31 October 2010

Pirate Edwin for MDUC #70

Good morning! It is spring here in Australia at the moment so we have spent most of yesterday in the garden. Between my wonderful DH and I, we planted 11 birch trees, an apple tree and 25 plants and mowed the lawn. Such a big job keeping a garden but it is going to be worth it when everything starts to grow.

But enough about the garden! You are here to see my card for Magnolia Down Under Challenges, this week the challenge is "Halloween inspired". So you have the choice of making something Halloween themed, or if you are Aussie (we still dont really celebrate Halloween) and don't have Halloween stamps, or if you are just a little Halloween'd out, like I am, you can make something inspired by Halloween.

I have made so many Halloween projects this year and have no use for them really, so I just couldn't bring myself to make another one...lol, even though this week's theme was my idea! So instead I got out my Pirate Edwin. I figured that Edwin was in dress ups as the pirate so Halloween inspired. The card is actually a birthday card for a little boy turning four next week - I hope he likes it!



I've also coloured his shirt in burnt oranges to give it a bit more of a Halloweeny look. It was fun doing a scene card again. I haven't done many recently. I have coloured this background so many times since I bought it. I love it!


I have also applied a fair amount of stickles on the sand and water to give it a little sparkle. And a little black bead for a pearl with the shell. The treasure map paper is actually a picture I found on the internet and printed onto cardstock.


So some challenges for this card are:
Just Magnolia #79 - Sketch by Dawny
7 Kids College Fund - Birthdays
Crafty Cardmakers - Use a freebie (treasure map)
Moving along with the Times - a card for a child
Papertake Weekly - Sparkly and bright
ABC Challenges - G is for Glitter
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
Totally Papercrafts - Bling it on




Ingredients for this card are:
Stamps: Magnolia - Pirate Edwin, Barrel Skull & Anchor (Fairytale 2010 Collection), Ocean background (Lazy Summer Days 2009), Palm tree (Party and Vacation 2008),
Papers: Cosmo Cricket "Wanted", Treasure map downloaded from the net
Embellishments: Raffia, Black mini brads, Shell, pearl bead, Stickles Diamond, Glossy Accents
Other: Sewing machine, distressing tool


**I am excited to add that this card came in the TOP 3 at 7 Kids College Fund Challenges - my prize is aa GDT posi!! Woohoo! Thanks Ladies :) **


34 comments:

  1. It's absolutely gorgeous! I think he is going to love it.
    Hugs
    Cordine

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  2. Wow this is a stunning card!! Wow the details!!

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  3. Another gallery quality image! It is just beautiful! I love all the elements and the coloration is perfect! Come teach me how to color my images as well as you!

    XO,
    Chris Christensen

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  4. Visiting your blog is like visiting an art gallery - another STUNNER Miss Kylie - LOVE this!
    xXx

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  5. Fantastic Card Kylie!!!!
    Love all of your special details :o)
    Hugs, Candy

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  6. Wonderful little scene! I'm sure that little 4 year old will be thrilled to bits!
    xx

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  7. What a cute little card ! Awesome job your coloring is perfect and so is that background stamp for this little pirate !
    Hugs

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  8. WOW Kylie, this little scene is gorgeous, I'm sure the little 4yo will LOVE IT!! ♥

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  9. Wowza! This is incredible!!! Love it...all those special details...the coloring...everything is so perfect together!

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  10. Great card! I'm sure the little boy will love it! I love the way you created the scene. Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids.

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  11. OMGOSH!! WOW Look are your colouring babe, I love that barrell it looks so life like!! Love the black pearl with the shell and the background it gorgeous with its bit of sparkle!!
    Tonnes of Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  12. Hi Kylie...oh my gosh!! This is absolutely fabulous!!!! I love all the extra special touches!!! Love it!!! Pat Frank

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  13. Stunning. Awesome creating.
    A very special card. Love it.
    Hugs Marion (Maz)

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  14. What a Fabulous card!!..the scene and your coloring is Amazing!!...Hugs, Ila

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  15. This is gorgeous. I love your colouring, and the layout is just sublime.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox

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  16. What a wonderful card. I am now in the process in trying to make as many cards as possible in the next two weeks to send to my DiL as my son goes out on deployment for 3 months and only has one or two mail drop off points.

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  17. OH MY GOODNESS girlie. I seen this on the challenge blog and had to stop by and tell you just out FAB your cards is. The colors, designs and your coloring are PERFECT!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!
    hugs, Janiel

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  18. What a great card. I love all the details and coloring is fab.
    Angeluver2

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  19. Kylie,
    Always a pleasure to browse your blog. This post is especially stunning. Love your coloring and your layering. Fabulously done. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a Happy Halloween!

    Blessings to you~
    Leslie Avila

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  20. Fabulous card! I love the scene you created. Wonderful coloring and love all the embellishments. Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!

    Julie

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  21. Ahoy, matey! What a cute card. Wow, you've really worked hard on this, there's so much detail!

    Hugs,

    Jackie

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  22. So beautiful card Kylie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  23. WOW this is a great card for a child, I love Edwin and the stitching and the colouring, Mmm Yup I just adore the whole thing!! Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

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  24. Gosj...your card is amazing ...Love your details!!!
    Hugs Anne

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  25. AMAZING!! What else can I say I'm speechless. STUNNING and your colors are WOW!!!!! Masterpiece!!!

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  26. love this card - wow so much detail...Thanks for joining in at TPC and Good Luck
    Sarah x

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  27. Oh wow. This is gorgious !!!

    Hugs Monique

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  28. Your card is lovely. Thanks for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

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  29. WOW your coloring is fantastic!! Very cute card, and so realistic! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! :)

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  30. Beautiful coloring and the scenery is so very cute for Edwin :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  31. Stunning card! ♥ I absolutely love it!

    Thanks for joining us this week at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog. ^_^

    Hugs,
    ⓂⒶⓃⓊⒺⓁⒶ

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  32. Simply stunning!!!! thanks for playing along with the ABC challenge this time.

    Hugs Ali
    ABC DT

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  33. Wow, I'm impressed. Love everything about it. Can't wait to see what you do next so I became a follower. Thanks for sharing!

    Lisa Summerhays
    7 Kids College Fund DT

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  34. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! THIS I S INCREDIBLY DETAILED AND SUPER GORGEOUS!! WOW!!! tfs

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