
Hugs Sue W.

Rene said...

Beautiful!!!! I love this challenge...your card is stunning!
Rene :D

julieprice3 said...

This is stunning! I love how you've coloured the horse, just beautiful
Hugs julie P

Eulanda said...

OH MA GAWD Cathy! The first time I seen this I was like WHAT?!! That's freakin AWESOME! I love the way you layered everything and your coloring?! WHOA!! NICE!! Well done on this challenge! Hugs!

Patricia St Martin said...

Cathy, So adorable. I just love your background, the swirl paper is perfect behind the trees with the snowflakes creates a winter wonderland. Amazing job using the colorless blender, love how it turned out. Beautiful flowers, the ruffled ribbon and love the sewing.
So much to look at.
Hugs, Patricia

karen said...

Wow now that's a real stunner of a card, beautiful! Karenxx

Candy said...

Hi Cathy,
Ohhh love your card!
You got the feeling of the photo just great!
Your horse is coloured wonderfully. Love the paper you used and all of your embellishments.
Big Hugs, Candy

Suzan L said...

Hi Cathy, your card is so gorgeous! You have colored the horse so beautifully. I love the spots that you have added to it's coat!
Hugs,
Suzan
Magnolia-licious Designer

Paper Tails said...

Wow! Your card is fantastic. Lovely coloring and design.

Karen

Jane said...

Thanks for visiting me Cathy, your card here is gorgeous, so much lovely texture x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow this is stunning, love your colouring and design, hugs Liz xx

Linda said...

Wow this is gorgeous!!!! Love the image and the wonderful wintery trees!!!!! Absolutely fabulous work!!!!! Wow!!!!

Karina said...

Another WOW from me, too! I absolutely love your card, Cathy! Your colouring is brilliant and so is all the embellishing.
Hugs, Karina

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