Friday, 24 July 2009

Just Magnolia Too challenge - brown paper bag

Over at Just Magnolia Too they have a challenge to decorate a brown paper bag. The DT's creations are absolutely stunning and definitely inspired me to have a go, thanks ladies! It was the perfect thing to do for my Brother's birthday card as he wants a gift voucher which will fit nicely in the bag!

I didn't get the Magnolia summer kit...(what a mistake!) but the lovely Mina kindly sent me some images, thank you so much Mina! Just as well as I don't really have anything suitable for an adult male card. I have given the card a holiday photo album feel by making the breakwater image look like a photo. It is coloured with copics and the sky and sand are distress inks. I have added some gems into swirl shapes. The Happy Birthday sentiment is a papermania stamp I've stamped onto a jeanswear label I've recycled!

I've carried the album theme onto the inside, this time a "snapshot" of the rubber ring from the Magnolia summer kit. The disc with 35 on I have cut from the card backing of my Son's colouring pad, it's really thick card so looks really chunky. I've distressed it with brushed cordoruy distress ink and written the 35 and added the dots with a dark brown copic.

I have written the birthday poem with my calligraphy pen.

I loved the way Tab had decorated the back of her bag so I have added this cute little stamp from Sugar Nellie as my Brother has a little border collie whom he adores. I've tried to colour it to look like her LOL!

I've made a little bag from brown paper to tuck inside the bag card so that I can put his gift voucher inside it. I have left lots of space for a personal message here!

Thanks for looking! Enjoy your day! x

Images: Magnolia summer kit coloured with copics

Papers: K&Co distressed with brushed cordoruy distress ink

Buttons: Tabbycrafts

Gems, twine etc: from stash


Anonymous said...

Stunning creation jane, love everything about it! You have coloured Edwin beautifully. So much beautiful detail! Love it!
erin x

Kim Piggott said...

Jane this is just stunning!
Such beautiful colouring and your detail is fantastic!
So love your fabulous design your brother will love this!
kim x

Vicky said...

Just stunning Jane! Love how you've made the breakwater and rubber ring look like photographs! The detail you've put into this is juts amazing! I'm sure your brother wil love it!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun this is really stunning love how you have created that little scene behind Edwin your colouring is just out of this world sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Mina said...

wow Jane, fabulous brown bag card and I love how you used the breakwater as a photo, bet your brother loves it and you welcome
Mina xxx

Angela said...

Fab!! Your brother will love this, so much detail and the colouring is gorgeous!!
Hug's Angela x

peggysue said...

What great paper selection! So cool and a greta background behind Edwin. I especially like the little insert card.

Bev said...

Wow! What a fantastic project Jane, the detail is truly amazing! Thanks so much for joining us this month x

Marja Sch said...

Wonderful card. Hugs marja