Monday, January 4, 2010

Magical Monday - Painted Pony

Welcome to the FIRST 2010 Magical Monday challenge at There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes! Hard to believe it's already 2010 and the holidays are over...they just seem to come and go faster every year! Whew!

Anyway, here's my first creation of the new year and what a bright way to start the year! Patti's challenge to us was to use Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, and Always Artichoke on our creation. I paper pieced my pony with those colors with the addition of the Very Vanilla base (gotta have a neutral!). The yellow pp is from a recycled paper stack I had (thanks mom!) and the brown pp is from Cosmo Cricket. Because I was a bit late in getting this one done (thanks for your patience, Nina!), I was able to use the layout challenge from Get Sketchy (#19).

The top layer lifts up and you can see I somewhat sorta finished inside of the card. :)

That's one of my goals this year, to finish the inside of my cards too! I usually spend so much time on the front that I'm too lazy to do the inside too...but when I show them to others, they always seem disappointed when they look inside. So I'll try to do more finishing of the inside.

Okay, so that's it for this week, hope you can play along with us at TMITA!!! I love seeing all that you guys come up with! And a BIG "E KOMO MAI" (welcome) to our new Design Team members and January's Guest Designer! Be sure to check out all the other DT/GDs blogs (see links on sidebar)! They ROCK!

Aloha, Kim

19 comments:

Stamping SAM! said...

Whoa, Horsey! What a lot of cuttin, pardner! But well worth the effort and time! I do love the new in-colors, so bold and beautiful! Love the inside too! Maybe that should be a challenge sometime - for everyone to finish the inside! Have a great day and as far as me - Hi Ho Hi Ho, it's off to work I go...(insert :( sad face here)!

Love, SAM aka MOM

Nilla said...

Great coloring and I love the idea with the card, perfect! Hugs Nilla

Lisa Foster said...

This is just beautiful!!! Fantastic coloring! Love your layout too! :)
Hugs,
Lisa

craftieodamae said...

this is so awesome! your coloring, layout and sentiment is fantastic!

Selma said...

Hi Kim. Love the richness of the colors on your pony. I was in a crunch with my card too because I had to leave town and didn't get all the beautiful colors done in mine. I love your new resolution to complete the inside of your cards. I too always notice how people feel disappointed when the inside is plain. I join you in this challenge this year.

Patti said...

You totally rocked this one! I love your coloring! Perfect in every way!

Danielle said...

Beautifully done Kim! I love all the paper piecing! The layout really works with this image too - great job on the challenge!
Hugs, Danielle

Patti J said...

Well done, Kim!!! Love the sentiment you chose, and can't believe you fussy-cut this little guy out! Great job on the inside as well - you make me hang my head in shame!!! I promise to TRY to do better!!!

Sue said...

Love, love your card Kim!!!!
Great colouring and layout. Like you I'm going to try to do a little more with the inside of my cards this year!!!!!!

Angie Blom said...

Kim this is fantastic!! Love the colouring and that horsey image. Wonderful combination of papers ,love it!!

Dora said...

Wonderful take on the sketch!
thanks for playing!

dstandard said...

Love your horse - great take on the sketch!

Lori said...

Super cute pony! Great inside, that is one of my goals as well, those insides. I always think, "oh if I don't do the inside, I can use it for what ever I need". Then when I need a Thank You or Birthday, I have to stamp the inside anyway! Might as well just do it, right? LOL (they do look nicer-more finished) :)

~amy~ said...

Such a DARLING card!!!!! Outside and inside!

Thanks for playing with us over at Get Sketchy!

Deedee Anderson said...

So pretty! I really like the layout you used, and how you left a good amount of white in the pony. So fun that you decorated the inside, too!

Nina said...

Kim, love your card. The paper piecing certainly added a lot of richness in the colors and patience in the crafter! :O) I too love all the white you left on your pony and I soo love this sketch, it was perfect for this painted pony! and your inside is just beautiful!! love the whole thing!

Angèle said...

Awesome card, I love that horse!

Lea L. said...

This is super cute! So bright and fun! Great job with Get Sketchy 19!!

♥Lea

Ruby said...

This card really makes me smile! I am so with you on the 'doing the inside of the card' thing too. I've seen disappointed looks like that from people when they open my cards up and they are blank! I look forward to seeing what ideas you come up with :o)