Sunday, June 13, 2010

Magical Monday - Monochromatic


Aloha and welcome to another Magical Monday at There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes. Nina's off enjoying herself in New York but we continue with another fabulous challenge by Patti Nelson to use any PCC image and make the card monochromatic. Now I admit I checked with Patti before finishing mine to make sure we could use other colors in coloring the image and she said I could do whatever! YEAH! I wanted to use this "Poppies" image and couldn't imagine coloring it any other colors but what I did and I knew the rest of the card would be overwhelming if done in reds or greens. So I chose to use the sky color for my monochromatic color scheme...that's Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, and Blue Bayou. It's a tall card (4x9) too. Here's picture of the inside:

It's hard to read but I copied the poem "In Flanders Fields" for the inside...reason for this? My dad is active in his local VFW post and around Memorial Day he helps give away "buddy poppies" at local stores, so when I saw this image I thought of him and then did some research to find where the poppy as a symbol for the VFW came from and that's where I found this poem. Although I'm too late for this year's Memorial Day, I figure I'm either really ready for next year or could give it to him for Veteran's Day!

Just a few other challenges for this one:
1. C.R.A.F.T - Father's Day/Men's cards: although not a typical looking card for a man...maybe?...I really did make this for my dad
2. clean&simple  - sketch
3. Cupcake Craft Challenges - one for the boys: see above
4. Magical Crafts Fortnightly - something for a male/father's day: see above
5. Paper Playtime - "In thy face I see Honor, Truth, & Loyalty."

Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to see what you come up with for this Magical Monday challenge!
Aloha,

11 comments:

Patti said...

Your dad will LOVE it! Your poppies really pop!!! Gorgeous card GF!

Jessie said...

It's beautiful Kim and It's perfect for your Dad!

STAMPING SAM said...

This is a card that really touches our hearts. It will mean so much to your dad so I suggest that you don't wait till Veterans Day but go ahead and send it to him now. Besides he always loves getting cards from you any day of the year, matter of fact, when he was in Vietnam, I wrote him EVERY day. (No cell phones back then and even landlines were almost impossible) Hey there's a challenge for you, send us a card everyday of the year! We'll call it, "Kimmy's 365 Cards To Her Parents!" Gotta love my ideas.........

Love, SAM aka MOM

Irena said...

Gorgeous card, lovely image, wonderful colors.

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week ! Your Dad is going to be over the moon, you have made him a beautiful and very special card and he will appreciate all the thought you have put in it... Beautiful work... Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card.

Selma said...

Kim this is such a stricking card. AI love your choice of colors. Your dad will love this.

Rainmac said...

What a beautiful, striking card, I'm sure your dad will be very touched by it. Thank you for joining us at MCFC, good luck with the challenge xxx

Suzi said...

This is a beautiful card, I'm sure your Dad will love it. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs
Suzi x

Nilla said...

Beautiful card Kim! Hugs Nilla

Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful! I love those poppies!!!
Maria