18 April 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenges #42

Wow - welcome to my first card as a DT member for Magnolia Down Under Challenges!! I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful challenge and be able to inspire others as the fantastic DT has inspired me since I started participating.

Magnolia Down Under Challenges was the first challenge that I entered and was also the first card that I'd made using a Magnolia stamp. That was in September 2009 - if you really want a giggle, you can see that card by clicking HERE (please be kind, it was my first attempt!). I thought it would be apt to make my first card as a DT member using the same gorgeous little monkey that I used in that first terrible card.

The challenge this week is MASKING. To make my new and improved monkey card, I masked the Monkey stamp then stamped the vine and the tip leaves. The ground is hand done with Copic markers and the background is sponged. I've made a matching criss cross pocket for the card. It is always a little tough working out what embellishments to use on a boys card, but I went with some faux leather, antique brads, twine and a silver dragonfly. The vines hanging on the pocket are cut from card stock on my Cricut using the Zooballoo cartridge.



A little close up of my monkey coloured with Copics. I've added some Spica pen in "olive" on the leaf veins, but it just wouldn't show up in the photo - I took almost 100 to get the right pic!



Copics used are:
Monkey: E57, E53, E34 (fur); E21, E00, E000, E20 (skin)
Leaves: G16, G14, G12
Flowers: YR15, Y35, Y21
Vine/ground: E53, E31, E34
I am also entering this card into Magnolia Stamp Lovers challenge - create a scene!

31 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous! your first one is fabulous too!!

    Hugs, Kelly

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  2. Gorgeous Kylie. Love the monkey - he is so cute. Great job.
    mwah
    Trace

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  3. I think your first card was pretty darn good!! Love this one!! The brown and oranges are great and I see some of your faux leather sneaking through... gorgeous!! Have a great Sunday xx

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  4. Kylie, this is so darling, reminds me of the little saying "Monkey say, monkey do" I just love it and love your layout.. your coloring is really great... and you even made an envelope to match.. how adorable is that...
    Hugs, Jean

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  5. You did an awesome job on this card Kylie. That little monkey is just so darned cute. Love that you made a Criss Cross card too...Barb

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  6. Oh how adorable is this card! I love the monkey and your coloring is awesome! Congrats on the DT position! Don't be so hard on yourself with your first Magnolia card! It's really cute and your coloring looked great! But I think we all look back at our older work in the same way. :) Anyway, great card, Kylie!! Fabulous detailing!
    hugs!
    Sharon

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  7. Well isn't that just too cute. Everything works together so well with the image.

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  8. This super cute Kylie, I love that little monkey and gorgeous colouring. Im glad Im not the only one who takes that amount of photos, bahaha, what are we like....Love your card and all the masking, hugs xxxxx

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  9. OK Kylie, you are now freaking me out! I have cardstock on my desk ready to make a criss cross card! do-do-do-do.... Your card is amazing. Love all the textures and your masking is fabulous!! Your 1st MDUC card is also amazing! Don't doubt your talents girl, you are 1 very talented lady! Love them all.

    Kylie ox

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  10. Ooooo and naaaaw and Wooow! First of all it is so nice to hear how much you have loved and still love MDUC, some days I think why, why do I put so much time into it and then I see something like this and think, That is why! That and I love my baby, hahaha! Onto your amazing creations! First off OMG girl you should see my first Magnolia card, yours kicks my ass and then some, hehe! And this one you have made for this weeks challenge is AMAZING! Absolutely amazing everything about it look amazing and I could sit and stare for ever! A gorgeous and fabulous inspiration to all playing along this week!

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  11. Fabulous cards and so adorable!

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  12. awww I love the bold colors you have used for this!!!! Very very cute scene! Love that monkey!! hee hee hee......The texture is FABBY!!!
    love it..
    hugs, Janiel

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  13. Great job on your card ! I think your first one was pretty good also.

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  14. This is an awesome card! Just love that monkey!

    ~Cissy

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  15. You've put a lot of detail into this with the adorable monkey! Terrific job Kylie!

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  16. Hi Kylie...what a darling little monkey card. I love how your colored him. Also love the little details. Absolutely delightful! Pat Frank (VA)

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  17. Oooohhhhh, what a cute little guy, and a gorgeous card I so want to try one of these one day. Love that faux leather too, great job Blondie :)

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  18. What a truly fab card Kylie. Your attention to detail is amazing. love it. xo jackie

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  19. He is such a little sweetie! Love your coloring and that faux leather looks fantastic!

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  20. What a fabulous pocket and card! I love all the rustic details--so creative! Wonderful coloring and masking, such a cute image!
    Hugs,
    April

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  21. AWE! This is adorable.. very jungle-ish. The monkey is so cute, love the way you colored him. Hugs!

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  22. Awww, love the monkey and coloured in perfectly. This pocket card is cute, I love the design and all the elements you've added - great job with this challenge and welcome as DT member.

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  23. Wow! fabulous job, i love all the layering, just awesome
    smiles
    Paola

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  24. YAY Kylie - you are off and running on the DT in such style! This is soo fabulous and sooo much fun!
    xXx

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  25. Beautiful & gorgeous card Kylie!! Love the distressing and the cheerful coloring :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  26. woww das ist eine super Karte. Die Zusmammensetzung ist einfach super.

    NAdine

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  27. Hi Kylie;
    Love the card. The coloring is great. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a GREAT DAY!!! Down Under!!!
    Bob L.
    www.happycardmaker.blogspot.com

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  28. what an adorable card creation! Love it!
    Pam Going Postal

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  29. Kylie, Your card is amazing. I love this cute Monkey, Your colouring is wonderful. I love the leather look and all the gorgeous textures and your masking is fabulous. I remember entering my first MDUC card also back in September and feeling so nervous. Your work is inspirational so glad you are part to the team. Congrats and hugs Jodie from Oz

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  30. This is adorable! Love the monkey and the card. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Stamp Lovers. Hugs, Stephanie

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  31. your card is adorable!! you did a great job!

    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Stamp Lovers!

    ps.: I have a blog candy, stop by to check it out (http://handmadebyvivi.blogspot.com)

    xxx
    Vivi

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