Saturday, January 14, 2012


I have my DT card for
Magnolia Down Under

This weeks challenge #129 is..

Now when I think of black and white images I remember all of the old photos that I have of my ancestors that I have pulled out of old trunks from the basement and the attic. These photos that I have are not a true black and white but a brownish and cream in color. So I have done my image in the brown tones to make my card look as if it was pulled out of an old trunk of long ago days gone by.

papers: Basic Grey, Graphic 45 and Bazzill cardstocks.

embellies: leather lace cord, staples, pearls, acrylic leaves, paper flowers, TH metals bookplate, TH metal snaps, TH ticket, ribbon from a very special friend (Leslie). THANKS! Flowers cut with fabrics.

Techniques and tools: TH flower die Alterations, TH distressed inks, sewing machine for layers.

#3010 TILDA WITH DAISY or #225 MINI TILDA WITH DAISY has been colored with my copic markers.
Stamps can be bought at Magnolia-licious!
They are in stock and ready to ship.

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Check out the amazing Mini Special at Magnolia-licious

Challenges to enter:
Sir STAMPALOT: Monochromatic (January Challenge)
Basic Grey: Something New (image)
Sweet Stampin': All that glitters (acrylic leaves)
Stampin' For the Weekend: Out with the old...
My Time To Craft - Hugs and Kisses X0X0

I hope that you will find time to stop by the challenge blog and join us this week.




Hi Janiel
A stunning and beautiful card
have a lovely evening
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Louise said...

Hi Janiel!
Oh, this does indeed look just like one of those old photos - great sepia effect, sweetie! Wish I had thought of that myself ;)
Stunning colouring and truly lovely papers :)


Teresa said...

Hi Janiel,
This is an absolutely beautiful card, I love your colouring of Tilda and the whole colour of the card is simply gorgeous!
Hugs Teresa xx

Fleur said...

Beautiful card Janiel, your colouring is stunning
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Susan Flynn said...

Gosh Janiel this is so exquisite, it's absolutely stunning. The detail is amazing you have made a true work of art, I just love it xx

cebelica said...

Wow, such a pretty card. Fab work! xx


Awe! this is precious! Love this card :O) Hugs! Leah Ann

Stephanie said...

Wow!! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Just Beautiful Janiel! I love the vintage look!
Hugs Julie P

Katie said...

You did a fabulous job! Love the sepia tones and all the gorgeous layers of embellishments :)

Liddy said...

Gorgeous card, I love the single tone of it and all the little embellies go so well. Beautiful shading too.

Angela Weimer said...

A really beautiful card. love all the special details. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Janny! I love the way you set this card up! The pearls and antique book are wonderful! Your coloring is impeccable! Love how you used so many design elements to give this card an old world charm. This card is gorgeous! We all struggle (most of the time) to create a superb card, and I think most of us settle for "job well done". Your struggle to pull this card together is not at all evident! Your work is fabulous! Hugs...Barb

Sandy said...

So very pretty Janiel - you do it all so well. Your design work is always amazing as is your coloring. Boy Barb sure is wordy - I can never think of all those words to say. I guess that's why I am not writing a book. Great staging!!

Sandy said...

Look at all those Southerners that just visited your blog. Hey y'all!

Marji said...

OMG how funny I just received that exact same image in the mail on friday. I luv that card and that image. You did an excellent job. AWESOME. Luv it. Marjorie

LINDA W. said...

OMGoodness Janiel your card is gorgeous as always.. It does look like days gone by.
hugs Linda

hauiline said...

Hi Janiel,

a beautiful card you made here, I love this antique style.


brenda said...

What a delightful card Janiel.

Thanks so much for joining in our Monochromatic theme at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

Paper Tails said...

This is stunning! I love the sepia look.


Pamela said...

Beautiful card Janiel, your colouring is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Kelly Neis said...

My first thought was it isn't black or white like traditionally you see, then I read your post and yes it makes sense.. Your card is absolutely gorgeous and perfectly done like the old time photos. You have such talent, you amaze me, I am trying to learn from your artistic talents. Love this card.

Linda Palmer said...

Awwwwwww, so sweet and beautiful. I love the brown tones and shades you used on this beautiful card.

pinky said...

Its just stunning, love all those embellishments together. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot.

Rene said...

Absolutely stunning!
Rene :D

angelwhispers said...

Janiel this is such an awesome card just love how you have coloured it, its just superb! Chanelle xxx

syllie said...

Wow, this is realy a beauty. The design is awesome with all the beautiful elements. Also your your colorchoice is great.

Mary Lou said...

Hey there~~Wow another gorgeous and wonderful Tilda!!! You are AMAZING at monochromatic challenges :) very very sweet
Bigg Hugz

Cathy Lee said...

Lovely card, Janiel. I love the look of Sepia Monocromatic cards. They look so warm and inviting. And you've done an awesome job on this one; just beautiful.
Cathy Lee

Danielle said...

Wow Janiel, this is just so beautiful. Amazing coloring, and love this antique look. BEautifully put together.

D K Crafts said...

Hi Janiel. Gorgeous card. Love the brown and cream, beautiful detail and Tilda is really sweet. Donna

Linda said...

Wow this is just spectacular again janiel!!!!! Wow love the way you made it vintage looking!!!!! Wpw fabulous work again!!!!!

Pen to Paper said...

Oh my!! This is gorgeous, Janiel. Really, wow!!! I love it!



Sarah said...

Hi Janiel, what a wonderful card - love the colour combo and all your embellishments. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin. Sarah

Pam said...

Janiel.....I love the great sepia effect you created on this card. It's so stinkin' adorable.

Janneke said...

What a amazing card Janiel ;o)
Great to see you at Sweet Stampin'

Sally H said...

Sweet monochrome card, Janiel. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge Janiel, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Francesca said...

Lovely entry for our Monochromatic challenge
thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


Grenouille Greetings said...

A stunning sepia sweetie! Sweetie! Hugs, Lesley

Ruth said...

Such a lovely monochromatic card. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)