25 July 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenges #56

Ohh.... Sunday! I love Sundays. So relaxing. And it also means that it is time for a new Magnolia Down Under Challenge!

This week the theme is CHRISTMAS IN JULY...yep, another Christmas in July challenge, lol.

I decided to stay away from making a Christmas card and instead made a pop up card with a "days til Christmas" count down.

I've used three Magnolia stamps - Tilda & Edwin skating, tree background, and holly.
Here is a side view:


The little days til Christmas countdown was made by following a great tutorial by my fabulous MDUC teamie, Tanja which you can see here... Tanja's tutorial shows you how to make the count down wheel with a great download as well. I tried and tried, but because my card is a pop up card and the tutorial is made on an Easel card, I had to make a few little modifications. The mechanics of the wheel though is all thanks to Tanja's tutorial.


The background was air brushed with Copics (B 91, 93) and the "snow" is just white puff paint that I've heated with my heat tool. The images are all coloured with Copics as well and there is quite a bit of stickles on here as well.

33 comments:

  1. wow, this is a master piece! You can use that as a countdown calendar to Christmas! that'll be a beautiful Christmas decoration at your home!!Just beautiful!

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  2. Absolutely wonderful!!
    Have a great sunday!
    Regina

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  3. Kylie this is just fabulous! I love the way you did the snow on the front. The countdown wheel is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent...hugs...Barb

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  4. OMGOSH Kylie, I'm totally blown away with this one!!! You have really done such a fantastic job. I love the skiing maggies - so cute. Your Lace and Pearls and those trees are just amazing!! Love it:-)
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  5. I love this! I really like that you can turn the wheel and change the days. Oh my gosh, this is so clever!

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  6. What a gorgeous project you have there Kylie. Wonderful little counter. Beautiful colouring as always.
    mwah
    Trace

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  7. Gorgeous! They really look like they are floating on ice. I love the countdown wheel and will have to give that a try. TFS, Lisette

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  8. This is totally awesome! Great job on coloring all your images! Myrna

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  9. Great, great card. The countdown is terrific and the little charm finishes it off so well!
    Sue S.

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  10. Fabulous card, what a clever way to countdown. Your coloring is beautiful and I just love it all.
    hugs
    Jennifer

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  11. Wow, the airbrushing background is stunning, love the whole project!
    Pen

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  12. Wow Kylie, what a truly fantastic creation. The whole thing is stunning. I love your background and your colouring is as always AMAZING.. Hope you're having a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

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  13. Gorgeous!!! Great idea!
    The background is beautiful.
    Hugs Anne

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  14. Just amazingly gorgeous Kylie!! What a fantastic scene and i love all the little details. Your colouring is just amazing too!
    Hugs Leonie

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  15. POSITIVELY GORGEOUS!!!!! Phenomenal!! I LOVE IT!!this is one of the most beautiful cards that i have laid eyes on in a while, wow it truly is beautiful
    smiles
    Paola

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  16. My oh My - I am in total AWE of this AMAZING project - and I'll be putting my order in for one soon - LOL. Totally AMAZING!
    xXx

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  17. WOOOOOWWWSERS!! Absolutely stunning!!!! Love it to bits. go paper mechanics!! :) hugs xxoo

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  18. OMGosh girl! Look at all that gorgeous work you've done. Amazing!!

    hugs, Kylie xo (the other one!)

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  19. beautiful coloring and designing Kylie! Love the scene you created and the candy canes are just adorable there!!!
    Pam Going Postal

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  20. This is an amazing piece of work Kylie - PERFECT colouring and a GORGEOUS scene you've created with the Tilda's - love this idea. x

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  21. Your card is spectacular and I absolutely LOVE the counting wheel... What a fun fun project... will have to definately give it a try...thanks so much...

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  22. You created a masterpiece here, Kylie! Absolutely breathtaking!!! Wonderful, gorgeous details...love, love it!

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  23. OMG! This is an amazing card! and I love your colouring!!

    Hugs
    Malin

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  24. this is AMAZING! you are so clever and have such wonderful ideas!! LOVE it!!
    xxx

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  25. Ohhh my!! This is absolutely amazing, Kylie!!
    Love you`re coloring, it is stunning, and such fab details, awesome!!
    Hugs from Maya

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  26. AWESOME KYLIE!! This is such a great idea, such a great little scene, I bet your boys will love turning the wheel! Great idea ♥

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  27. Kylie, wow this is amazing, I love the combo of images, your colouring, airbrushing and the texture of the snow are all perfection. The countdown wheel & pop-up are a fabulous idea, an absolute wonderful take on the challenge, love everyting and thank you for the inspiration to me and all joining MDUC.
    Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  28. I'm trying to catch up with my commenting, sorry I'm so late with this. I just love this scene you've made--Tilda, Edwin and the trees are so beautifully colored! I love the bits of snow and the lace along the front, such a gorgeous Christmas countdown/pop up card!
    Hugs,
    Aprl

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  29. ahhhhhhhhhhh, another stunning one!
    Love it

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