Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Magnolia-Licious Challenge DT - Photo Inspiration Challenge

 Woohoo!!!  It is time for another fabulous challenge over at Magnolia-Licious Challenge and this fortnight the lovely and very talented Norma has chosen a gorgeous photo to inspire you!
Gorgeous isn't it!?  I have a Magnolia tree in my garden and I just can't wait for it to flower!  I have a very large garden which, to be honest, is in a bit of a state at the moment after the building of an extension and the fact that with two little ones there wasn't as much time to care for it - but we're hoping to tidy it back up to it's former glory this year so I decided to create a garden notebook to plan it all in.  I covered a 2011 diary that I didn't get round to writing in with some paper from my stash and inked around the edges with walnut stain distress ink.
 I have been itching to ink Watercan Tilda #3032 up teamed with the mini Scarecrow Tilda #298!  I think they look so cute together!  I have coloured both with copics and the field of crocuses they're in was also coloured with copics and a white gel pen for the white crocuses.
 The peony flower is from Magnolia Sweden and the blossom and rose are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The lace and ribbon are from my stash and I stamped "notes" with some Hampton Arts alphabet stamps.
 I cut the leaves with the rose leaf doohickey die #18 and added a charm from my stash with some twine from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.  The button is from my stash and the twine wraps around the whole book and then around the ribbon to keep the book closed.
 I created the blossom branch myself and the Post Card stamp behind is by Tim Holtz.
 The butterfly engraving stamps are by Hero Arts and I cut the word "garden" with a Tim Holtz die and covered the letters with glossy accents.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious!  As always there is a fabulous $25 credit voucher from Diana for the Magnolia-licious store (think of all the gorgeous new stamps you could buy) on offer to the lucky winner.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations!  Thanks for looking! x


Martinas Welt said...

What a gorgeous card Jane! I wish I could colour the grass like you! Awsome!!!! I love all the little e,bellies you have used and wow...you did the blossom branch by yourself? Fantastic!!!!! Such a awsome card!

Stempelhexe said...

Wunderschön umgesetzt, eine ganz schnuckelige Karte ist das geworden.


Maria Therese said...

Love the scenery you created with the stamps!

Larisa said...

Oh wow, this elegantly adorable. Love how the image has been coloured.

Louise said...

Wow your creation is fabulous so much yummy detail
Hugs louise xx

cabio's craft corner said...

This is such a sweet project Jane. Love your beautiful coloring and how fun using a Fall/Autumn Scarecrew Tilda image along with the spring theme creation! Gorgeous flower accent too :o)

Kylie said...

Oh my goodness Jane! This is stunning! I adore the little scarecrow Tilda in the background and you field is amazing. Stunning!!
Hugs Kylie x

Nicki said...

Awwww!! Jane it's absolutely beautiful, what a good idea to keep on top of the garden chores:0)
I'm now wondering if you can fit my chores in their too? Lol


Maria said...

Stunning creation Jane! All the beautiful elements of your card from your wonderful colouring to the flowers and lace to the magnolia branch ~ well all of it ~ makes me believe Spring is almost here. Hugs, Maria

Dena said...

Jane, aren't you clever with that branch and all, it looks GREAT!!! What a gorgeous card girlie!!! The grass is so pretty too and lovin the little scarecrow in the background. I really need to utilize those tiny stamps more! haha!
Hugs, Dena

Louise said...

Hi gorgeous!
Love how you interpreted this amazing photo - I can see it so clearly! Love those Magnolia flowers you added on top - cute! And your colouring of Tildas hair - My God - it´s so beautiful I feel a loss for words!


Janine said...

What a pretty project you have created. I love the choice of stamps together. Your colouring is fantastic. I especially like the effect you have achieved for the field of crocuses.
Hugs, Janine xx

Jane said...

Absolutely beautiful, as always. Jane x

Angela said...

Another gorgeous card Jane! Love how you combined the 2 sized images and love how you colored in your images, the grass looks awesome too! Beautiful embellishments, especially love that branch! hugs, Angela

Paula said...

oh my gosh! This is fantastic!! I love how you put the 2 images together - very creative and very cute!!! Awesome notebook!!

Diana Crick said...

Jane, I absolutely love your garden scene. Brilliant to use Scarecrow Tilda in the background. So many beautiful elements, I especially love the branch with flowers. My brother is going to plant a Magnolia tree in our back garden. He said I HAD to have one!
hugs, Diana

Monique said...

Wow. This is awesome. So many gorgeous details on your card. Love your branch of flowers and your grass is gorgeous!

Hugs Monique

Kerryn said...

oh wow just gorgeous. I adore how u've used a mini magnolia behind her. You grass looks so good too!

Hannemor said...

Oh, I just adore this card - your colouring is fabulous and I love the green gras you've made!

Thanks for inspiring me! ♥