Monday, 13 January 2014

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - Summer Delights

Woohoo!!!  It is time for our first challenge of 2014 over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges! You may have read over on the blog if you were looking for a new challenge on Saturday that we have made some changes to our challenge for this year!  The main one being that our challenges will now go live on a Tuesday morning Australian time (AEDT).  Our theme is Summer Delights.  When I look forward to summer I dream of my garden being filled with beautiful flowers once again and delighting at all the butterflies that visit which my children try to get to land on their hands.  My card, therefore, is filled to bursting with gorgeous blooms and butterflies.
 I was itching to use one of the new stamps from my Winter Stamp Club when I sat down to make this card.  I figured that Tilda playing with this huge balloon fits the summer theme as we tend to visit lots of country house open days and air shows and the children invariably bring home a balloon each!  I've coloured Tilda with Large Balloon with copics and then covered the balloon with glossy accents.  I've created a summer sky behind Tilda using the cloud doohickey as a template and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
 The pink and white flowers are from The Ribbon Girl and the blue flowers are from my stash.  I have used the Rose Leaf Doohickey for the leaves and the Doiley Flowers Doohickey for the pearl centred flower.  The bottom of the card has been trimmed with the Tilda's Lace Doohickey.
 I received the stunning Butterfly Doohickey for Christmas which I was so excited about as I've coveted it for so long!  I had to use it twice here :).
 Another shot of Tilda's balloon so that you can see the glossy accents.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning summer creations!  Thanks for looking! x


mgoll88 said...

Very nice, its too lovely with all that flowers and the big butterfly, wonderfull!


Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Tasha Andreeva said...

Amazing!!Very beautiful card! Spring-summer mood! Butterflies are good! Positive color!

Tasha Andreeva said...

Very beautiful card! Spring-summer mood! Butterflies are good! Positive color!