Friday, October 16, 2009

October DT challenge for Magnolia-licious

Each month, the Magnolia-licious Design Team takes turns issuing challenges. This month is was Suzanne's turn. She decided instead of doing a sketch, she would challenge us to make an easel card. I must say....this was a really hard challenge for me. Not the easel card itself, cause I really love this and will make more. But the twist to the challenge threw me for a loop! The twist is to make it monochromatic. I struggled so much with this card. I honestly have been working on it for almost three weeks now. I would pick it up, and put it down, and keep repeating that process. I finally just decided tonight to bite my lip and finish it. I'm still not really sure about it.......

I used # 388 Dinner Tilda from the A Little Yummy For Your Tummy collection available at Magnolia-licious. She is colored with Copic markers. All of the stamps in this collection are adorable! If you haven't seen them yet, be sure and rush over to Magnolia-licious! While you're there, join the Yahoo Group to get even better prices. Diana gives her Yahoo group extra discounts and goodies!
The card base is Bazzil and the DP are all digi from Wild Rose Studio. The stars were cut with my Cricut Expression with the George cartridge, and the flourishes are from the new Sweethearts cartridge. The flourishes are also covered with diamond stickles. I really love the way this card sets up for viewing. Please visit the Magnolia-licious Highlites blog to see the fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team, and to see the directions on how to build this card.


Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and I hope to see you back again soon! HUGS !

39 comments :

Debra James said...

Sharon, This is stunning, who would of thought all those blues could make such a pretty card. The bling and stars, OMG U could not of done any better. LOVE it, mmmm.... might have to try that monchromatic theme if this is what can be done!!!!!

Patricia Garcia said...

WOW Sharon this card is STUNNING!! Love the colors and the GLITTER adds the perfect touch!!

Hugs,
Patricia

TG said...

Hi Sharon, this card is gorgeous, i love the colour of it.
Hope you are well, have a great weekend!!
Hugs Tracy xx

Norma said...

Sharon, your card is stellar. I must say I think you rose to Suzanne's challenge in all ways. Stunning colours and your colouring is always awesome. Love it.

Hugs.
Norma

Candy said...

Oh Sharon,
Sorry to hear you had such trouble with your card challenge. I think it is beautiful! I love the blues :o) mixed with all the bling it couldn't be any better! Love the stars as well.....GREAT WORK
Hugs, Candy

cats whiskers said...

Oh I just love this card Sharon, fabulous colours and great image and wonderful colouring
Hugs Jacqui

Anna-Lotta said...

I love this card it´s perfect ;)
Have a wonderful weekend.
Anna-Lotta

Angelwood said...

Super card! Tilda looks wonderful sitting in her star with the gorgeous swirls all around her. Love it! hugz, Angela

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Sharon! I think these easel cards look fabulous! Love the colours on here and of course Tilda is coloured beautifully as always!! Love the added touch of the Stickles.

Have yourself a fantastic weekend!! xx

Anonymous said...

WOW - all that blue coloring is SO striking - I absolutely LOVE this card! Wonderful design and of course, Tilda couldn't be cuter!
Thanks for sharing, Sharon!
Hugs, Lillian

Carol Meadows said...

I think this card came out beautiful! Thanks for the peek! Carol M in TX / carolswingster77@aol.com

Jacque said...

Beautiful shades of blue, Sharon...and I just love this card...that swirliedoo just sets off that cute, cute image of Tilda which is colored perfectly!!! Hey...and great job in sizing those stars..lolol...they are exquisite!!! Have a fun weekend...Big hugs..Jacque

MarieL said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, Sharon. Love the soft blue and all the different size and patterned stars and the sparkly swirls. Really, really pretty

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

How totally beautiful Sharon!! I love the soothing blues and all the stars and swirls are perfect!
--Hugs Becca

Monique said...

Your card is beautifull Sharon !! I love it :)).

Hugs Monique

Pam S. said...

Your Tilda is so pretty Sharon! A star for sure!
Pam Going Postal

DonnaMundinger said...

Abbsolutely gorgeous Sharon! So so pretty in blues. Love the exra glitter details. xxD

Jodie from Oz said...

Sharon, Stunning card, great the colours and Tilda looks adorable perched on the star. Love the bling and your colouring is perfect as usual. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Pen to Paper said...

How cute!!! Blue is my favorite color so this is an automatic favorite!! Congrats!

Jackie

Diane said...

Sharon this is stunning! I can't imagine you aren't thrilled with it. I only wish my best came out like this !!!! Thanks for the inspiration

Jill said...

ohh Sharron this is gorgeous! I love the soft blue tones and the image is gorgeous hugs Jill xx

Sue from Oregon said...

So cute...love how you used the border punch on the inside!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful Sharon--she's a fabulous star! I love the blues you've used too--fab!

hugz,
Suzanne

Nicole Bailey said...

Sharon this is a beautiful card! I love the monochromatic theme-it's simply stunning. :o)
You color in flawlessly!

papersunshine said...

Just gorgeous! Love the blue it is my favorite color :) I just colored this very same Tilda last night and love how you colored her - so much better! The card is a "star" :)
hugs,
Lori

DeeDee said...

Oh My Cuteness! She's so adorable and oh you did a teriffic job on this card...what are you not sure of girlie? It's so precious and sparklee and I LOVE IT! YOU ROCK! HUGS!

Jan McConnell said...

Sharon, Magnolia-licios is just delicious, a beautiful card!

Cami said...

Sharon, this is a very beautiful card. I can't see how you are ever "challenged" because everything you make is gorgeous! The blues are so soft and soothing and of course, your coloring is awesome! Hugs, Cami

Christine said...

I can't believe you are not sure about this card. I absolutely love it and think you did a wonderful job with the challenge. What a great idea to include all of the stars. This is one of my favorites of yours.
xoxo, Christine

Eulanda said...

Even tho you had a hard time with it, it turned out beautifully! I did the easel part (which I'm off to post) but I kind of missed the monochromatic part. So glad it was optional! Phew!! Nice card!

Suzan L said...

Sharon, I love the blues that you chose for your monochromatic easel card. I especially love how you colored in Tilda. I also love all the accents that you added around her. This card sure is a star in my book. You have made such a wonderful card you this Challenge!
Hugs, Suzan

Danni said...

This is gorgeous! I must admit though, it made me feel "normal" to know that you also struggle with some of the challenges out there. You always make these gorgeous creations and I feel so intimidated as I struggle more often than not.
Sigh, it's nice to know that I'm not alone.
Gorgeous card!! You're amazing!

LISA said...

Stunning....simply stunning it looks so crisp and fresh in the blue and white.......plz never doubt yourself again xxx

Dawny P said...

This is beautiful Sharon. Love the blue colours, and how sweet does Tilda look :) Great work as always my friend xxxx

CraftyC said...

Stunnng card Sharom and beautiful colours. Just done my 1st easel card and think this maybe a new addiction!
Clairex

Nancy said...

Oh Sharon your card is beautiful! I love the pretty blue and the glitter adds just the perfect touch! Gorgeous!
Hugs,
Nancy

glowinshadow23 said...

I like how the glitter portion of your curlies pop out of the card. Tilda is for sure a star!

Katarina said...

Fab card and I love that Tilda. I wanted to get her, but the shop was out :( That's when I got the peachy Tilda instead and I'm happy I did. Love her little bandana :)

Donna said...

Oh sharon, this card is absolutely stunning...I love all the little stars you have used and your beautiful colouring of Tilda, fabulous papers and so brilliantly decorated inside :) Donna x