Tuesday 23 October 2012

Deep Ocean Challenges - New Design Team - 'Sporty & Outdoor'

Hello there - today I have a bit of an announcement to make, as I am going to be part of a new design team over at Deep Ocean Challenges. If you've never seen the site, then you're in for a real treat. The style of it is just amazing & their breath taking header really gives you a taste of whats to come. They have some unbelieveably talented designers there, who have fabulous inspirational creations & blogs for you to drool over! ha ha. Anyway - so chuffed to have been asked to be a part of such an accomplished team & can't wait to get started...
...So without further ado, this challenge is 'Sporty & Outdoor'. As an ex-dancer I tend to favour the more pretty, visual sports - so I reached straight for my trusty 'Ice Tilda!'

I used my new Go Kreate dies to make the shaped cardblank, the pretty background stamp is by Stamps Away, all coloured with DI's.
Distress Inks:
Skin: Tattered Rose, Old Paper
Cheeks: Fired Brick
Hair: Old Paper, Walnut Satin
Tilda's Outfit & Skates: Weathered Wood
Ear muffs, socks & hand warmer: Pumice Stone
Thatched roof: Brushed Cordroy, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Satin,
Bushes/ Greenery: Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, Brushed Cordroy, Frayed Burlap
Windows & Sky: Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone
Path: Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap
Ladies Dress: Fired Brick
Shading: Pumice Stone, Black Soot
Doo Hickeys Dies:
 So Wrapped 'Lovely'
Vintage Tag
Lovely Fence
Heart Swirl
The tags are decorated with metal spacers painted white & set with pearls
Paper, Butterflies & Letters: Pion Design
Sentiment reads 'live from....the heart!'
Out of the box technique using a frame die:
Go Kreate Large Frilly Frame #5
Magnolia Stamp 'Ice Tilda'
Stamps Away Individual Stamp (L 1024)
Staz-on Ink Pad 'Jet Black'
Stamp Tilda as usual leaving enough space to her right.
Stamp the image again onto a piece of scrap paper (cheap printer paper works well!).
Cut out the image & position it over the origional Tilda (you can use removable spray adhesive to hold it in place if you wish).
Now stamp the background image over the top, in this case slightly to the right of Tilda.
Line up the edge of the cutting matt with the 2 points where Tilda meets the background so she is partly outside of the cutting area. (In my case the top point is just above Tilda's left ear muff & the bottom point is the tip of the left ice skate.)
PLEASE NOTE: This will vary depending on where the background stamp is in relation to Tilda.
Run through the die cutting machine, remove the die & finish cutting out the rest of Tilda with scissors or a sharp craft knife.
You should now have your finished image - Colour as desired!

 I'd like to enter into the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under - Fa la la la la (inspired by a song) see below
Magnolia Mania - 3 dies
The Dutch Magnolia Chickies - Use kraft on your card
Song for the MDUC...
...On The Street Where You Live by Andy Williams...



  1. This is absolutely stunning Deb! Not surprised they asked you, your cards are always beautiful! Laura x

  2. Hi Deb
    WOW Your card is STUNNING. I Adore your outdoor scene. I bought the mini of this Tilda when I went to Magnolia Sweden with your DOC boss (The one and only Alby....he's amazing. A future star xxxx
    Big Hugs
    Debbie xxx

  3. Looks like you put alot of love into this, it is absolutely gorgeous! I love the blue's, of course blue is my favorite colour. So elegant, thanx for sharing.


  4. so stunning deb.amazing details and design and i love your icy colours.
    huge congrats on your new DT too :D

    xx coops xx

  5. stunning deb you know i love your work this one is no exception so many gorgeous details im so glad you agreed to join us deep ocean
    hugs sara x x x

  6. Hi, I've just found your blog through Coops and spent a good hour getting lost amongst your stunning creations. You have an amazing style and eye for detail and colour. Gorgeous work, can't wait to see more .

  7. Congratulations for you !! That is cool to be at Deep Ocean. Great designers .... you deserve it. This card is amazing !! Love that background-stamp. Christa from Holland.

  8. Hi Deb!
    Im so delighted to team up with you at DOC :) It will be a huge honor to work along side you :)

    WOW! This creation is so beautiful, love the shape and that awesome scene you have created! Your coloring is stunning beyond words and those details are all so lush!

    Hugs, Louise

  9. Saw this over at DOC and just DROOOOLED - and thought it pretty funny both of us Deb's had used the same Tilda - LOL! LOVE your gorgeous colouring and beautiful scene - an amazing card.
    Thanx so much for joining us at MDUC this week...

  10. a big WOWZER...your creation is just stunning...love the wonderful colours and the sweet details :0)))

    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-Mania ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  11. Wow Wow Wow!! What a stunning card!! I love it, and those flowers you have used are gorgeous!!
    Thanks for joining MDUC this week.
    Hugs, Camilla

  12. oh WOW!!!! what a stunner!! The details are over the top beautiful!!!

  13. woww this is great, thanks for joining in at DMCC

  14. Beautifull creation. Lovely colors.
    Thanks for joining at DMCC

  15. hij is schitterend en zo'n mooie details erop
    bedankt voor je deelname aan dmcc
    gr miriam


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