Thursday, 2 July 2009

Colour Create & Just Magnolia Tutorial Challenge

We have big changes at Colour Create this week.

Firstly, I’m absolutely devastated to tell you that my matey Tara has found it necessary to step down from running the challenge. It was her baby, she had or original idea and worked enormously hard to pull it together and make it the success it has become. She was my mate even before bloggy land and I shall miss her and her wonderful creative talent terribly.

Sadly there are more changes on the DT. We are losing 2 more uber talented members on top of the loss of Juliet that was announced last week.The fab Tab has decided to take this opportunity to step down and this week will also be the lovely Katy’s last week with us.
I understand you all have your reasons and need time for your own lives, but that doesn't stop me being so sad (sniffle, sniffle).

Now the good news….the challenge lives on! The rest of the DT expressed a strong wish that Colour Create should carry on; isn’t that great? So a willing volunteer was agreed between us, and from now on Sharon be taking over the reins.

And the Final Change

The challenge will be run once a fortnight instead of weekly. I think we all have busy lives and during the summer months gardens, beautiful weather (fingers crossed), holidays, especially school holidays all take their toll.
This will give you more time (which we all need) to produce your wonderful creations.

Now at last - on the this fortnights challenge - here are your colours (summery to match the weather)

This week's added option is to decorate the inside of your card, also the envelope - aren't you glad you've got a fortnight ??


I chose to create a birthday card for my grandaughter Hannah. (Another birthday spent away from her as my move to Germany is not going as smoothly or rapidly as I would have liked).
This is my second attempt as I spilt Glossy accents ove the first and I couldn't bear to do the same card again so I now have a decorated envelope that matches - nothing !!!
I used Copic markers and distress inks to colour the images. The bp is a download which I stamped in yellow with a Laura Ashley flower from the Love Song collection and finally used the Basic Grey grunge stamp around the edges.

The front and the envelope
The inside
The inside of the envelope
Papers - download from The Sweet Shoppe
Stamps - Magnolia's Tilda from the new Animal collection, Laura Ashley & Basic Grey
Punches - Woodware Cherry blossom & Leone Em leaf branch
Dies - Spellbinders Curved Rectangles
Medium - Copic markers and Ranger distress re-inkers
Charm - The Hobby House
Rest from stash

I've decided to enter this card into the Magnolia tutorial challenge which is distressing and there's certainly plenty of that in here.


Pauline said...

WOW Heather, both card and envelope are stunning. Very well done.

Desire Fourie said...

Oooh, this is gorgeous Heather. Love the BG grunge stamping you did on the inside. Hugs from Desire

debby4000 said...

WOW amazing work, gorgeous image too. The inside and the envelope is fab too.

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Heather. Love the image you've used and the beautiful colouring also. Yummy DP to. Hugs Michele x

Hanna said...

Wow Heather, your card is absolutely gorgeous!
Amazing work.
Your colouring is fab and all pretty details... Im totally in love with your card! ;o)
Have a nice day!
Hugs from Hanna

Tara said...

Firstly I'm sitting here at work feeling very sad ;o( Thank you so much for your lovely words, it means so much. I am really glad you lot are keeping the challenge going and it'll feel weird entering from 'the other side'.
Fantastic effort this week Heather, you pulled out all the stops and it looks amazing!!
Chin up with the move hunny...... you'll get there and we'll be over to visit sometime in the future ;o) xxx

Sam said...

Beautiful card I'm sure Hannah will love it. Sorry to hear things aren't going smoothly with the move etc, and your mojo has gone AWOL, is it in Germany already!
Sam x

Moni said...

OMG Heather you did fantastic job, love the card and envelope! Fantastic work! Hugs, moni

Sandie said...

Gorgeous!!! Love how you did the envelope to match. so much work and detail.. wonderful all round!!

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Heather this is just beautiful!
Your GD will fall in love with them!
kim x

joey said...

Hiya Heather

this is beautiful, gorgeous soft colours and so much detail, your colouring is beauiful


Karen said...


Love Karen x

Christine said...

Wow this is awsome love the colour combo, & the distressing is brill what can I say but STUNNING colouring.

hugs Christine xx

Riet said...

Wowww Heather,what BEAUTIFUL,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Di said...

This is just stunning heather how did you make that envelope its sooo good? Beautiful card

Hugs Di xxxx

Sharon said...

Stunning! Stunning! Stunning! This card is so amazing it took my breath away. Hannah will be so thrilled to recieve this gem. Brilliant design and the overstamping on the paper is wonderful.
Sharon xx

Mina said...

wow fabulous card Heather I love it...and thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Tab said...

Wowee fab card love the colours and image, just gorgeous! Aww sweetie don't be sad, I shall miss you too, Mwah!
Hugs Tab xxx

Dena said...

Oh so that is what you did!!! You used the basic grey stamps. They look fabulous on your card. I thought is was those Stampeldge ones that we can't get here. This card is drop dead gorgeous! I love it! Hugs, Dena

stephanne said...

I love what you've done with your papers, sooooo pretty and the colouring is terrific, the inside is just as pretty as the outside. Lovely work!!

Lilian said...

Your card is just beautiful all the way inside! Loving the greens and your beautiful coloring! Those flowers look so pretty too!

Chris said...

A stunning card Heather, I just love all your fabulous details and your colouring and papers are wonderful! I had no idea you were moving to Germany! Crikey, I need to catch up! Well I hope it all goes smoothly and that you get settled quickly Sweetie. Have a great weekend, hugs, Chris xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Heather absolutely stunning and i love the papers, your Granddaughter will love it im sure. luv gina xx

Sandra1968 said...

The card and envelope are gorgeous and your granddaughter will just love it :-)

Lorraine A said...

This is just stunning !! The whole project is fantastic !! I love everything , the images papers colours embellies ,,, everything !!

Lorraine x x

Bev said...

Fabulous distressing Heather, love the colour combo and gorge details too. Thanks so much for joining us this month x

Ramona Michaluk said...

WOW Rica, have just spent the last half hour looking through your blog and your work is mind blowing!!

Your cards are just stunning and I love all the work you put into each one - the details are just gorgeous. Have only got this far after commenting on your Magnolia Down Under #23 entry for this week's challenge so have lots more to discover on your blog.


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