Monday, April 5, 2010

Pull that STRING!

I love using strings, twines, floss, raffia... in my cards! This EBTKS Challenge-Strings just provided me an excuse to play with some more strings! I dig out my old stamps (just one year old really) and had so much fun with them. I started out having the ideas of stringing the lanterns...
And then I realize that floss is perfect for the lantern as well. BINGO! That's two types of strings in one card!
 
When making this card, I felt ALIVE! The thrilling and rewarding feeling came back to me again! I just love those lanterns blowing in the wind....And speaking of wind, how is this picture of my David standing on the Mt. Etna, Italy?
 It sure looked windy!! He could barely keep his little eyes open ^_^

26 comments:

jaemom said...

Love this! I recently thought about stringing those lanterns, too! And with floss dangling off the bottom! Great minds think alike! Except now that you've actually created a great card, that's where we are no longer alike. ;) I really love how you have the asian flowers subtle in the background. Great job!

jaemom said...

p.s. very cool photo of David!

jaemom said...

Oh, and I found again where I saw your card... the Cards Blog! Your Easter card (with hopping bunnies) featured on their Challenge Gallery. Congrats again!

Dawn said...

Virginia - this is just lovely. Like Jaemom I had a thought about doing this... but never got round to... went in a different direction in my card ... but this is totally stunning.

Fika said...

Virginia.. oh my your lanterns card are STUNNINg!! trully beautiful and i love it so much.. you did AWESOME in every challenge you follow... and i admire your style V.. Happy Easter and huge hugs, Fika!!

Alice Wertz said...

super card, Virginia!! love those fun colors and your design is so pretty! i LOVE the idea of the wind blowing on the lanterns! fabulous card!!

Agata said...

This card looks like you had fun! And those lanterns look as moved by some wind! Great card! ANd congrats on your SRM win!!!

CinnamonSally said...

Love your swinging lanterns Virginia, love the colours you have used and the beautiful blossoms.
Great picture of David too.

Monika Reeck said...

Super Idea Virginia...love that soft color of the flowers....good luck with the challenge

Be(e) said...

Very creative, Virginia!! I love it!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card Virginia - love those lanterns! Thanks for sharing the pic of david on Mt. Etna. When we went there it was far less windy but there were clouds of HUGE ladybirds! Jo x

Jill said...

I just love your lantern card so much! The subtle stamping in the background plus the dimension add up to such an amazing overall effect! You continually blow me away, Virginia! It's such a treat to stop by your blog!

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Trinh said...

Love this card, Virginia - clever design and pretty colors! And congrats on your SRM win - you rock!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful Virginia, I love how much flair this card has with its Asian inspired beauty! Love the lanterns and that flower stamp is one of my all time favs, beautiful colors!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love the new banner, the card and the adorable picture ;-)

Stamping Cafe said...

Aw... this is absolutely beautiful, Virginia! What an inspiration, love everything about it!! Congrats for you win, you ROCK!!

David looks totally adorable, thank you for sharing!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love your lantern card Virginia! Love all the colors of the lanterns. Good luck on the challenge! And what a great photo of David! Boy he looks like he could get blown away - so windy!

BabyBokChoy said...

LOve that photo of David. That young man is so full or promise. I love people who love to be in FRONT of the camera :)

Yeah, baby! Time to raise those lanterns!! LOL!! great card!!! love your creative way of using floss!

Karen B. said...

This card is super fantastic with its colors and so enjoyable hearing your love of making it! I wanted to comment here too, if I could about your absolute fantastic second entry posted on Flickr! That tree limb is out of this world!

Vanessa said...

Great card! And I love the photo of David! Although my Dad is from Sicily, I have never been to the Etna - I only saw smoke coming from his top everytime we passed him on our way to the grandparents...

Suzanne C said...

Love the movement of your lanterns and the colors are so wonderful. Great picture of David you have such a fun way with words and he does look like he is going to blow over!

Courtney Baker said...

Um wow Virginia, this is just gorgeous! Thanks for playing!

Ayana Posadas said...

Virginia, your string challenge card came out absolutely adorable! I'm glad to see your son is having fun in Italy! :)

Winter said...

How cute! I love this idea! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Laural-Lee said...

Love the latterns!! The colours are so cheerful and I love how you have the latterns and string blowing in the wind. Beautiful.