Saturday, 9 April 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge DT - No Designer Paper - Make your own! - and new candy winner!!!

Phew! Now this is a challenge if ever there was one!! Our challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenge this week is No designer paper! You have to make your own!! At first I thought yikes, despite having made my own paper a few times before, and then I ended up with so many ideas I couldn't decide which one to do LOL! I created my paper using some Ranger Glossy cardstock. I stamped a super gorgeous Tim Holtz flourish with faded jeans distress ink and then stamped a Claudine Helmuth foam stamp (the dotty pattern) several times in bundled sage distress ink. I then inked around the edges of the paper with faded jeans distress ink and sanded the glossy cardstock in a few places for a scratched effect - it lifts off the distress ink leaving white scratched areas! The only drawback with my own paper was that the cardstock was quite thick so I didn't dare use my sewing machine around the edges!
I coloured the gorgeous Edwin with butterfly using copics onto pearlescent cardstock and created a cloudy sky background behind him with distress ink.

I added a selection of flowers from my stash along with a Basic Grey button and some leaves cut with a doohickey die. The yellow roses and small pearl flowers are from The Hobby House.

The cute little tag is from Whiff of Joy and I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment onto it. You can see the scratched effect just above the tag on this photo!

Hope you like my card and my handmade paper and I've inspired you to get creative with us at Magnolia Down Under Challenge this week! Pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the team's amazing cards and handmade papers - they are truly stunning! Thanks for looking! x

Remember the Magnolia Down Under Challenge birthday blog hop?? My prize is still unclaimed therefore I've drawn another winner :)

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2011-04-08 17:48:53 UTC

Congratulations Lesley from Grenouille Greetings!! Please email me so I can send your candy to you!


jules said...

wow stunning card Jane!!!!

Mandy said...

Oh wow hun this is stunning, I love everything. I really must get round to inking that sweet Edwin up and that little tag is so cute I think I may need it lol
hugs Mandy xx

Di said...

Hi Jane
Long time no visit!! hope you are ok.
This is fab, i thought the paper was a bought one, it looks just awesome!
fab colouring too.
Hugs Di xxxx

Karen said...

Hi Jane
Your paper is gorgeous!! I love how you have done the dots and then the swirl!! Edwin is so cute:-) Yay for using him!! hahhahah Poor Edwin - he usually its in the drawer unused at my place:-) Love your card babes!!

Eulanda said...

Well I have to say Jane, you've done a great job with this challenge!! I remember having to do that for Simply Betty Challenges and I HATED it. LOL! It's hard!! This image is so cute and very beautifully colored!! Great card!

Judi said...

FANTASTIC work! LOVE your paper, and this Edwin is GORGEOUS!

Judi x

Joshylili said...

Oh, what a nice guy! The card looks so gorgeous and a fantastic colouring!

Hugs Jasmin

Shazza said...

Jane, what a stunning card, love the paper you created x

ellabella said...

Oh this is just gorgeous !!!! I love those papers dear and little Edwin is colored just gorgeous as always dear. Hugs

Cordine said...

It's stunning! Love your homemade DP's!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Jane,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Zippidy doo dah day! I have won your candy! I shall drop you a line now! Hugs, Lesley

Grenouille Greetings said...

And how rude of me not to have commented on the lovely card in this post! I put it down to the excitement! Edwin looks uber cool in this colour combo with the fabby swirls and flowers! Lovely Jane! Hugs, Lesley