October 24, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #69

Well Good Morning Magnolia Fans!!  Its Sunday and its time for a brand spankin' new challenge at Magnolia Down Under!!  So this week I have something which is a little special - well to me, this is something I have been working on for a little while now - and it did take a long time, due to me being sick - grrrrrr so annoying..... So I'll tell you about the challenge and then I'll get to my work!! Oh and you might wanna grab yourself a coffee this post is kinda long!!!

So the Challenge this week is:


And here is what I made - its a Canvas

For those who know me, know, that I love to travel and that I have been very lucky to have travelled all over the world many, many times... So it has taken a long time to get this together, mainly because of the stamps -  trying to get my hands on them all.... I knew I wanted to do this, even before all the new Bon Voyage Stamps came out - hahahah !!

Ok so I have an Alota Stamp on it - side wall with window - is what its called.  I switched the window for the cute Magnolia Boutique one - awesome huh??  I then stamped the Clock and its Hands - which where supa tricky... Oh btw this is all Masked!! (took over an hour just to stamp the images!! and not all of them made it to the Canvas because well the canvas is a little on the small side!) So moving on, we have a newbie Travelling Tilda sitting on the suitcase with the sign - again masked... hehehe, then we have the Eiffel Tower, Old Oak Tree and the cute Shabby Chic Fence... they aren't masked - just singles.  So once I coloured them all up I then got to chopping... this bit took a long time too - so many fiddly bits in there!! Oh and then there's a few of Tilda's Bird's floating around and the Dragonfly Doo Hickey!!

So I filled in the gaps with flowers and cherry blossoms and a couple of Leaf's also a Magnolia Doo Hickey Die, then I made a sun, with just a circle I embossed it, sponged and glimmer misted it, and then made a fringe edge for it, with the same treatment of course!! hahaha

I have sponged the background with Distress ink, and also gave it a bit of a spray with Blue Glimmer Mist.... there is heaps of Kindy Glitz or Stickles as well!!!! So its a bit on the sparkly side - but that's me - I love Glitter!! hahahah

So now I just have to figure on how to hang it??  I can't decide if to just hang it with some cute ribbon or to actually get a Shadow Box frame.... I'm kinda thinking the frame - at the moment....

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my supa long post - I hope that you Love my Canvas as much as me!!!

Supply List:
Canvas (el-cheapo from Spotlight hence the scratch mark grrrrr) Glimmer Mist - Gold, Blue and Brown, Choc Card Stock for the roof of the Boutique, iamroses - all the flowers, Magnolia Doo Hickey's - Leaf and Dragonfly, Crystal Effects, Kindy Glitz, Water Colour Paper - Archers Smooth 300gm, Stazon Ink, Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Yellow Card Stock, White Card Stock, Green Card stock 
Alota Stamp - Side wall with Window, MAGNOLIA Shabby Chic Eiffel Tower, Fence. New Year - Clock with Hands, Bon Voyage Boutique Window, Travelling Tilda, Suitcase with Sign. Spring/Summer Tilda's Birds. Summer & Sea Old Oak Tree
All water coloured images with Distress Inks and Sponging with Distress Inks



  1. Wowsers KAren this is amazing! SO much work but so worth all that effort! Awsum stuff hun!
    Hugs Leonie

  2. Karen this is soooo amazing. It must of taken you ages. I so need more scenery stamps. I love it you very clever lady xxx
    love debbie xxx

  3. OMGosh Karen - your canvas is awesome!! A fantastic reminder of your happy holiday times o/s. All that work certainly paid off! Fantastic!

  4. Wow Karen, this is AMAZING, there is so much work in you canvas, it much have taken ages!! I would not have has the patience to mask everything up, and would have been sick of cutting stuff out after the second image... LOL!! Fabulous job!!!

  5. OMG what a fantastic design. Tilda is so pretty waiting for a train to go to Paris. Amazing idea.

  6. What an AMAZING scene - WOW Karen this must have taken AGES - but it's sooooo worth it!
    Just gorgeous!

  7. WOW, this is fantastic! Love your canvas and the whole scene you've created. It all blends perfectly and should be framed. Wow again and just gorgeous! Hugs, Maria

  8. Oh wow Karen, this is amazing. What an amazing scene you've created. It's absolutely gorgeous. Hugs Jackie


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