Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Take A Hike for Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Inspiration Challenge

Hello Everyone! It's that time again for another Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog Inspiration Challenge. The challenge is being hosted by the talented Jane.  For this inspiration challenge, Jane has chosen this wonderful photo.

I hope it inspires you to play along with us! All you need to do is to use a MAGNOLIA IMAGE on your card or project. Your entry will give you the opportunity to be the lucky winner of a Gift Certificate to Magnolia-licious, the best place to shop for Maggies. Diana has the cute new Australia Collection on Pre-Order with a 18% discount off the everyday low price and you can also Pre-order them individually! The new Memory Box Fall and Christmas Dies are also on Pre-order as well!
The earthy colors in the photo inspired me to create a mountain scene with Hiking Edwin from the Turning Leaves Collection. I decided to make a pocket card using Lifestyle Crafts Treat Bag. For the background, I used Imaginisce Design Papers that I purchased at Michaels. I tore a piece of brown cardstock for the ground on which Edwin would be hiking on. I added some grass using Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch. I punched it out of two different green cardstocks. I cut the grass borders into smaller sections and then adhered them the ground. The pine trees were cut using Sizzix Originals Die #38-0179.  I stamped Hiking Edwin and Sign With Birds, from Magnolia-licious, on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored them using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  I cut the birds off the sign and added an owl button that I bought at Michaels. Then, I added a little bit of twine to the top of the pocket.

For the insert, I added a compass from K & Company.
The little pinecone was made using Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone Die.
Thank you for stopping by my blog! I really do enjoy reading your comments that you leave for me! I hope you take a minute to visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and see all the gorgeous cards that my teammates have created!! I hope they will inspire you to join in on the fun!! I can't wait to see your cards!

Have a wonderful day!!
Big Hugs,


Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Suzan!!!

Seu cartão está perfeito!!! AMEI!!!


Cami said...

What a delightful card with this cute Edwin going hiking up in the mountains! That owl is SO cute sitting on the sign post, and I love all the trees and the "torn" ground you did! Lovely pocket card set, Suzan!

Big Hugs,

Monique said...

Wow Suzan, what an amazing card !! I love it !

Hugs Monique

Ellen said...

Very lovely how you created this scene. Looks just great!

groetjes, Ellen

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh sweetie!!!! This is STUNNING!!!! I adore the colors and papers you used, and your coloring is fantastic!!! Amazing composition!! Absolutely gorgeous, Suzan!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!
hugs, Sharon

Martinas Welt said...

This is absolute gorgeous! I really love the scene you have made and oh...the owl on the sign..hee, he..=)

June Nelson said...

Wow Suzan this is gorgeous, I am usless at male cards o thankyou for the inspiration hunnie its just a delight to look at big huggies june xxxxxxx

Chris said...

This is adorable, Suzan! I love that stamp so much! You did a wonderful job on both the coloring as well as the design! Well done!

Chris Christensen

Christina C. said...

Suzan, this is incredible!!!! Love, love this fabulous creation.....magnificent job coloring and showcasing Edwin! I have yet to use this stamp! Adore all the wonderful elements on this extraordinary creation! BRAVO!

p-louise said...

beautiful card,i love it xx

Dawn said...

Fabulous scene & I adore that Edwin stamp. Fab card x

Pam said...

Oh Suzan it's so nice to see Edwin once in awhile. You've colored him beautifully and I love the scene you created.

Paper Tails said...

Awesome Card! You did an amazing job. I love all your details, perfect. I just ordered him. I can't wait to ink him up. My son is a hiker so it will make a perfect card for him.


Candy said...

Hi Suzan,
LOVE your card! Edwin is beautifully coloured. Your design is different and great! Love the trees, ground and grass :o)
The inside is a perfect addition to the outside. Great little compass!
Big hugs, Candy

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! I love the scene you've created, very clever card
hugs Julie P

..Karen said...

I love this!!! What a great idea!

cathylynn said...

Oh my this is totally gorgeous! What a delightful scene you've created and the colors are wonderful! I love it all!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Kelly Neis said...

Suzan, great card, I love the pocket and insert for it. I really love the papers that go perfectly with your theme for Edwin. Your coloring is just gorgeous and the embellishments are perfectly placed, I love this card!!
Hugs Kelly

Angela said...

What a beautiful and fun pocket card you've created, Suzan. The scene is perfect and you make me want to run out and get this Edwin. Love that little owl charm/button. Beautiful coloring too dear!! xoAngela

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Super great card with Edwin. Love the tree's. Fantastic.
Blessings Doreen

Elle said...

I LOVE your card! You did a super job on it.

Elise said...

Wowwww! This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! You thought out this whole scenery and it's so DETAILED!!! I wish my brain would think like this and create such a scene of this sort!! I simply LOVE it!!!

Big Hugs,

Norma said...

Suzan, this is fabulous. I love how you've built up the scene three-dimensionally. Wonderful scene BTW. Love your die cuts and the owl is super cute.

Only By His Grace said...

Fabulous job. i love it.
Hugs maz

Cathy Lee said...

Awesome pocket card, Suzan. Your Edwin hiking is adorable and lovely coloring. Great die cuts really make your scene special.
Cathy Lee

yvon said...

Just love Hiking Edwin, reminds me of our holiday's in Austria. Your card is just super fantastic.
Hugs, Yvon

Brittany said...

Awwww, wonderful card, Hugs, Brittany, xx

Danielle said...

Hello Suzan, Edwin seems soo happy to go hicking, I would go with him! Wonderful pocket card, love the pretty details, and that 3D effect is fabulous. Hugs.

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute and beautiful outdoor scenery with perfectly coloring using the inspiration picture. Even the insert card is awesome DP matching. You did a fun card for this challenge Suzan :o)

Anonymous said...

Love it Suzan! Fabulous Edwin coloring and creating! I love scenes!

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Suzan!!!

Amei cada detalhe desse cartão usando o Edwin!!!