Sunday, May 16, 2010

Magical Monday - Photo Inspiration

Aloha and E Komo Mai to another edition of Magical Monday at There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes. Today's challenge is set by Nilla who asked us to be inspired by a photo of a beautiful bouquet and using any image from the Paper Cupcakes store. Well, I was inspired by the flower arrangement and the tallness of the object, so I used the gorgeous Afternoon Tea image! I used a technique to color that I haven't done in awhile, I printed the image on watercolor paper and then colored with my dye-based ink pads and a waterbrush. FUN!! Got inspired by the technique blog hop at Just Add Ink and fab toot by Sarah. I also used the toot from Kristy on making flowers from this same blog hop. Unfortunately I particpated in too many other challenges with this one to submit it to their blog hop, but it was still nice being inspired by the great techniques. So here's the inside of this card:


Here's are the other challenges I was inspired by:
1. Bee Crafty - Something New: I made this thinking it could be used for a welcome to the neighborhood or to your new house
2. colourQ - Kiwi Kiss, Groovy Guava, Kraft, basic black and vanilla: This worked out perfectly as I had these in ink pads...and I LOVE Kiwi Kiss!!!
3. Creative Inspirations Challenge - Punches or die cuts: My main image on the front is cut and embossed with a nestability and then I used the MS fence border punch. Oh yeah, the flowers were cut out with the blossom nesty too
7. Meljen’s Designs - flowers and blooms
8. Ooh LaLa Creations - bright and cheerful
9. Paper Makeup Stamps - use 3 flowers
10. Pile It On -photo inspiration
11. Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - cut it out
12. Quixotic Challenges - Let your garden grow (DIY flowers)
13. Res-Q Challenge - make a project inspired by one of the "superfoods": I got Kiwi on this one! :)
14. S2G challenges - home + ribbon
15. Your Next Stamp - cut it out and pop it up: cut that cup out and popped it up :)

Thanks for stopping by and here's hoping you have a magical week!
Aloha,

42 comments:

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Kim this is beautiful those colours are gorgeous so is that image and flowers must take a look a the tutorial. I love this lots.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Irena said...

Great card, lovely papers, wonderful flowers :)

Sue W said...

Lovely card Kim! I'm in awe of how many challenges you manage to get these gorgeous cards into!!!!
Take care.

Katja of Katzz said...

Thanks for joining our challenge on DDSB. Your flowers on your card are spectacular!!!!

Greetings Katja

Judy said...

This really is a beautiful card. Love the colors and paper, and the flowers are gorgeous. The inside is so sweet, and the sentiment is perfect. Great job. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs

STAMPING SAM said...

Amazing! I just had to enlarge it to get a closer look at the little flowers you made. Love the ribbon centers! Color combo is perfect and really like the little fence 'out back' in the design. Of course I am also focusing on that littel tea cup wondering what's in it! Have a great day.

Love, SAM aka MOM

Patti said...

This is awesome Kim, Love your water coloring... so fun!

Lana said...

Beautiful card and I love those pretty flowers.
Hugs
Lana (PDS)

Pat said...

Lovely card Kim, great colours, super image and layout.

Pat xx

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! Your hand made flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us for the Meljen’s Designs challenge. We hope you will join us again.

Illy said...

Lovely card! Thank you for playing with us at Pile it on!

Pascale said...

A gorgeous card love your flowers so creative. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

Debbie said...

So pretty ... those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at PIO! this week :)

Danni said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with Makeup 4 The Weekend!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

You used layered flowers! I love that look! What a pretty card! Thanks for playing with Makeup 4 the Weekend this week! Hope to see you again next week!

CraftinGranny said...

You have given me the inspiration to color this image. I've had it for awhile now and just couldn't decide what to do with it. Thanks so much! Lovely card!
"Hugs" Granny

Carla aka scrappypug said...

what a totally fabulous card...love the flowers!
Thanks for joining us at FFF!

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors! Way to use the inspiration photo. Thanks so much for piling it on with us - we appreciate your support! Hope to see you back next week :)

Suzi said...

Hi Kim, this is gorgeous hun, love the colour combo and those flowers. Your sentiment is fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x

Suzi said...

Still think your card is adorable Kim. The flowers are just perfect for out challenge. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x

Rose said...

beautiful!!! love it!!! need i say more? :)

Nilla said...

Fabulous card, love the image and the colors! Perfect from the photo! Hugs Nilla

Farm Girl said...

Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches!

www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com said...

I love your card and the colors are so warm and inviting ....thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge this week.

Harriet

Tina said...

Stunning card, those flowers are incredible! Thanks for playing in the Makeup for the Weekend challenge.

KymKreates said...

Lovely ribbon application!!! Also thanks for the tute! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
KymKreates

itsabrt said...

Wow, yet another most amazing creation! Thanks for taking the Pixie Dust challenge "Cut It Out". Beth aka BR-T

Lisa Summerhays said...

Fantastic card! Love the colors, love the inside, love it all!

Patricia Garcia said...

Cute card, love the pretty flowers and the image is adorable!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Monika Reeck said...

wooow your coloring the Images sooo lovely...great flower and your ribbon is so yummy...happy cherry card...thanks for joining us at DDSB Challenge this week, hugs, Monika

Denise said...

Gorgeous! Love the flowers and your colors! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

Amber said...

Stunning card Kim!!! Love the stamp and your coloring is fabulous! Also love the flowers!
DDSB Hugs
Amber

Viv said...

Totally gorgeous Kim!! I LOVE those 'flowers'! (Going to have a look at the 'toot'). Thanks for playing along with us at Fairy Fun Fridays. Good luck! Viv xx

rosalien said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours and the colouring and the inside too. Good job!
Thanks for playing with DS.

Rosalien

Karen Howard said...

Stunning card and you did a fantastic job coloring the image. Really like the added tea cup on the inside of the card.

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card! I'll have to check out that "toot" on the flowers, love them!
Thanks so much for joining us in our "Flowers & Blooms" challenge at Meljen's Designs!! Good Luck!
♥Dee (Spryte)♥

Lisa Kind said...

What a lovely card! The flowers are fabulous! Thanks so much for playing our PMS challenge!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Beautiful card! Just got to love it! Lovely flowers - thanks for joining us at FFF this week! Good Luck!!
Hugs, Hege

jo said...

So pretty! Thank you so much for playing along with us at DDSB! :)

-Jo:)
http://joboogie.typepad.com

Katie Cotton said...

so sweet! Thanks for playing along in the Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge!

Christi said...

Those flowers are gorgeous!! Thank you so much for playing along in this week's Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge!!!

Scrappy said...

Great card! Love the flowers!!Thanks for joining us on PIO challenges! We hope you will join us again this week! :)