Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Aloha (and I wish I was in Hawaii)

     Fair warning to those of you who've gotten used to my doing CAS lately -- this one is NOT clean and simple!  Although I'm becoming very fond of my CAS designs, I reverted to something more in line with frilly, fancy, and over-the-top.  :-D

    I used this image which came from the Rick St. Dennis Progressive Challenge.


I chose to use the colors from Color My Heart
although I admit that my "juniper" feather looks more emerald green
but IRL it is that blue-green of a juniper bush.



     I used ProMarkers to color my image, then die cut it and the mat with dies from Spellbinders.  I used one of my favorite embossing folders (SU) to emboss the pink CS.  I added Flower Soft to her arm and neck leis, and glitter to the stamen of the flowers in her hair.  I used lace ribbon to make the wrapped bow and found three perfect feathers in my stash.  The rose embellies are from Recollections.

     Challenges:
Allsorts (middle row)

     Is it OK if I tell you that I'm very pleased with this card?  It's been a while since I did that much embellishing and it felt good to just let things go with no worries about having to be minimalist this time around.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

31 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous,lovely design and fab image.xxx

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  2. Love that image, this is a GREAT card love all the embellies.

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  3. This is fabulous Connie, I wish I too was in Hawaii! Gorgeous image and beautiful embellishments.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. She's so fun with all of the bright colors!! Reminds me of vacation!! LOL!! Love the added feather too!! HUGS :)

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  5. This is just darling. I wish I were in Hawaii too!

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our "In the Garden" challenge.

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  6. Oh I wish I was in Hawaii again too. Love the image and the flowers are so pretty, great shape die you used. Well done. Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.
    Cheers,
    Leanne DT

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  7. Beautiful card, love the layout and colours, embellishments are very pretty. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~ Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

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  8. Very cute and I love the embellies. Love it....Hugs, joann

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  9. This is definitely over the top...with cuteness and fun. Love your CAS cards and also love the not so CAS! Fantastic card as always Connie!
    Lynn

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  10. What a great card! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Graph'It Marker Colouring Crazy Challenge and our theme of 'Flower Power'. Yvonne (DT)

    www.graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. great card, thanks for joining us at http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/ good luck
    caroline dt

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  12. I like your fancy and frilly NC!! This one is tooo cute, love her dress and the perfect colors to say Hawaii!!

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  13. This is lovely. What a cute and fun image.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  14. It's just so sweet & lovely NanaC What an adorable image & I love all you embellishments! Of course it's okay to fall a little in love with the cards you make! After all, you created it!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  15. Absolutely brilliant! This is really cute! Love the colors you used... So bright, happy and cheerful!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity! And good luck!
    Hugs :)
    Francesca

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  16. Your little Hawaiian gal is WONDERFUL! Love your shading in her hair, and the very tropical colors in her flowers and dress - a great card all around, Miss Connie! I am in the process of using the same SB dies in a card on my table. Don't you love the shape? I wish there were some decorative images to go with them. Pretty PRETTY card, Miss Connie! xo

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  17. Looks like you are ready to luau, Connie! I love all your frilliness! Thanks for sharing on the Color Dare.

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  18. Oh my - she is so pretty in yellow! I do like the textured background and the pretty flowers. Thanks so much for playing along with the SNG Progressive Challenge. Deborah, RSD EDT

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  19. Beautiful card. Love the feathers! Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

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  20. Gorgeous card :o)
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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  21. Love the beautifully coloured image and love the feathers--Thank you for joining us at Crafting With an Attitude
    Carol DT x

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  22. super adorable!!
    Thank you for sharing this at Sentimental Sundays.
    xx
    Erum
    My Blog!

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  23. Gorgeous card Connie, I like the sweet image and the lovely colours Thank you for playing along with us at Graph'It Colour Crazy Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

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  24. What a fun and fabulous card! Thank you for joining us for Color Dare.

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  25. Hi NanaConnie

    First of all - there is nothing wrong with you say you are really pleased with your card. You did an amazing job and I love everything about it. I am a huge Rick St Dennis fan and your coloring is beautiful and love the embellishments you used. Absolutely beautiful my friend.

    Have a blessed day!!

    With hugs and smiles
    Laine K

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  26. Super cute! Love the use of the feathers!!!!

    Thanks for joining the monthly challenge here at Sparkle and Glitter progressive challenge. Hope you will join us next time Crafting Vicky RSD EDT.

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  27. This is an adorable card! Thank you for entering it in our challenge "Color Your World" at Our Creative Corner. xxx Cheers

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  28. Truly delightful, loving the embellies. Thank you for supporting our Progressive Challenge

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  29. Wow what a fab make! Thanks for joining our Flower Power challenge at http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/
    Claire xx

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  30. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges! Wish you good luck!

    Hugs,
    Rossi (DT)

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