Saturday 7 May 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge DT - Use Kraft

It is time for another Magnolia Down Under Challenge and this week we want you to use Kraft cardstock!! I've been trying to think of different cards to make just lately and jotted a few ideas down (I make so many I get bored with the usual 6"x6" square!) - this is one of them! The cardbase is kraft cardstock. To create the plant pot I used a bright blue coredinations cardstock and painted it with picket fence crackle paint. When that was dry I inked the edges with walnut stain distress ink.

Here's my kraft cardstock for the challenge! The tag is a Magnolia doohickey die and I've stamped the mini version of Lazy Summer Days Tilda and coloured her with copics and Prismacolor pencils. I inked the edges with walnut stain distress ink. I have tied the tag to the plant pot with some thick jute string I saved from some jeans.

The large flowers were cut from MME's Gertie paper pad using Magnolia's peony doohickey die. The large pearl brads are from The Hobby House. The leaves are various doohickey dies, again cut from paper from the Gertie paper pad. The small flowers were punched with a Martha Stewart hydrangea punch from some Prima Annalee paper and the black pearls are from my stash.

I added a couple of doohickey swirls cut from green cardstock to resemble the twirling stems of the plant.

The flowers pull out of the pot on an oval tag to write a hidden message to the recipient.

The oval is framed with a scalloped oval cut from kraft cardstock too and the centre was inked with antique linen distress ink.

Hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week at Magnolia Down Under Challenge! Pop over to the challenge blog to see the stunning creations from the rest of the team! Thanks for looking! x


yvon said...

Wow Jane, you keep amazing me. This is so gorgeously beautiful. Stunning creation.
Hugs, Yvon

Ruth said...

This is really beautiful! Ruth x

Antoinette said...

Oh Wow hun, this is absolutly stunning! What a fantastic card, a very clever idea...I LOVE it! Hugs Annie xXx

Anonymous said...

its a gorgeous flower pot. i love the punched flowers and the colors. Its beautiful!

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is adorable !!! Have been exploring your blog since I haven't blogged for so long and such beautiful work dear. Hope you are well . Hugs

Louise said...

Wow Jane!
What an amazing idea, making a flower pot!
I have to admit, sometimes I also feel a tad bit tired of working the same shape all the time so I also try different things.
I'm sorry to say I don't have your stunning imagination and I cant seem to find ideas my self... :( I often create after someone's tutorial. ;)

Stunning work adding the kraft and mini
dreamy Tilda looks adorable :)


debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable flower pot card, love the sweet tilda on the tag.

Inkypinkydelights said...

WOW this is gorgeous! So different and striking. Love the way you have included the Kraft card, something I don't particularly go for, but it looks great on this! Love it! Judy x

Debbie said...

Beautiful flower pot


Loz said...

love this Jane and that mini is SOOOOO cute!! ♥

XxJULESxX said...

Oh Jane this is stunning!!!! your very talented im defo in your fan club!!!!

Janine - Ellabella said...

This is sooo beautiful! Wonderful papers!
Love it! Janine

Oliko said...

I love it!!!!


Debbie Dolphin said...

Oh jane this is brilliant. i made one of these a while back and loved doing it. your is gorgeous xxx
love Debbie xxx

Bron said...

OMG I cant believe that you came up with this all on your own, huge envy coming from here as I only wish I could think up projects like this. WOW is all I cant about the overall effect just gorgeous hun. Hugs Bron xoxo

Unknown said...

OMGOSH Jane!! WOWZERS:-) I love your little flowerpot and I love all the beautiful flowers you made with the swirls and your Tag - gosh I so wanna try out my prisma's on kraft... tonight - I'm doing it tonight!! hahaha I love your work babes:-)

Denise said...

great concept I know what you mean about being square 6x6
just lovely

Marie-Anne said...

What a beautiful creation.


cabio's craft corner said...

Cute and gorgeous card Jane :-)

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Jane, I LOVE your card. it is gotgeous!! Love how you did the crakle paint on the pot..
THanks for stopping by today with your very kind words..
hugs, Janiel

Michele Roos said...

WOW such a beautiful card Jane. Love the colours and the details. Hugs Michele x

Ali said...

wow this is gorgeous wonderful cards specially like baby card.

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