Monday, January 24, 2011

Magnolia-licious Challenge

Today's Magnolia-licious Inspiration Challenge is issued by Cabio. Here is the inspiration photo for the challenge:
What do you see in this photo that inspires you to create? Is it the beige tones, the yellow and orange flowers on the mantle, or the pink cloth on the table? Do you focus on the couch with the pillows, the brown rug, or the yellow walls? Those of you who love earth tones will have a delightful time with this inspiration.

I must admit this was a difficult challenge for me. I am not fond of beige, orange, or yellow. If you remember the 'Color Me Beautiful' by Carole Jackson 1980's trend of assigning seasonal tones to each person according to her skin and hair coloration, you know that I am a 'winter'. ( color analysis) My colors are bright and jewel-toned. There are no browns, oranges, yellows (except icy yellow) in my color palette. I think that is why this challenge was so 'challenging' for me.

Here is my challenge card:

Recipe for card:
Couch stamp Magnolia-licious
Tilda  in Heart Jumper
"Just Sittin' Here Thinking of You" sentiment (inside)
Copic markers
Memento tuxedo black ink
Jo-Ann card base
Martha Steward border punch
Sizzix corner die
Nestabilities scalloped oval
Walton doily
Bo Bunny designer paper
Papertrey Ink white cardstock
Bazzill cardstock
Sewing machine and thread

Be sure to check out the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to see the Design Team's creations. They have done a great job intrepreting the inspiration photo. After you have finished your challenge creation link it to the challenge blog for a chance to win a prize from Diana, owner of Magnolia-licious. We love to see your work!

Thanks for stopping by! Stay warm! LC


Candy said...

Oh Linda!!
I have that book and took the class in Vancouver, BC all those years ago LOL.
I am a 'spring' gal myself and had a tough time with both challenges this month also. I am a pink girl for sure with all the other pastels thrown in for good measure.
What I love about your card is it's comfort factor. I could live in that room with Tilda no problem - even in these colours. Your wonderful window treatment, couch doily and cute cute pillow just draw me into it.
Tilda is beautifully coloured. Love your paper and special corner treatments.
Thanks for reminding me of a good time I had so many years ago.
Hugs, Candy

Vicki C said...

You do beautiful work Linda!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Linda, the way you shadow the punched border really did made it look like a fancy raffle. Too cute. The cushion and doily for sofa lace trims are smart addition. Very creative way and intepretation of this photo :o)

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

GREAT card! Love her sitting on that cute couch!!! Also, I am loving your new blog design! Have a great day Linda!

Angela said...

LOL! Oh dear, I remember that book! That takes me way back wow! Wish I could remember what "season" I was....hmm..

Your card is so sweet Linda! Love your design and the scalloped punch above Tilda works perfectly as a curtain - so clever! Beautiful interpretation of the challenge photo! hugs, Angela ;)

Eve said...

luv the way you made the raffle. It looks real! :-) The whole card is very nice & looks Cozy :-)

Anonymous said...

fabulous Linda! Not colors I would pick either but love what you came up with! Tilda is adorable and love the cozy scene you created!
Pam Going Postal

Sandy said...

Hey Linda - This card is sooooo cute and I love the window treatment - now that's pretty and the little pillow behind her back and the doily behind her head - sweet - so down home!
Sandy Dehon

Norma said...

Hi Linda. Haven't seen that book but I've been told I'm winter too..hee hee. It took me a long time to come up with something for this challenge too. Love your take of the challenge. This Tilda is one of the very first Tilda's I bought--I still love her. Wonderful idea using the lace border punch for the ruffles--must remember that.


Ronda Archangelo said...

Love your card!! The ruffles on the valance are amazing :-)

Pat said...

Hi Linda...another masterpiece, darlin'!! I love the whole scene you created...and I especially love the curtain valance...I swear, it looks REAL! Hugs.
Pat Frank