Saturday, 10 April 2010

Magnolida Down Under challenge

We have a brilliant challenge for you at Magnolia Down Under challenge this week, I loved it so much, and I'm sure you will too! It is "olden days" ie: black and white image and coloured papers. I have used some gorgeous Magnolia papers from the yummy in my tummy collection which I managed to get at the NEC. They've all been distressed with vintage photo distress ink.

I decided that my new Tilda with tulips would look good in black and white. I've coloured her with black soot distress ink and have painted the whole image mat to look like an old photograph. I then distresed the edges of my "photograph" with vintage photo - cool eh? The silver photo corners were cut with a sizzix die I got free with my Big Shot - I'm so loving playing with this it is brill!
The idea of my card is that someone is looking at some bits and bobs in a keepsake box so I thought this scrap of paper from a K&Co sheet was perfect to go with it. I've used the cracked glass technique on it. The gorgeous pale teal flower is from Prima and the little roses are from Wild Orchid crafts, all sprayed with glimmer mist.
The large gardenia is from Wild Orchid crafts too and I've added some branches using my MS branch punch.
I've made a photo frame using nesties and a MS punch around the page punch, as though someone is about to frame this old photo of Tilda. The stamp is recycled from my mail and I thought it went well as a bit of memorabillia and the colours matched too!
Also in Tilda's keepsake box are some pearl earings (buttons from the Hobby House LOL) and a necklace (a heart charm, also from the Hobby House on some chain LOL). I think I might actually stick the card onto a box to use as a keepsake box rather than give it away as I really love it!

Hope I've inspired you to try this challenge, I really enjoyed colouring in black and white! Pop and have a look at the rest of the inspiration from the amazing DT! x

28 comments:

Juls said...

wow I love this!! The combo of the black and white image with the coloured papers is gorgeous!! Love your fancy corners!! such an amazing creation!! hugs Juls

kelly said...

I really love the way you`ve done this card.Tilda is coloured so well.
I hope you got on ok on your first demo day!
Kelly

A.J. said...

All of your cards are lovely, but this one is truly amazing. I agree with you, this one is too good to give away!

Amanda

Sol said...

Oh.. this is beautiful... What a great idea... Looks so good... coloured with black soot... Lovely card! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane
love this card. I could not believe that today was your first demo day, (you are a natural) well done.
Hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Debbie said...

THis came out great...

Debra James said...

This blew me away when I saw it Jane. I was really taken back into the bygone era... everything you have done on this card just screams classic vintage....OMG I so love what u have done, if you ever decide to give it away,Im here and putting my hand up!!!!Hugs xxxx

TaraG said...

Absolutely, out-of-this-world stunning, my friend! I just love the idea behind your card and Tilda looks soooo beautiful!!!! You have totally captured the look of an old black and white photo with your brilliant colouring...I am just in awe, hun, of your skills! You are sooo talented and incredibly creative...I can't begin to tell you how much I LOVE this card! STUNNING!!!!
Hugs,t

Kylie said...

Oooohhhhh - I really love it too! This is soo a keeper. Your necklace is so lovely. And your sepia embellishments work so well. Gorgeous!
Hugs
Kylie K

Fran said...

Wow, Jane this card is amazing. You have definitely got the trinket box thing going on with this, I love it. The earrings and necklace are a fabulous touch :)

Milliesmarvels said...

This is gorgeous, I love all the details, amazing card!
Jane
x

Tracey Feeger said...

What an absolutely stunning card. I love it. Gorgeous as always sweets.
mwah
Trace

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic card Jane! I love it! Great job on the demo!
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)

April Rose said...

This really does look like a box of vintage keepsakes--it reminds me of looking in my mom's boxes of photos and mementos! You've colored Tilda beautifully, and all the keepsakes are wonderfully creative!
Hugs,
April

Jannie said...

Oh Jane this is beautiful I love the image and everything about it.
Have a nice day.

Hugs Jannie

Rainmac said...

Wow, what an amazing card xxx

Tracey said...

Awww what a beautiful theme, it makes me think of sitting with my granny and going through her keepsake box, remembering how she would let me touch her little bits of jewelery and tell me stories about all the people in the black and white photos - absolutely wonderful card Jane TFS XXX

Susanne said...

Hi Jane - this card just took my breath away! It`s soooooo lovely, all the tiny fantastic details you added! You definitely must keep this one!
And the challenge is indeed very inspiring....
Hugs, Susanne

Kylie said...

Absolutely stunning!! I love everything about it! It's a definate keeper and your trinket box idea is fabulous. Your colouring is just amazing!

Kylie ox

Joanne Stott said...

Wow... This card is absolutly amazing, i will definatly have to try out this technique, it looks so realistic.

Craftie Mummy

Jodie from Oz said...

Jane, wow, you have done it again, your card is amazing, you have really have captured the look of an old B&W photo. The photo corners, the frame and all your other trinkets are just amazing. It would be perfect for a vintage keepsake box. Such an amazing take on the challenge and an inspiration to us & everyone joining MDUC this week. Have a great week. hugs Jodie from Oz

Chantelle said...

Beautiful Jane - so many vintage elements here - a great inspiration to all. Great job.

Kellie Winnell said...

Jane I could sit and stare at this forever, like almost every card you make! This is amazing the vintage, shabby feel is amazing and I absolutely love everything about it! A true inspiration to all those joining us this week and an inspiration to me!
Hugs Kel xx

Andrea said...

wow how amazing is this card, love the grey image it is so different and makes the whole card have a certain quality x

Tine said...

Hiya, and this is an absolutely brill card. Combining the scrapbook element with a chic Tilda. Beautiful and so elegant.
Tine :)

Caz said...

Jane, this is just stunning, I love it....I think it should be on a box in my house...LOL
Great to see you again at BSSS.
Hugs
Caz
x

Debbie Pamment said...

As soon as I saw this it was as if time had stood still! This is awesomely beautiful! I'm soo inspired to try this colour combo out again!
xXx

Peta's Blog said...

Wow, this card is awesome, I could look at it forever, I love EVERY detail of it. The photo corners, the necklace and the pearl earing are divine!!!