Monday, 1 September 2014

Magnolia-licious DT Autumn Blog Hop

 Good morning and welcome to the Magnolia-licious Autumn Blog Hop!  If you've arrived here from the amazing Barbara's blog then you're on the right track.  If not, then you might want to pop to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to start the hop from the beginning as there are prizes along the way!
OK, let me tell you about what I have made for the hop.  A wonderful friend of mine gave me the link to this wonderful pumpkin made from a book.  Thanks again sweetie!  The original idea was that Tilda would sit on the pumpkin or something but I didn't anticipate the pumpkin would be so large!  I have, therefore, also decorated a bag of bonfire toffee to go with my autumn decoration.  I'm going to make a couple of smaller pumpkins to go with this one though as everyone thinks it is amazing and I really am a groups of three kind of person lol.  I didn't quite stick to the tutorial for my pumpkin as I have inked the edges of my pumpkin with 'Spiced Marmalade' Distress Ink before I shaped it into the pumpkin. 
 You've probably noticed if you're a regular visitor that I have started painting with Distress Inks again rather than colouring with copics, mainly because most of my copics have run out!  I have to say that this is my favourite piece of Distress Ink painting so far, I am rather pleased with the shadow behind Tilda.
 I've used gold Stickles for the sparklers that Tilda is holding.  They really do look very sparkly in real life!  I wrapped a piece of brown hessian ribbon around the bag before adding the Tilda tag for a rustic autumnal look.
 I punched holes in the top of the bag and tied it with some checked ribbon and lots of jute string from my stash, finished off with a sparkling chocolate coloured rose.
 Almost forgot the pumpkin's flowers!  I made these using Magnolia Doohickey Peony dies and natural coffee papers.  The fabric leaves are from Prima.
I hope you've enjoyed looking at my autumn creations.  I don't know about you but they make me want to huddle in front of an open fire with a cup of soup lol.  Now it's time to hop to my talented friend Barb's blog to see what she has created.  Good luck and thanks for looking! x

33 comments:

debbie dolphin said...

Oh wow jane this is just amazing...the pumpkin looks fabulous...I'm going to have to try it ...love your colouring too with DI's...
Big big hugs
Debbie xxxx

Dortesjs said...

awsome love this

Julie P said...

This is just gorgeous, so creative and beautifully coloured, nicely done Jane
Hugs Julie P

Patti Jo said...

Love your pumpkin and decoration! Perfect fall inspiration and wonderful coloring with the distress inks. Gorgeous work Jane!

Suzi said...

What an amazing project Jane, that big pumpkin is amazing and your colouring skills on this sweet Tilda are perfect. Stunning work hon.
Hugs
Suzi x

Kylie Kueter said...

Oh goodness Jane! what an amazing creation! I love your DI work as well. Super gorgeous xx

Chris said...

Oh Jane, where do I begin? Your pumpkin is just the most creative idea! I just love it. The Tilda is so beautifully colored! I love the depth with the beautiful way you have shaded her! I really, REALLY love this! Wow!

XO,
Chris

Dena said...

I love the pumpkin book Jane! I would totally decorate with that!!! Your coloring is superb with the distress inks, the shadow really gives it a dramatic look!! LOVE!!!
Hugs, Dena

Karen said...

This is beautiful Jane! Love, love your coloring!

Louise said...

Very pretty tag and such a beautiful pumpkin
hugs Louise

Donna said...

Wow!!! What an amazing creation. The colours are gorgeous and that pumpkin is to die for!
Hugs, Donna xx

Elins Cards and other handscrafts said...

What a stunning decoration for Halloween ♥
Have a nice week
xox Elin

Marieke Slaats said...

what a fun pumpkin, again something i have seen somewere before nice job on it, i really do like it.

Marieke

Sande said...

Gorgeous! Love the coloring of your sweet image. I just added her to my Tilda wish list which is way too long. My daughter and I made these book page pumpkins last year and I love them...I ended up making three is different sizes. Your Tilda looks perfect with it.

Barb Hardeman said...

O Jane! Oh, oh,oh! I love it! I love it all! Your coloring is so dramatic (in the best way possible). The Pumpkin as fabulous. You've shared how to make the flowers and use natural coffee papers, I love that too! A beautiful Fall ensemble! Hugs...Barb

Patty said...

Oh WOW!! Amazing projects!! Perfect fall feeling & colors!!

Only By His Grace said...

Wow! What a gorgeous creation. the pumpkin is gorgeous and more so with the orange on the edge. your colouring of Tilda is beautiful. I love the shading around her and the vibrant colours you achieved. Super job. Hugs Maz

grambojoan said...

that pumpkin is really cute would be a nice thanksgiving decoration

Norma said...

Jane, that is the cutest pumpkin ever! What a cool idea--love it! I must go to a 2nd book store and get a really cheap book. Your colouring with the distress inks is simply awesome. Loving the intense colours you can get from them. Gorgeous flowers!
Hugs,
Norma

Diana Crick said...

Jane this is really gorgeous. I have to say it made me say WOW big Your coloring made me want to grab my distress inks and start giving my images shadows...lol. It is so effective. I just asked Roy where the little Reader's Digest magazines were so I could try a pumpkin and he stopped his subscription, yikes now what am I going to use. My Vogue magazine has over 850 pages maybe that would work. What did you use?
Stunning work!
Diana

LINDA W. said...

I love your rich DI's you used to color your Tilda love your coloring.
Great pumpkin and inking the edges added to it.. thanks for sharing

unicorn said...

very nice project thanks :)

Irish Cherokee said...

Wonderful projects. Love that pumpkin. This one I have to try from scratch and see what I come up with. Love your Image and the color is excellent. Superb creative work. - Jim

Karin Schuring said...

OMG!!! I LOVE your project!! Such a amazing inspiration and thank you for sharing your link!!! This is for sure one project I want to make too!!!

Amazing!!!

Hugs, Karin

Cathy Lee said...

So fabulously autumn, Jane. Love the pumpkin and gorgeous coloring on Tilda. Perfect decor pieces with a bit of vintage style. Love it.
Hugz,
Cath

Stoeffchen said...

Wow, stunning, great idea with the book. easy to create and absolutely unique ^^

hugs, stoeffchen

mgoll88 said...

lloks sooo amazing.love it!!!

LG
Michaela

Monika1011 said...

What a beautiful creation in a lovely design !!
Hugs Monika

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh wow! I LOVE your fabulous fall makes. That pumpkin is amazing and little Tilda with her sparkler, wowzer, those ink skills are something else! Love it! Hugs, Wends x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love your pumpkin, that is super cool using book pages like that, it looks fantastic! That lil' Tilda with her sparklers is fabulous too. Fantastic ink skills! Love it! Hugs, Wends x

Nancee Purdum said...

Oh this is beautiful! I love that pumpkin! Nancee :)

Tamara said...

Gorgeous! Your colouring is out of this world!
I love that pumpkin too!!!!
Hugs, t.

Manuela Miozzi said...

Fantastico progetto!
Adoro quella zucca gigante, mi sono già scaricata il link del tutorial e la farò certamente!
Ma i miei complimenti sono soprattutto legati alla colorazione con distress: bravissima!!!!!
L'effetto è favoloso, così morbido e naturale <3

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