April 12, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #41 & Copics

Well this week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges, was Olden Days - use Black, White and Grey colours only to colour your image and then use Colourful Vintage Papers.  So I just used my Black Soot Distress Ink and boy did it take me forever to colour this little girl on the grand piano!!  But I must say I'm pretty pleased with it all, except I don't have the shading right, as in where the light source is coming from!! Just learnt about that from a tut that Fran sent to me....  anyway I guess I'll just have to practice a bit more with that!! Also used one of the fantastic crochet flowers that my friend Mandy made especially for me!!   So here is my card:-)

Paper: SU Cardstock, Prima, Designer Paper g.c.d studios
Embellishments: Bizzy Bec's Roses, Button, Bamboo Wool, Tickled Pink Stamps Lace, Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls, Handmade Crochet Flower by Mandy (my bestie)
Stamps: Magnolia Raising the Ceiling Collection: Noble Tilda and Grand Piano, Stampin' Up
Colour: Water coloured with Black Soot Distress Ink, Walnut Stain around the edges!!

Last week, Leigh, Ruby and I went on a little holiday down to Hobart.  We had a great time! It was our first family holiday together....  I really liked checking out some of the Local Scrapbooking shops down there (there is 3 - wowzers) and in one of them I found some Copics, I was so excited because it was the first time that I had actually seen them in real life!!  So anyway I bought some - RV10, RV13, what I thought was RV11 but is actually R11 and a blender pen.  I guess I got a bit bamboozled by it all and picked up the wrong one!!  So anyways I couldn't figure out why at first the colours were not blending like they do in all the tut's but then D'Oh..... I looked again at the pens and found that one was a different colour to the others...  Fran helped me out with a couple of other tut's about using just 2 colours which was brillant THANKS FRAN!! and thanks too for telling me about the Mad 4 Markers online shop - although Leigh thinks otherwise hehehe...  So this is what I have achieved so far - think I need a bit more practice.  They are alot harder to use than I thought, so you girls out there that use them are fantastic!!


  1. karen your card is beautiful! I think you have coloured Tilda Beautifully.Loving your papers and love that crochet flower!!Just Gorgeous! I love looking at your amazing work!

  2. Oh Karen - you have done a fantastic job on your card! I love all the details and your papers are perfect. Thanks for joining MDUC this week!

  3. Gorgeous card, I love colouring in black and white, it looks so effective and your colouring is amazing and your embelishments really add to that vintage feel. I am so glad the tutorials were of some help, your blending looks great! Thanks for playing along with us this week at MDUC :)

  4. Stunning card Karen! I love those 2 images together, so cute (I should have brought some lol), Your choice of papers are divine, the lace and crochet flower add to the gorgeous vintage feel.

  5. I love this Tilda and piano, and you've colored them beautifully! What a gorgeous vintage-style card with beautiful details! Thank you for joining us at Magnolia Down Under!

  6. Gee, I would never have thought of the pics in black & white but I can see how difficult it would be to get the colouring right on something like that using just black/grey... ekkk...
    & my flower doesn't look too shabby! If you want some of the matching thread to attach them just yell. I should have thought of that before. Plus I have a couple more flowers... lol

  7. You've done such a beautiful job with this card - great work colouring the images. It's perfect for this challenge. Well done.

  8. I really love what u have done here. It looks absolutely Fabulous.Great card for the MDUC, hugs xxxx

  9. Fabulous card!!
    Thank you for joining us at Magnolia Down Under!
    Hugs, Janiel

  10. I love your card, Tilda is adorable and coloured so wonderfully. A fabulous take on the challenge. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under this week. Hugs Jodie from Oz

  11. This is so pretty, love the flowers and paper. Great coloring!


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