Monday, September 12, 2011

My Magnolia Down Under Challenge card...

I saw some fabulous cards at the Magnolia Down Under Challenge blog recently and decided to give their sketch a try. This card really came together quickly. I pulled some long retired SU dp out of my stash and worked all my layers before I even began to color this sweet fall image.

There is no fall in the air here in Central Texas, just more triple digit temperatures and more fires popping up all over the place. Sheesh, enough already!

It's also been pretty hot here at my house, well, I mean to say the whole family was sick today. Jordan didn't even make it past his applesauce this morning before he began throwing up, and the girls, who have been off their food for a few days got the trots, except that their still in pullups, and it was a marathon for me with three kids running to the bathroom. On top of that, hubby is down with the same thing. Thanks goodness I'm feeling better from my cold, but still having some sinus problems. So anyway back to my card...

This little image is #3064 TILDA IN AUTUMN LEAVES and she is available at Diana's Magnolia-licious shop. She is also available in the Mini version.

Here is the front view of the card I made. Please take note of the fabulous Banner Pennant's, which I just recently received in the mail, a gift from my friend Sharon Caudle! What a fabulous surprise I found in my mail box the other day...thank you so VERY much Sharon...

Here is a close up of Tilda and how she is colored. The sky was done with distress inks broken china and weathered wood. All the rest of the image was colored with Copic Markers.

A side view of the card...

In case you didn't notice there is a little tag tucked in behind the third panel. The sentiment is one I've had for years and don't really remember where it comes from...

To finish off the inside of the card I repeated the Banner Pennants and it still left plenty of room to add a personal note.

This is my second post for the day...I really wanted to enter into the challenge and not be too late with it.

Thanks for stopping by again, your visit is much appreciated!



  1. Wonderful card Barb! I've always avoided this image because of the grass and you have done a terrific job of grass colouring. Love all your layers on this one, Awesome card!
    Hugs Julie P

  2. Hi Barb!
    I hope you are feeling a lot better.
    I love your card. Now this what a call an Autumn card. I love the leaves and the grass. super coloring. Awesome banners.
    Hugs Maz

  3. With all you got going on in the house and you still get a beautiful card made!!! Terrific job and wishing all to be healthy quickly!!!

  4. I'm with Patti Jo! How in the world were able to take care of a houseful of sick kids and still get a card done! You are indeed superwoman!!! Beautiful job, girlfriend! I love this stamp and your coloring is spectacular! The banner looks fabulous and I'm glad you're enjoying it!! Awesome work as always!

  5. This is really beautiful Barb. Just love your colouring... wow, I need to get lessons from you! Love how you've made the grass look so real! Those banner pennants are stunning and so popular in blogland nowadays. They make for a very pretty picture. Hope the sick ones in your home get better soon. hugs Sharon

  6. gorgeous card Barn! Your Tilda looks awesome - such a fantastic coloring! Love the grass - wow! Awesome layering too!

  7. Barb this is really cute. I have this Tilda image too but it is such a challenge for me to color her, Tilda looks perfect on your card. I like the design of the card too, the pennants are my favorite.

  8. Such a fun card Barb - I love the way you have colored Tilda, the leaves and the grass. An artist at work. Sorry about the kids and glad to know you are feeling better.

  9. Such a beautiful card Barb! Awesome coloring - especially love how you've colored those fall leaves! Love those pennants! hugs, Angela

  10. Darling, darling card!! It really is an adorable fall card!!! Love that little Tilda, she looks so cute rolling around... and ohhhh those banners!!! LOVE them!!! Hope everyone is feeling better really soon... no fun being sick for anyone!!!!

  11. So cute! Reminds me of fall which is fast approaching Edna

  12. Hello Barb, OH!!! she is sooooo pretty, and seems to have so much fun! Leaves have not started to fall, yet, in la belle province! We were on the same wave, I just colored this Tilda for a future project! Your coloring is awesome, and the grass is fabulous. Your card is just beautiful, and yes , it does inspire fall! your layout and paper are jut gorgeous, beautiful inside too. These little banners are too cute! Take care.

  13. Tilda looks like she is having so much fun! Adorable.

  14. Oh Barb, this is really precious hun!! I adore the Fall leaves and colors!! That banner just adds so much to it!! Very sweet!! TFS! :)

  15. This is a fabulous card, Barb! Beautiful layout and papers. I especially love the banners....may I ask where I can buy those gorgeous banners????

  16. Hiya hun! This is a fabulous card! xxx

  17. Love Love Love this design!!!!! Absolutely fabulous once again!!!!! Simply gorgeous!!!!!

  18. Fabulous card. Great coloring. Love this image and how you did it.

  19. Barb, this card is not only gorgeous colored and your layout take on is beautifully done :o)

  20. Barb, This is just fantastic! Tilda is colored perfectly rolling in those leaves and all the elements of the card come together beautifully. I love the pullout message tag! I will need to try that technique.

    I hope and pray everyone is on the mend as I write this. Your plate is sooo full with Bills needs, the children, them all being sick on top of everything, and you are able to send us all some "beauty" to admire. You truly are amazing! And don't you forget it!

    Love and blessings, Martha

  21. Hi Barb!
    WOWSERS! I love your MDUC card sweetie :)
    Loads of beautiful details such as those awesome pennants :) Besides that you have coloured this little Tilda to pure perfection! Stunning :)
    Amazing papers too :)

    Thank you so much for joining us at MDUC this week :)
    Welcome back!
    Hugs, Louise

  22. Wow, i love your card Barb. The outside is great, i love the colorcombo and your coloring is awesome. The inside is also beautiful.
    I saw that i missed the card with nurse Tilda so i want to say that i love that card also, it is beautiful, But everything is what you make.

  23. My dear, this is so darling, so stunning and so well thought out. I
    adore your layout and your colors. The banner is so perfect and makes the card so different. A sweet inside also.. a perfect card.
    Hugs, Jean

  24. Hmmm, I thought I commented on this. Sorry about that, Barb! I love it! I love the colors. I love the pennant. Your coloration is fabulous. I love what you did with Tilda's jeans! The inside is just as lovely as the outside! Bravo!

    chris christensen

  25. Don't you just LOVE it when a card just falls together!?! I sure do! Your coloring is just fabulous. The colors are so fallish - my favorites. Everything is just perfect on your card.


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