Monday, July 18, 2011

Lazy Summer Day Picnic - Summer Bash Blog Hop


I am participating in a blog hop...woo-hoo. The Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog DT are joining the Magnolia-licious Highlites DT in their Summer Bash Blog Hop. Details on how to play and win the fabulous prizes can be found at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog HERE.

We were asked to create a summertime card/project with one of the following themes:
Beach Bash, Summer Barbecues/Picnics or Fishing Fun!

I went with the picnic theme and this is my Lazy Summer Day Picnic card. I call this type of card a 3-easel card.

Now, the story behind this card is the Tilda gang have decided to go on a picnic on a lazy summer day and everybody assumed that somebody else will bring the picnic blanket/quilt. Of course nobody they are having their picnic sitting on the grass underneath the old oak tree.

I think I went a bit too ambitious using all these Magnolia images...LOL. All the images/stamps I used here are available for your purchase at Magnolia-licious on-line store.

- Relaxing Tilda from the Magnolia and Lilac Collection 2008

I've dotted the paper with glue and sprinkled green flocking to make it look like grass. I hardly ever work with flocking, but I thought this might work.

I've altered a couple of Magnolia images here:

- Tilda with Spring Bundle from the Hoppy Easter Collection 2010 -- I replaced the spring flower bundle with a bottle of wine.
- Vintage Tilda from the Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010 -- I replaced the Christmas tree ornament with a watermelon.
- Log from the Autumn and Halloween Collection 2008

- Tilda on Elbows from the Easter & Spring Collection 2007
- Sweetie Tilda from the Sweet Rainbow Collection 2011
- Old Oak Tree from the Summer and Sea Collection 2008

I've altered a couple more images...LOL...can you tell I love doing this!...hee hee.
- Wilma With Rose from the Raising the Ceiling & Right Through My Heart Collection 2010 -- Wilma had to let go of the rose in her mouth because she managed to grab some sausages from someone's picnic.
- Gingerbread Tilda from the Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010 -- I replaced the gingerbread hearts with a couple of baguettes.


If you are taking part in the blog hop, then you probably came here from Patti Jo's blog, so you are in the right track. If you haven't been following, then you may want to start at the beginning.

Here is the order of the blog hop participants:

Patti Jo
Norma (you are here!)

For you blog-hoppers, you know that you are to collect a letter from each of the participants, so

my letter is:

Now please hop to the next blog, of the amazingly talented Pat, to see more inspiration and collect another letter! Woo-hoo, she's the last on the list!!!

When you are finished collecting the letters you will put them together to create a 3-word sentence. Find contest details at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog HERE! Thanks for joining us!

I am also going to use this project as my entry into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Challenge 14 - Fun in the Sun
Magnolia Down Under - Challenge #105 - Make a Scene
Crafts and Me - Challenge 43 - Summertime
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Week 41 - Summer
Polka Doodles - Week 28 - Long Hot Summer
Allsorts Challenge - Week 111 - Free and Easy July
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Summer Colours

Thanks for taking the time to drop by. As always, your visit is very much appreciated. Have a wonderful week.

PS. Sorry I have no list of materials, tools and marker colours used on this project. I was in a marathon trying to finish this in time--couldn't be bothered to jot anything down.


RoseSommer said...

This is art. AND it is great fun!
Thank you for sharing this with us.

cabio's craft corner said...

What a fun and sweet outdoor theme with all these amazing colored images Norma. Very creation card with lovely fence around this project :o)

Maria said...

I could stare at your project all day Norma! Fantastic, stunning and gorgeous don't do it justice but I think you get what I'm trying to say. Love all your alterations and your colouring is perfect. Hugs, Maria

Aartje said...

Wow, summer is starting on this bloghop. What a work did you do. Your card is gorgeous. What a beautyful scene did you made.
Love Aartje

Renkata said...

SEnsational scene Norma.
Very beautifly done!

paperpapier said...

wow! This is simply super amazing...!Love all the details that you put in!

Suzi said...

Oh my Goodness!! Norna, How inventive is this card, I love love love what you have created, so many amazing little details, especially with the added items that your images have. What a clever card this is, and all coloured to perfection. Thank you for the inspiration.
Suzi x

Louise said...

Fantastic card, love how you used several different items to create a fun card

Pat said...

Are you kidding me, can never go oveerboard with Tildas!! This is just amazing, girl! I love the design...and my fave part is how you altered these images to fit the summer theme! I love this! Hugs. Pat

NGCARDS said...

This is a beautiful project hun xxx

Teresa said...

What a fantastic scene, hello Norma, just blog hopping by to say hello and what a fantastic card & scene, your colouring is superb too, have a good day, hugs Teresa xx

DQ said...

wow, wow, wow, what a wonderful project, love it! TFS

dolcreations said... have got to be one of the most creative souls out there! Oh my goodness...this scene is awesome! I love how you have Tilda lying in the grass....STUNNING creation Norma!

Anonymous said...

Wowzers! What a project!!! What a pretty, pretty summertime scene! Absolutely fabulous! LOVE your coloring!

Lisette Morris said...

WOW!! I can't stop staring at it! It's gorgeous! SO creative with all the little changes!

Danielle said...

OH!!!!!!! Norma, what can I say:
I love it all. It is the pure expression of a sumer's day. I love most relaxing Tilda.. Oh!I wish I could imitate her more often.
Your coloring is divine.
I adore.... Hugs.

Kate said...

The 1st 3 easel I've seen, wonderful concept and great project.

** Kate **

Monique said...

Wow. This is stunning Norma.

Hugs Monique

Anonymous said...

Oh my word Norma!! What a totally brilliant picnic scene!! Each and everyone of these characters is carefully thought out and looking adorable!! Beautifully done!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

All I can say is "WOW"!!!

Vivi Casale said...

O-M-G- Norma.. absolutely outstanding!!
gosh.. so many details.. it really looks like they are have lots of fun!!

Angela said...

Wow Norma!! You are my idol too! This is too amazing for words! Absolutely brilliant and AWESOME! Love how you added different picnic elements to each image like the wine bottle and watermelon to those Tildas! I could stare at this project for hours! Thanks always for so much inspiration Norma! hugs, Angela

Linda Palmer said...

Awesome project! Love everything about it!

Evette K. said...

this is one of the most amazing easel cards I have ever seen. you have included so much in this and it all goes so well. fantastic coloring. GREAT JOB!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Norma, what can I say!?? You are so out of the box talented and I love the projects you come up with. This is a triple easel type card and you've created such a delightful scene with all your fabulous Tilda's! Absolutely gorgeous. Hugs, Barb

Fleur said...

WOW this is awesome, what fantastic colouring too. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Rene said...

NORMA! I LOVE this...I mean, I just absolutely positively ADORE this FANTASTIC, AMAZING, GORGEOUS, CRAZY (good crazy not psycho crazy! LOL!) piece of art!
Rene :D

Anniebee said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is just so cute, I don't have the right words to describe it! All of the little images are perfectly colored and the vignette including the mischievous little dog, is adorable! Fantastic work!


Patti aka NW Lady said...

Oh my yes a very ambitious card, you'll have to really think about whom you want to give this one to! Wonderful story behind all the little people! Patti

Shanna Shands said...

Talk about a fun picnic party.... I love your creation!

Heart2hand said...

This card is amazing...the detail that went into it...YOU should be sooo proud.


Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. They all look like they're ready for some fun. TFS.

miatagal said...

Amazing creation, Norma. Oh, such talent. Beautiful work and so inspiring

Sheri said...

Norma! Holey cow...did you start on this little masterpiece in January? IT IS JUST INCREDIBLE! :)

Janiel/ janny said...

holy cow Norma!! This is stunning!! All of those images and that style of card is just fab!!!
Hugs, Janiel

Sonny - Papirskreppa said...

This is so talented! You inspire a lot :)

Shirley N said...

Wow Norma, this is an amazing project--so very beautiful!

SANDRA said...

Wow, Wow and more Wow, this is so good. Love all the Tilda's. I have so enjoyed the Hop. Thankyou all so much. Love Sandra x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card Norma! Such a clever card design!
Hugs Julie P

Angie said...

What an awesome picnic Norma!!! Your attention to details is amazing. I love all of your 'alterations' too :-)


Karen's Fun Blog said...

cute card! : )


Awe just terrific, you are so amazingly talented! Love it! Hugs! Leah Ann

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Wow!!! What an awesome project. It must have taken you ages but the end result would be worth it. It is amazing. I love how you have changed the Tilda's. Cool idea!

Thanks for sharing

Hugs Julie

puffinliz said...

Great concept, hadn't seen a 3 easel card before. Thanks for sharing.

Nicola said...

Simply amazing creation Norma, love the 3 easel idea, all your beautiful images(plus alterations!) and your gorgeous colouring - truly inspirational!
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Shazza said...

unbelievable!!! This is fantastic, love how you altered the images x

LINDA W. said...

GREAT card with all the altered images ...great coloring.
hugs Linda

Sharon in Arizona said...

What a fun card Norma!!! You are so creative - your design and coloring are beautiful. And I love your story that goes with it! :o)

Audrey said...

What a gorgeous summery card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

wow, this is amazing

Ronda Archangelo said...

Wow! What an amazing amount of effort on this wonderful card. I want to know if you colored the looks good enough to eat.

Corinne said...

WOW, Norma your project is fabulous. Looks like a wonderful picnic....

Bernie said...

Wow this is brilliant!!!
Blessings Bernie

Guylaine said...

simply amazing! You did a good job, a lot of work for that card! Adorable
thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday

Eulanda said...

Ooooh Norma so much to look at!! Your coloring always amazes me and I love your little story of someone forgetting the picnic blanket. hee hee Great imagination. Thanks for joining our scene challenge at MDUC this week! Hugs!

Anne Kristine said...! Your card is amazing.
Love the scene and your coloring is beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at MDUC this week.
Hugs Anne Kristine

Littlehamsterz said...

Wow ^_^ I absolutely love this scene you created. It's so perfect! Edwin looks so relaxed

Francy said...

Your cards are always spectacular and I love them. This is stunning.

Cor* said...

HHoooo ho hold the phone! Get a load of this! Wicked little scene you have created here! From Tilda soaking up the sun there on her back to the Tilda holding the wine! OMG! this is pricelss!

mgoll88 said...

what an great scene and the combination of all this images... fantastic work!!!


Alberto said...

pretty nice worrk! thanks for sharing and for the letter

hugs xx

maldis said...

wow wow wow! What a scene! LOVE

Chris said...

LOL - Norma, this is such a hoot! I can't stop giggling! Your creativity is amazing! I love the way you altered the images. The watermelon is really wonderful as is the bottle of wine. Tilda on the blanket is so clever! Then there is Wilma with the sausages! I love this! What a happy, happy design! You are just brilliant!

Chris Christensen

Leona said...

Very beautiful & creative card.

Lori said...

Holy cow amazing! Look at the wine, wieners, watermelon, bread omg this is tdf, totally brilliant original idea, I love it soooo much!

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along in our long hot summer challenge at Polkadoodles - good luck! Cheers Claire x

Katarina said...

What a fantastic and extensive project. Absolutely love the laying Tilda in the middle. Gorgeous.

Patti Jo said...

Soooo Awesome!!! LOVE your altered images and you did it perfectly! This is such a fun scene Norma! You have a wonderfully creative mind and I love seeing what you create!!!

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Sweet card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

Steph Herbert said...

That just might be the coolest card I have ever seen. You are amazing! :)

mandy said...

really lovely card project love the way u altered the image of the doggie with sausages in mouth and the basket with bread its fab hugs mandy xxx

Only By His Grace said...

Oh dear!! I am so far behind with my comments. (health issues).
I haven't started commenting on the blog hop so you are the first.
What an awesome easel card. this put a big smile on my face. I laughed so much when I saw the sausages hanging from Rufus's mouth. You are so creative. I love the bread in the basket, the watermelon and the bottle of non alcoholic wine LOL!
Your coloring is superb as usual.
I love how you colored Sitting tilda's dress in yellow. the creases and shading are super. may have to copy that one.
Well I could go on and on.
Well done dear friend.
Hugs Maz

ellabella said...

Totally the layers and colouring, all the details, so much for the eyes to feast on...just gorgeous.

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