MDUC – Project based on a song!

Zoe October 21, 2012 16
MDUC – Project based on a song!

Hi Everyone,

This week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges the challenge is to base your project on a Song! I originally started a project basing it on a Christmas Song but at the last minute I went completely off that idea and decided to colour up Tilda with her Kookaburra and the perfect song of course is “The Kookaburra Song”!! hehehe

If you would like to find out more about the song you can view it here – You can also listen to the tune there too but be warned it will be stuck in your head for hours!! hehe


My tag!

I thought I would make a tag this time rather than decorating a whole card. I grabbed the head torch and went scavenging down the back of the property looking for some gum leaves to add to my project. I collected the gum nuts some years back and have kept them in a dry place ready for a future project.

Tilda was coloured with copic markers and then I coloured the whole background with yellow, cut the oval out and sponged the edge with DI crushed olive and frayed burlap. I inked the back DP with the same colours to tie it together and to help separate the image from the DP I cut out another oval from white and lightly sponged the edge with frayed burlap.

I added some corrugated cardboard for some added interested imagining it sort of represented the iron roof’s in Outback Australia. Then to add a sentiment I used a Tim Holtz pin and made up a little tag from a sticker ‘Laughter’ (as that is what our Kookaburra’s are known for) and is part of the lyrics in the song…

Here’s a close up of Tilda and her Kookaburra

Colours I used are:

Skin: E000, E01, E11, E13, E25
Hair: R02, R05, YR18, E09, E59
Overalls/Shoes: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99


I hope you’ll be able to join us this week!


Big Aussie Squeezes

Zoe xo


  1. Louise Fraenell October 21, 2012 at 6:30 am - Reply

    Hi Zoe!
    Oh WOW! This is soooooo cool Zoe! Love the amazing red haircolor on Tilda and since im a huge fan of small detail I immediately adored the extra little freckles you gave her! Too cute! Stunning big leafs and the yellow around the image looks divine 🙂

    Biggest of hugs

  2. Bron October 21, 2012 at 7:19 am - Reply

    OMG I love this. The hunt for the gum leaves was worth it, so original (darn your creative mind, lol) and the colours are just perfect. I’m thinking I have to go ink up this Tilda now.
    Big hugs from Bron xxoo

  3. karen October 21, 2012 at 7:47 am - Reply

    perfect Zoe!!! i love the kookie song and your tag is so cool i love the gum leaves and gum nuts that was such a cool idea… love it hun xxxx

  4. Kyllie October 21, 2012 at 8:28 am - Reply

    OMG! OMG. Amazing. I adore all of the Aussie embellies and Tilda’s freckles – too cute! She really is a little Aussie 🙂 A truly gorgeous card.
    Hugs x

  5. Jnaiel October 21, 2012 at 9:20 am - Reply

    oh Zoe dear this is stunning!!! The colors are pure perfect!!


  6. Sue Morris October 21, 2012 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Awww……how sweet is Tilda with her Kookaburra! Your coloring is just gorgeous too Zoe! Such an inspiration!

  7. Tracey m October 21, 2012 at 11:09 am - Reply

    totally awesome Zoe!!

  8. Yvonne October 21, 2012 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Wow, this is so gorgeous!!! Your coloring is stunning!
    hugs Yvonne

  9. Maya October 21, 2012 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Ohhh this is so wonderful!
    Love the colors, and as always your coloring is awesome!
    Hugs, Maya

  10. Linda J October 21, 2012 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Wow this is really oiutstanding!!!!!! The coloring is unbelievable!!!!!! Wow this is a treasure!!!!! Way to go!!!!!

  11. Katie K October 22, 2012 at 1:43 am - Reply

    This is absolutely gorgeous. Your coloring is out of this world as always. Love this rustic look, perfect for the theme you’ve chosen.

  12. Monique October 22, 2012 at 3:02 am - Reply

    Wow Zoe ! Your tag is amazing !!

    Hugs Monique

  13. Candy October 22, 2012 at 4:06 am - Reply

    Hugs, Candy

  14. Christina C. October 22, 2012 at 4:45 am - Reply

    OUTSTANDING!!!!! Adore your coloring of Tilda, especially the red hair!!!! Love the addition of the freckles…soooo cute!

  15. ~Maz~ October 22, 2012 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Bonza tag Zoe. So Aussie.
    Ripper design and colouring.
    Hugs Maz.

  16. Leanne October 25, 2012 at 2:06 am - Reply

    O my Zoe!! This is awesome!! Totally inspiring and PERFECT!!

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