Sunday, April 4, 2010

Magical Monday - Spring

A huge ALOOOOOOHAAAAAA for today's Magical Monday at There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes! I'm particularly excited for today's challenge as I got to use the fabulous NEW image from Nina's store appropriately named "Aloha"!!! And then add in Selma's "Spring Challenge" where we're to celebrate Spring with cards that have 3-D flowers and leaves, what a PERFECT way to honor my adopted home state!!!  So here's some deets:
~ The lei of plumeria-looking flowers were made using the SU! 5 petal flower punch - I was inspired here, which lead me here to find out how to make them. I modified mine a bit as I used pretty in pink paper as my base. I tried pinching the petals like she did, but my paper was too stiff and just wrinkled. So I curled mine around a paint brush to get a slight curl. I sponged the center of the flowers with crushed curry and brushed the sides/tips with melon mambo.
~ Hard to tell but there's a leaf ribbon under the flowers. The sheer ribbon on the side is similar to what you you would find on a real lei. A bow is tied where the ends are joined.
~ Wondering about my funny looking duck? Well, to go even further with my Hawaiian theme, I colored with Prismacolor pencils this bird to look similar to a Nene ("nay-nay") goose, which is the Hawaiian state bird.

Here's the inside:

So here's some other challenges for this one:
1. Bee Crafty - Birthday + a DIGI
2. Charisma Cardz Challenges - Animal Magic
3. Crafty Creations Challenges - create anything you want
4. Cupcake Craft Challenges -  MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWERS
5. Digi Doodle Shop’s Best - Easter/Springtime
6. Everybody-Art-Challenge - Spring
7. Fab ‘n’ Funky - Spring is in the Air
8. Frosted Designs - colors (black, lime green, pink)
9. Little Red Wagon - Spring creations
10. Magical Crafts Fortnightly - 'ANIMAL ANTICS'
11. Mojo Monday - sketch (although it's hard to see with all my embellies!)
12. Papertake Weekly Challenge - Open theme
13. S2G challenges - Anything goes
14. Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays - use anything with wings
15. Stamp Something - Pink Somethings
16. Totally Paper Crafts - Let's go Digital
17. digital tuesday challenge - Scrap it: all of my paper was scraps except for the card base
Okay, that about covers it for now. Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's TMITA/PCC challenge! Look what you could win!


Sue W said...

Wonderful card Kim!! and 17 challenges wow!!!!

Pascale said...

Hi Kim such a beautiful card I love the ring of flowers it really sets the image off nicely. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle best challenge. Hugs Pascale

the crafty duck said...

Gorgeous card Kim, perfect for our challenge, thanks for laying at MCFC love Steph

Monika Reeck said...

I love your flower...and the Duck is soo adorable...Pretty card....thanks for playing with us at DDSBest, hugs, Monika


Absolutely Gor-juss! Love the lei and the Nene coloring is perfect! This card really conveys the Aloha spirit with the beautiful colors you used. Ahhh, makes me want to get on a plane today and come for a really long visit... :)

Love, SAM aka MOM

KymKreates said...

Your card is just magnificent! What color and I adore your flowers!!!! Thanks for joining us this week on the Digi Doodle Shop's Best first challenge. Hope to have you join us again in the future!

A Little This and Alot of That said...

Lucky you live in Hawaii.... would love to come back for a visit.... Your card is wonderful... I love the colors ... Thanks for playing with Digi Doodle Shop's Challenge...


debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card, fab image and pretty colours too.

Patti said...

Those flowers look like you went right out and picked them! GORGEOUS!

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! your card is so lovely ! Beautiful flowers and the inside is so pretty too ! Smiles from Catherine

Kendra said...

Love the 3D flowers and some great coloring! Thanks for playing at SSDS this week!

Selma said...

OMG Kim, this is absolutely gorgeous and the coloring on your Nene is fantastic. The inside is also fabulous.

Leonie said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at EAC!

Leonie xx

Ann English said...

Marvelous card, Kim. Thanks for joining us this week for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Great card, Kym. Thank you for joining our challenges at Digi Doodle Shop's Challenge! :)

Deanna said...

So fun!
Thanks for playing!
Dee - LRW

Carol Ann said...

A very pretty card Kim those flowers are just gorgeous the little goose is so cute too. Thanks for playing along at Magical Crafts.
Carol Ann xx

Sparkle said...

Such a cute card!

fi's cards and crafts said...

what a prety card

Judy said...

What a precious card this is. Very nicely put together and love the sentiment. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best, and the best of luck to you in our challenge.


Jill said...

beautiful card Kim, I love the ring of flowers around the image thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Jenny said...

Beautiful card. I love ducks and this image is so cute. Gorgeous flowers.
Thanks for joining EAC.

Crafting Joanne said...

Wonderful card Kim, love all the detail with the flowers.

Thanks for joining us over at Magical Crafts and Totally Papercrafts.


Joanne xx

Kim E said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. The flowers are incredible. Makes me want to go back to Hawaii. . Thanks for playing with us this week at SDDS. Best of luck in the draw!

craftieodamae said...

How gorgeous and so many challenges!!!

Cat said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the wreath of flowers! Thanks for joining us at S2G!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Kim this is just so delightful a bit of Hawaii in our own front rooms those gorgeous flowers and that image are superb a wonderful design I love it.

Lorraine x

Nilla said...

Wonderful card, Kim! Love the coloring of this sweet image! Hugs Nilla

Georgia said...

Lovely! Thanks for playing at S2G TT.

Joanne said...

Just lovely! Thanks for joining us at LRW:)
Joanne xo

Amber said...

Such a beautiful card Kim!!! So Springy! Love the colors!
Thanks for joining us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge!

Tineke said...

Your card is just gorgeous!! Love the ring of flowers. Wants to make me go to Hawai :)Thank you for joining us at SSDS this week.

Linda L said...

This is adorable. I love the duck! Thanks for joining us at SSDS.
I am having a celebration at my blog and would love to have you join. Stop by if you get a chance.

Donna said...

Stunning card and beautiful handmade flowers...thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Karen said...

Really lovely and the flowers are great. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

~Michelle~ said...

Love everything about this card....I love circles and flowers...the FUN!
Thanks for playing the Digital Tuesday Challenge!!

Jeannie said...

How fun and thanks so much for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirley's 2 Girls!

Peace & Luv,

Bee said...

Lovely card, those flowers are fantastic. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Birthday Challenge :)

Magda said...

Beautiful card. Great colours and image.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations challenge.
Magda :)

Donna said...

Lovely card, the image and flowers are gorgeous, thanks for playing along at MCFC.
Donna x

Rose said...

Spring is in the air now ;) beautiful card girl!! thanks for joining us on crafty creations

hayward69 said...

Oh wow I love everything about this card. The image is great and love those flowers and dp.

Thanks for joining in with us on our 1st challenge over on Digi Doodle Shops Best

Jayne xx

andrea said...

gorgeous card,love the ring of flowers around the image fab idea thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

jo said...

So pretty! I love what you did with the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best! :)

Michelle B said...

So pretty! I love all of the flowers... Thank you for joining us this week at The Digi Doodle Shop.

Michelle B.

CJ said...


Liz said...

Beautiful Card,lovely image Thanks for playing with MCFC

Liz x

Lisa said...

Beautiful blossoms! Cute card! So glad you could join us at Stamp Something this week! Hope to see you back soon!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

OMG, my first reaction when I looked at your card was Nene Bird! I love them and then when I read that it is a nene I was so excited. Great card. Thanks for playing with us at SSDS this week, good luck!

Erin... said...

fabulous love the flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp Something!

Nina said...

Kim, llove love love this card! I love the fact that you made the duck into a nene goose! how fun was that! but stunning my dear!! as well as all these other cards that dorn your blog!