Today's kite-flying card is the kickoff at February's Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps! If you use a JDS image in your card, please mention it. There is a 2nd draw specifically for those who use one of Jan's fun images.
Jan's newest sets and this month's Easter Sale are 25% off.
To create my card, two sets were used (just click on them to enlarge):
|Let's Go Fly A Kite 4065J (15 images) on sale for $3.75|
|Basket of Hope 866J|
New (for me) Technique - Double Twisted Ribbon
My friend Connie is also showcasing this technique today with her lovely card here.
Terri Gaines has a great youtube video for the technique. I thought it complemented my little girl's kite tails (do they still call them tails? or are they now streamers? anyone know?)
Besides, one can be a tomboy and still wear girly colors!
Products Used: Jan's Digi Images: Let's Go Fly A Kite 4065J, Basket of Hope 866J, Gelly Roll White Pens, Copic Markers, Stencils (for kite, grass and sky); Pumice stone, Walnut Stain, Kitsch Flamingo Distress Inks, Picked Raspberry Oxide (distressed "ribbon"), EK Success border punch, EK Success Rounder Punch, Cuttlebug 5x7 embossing folder, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large S4-110 and Grand Ovals die sets, Light, Medium & Dark Kraft colored cardstock.
On A Personal Note:
Remember Florida on Christmas Eve just one month ago? Perhaps this will remind you:
The day before this freeze occurred, I pruned some coleus and angel wing begonias to root indoors for Spring, only to discover a hitchhiker Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar:
So I went back outside and cut some fresh milkweed for the little guy, thinking he would need food. As I cut the milkweed, I discovered another dozen of this little caterpillar's brothers and sisters. So I cut a lot of milkweed, brought the family indoors and covered with a home-made tulle netting. I placed the box in the garage, which stays about 60 even on cold nights.
In the meantime, the original caterpillar disappeared! The next morning we found this just beneath the crown molding:
So we made plans for it to "hatch" indoors by making a loose netting, giving it plenty of room to stretch its pretty wings on its eclosion:
Back to our regularly scheduled program...
I'd like to play in the following fine challenges please:
- World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #1 AG DT 2/12
- As You Like It Challenge (Jan 26) Favorite (mostly color) and (why) 2/9 I'm mostly a pink girly girl when it comes to colors because it is a sweet color (to my eye), comforting, and with so many shades it is kind of a neutral that goes with most other hues, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, is frequently found in nature. Thanks for the fun challenge!
- Let's Create and Craft #192 AG + "say what?" - have a sentiment on your card. 3/1
- Morgan's Artworld #2 AG 3/1 (1/3)
- Crafts Galore Encore #108 AG 3/1 (1/3)
- A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge #2 AG 3/1
- Girlz Creative Crafts #33 More Than One Fold 2/14
- Classic Design Challenge #2 AG 3/1
- The Paper Funday Challenge #50 AG with lots of layers 3/1
- CD Sunday + #103 AG from a download (I placed the sun behind the kite and then stenciled the background and the kite, with some hand drawn dots and circles on the kite and the little girl's shirt. The sentiment is from another digital set) 2/19
- Colorful Options (Feb 2023) Celebrate Pink 2/28
- Just Us Girls #665 Color Week 2/11 (shown below)
A really pretty image and I love the ribbon zigzags.
CD Sunday Plus DT.
Aww, I am sorry to see the little butterfly didn't make it. I wonder if they would have survived outside, in the cold? Mother Nature has a way of working things out. Your card is so Pretty in Pink! Thanks for another wonderful team project for the Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge!
Gorgeous card and image-pretty in pink,and how beautiful does the twisted ribbon border look! Such a shame about the butterflies.
Meant to say hope you get your spinal issues sorted
Beautifully designed card Donna, a wonderful image, she looks so happy and carefree-just as a child should! Your colouring looks great, I would never have guessed that your tremors are returning, hope that something more permanent can be achieved for you. The ribbon panel is so pretty, a lovely new technique added to your repertoire.
Such a shame about the butterfly- you couldn't have tried any harder!
What a lovely card, the design and incorporating the paper strip border looks great. Thanks for sharing the detail on that, I want to try it out! So happy you joined us at the Paper Funday Challenge!
Such a stunning card with your paper piecing and that amazing double twisted ribbon, thanks for the pictures and the link to Connie's video!
Oh Donna it is just fantastic, that was such a great way to showcase this technique with your sweet scene of kite flying, I still call them tails myself :) Love all the pinks against your kraft background, I love that the embossing gives the feel of wind and movement, you just think of everything, so cool to make it an easel too and extend the ribbon to the inside, you just have such great detail ideas!! Sorry to hear that the tremors are coming back, praying the doctors can figure something out to help.
Oh you tried with the caterpillars, bummer those darn parasites had to come and put an end to it. I know Debbie that comes to my blog has a whole set up she does for caterpillars and shows them becoming butterflies, so neat to see the progression.
You take care and it was fun doing this with you :)
Wow Donna, so much intricate lattice work but it sooooo effective, brilliant patience and card. That "soil" was washi tape, I'm a bit addicted.
What a cute image and your lattice panel looks terrific with it! Delightufl card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Us Girls!
This is so gorgeous Donna, so beautifully coloured and laid out. Sorry about the poor butterflies after all your care and hardwork.
So pretty! Wow, what a fun and technique with the zig zag design. Thanks for sharing at Colorful Options February Challenge.
what a sweet and lovely card Donna
Your card is wonderful and I love the twisted ribbon technique you used. I plan to try it myself very soon. Thank you so much for joining in on our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT
I love all the pink and your Copic coloring is beautiful! So sorry for your monarch caterpillars! You certainly had good intentions!
This is so pretty Donna! I love how you have done those clouds to compliment your lovely scene and the paper ribbon effect is gorgeous!
I call them kite tails, but what do I know??
So sorry about your caterpillars.
Lovely image used to create a beautiful card. I love the ribbon zig zags and will have to give that technique a try.
Thanks for sharing with us.
CD Sunday Plus DT
Oh so FUN! That lattice panel makes for a beautiful paper accent, love it! The little girl flying a kite is wonderful! This reminds me of watching Mary Poppins with Penny and singing along to Let's Go Fly A Kite....pure JOY!!!
Such a beautiful card and image, great job as always. Thanks for sharing the tutorial my friend
A very fun and cute card. I love the beautiful, clouds and how you did the double ribbon technique. The coloring is great.
A Beautiful and feminine tom boy card, I love how you did the ribbon. So pretty in pink, a great design too. Love your card. What a shame about the butterflies, but how exciting if they had been able to fly inside the net.
Exceptional monochromatic easel card, Donna! Beautiful coloring. Thank you for showcasing "Let's go fly a kite" on your Playful creation and sharing it with others.
This is such a pretty card and is perfect in your favorite color. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!
What a nice ribbon weave look and beautifully colored kite flyer! xoxo
I love the ribbon technique, will have to give that a try. Your cloud background is also very pretty. Thank you for sharing with us.
CD Sunday Plus DT
Stopping by from 'Conniecrafters' blog to see your card.
It does look very nice and pink is my favourite colour.
My good wishes.
All the best Jan
Donna your twisted ribbon card is fantastic, my first seeing one. Sorry about your caterpillars, hugs, Lori m
I love this technique Donna and I love that you're able to craft even more! Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment. Also, thanks for following me. I tried to follow you and quickly realized that I am already following. Your comments were so kind. I plan on stopping back later today and seeing all your wonderful work. One of my grandsons has a half day today so I need to get all my housework done early today. I pick him up and keep him until his parents pick him up. I was fascinated by your caterpillar story. So sorry he didn't make it. I home schooled last school year. As a science project in the spring we raised caterpillars. Out of 16 we got 15 butterflies and released them in our front yard. We also did tadpoles. Now I have a tank with two frogs that I have to buy crickets for every week for the next five to seven years. I really didn't realize what I was getting into.
Okay, brain is not in gear. Forgot to comment on the card! I love the kite card you did. I's simply beautiful. What a wonderful ribbon technique. It's a wonderful way to add ribbon without adding too much bulk. The pink clouds and the coloring of the image is gorgeous.
I used to love to fly kites with our son! We have plenty of wind on the beaches and back then everything was less developed so there was room to run. Just for kicks we sometimes used a fishing pole and heavy line for the kite string. Reeled it in when done. That part was all Rich's idea. Your card is such a pretty thing. Wonderful idea for DSP or ribbon. Your little tomboy looks good in pink! I'm awfully sorry to hear your tremors ae coming back. It has been so good to see you on the blog recently. I hope the specialist can help you with that. A more permanent solution would be amazing. It was a nice surprise to see the Monarchs are trying to take hold at your place. I thought they would only do that on milkweed. I imagine there are plenty of predators in your area. Life is hard.
Beautiful card and stunning colouring Donna,
Aw shame about your butterfly;
Hugs Pam x
That is such a great technique, Donna and I love the pink colours against the kraft card, along with the unusual design.
How sad that the butterflies didn't make it, but how kind of you to try so hard with them!
I hope your appointment goes well later this month.
Super cute image and wonderfully colored. I love that you added the twisted ribbon to this, it is perfect for a kite image.
A beautiful card Donna and your colouring is amazing. I was amazed at your butterfly story and would have done the same in your position. I have a small wildlife-friendly garden and I'm sure the blackbirds wait for me to leave the garden before they dismantle the bug homes that I have made and have just put down lol x
Hi Donna, Have sent you an email. Hugs Mrs A.
Beautiful, bright card.
Thank you for joining us at Girlz Creative Crafts.
lovely card, thanks for joining our more-than-one-fold-challenge!
This is beautiful Donna.. Love the pink....
Hello, I just want to let you know that the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge has a new name and blog address. You can find it here. Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge.
We hope to see you there.
~ Asha DT
I love the way you did the ribbon down the side, beautiful image
Thank you for joining us
CD sunday plus DT
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