Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Big White Space

Happy Wednesday once more!  This week at Midweek Magnolias we have set a REAL challenge!  Lots of the stunning cards that we see out there have lots of beautiful embellishments and die cuts and flowers galore.  We wondered what it would be like to create a Magnolia card using just the bare essentials and leaving lots of white space!  Phew!  it's so easy to get stuck in a comfort zone, but every now and then it's nice to push the boundaries a little and try something a bit more challenging - and believe me, this was really challenging!  However, here is my card:

In the first instance I applied the text and postmark by running them through my printer.  Sweet little Edwin was stamped directly onto the card (EEEK!!!) and coloured with pencils.  I was a bit naughty with the Union Flags - I don't have any small enough so I scanned a couple onto my pooter and printed them out at the size I needed to make the bunting!  And there you have it really!  Not a lot to see but took surprisingly long to make!!! LOL!!

If you're wondering about the tealights, they are available from Morrisons (3 colours in one pack!) and they smell divine - Vanilla!  I think they're meant to be symbolic of GB, but for me they are perfect Nautical colours so they look fab in my bathroom :o)

Please pop over to the Midweek Magnolias blog and spare a moment of your time to visit my wonderfully talented teamies who have created THE most amazing designs!  It's also Chanelle's week 2 with us and she has absolutely come up trumps once more - she is so talented and on behalf of the team, I would like to say a huge THANK YOU for being our guest for the past 2 weeks.

Thanks for popping by!  Have a great week :o) xx


  1. So cool!! love it. It looks perfect, and Edwin is coloured beautifully. The flags are brilliant!
    love,melly. xxx

  2. Your card is great. I'm not sure I could do this! I am sure I am in a rut with my embellishments but truly love your card.

  3. My word Anne this is just so beautiful and love the white space it makes my card look like a pizza!! lol

    I have so enjoyed being your guest designer for the last two weeks and I must say this one really threw me so out of my comfort zone!! Love Chanelle xx

  4. I adore this card Anne, Wish I could get the CAS lines you've achieved but alas I can't do it. Need my embellies. I love this to bits hon.
    Suzi x

  5. Oh Anne, love this. Fabulous image and coloured so beautifully. Love the UJ bunting too.
    Caz x

  6. Your card is super duper - I love it! Your colouring is fab. Jenny x

  7. Hi Anne.
    I have just become a new follower after seeing that Jenny had nominated you for the Leibster blog after I have passed it to her.
    Your creations are wonderful, I can't wait to be updated with your future projects.
    Hugs, Janine xx


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