Tuesday, August 09, 2011

feeling so blue - Magnolia-licious Colour Challenge #10


Happy Happy Tuesday! It's the 2nd Tuesday of August, so it's time for a new colour challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. It's Maria's turn to be the hostess this month and she's chosen Black & White and/or Monochrome for the colour challenge. Here's my DT card.

This actually would have been a good time for me to practice colouring in Black & White and challenge myself, because I suck at it...LOL. But I already had in mind to create a card for a co-worker who is retiring in November, an all-blue retirement card to match the sentiment. Good excuse, don't you think...LOL?

I've made this into a front-panel side step card. This is becoming a favorite card style for me. (If you're interested in the measurements that I used for this card, I've included a template in a previous posting HERE)

This Magnolia image is Farewell Tilda from the Bon Voyage Collection 2010. She is usually available for your purchase from Magnolia-licious on-line store, however I just checked and she is currently out of stock. If you're interested let Diana know.
The mini stamp version of Farewell Tilda, however, is in stock.

I've used my coloured pencils to colour the images for this card.

A few challenges I am using this card as my entry to:

Crafts and Me - Challenge 46 - Anything Goes
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar - Week 118 - Anything Goes with the option of adding glitter
My Mum's Craft Shop - Challenge 17 - Monochromatic
Papertake Weekly - Grow Your Own (flowers)

Here's how I've decorated the inside of my card.

Oh by the way, the sentiments on the front and in the inside of my card are computer generated.

The Tilda image that I've used here is called Dancing Party Tilda. She is from Magnolia's You Are So Special Collection 2011. You can also get this image from Diana at Magnolia-licious.

I hope you'll come and play with us in our August colour challenge at Magnolia-licous Challenge Blog. And to inspire you further, have a look at all the fabulous cards that my fellow teamates have created for this challenge--HERE.

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

Materials and tools used:

DP's: Creative Imaginations Sonnets Harlequin in Blue, one sheet from DCWV Holiday Stack paper pad.

Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Fourteen and Shapeabilities Parisian Accents dies; EK Success retro flower punches medium and small; Punch Bunch small daisy flower and ash leaf punches; Martha Stewart branch and Martha Stewart Daisy Dot Edge punch (used the small flowers for the flower centre); Michaels tiny daisy punch.

Misc: Recollections pearls, Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pads Faded Jean and Weathered Wood.

Medium: coloured pencils--Prismacolor Premiers, Faber-Castell Polychromos and Derwent Coloursofts.


cebelica said...

Wow hun, this is amazing. I love this card.

Monique said...

Your card is beautifull Norma.

Hugs Monique

charlene said...

Norma you card is beautiful and I can't imagine you not coloring black and white well....this is just perfect for your coworker. Great job

dolcreations said...

Evertime you post a card I am just in awhhh. This is stunning. I love all the little details. Your colouring is just so darn outstanding. Love the inside too. That is such a trademark of yours that I have totally fallen in love with! Your co-worker will be thrilled Norma.

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i bet your co-worker will absolutely love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Anne said...

Woow, I adore this!
Fantastick coloring, and just georgeus embellishments and shapes. :)

Danielle said...

What a gorgeous creation this is Norma! Loving this style of card and how you've completed it on the inside too! Fabulous colouring and I love the sentiments you did to match the images ... so cute!
Hugs, Danielle

Scrappymax said...

Your Front Side Step cards are absolutely fabulous, but there again all your cards are fabulous. Thank you so much for the template for this style, I have just cut one out to try and make one.
Max x

Candy said...

Your card is fantastic!! { they always are :o) }
Your papers match so well, and your hand made flowers are wonderful.
Love the design of your card and your dies.
Both Tildas are soooo BEAUTIFULLY coloured with your pencils!! I can no longer tell what you have used to colour with. All your methods are fantastic!!
Hugs, Candy

Angela said...

Stunning work as always Norma! I love your interpretation of this challenge. The monochromatic blues are beautiful. Your cards are spectacular! hugs, Angela

Pat said...

Oh Norma!! You always have the most clever card folds and designs!! I love this one...and, you're right, blue is perfect for your friend who's leaving. Gorgeous coloring...as always!! Love the Tildas that you chose for this card...perfect!! Hugs. Pat

Barb Hardeman said...

You are the one who got me making these center side step cards and I just love them. You are the "pro" at pulling them together and this is no exception. I love your take on the monochromatic challenge, blue being my favorite color. Your co-worker will be thrilled to pieces with the stunning card. Love the floral details on the side panels and your Tilda's are adorable. Beautifully colored...beautiful card...hugs...Barb

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow I love this mono tone and the beautiful details on both inside and out of this card. Your flower arrangement of each of side is amazing :o)

Ol!ver said...

Norma that is such a beutiful card!
I think i haf to make a side step card to!

Have a GREAT day!


Mickaela Sundkvist said...

I think im in love with your card! I love that soft colors and even if its all blue it don't come off as all one color! It's just lovely!!!

Love Mickaela

Anonymous said...

Norma, Your card is absolurely beautiful! I love the blue tones and your colouring is just wonderful, very pretty card
Hugs Julie P

NGCARDS said...

This is a wonderful card hun xxx

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Such a gorgeous card! : )

Louise said...

Yous card is fabulous Norma! Love the blues and your flowers are fabulous. Thanks for joining at Papertake Weekly

Card Crazy said...

Wonderful card! Absolutely gorgeous.
Sue S.

Christina C. said...

What a spectacular card, Norma! Perfect in every way!!!!!

Only By His Grace said...

Fabulous job Norma. I love the design.
the deep blue framing looks awesome.
You are a wizz at those Prismacolor pencils. the flowers look great too.
Hugs Maz

Cricket said...

Absolutely stunning Norma.

Elle said...

Cool in blue! VERY nicely done.

Suzi said...

A beautiful keepsake card Norma, you friend at work will adore it. Love the design.
Suzi x

Kathy Gerace said...

Another over-the-top card from you!! How do you keep coming up with all these wonderful ideas!?! Your coloring is fabulous. Just love everything about your card!
Blue is my favorite color (hint! hint!)

Linda Palmer said...

Absolutely Stunning! This card is gorgeous and I love everything about it.

Deeanna said...

Very Pretty card. I love the colors you choose..Dee

Jean said...

A beautiful card.. Love your monochromomatic colors.. Your Tilda choose is so perfect for the colors and the layout.. love the mini Tilda inside.. A gorgeous card
Hugs, Jean

Pam L. said...

Hi Norma, Your card is just stunning as usual. I LOVE the design!I may have to copy it sometime. Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy Days to you Norma,
Pam L.

Cami said...

Norma, your card is just so beautiful! I love the shades of blue and your coloring is awesome. You did the folds in Tilda's dress so beautifully. Both Tildas are so cute and this sentiment is just perfect!
Hugs, Cami

Patti Jo said...

You sure know how to put things together and your coloring is so awesome no matter what medium you use!!! Absolutely wonderful card Norma!!! Love seeing your creations!!!

Linda said...

Norma I can't beleive I missed this one!!!! Wow what a STUNNING card!!!! Ijust love your work!!!!You are so very talented!!!!

Danielle said...

Gosh... well now, I am ashamed, I missed such an amazing card. OH!, this Tilda always brings a tear to my eyes. She is quite special,and your coloring made her divine, like a little angel. Your "blues" are sooo harmoniously shaded, and the details fabulous. Love the inside so much, those diecuts are to die for!!!!!!! DROP DEAD BEAUTIFUL. Hugs.

Helga said...

I can only say: gorgeous, gorgeous .....
what a stunning card you have made its absolutly perfect !
Helga from Austria

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