Monday, February 8, 2010

Magical Monday in Flight...

Flight of the Fuschia, that is!



Welcome to another Magical Monday at There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes. Today's image is Nina's beautiful "Flight of the Fuschia".



This week, it was my turn to present the challenge. My challenge you is to grab this wonderful image, and create a comforting card, such as: Thinking of You, Get Well, Sympathy, Encouragement, etc. I also offer a little twist - if you have them, include flourishes and/or pearls on your card!



It's very hard to see, but I have used Versmark Dazzle and stamped a flourish at the top right and bottom left of my card. The pearls are pretty obvious! All coloring is done with Tombow markers, and the bird is colored with my clear Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen. The flourish stamp is from TAC, and the sentiment is from Gina K. Designs. The DP is from a DCWV mat stack.


And thanks to my DT sistah, Kim, I am being inspired to finish the inside of my cards as well!!!

Voila...




It was very ironic to me when the image Nina gave me for this challenge was this beautiful dove carrying the Fuschia sprig. I cannot remember a time that my dear mom wasn't growing these lovely plants. She loved them with a passion. When mom passed away in Dec. 1999, the Hospice group brought me a gorgeous china figurine that was doves and fuschia plants. It still sits front and center on our fireplace mantle. This time of year is when I miss mom the most. We have all of the fall and winter holidays, and then her birthday was Jan. 18. The day that I opened my email from Nina with this attachment, I'd actually been having a quiet cry while thinking of mom - thus the irony! Thanks Nina, for unknowingly bringing me some peace that day!





Okay, enough of that!!! I hope that your Monday is magical, indeed! With good luck, we will NOT get the additional 5-7" of snow predicted for Mon. and Tues!

Have a great day! Can't wait to see what you all do with the Flight of the Fuschia!!!



Patti J.

27 comments:

Jessie said...

Patti, this is stunning!

craftieodamae said...

This was a great challenge! you can just do so much with this image.....your card is absolutely breath taking!!! Glad you aren't getting more snow, they say we should get around 2-4 more inches. OUCH!

Georgia said...

Patti, your card is lovely. Butterflies bring memories of my mom. Keep the snow! Have a great day.

Dawn said...

Patti this is just beautiful, love the clean colors of this beauty.

Crystal said...

Oh WOW Patti that was the first thing I said when I saw your creation!!! this is sooooo beautiful!!! LOVE the white and blue combo, your design and this gorgeous image!! Such a beautiful design sweetie!

Glittered Paws said...

Simply put - beautiful - who wouldn't be comforted to receive a card like this? The colors are great. I just might have to try grabbing today since seems like we might get another snow event.

Patti said...

This is GOR-JUSS! So very pretty! Love your colors and layout!Thanks for the great challenge GF!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow patti! this is gorgeous! the colors are so soft and heart warming. and i just know mom is smiling down on you!

hugs ♥

Selma said...

Your card is so beautiful Patti. I love the colors you used. The pearls are beautiful on that portion of the frame. Your challenge was so fun. Isn't it funny how things happen in our lives . . . great story about your mom and this image. Stay warm in all that snow.

Barb said...

This is beautiful, Patti! LOVE the pearls, and the coloring is great :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so incredibly beautiful Patti!! I love the colors and the pearls. Gorgeous coloring!! Beautiful and comforting for sure!
hugs,
Chris

Suzanne said...

Supremely beautiful!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful and so very peaceful...what a great job.

Nilla said...

Beautiful card and a great challenge for this image! Love all about it! Hugs Nilla

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Beautiful card! What a nice story too. I bet that was a sign from your mom letting you know she is right there with you:)

Stamping SAM said...

Very elegant and beautiful card. This is a favorite color combo of mine, just ask Kim, I love anything blue/teal etc. Anyone receiving this card would feel comfort and peace. And I do love the inside of your card! That daughter of mine is quite the slave driver! Till later when the snow flies east!

SAM

Caryl P said...

Patti this is just gorgeous! I'm hoping that snow heads my way so I can have a snow day to play along. Beautiful card, and the inside detail is superb. Thank you for sharing the bit about your mom too, it makes it that much more special. Have a fabulous week!

CraftinGranny said...

Love the sketch Patti and can't wait to get started on my card. The teal color is so very striking, I love everything about this card.
"Hugs" Granny

Kim said...

Well, I'm glad I've inspired so many to finish the insides of their cards too...it really does finish them off so nicely! GREAT job!

This time of year also reminds me of someone I lost so your challenge was very appropriate. Thanks for the story and I definitely think your mom was sending you a "hi" through Nina and this image! She met your challenge too through all of us!

Beautiful work girlfriend and stay warm in all that SNOW!!

Aloha from sunny Hawaii! Kim

Sue W said...

Patti, this was such a great challenge and like you this image struck a cord with me! My parents always potted up fuschias and my Dad got very good at splitting them to spread around the garden. He's been gone a while now but Feb was his Birthday so ...........
Your card is just beautiful! love your colour choice and the sparkle you added to your dove ... fantastic!
Lookikng forward to your next weeks card.

Amy Johnson said...

Oh, how pretty! I love the peaceful image and how you covered the bird with the sparkly pen!

Silke Ledlow said...

Such a beautiful and comforting Sympathy card - Patti!!! Love it!!!

Thank you for your prayers on behalf of my dad!!! I appreciate it!!! Big hugs ~S~

Percy said...

Beautiful card! Love it, love the inside too!

Maria Matter said...

Oh what a very special image for you Patti!

Your card is stunning!!!
inside & out!

take care
Blessings, Maria

Curt in Carmel said...

The story about your Mom is amazing. I'm sure that she was looking down on you that day too. I believe in things like this, and it was her way of letting you know that she is still with you in spirit. Thanks for sharing this touching story. It was certainly a sweet one. Best, Curt

Nina said...

Patti, your card is just amazing and so it the grace of God. I too truly don't think this just happened, I think it's God's grace in knowing what we need in the unseen and unexpected, but not matter; how wonderful! Just an overall beautiful card!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Awwww... what a sweet card AND a sweet story (and memory).

Hugs,
Lisa