Friday, 6 August 2010

Just Magnolia DT Special Monthly challenge - Acetate

Before I get to today's challenge I firstly want to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! to my little boy, Connor, who is 6 today (which I can't quite believe!!)xxx I'll share the card I made for him tomorrow as today it is time for another special monthly challenge at Just Magnolia!! This week we'd like you to use acetate in some way on your card/project!! Here is what I came up with.
Ahhh, bless, poor Edwin is sooooo in love with Tilda the mermaid that he's hooked himself to the ship's anchor to go see her LOL!! I thought that as soon as I saw these images from the new summer kit and this week's challenge was a perfect combination for the idea. I have created the card base from acetate and stamped around the edges with opaque white Stazon using the new year swirl from Magnolia.
I have coloured Edwin with copics and attached him to the front of the card.
Tilda and the seaweed images were also coloured with copics and I have covered Tilda's mermaid costume in stickles and also stickled strands of her hair and the bubbles around her. I have added a circle of Bo Bunny paper behind Tilda which I inked with faded jeans distress ink.
I used some torn strips of sand coloured cardstock at the bottom of the inside of the card for the sea bed and added three of the seaweed images from the summer kit. The bottom of the front of the card was cut with Tim Holtz scrollwork on the edge die. I have then added a star fish and some tiny shells to the scrollwork.
The back of the card was also stamped with the new year swirl stamp and I added a circle to write a message and I couldn't resist adding the cute little seahorse, again coloured with copics and stickled. I had such fun creating this card!!! I hope you like it and can join us this week at
Just Magnolia! For some more inspiration on using acetate visit the challenge blog to see the rest of the team's amazing creations!! Thanks for looking! x


Karen said...

Oh Jane, this is amazing! I love your swirls and Edwin and the Mermaid - its a story:-) Awwwwwwww so cute - well done:-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jane
A BIG Happy Birthday to Connor, hope he has a great day. I love your card (you come up with such great ideas for your cards), love what you have done with the acetate.
Sandra (craftynan)

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Jane this is fabulous, love all the marvellous work.

Andrea said...

Wow what a fab card it is like a little story unfolding before your eyes. Hope your little one has a great birthday wow 6, my little one is 6 in november and it is sooo scary they will be moody teenagers before we know it x

Magda said...

Verry, verry nice !!!!!!!
I love it . It is so beautifull.
Kind regards, Magda

Nelleke said...

congratulated with your boy,its a stunning card .
Nice day

Marja Sch said...

Congrats with Connor's birthday. I hope you have a lovely day.

Oh what a wonderful card. Your colouring is fabulous. I love al the little details of it. Hugs Marja

chrissy xx said...

This is sooooo cute! Love Edwin! His face is a picture. Birthday wishes to Connor.

Cherie said...

Hi Jane,
Just had to come over and say how wonderful your card is...
So inspirational absolutely STUNNING.
Hugs cherie

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow! Your blog name certainly does what it says on the tin! I popped by from Just Magnolia and now I'm going to have to follow you. This card is stunning and fabulously clever. Now I'm going to spend the next hour scrolling... Warmest wishes, Lesley

Patricia said...

Gorgeous card Jane, just perfect! Hope your little boy has a great birthday, its my youngest birthday on Tuesday except he's not that little anymore he'll be 17, oh my where have all the years gone? Have a lovely day, luv Teresa xx

Irene Daryanto said...

Jane..... this is so cute..... love it a lot!
The scene is just lovely, Edwin looks so cute hanging there.
Hugs, Irene

Pysselbus said...

This is AMAZING work!!! I saw your card at Just Magnolia and felt I just had to pop by to tell you how much I was inspired by this!!! Truly gorgeous and soooo creative!!

Have a great day!


angelwhispers said...

A fabulous card just love what you have done with the acetate just gorgeous. Love the images and papers perfect underworld. Love Chanelle xx

Mirabelka said...

fabulous card! you're a genious
what a great use of acetate!

Giò said...

Happy birthday to your little Connor!!!!!!! It 'amazing how quickly they grow it?
The card is absolutely incredible!!! FANTASTIC.


cats whiskers said...

Fabulous card again sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Dena said...

Jane, this is seriously CUTE!!!! I love how you used the white stazon and punched the bottom. Perfect little scene you created!!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Jane said...

Happy 6th Birthday Connor, it is my daughters 13th today! Great card, I received both these stamps in the post this morning so really looking forward to having a play. Jane x

kelly said...

Jane,stunning card,love it.Happy birthday Connor hope you have a great day and no school either double celebration.Your creations are amazing Jane i love coming to your blog.

Cordine said...

Absolutely Stunning! Love it!

Marina said...

Wow Jane! Your card is stunning!
It's so cute and elegant and I love it!


Marijke said...

Oh wow, what a lovely card this is.
Have a nice weekend.

Kathy said...

Oh Happy Birthday to your son Jane!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!! (My little one will be 6 in October ~ they grow so fast don't they!!!)
Anyways I just LOVE your card!! It is pure genius!! The colors are so brilliant and gorgeous and the border is fabulous!!! I just love your eye for detail!!!
Hope you have a great week-end :)Kathy

papirdilla said...

Amazing!!! Absolutely stunningly beautiful. Love it:)


Renkata said...

Jane, your card design is so FAB.
Great details and colouring.

SannaS said...

This is soooooo GORGEOUS!!!! Brilliant card!!! Love it!!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

SannaS said...

oh, it totally slipped my mind while admiring your beautiful card:
Happy Birthday to Connor!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Caz said...

Stunning card Jane...I adore it.

MoonGoddess said...

Loving your sweet!! xxx

Bubbles said...

Oh my goodness I just had to drop by and say how utterly wonderful I think your card is. It's totally gorgeous!!
Joanne x

claudia said...

Simply fantastic! Your card is very beautiful

Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers Jane this is so amazing!!!!!!!!
What a stunning creation!
kim x

claudia said...

Happy birthday to Connor. I don't have any words to descibe this beautiful card. Good job!

Vicky said...

WOW...I had to come & visit you to say WOW...this card is AMAZING you are very talented!!! My goodness I hope I get this great someday. Happy belated birthday to Connor hope he had a fab day. I'm def clicking your follow button, would love to see more of your creations. Take care

Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

Nicole Brenna said...

I have seen a lot of cool cards and just a lot of cards period and I have to say this is the neatest card I have ever seen. I have to know where can I get the transparent cards.... I love those stamps.... I have to have these new stamps!!!!! I love it and it is wonderful! My fave ever!

Linda said...

Hi Jane I love your card the whole lay out is fabulous. The swirls stamped around the edge of the acetate just finish it off nicely, love Linda

Stampin Mindy said...

Jane, this is amazing! Your cards always blow me away! I love the way you colored Edwin and Tilda! The story behind the card is too cute! Gorgeous card!

Hugs, Mindy

x laura x said...

first of all happy birthday to Connor. Secondly wow what a card its just beautiful.
x laura x

Pinkllilac said...

Oh wow Jane, what a lovely card this is, the design is just beautiful.
Happy Birthday to Conner.
Hugs Linda

Martine said...

OMG WOW, this is such a gorgeous card darlin, i love EVERYTHING about it sweetie, just perfect :)


Elisa said...

Wow,what stunning card.Elisa.x