Sunday, April 25, 2010

Magical Monday - Easter Lillies

Welcome to another edition of Magical Monday at There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes. Today we have the gorgeous Easter Lillies image by Nina available for free at the TMITA blog and the challenge is set by Sue who says, "ANYTHING GOES - Make a card to showcase this beautiful image how ever you like!" I chose to try a technique that I'd seen for awhile but had never tried. It's called "cracked glass" and you can find the tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers (here). I colored my image with Prismacolored pencils, and it was very soft and subtle, then when I embossed it the colors became much brighter. Oh well, still not too bad for a first attempt! I also made this card with a detachable bookmark (inspired by this toot at SCS, although I made mine with my Scor-Pal and perforating rotary blade on my paper cutter). Here's a picture of the inside:
I printed the bookmark image and quote on watercolor paper and colored again with my Prisma pencils. Hope mom like this one for mother's day! :) I actually chose the quote because it really does fit my mom. Although she would LOVE to have me live closer to home (in fact she has a house just waiting for me right next door to her!), she understands that I've had to live my life which has lead me to Hawaii (can't get much further away from her without leaving the U.S.!). She also fostered my love of reading, so who better to give a bookmark too! (are you crying yet, mom? Thought I'd get your Monday off to a really sappy start!)

Why don't  you play along with us this week at TMITA? Look what you could win!

Here's my other inspirations for this one:
1. Alota Rubber Stamps - Mother's Day
3. Crafty Ann - Recipe: one main digi image, a maximum of 3 colours (although you can use less), one ribbon, three flowers (these can be digi too if you wish): just realized I used four colors on the image...not sure if that counts or not...
4. Crafty Creations Challenges - distressing
5. Dare you to digi stamp Friday - Flowers + digi
6. digital tuesday challenge - April Flowers or April Showers + digi
7. Frosted Designs - mask something: I masked the main image to sponge the outside frame blue
8. lili of the valley - sketch
9. My Time to Craft challenge - quick quotes
10. Our Creative Corner - blossoms
11. Paper Cutz Challenge - Mother's Day using a digital or hand stamped image and any colors you'd like
12. PaperPlay Challenges - no patterned paper
13. S2G challenges - flowers
14. Saturday Challenge - distressing
15. Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - Create a project with a glossy or glassy effect

Aloha and hope you have a fantastic week!

31 comments:

Sue W said...

This is a stunning Mother's Day Card Kim! I love the cracked glass techique though have not really tried it!
Love the style of your card with the book mark....fantastic!!

Irena said...

Very beautiful card :)

Pops x said...

This is gorgeous honey, you have done a fab job with the sketch, love the sweet image and fab colours too, thanks for joining us at "Lili of the Valley" this week big hugs Pops x x x

STAMPING SAM said...

Awe Kim, the tears are running down my face! You are the BESTEST daughter in the whole wide world.

FYI for other readers, Kim is my only. She use to ask for siblings but it just wasn't in God's plans. To help her deal with being an only I told her that God gave us the very best child ever so he knew that we didn't need any more children. And she has been the best! She has fulfilled all my dreams of being a mother and for that, I thank her.

OK on with the reality show - your card is gorgeous and I am so glad that I will be getting it for Mother's Day! You inspire me DD!

Have a great day! Love, SAM aka MOM

Ann Whitfield said...

Wonderful work Kim, I love everything about it and from your choice of colours to how you've done the cracked glass topper, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's again.
Ann x

Patti said...

Heck Kim you brought tears to my eyes! You and your Mom are great! Your card is gorgeous as usual and I love the bookmark!

Nilla said...

Gorgeous card, Kim! Well done on all the challenges and good luck! Hugs Nilla

Selma said...

What a beautiful card for your mom. I love that technique and it is perfect for this beautiful image. I love how you included the bookmark. This is a card your mom will treasure.

Deirdre said...

Simply beautiful.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

Anne-Marije said...

What a gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday Challenge.
xxx Anne-Marije

Beryl said...

This is gorgeous Kim. The flowers are beautifully coloured and go so well with the embossed background and the cracked ice effect is fab.

Thank you for joining in Crafty Ann's challenge.
Beryl xx

Helen Dooley said...

Pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at PCC.

Jo said...

Beautiful, thanks for joining in with us at MTTC :o) Jo x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Kim what a stunning card those Lillies are so beautiful so is your card design thank you so much for joining us at both Crafty Ann's and Digital Tuesday this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Julie M said...

Very pretty, Kim - I love the image - and gorgeous colours too.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay again this week.

Julie :o)

Ellie said...

What a beautiful card. The image you used is perfect for the cracked glass technique.
So happy you joined us at the DTC!!

Stephanie said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Scrappy Frogs.

Rose said...

Gorgeous!! and sappy too!! lol :)

Kim E said...

Beautiful card! You did a super job with the cracked glass technique. Also, what a great idea to have a detachable bookmark. Thanks for joining us in our recipe challenge at Crafty Ann's. Hugs, Kim

iReneM said...

Oh, gosh! This is beautiful.
Your lilies are stunning and the cracked glass is very effective - Love it.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

Irene
x

Jeanet said...

What a lovely mothers'day card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week.

Julie said...

A beautiful card.

CraftyGirl said...

I love the way you used the masking for the flowers on your card!! The card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs!
Barb :)

Andrea said...

Very pretty!!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining the CACB Challenge this time.

Davi said...

This is really beautiful! The glassy lilies, wonderful texture and the bookmark are really lovely. Im sure that your mom will love it!!

Helene said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for entering the Alota Rubber Stamps Mother's Day challenge

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Kim, what a gorgeous card. The lilies are beautiful and I love the crackled effect. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and we hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Chrissie said...

What a beautiful card Kim and perfect for a Mother with all those lovely flowers.
Thanks for joining in with Crafty Ann's challenge.

Deanne Burton said...

Beautiful!!

Thanks for participating in the Shirley's 2 Girls blog challenge!!!

Chris said...

Gorgeous card and an elegant image. Love your colouring and design. Thanks for joining us at DU2DS, Chris :)