Sunday, December 16, 2012

Keen On A Neon Kite

Hello everyone!  I never thought I'd make a card with neon colors.  I lived through the Eighties, when the neon rage was first born.  I hated neon then, and don't like it now, either.  Then along came the Keen On Neon challenge at Moxie Fab World.  For some reason, I just felt compelled to play along, especially when I remembered I had some neon buttons from DeNami Design in my stash.

My MO for card-making with bright colors is 1 part brights: 3 parts white (or even more!).  And so it is that my card today is mostly white --


I paper-pieced the DeNami Fly A Kite stamp with Post-It notes.



Other challenges entered:

Thank you all SO much for leaving love to this ol' Moxie Fabber of the Week!  It was great fun keeping that most awesome of crafty secrets before the big announcement last Monday.  :-)  Thank you to my new subscribers and followers.  I really appreciate you being here!


Thank you to the kind ladies at Just Us Girls, for my Chic of the Week honor for my Ivory Christmas Tag.    What nice news!

And last, but most certainly not least, my heartfelt prayers go out to everyone touched by the tragedy at Sandy Point Elementary School in Connecticut last Friday.  Words just cannot describe the horror we all share about this.  It's touched every parent's very core, and I hope all of our children are getting more hugs and "I love you's" than usual.  Children are so very precious.  Life is so very precious.  Let us not forget to remind those we love how important they are to us, every day.




Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Sending You Love, Fly A Kite - DeNami Design
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: white cotton thread - SU
Other: doily - Wilton; Post-It Notes; buttons - DeNami Design

31 comments:

Cath said...

Hey Colleen! Thanks for linking this up to the Keen on Neon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Annette said...

Post it's...girl that is awesome.. I so love this...this card is adorable... Thank you so much for linking up.. you are so amazing and so inspiring to me..

Tenia Nelson said...

Dude....Post It's? For the reals? This card seriously ROCKS!!!

nwilliams6 said...

I love this kite and the twine and buttons are wonderful additions.

Lisa said...

post it notes for your neon!!??!!...BRILLIANT!

Donna Bowman said...

Awesome Collen - love the post-its!! That kite is adorable with the button! Congrats again on your Moxie Fabness!! You so deserve it!! I just order the Hero Arts neon inks and I can't wait to make something bright!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is just GENIUS!!! I love love love love the colors and those buttons!! And my heart is breaking over what happened... I can't even express the words....

Kylie said...

Great technique, Colleen! I think your neon kite is VERY sweet! The buttons are gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

lostinpaper said...

Soooo clever to use the post-it notes! Super fab design as well... I too am struggling with the whole neon 'thing', i keep having flash backs of those 'wham' t-shirts lol!

Hussena said...

Oh Wow ..what an absolutely brilliant idea ...i love the way you have used the post it notes to create this gorgeous CAS card ..its such a perfect take on the moxie challenge !!
I Wanted to add that the news about connecticut has effected people all over the world..As a parent i can't even Imagine What this kind of horror means to those effected by it.My prayers go out to all those little children and their parents.Hope they find strenght and peace in this difficult time.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Aren't you so clever using post its! WTG and what a fun card!!

Leslie Miller said...

I LOVE these colors, especially against the white. You've made a beautiful card, Colleen. There are no words to express the magnitude of the tragedy at Sandy Point. All those babies, still innocent. This man's despicable act spread sorrow across the country, but what he did to those families is unforgivable by anyone's reckoning.

Charlene said...

What a colorful card! Love the buttons,and the cute kites!

Ellen said...

Hi Colleen, I couldn't agree with you more about neon colors, but your card worked perfectly! I love the colors even though they are neon. Who else would have thought of Post It Notes LOL! You are so talented!
hugs and Merry Christmas girl!
Ellen

Carole said...

Yes they are sweet! Why the buttons look like lime life savers all tied up so sweet. Brilliant and fun. Yes life is precious so find your joy.
Wishing you a warm and wonderful delightful and dazzling jazzy holiday season Merry Christmas Lass!

Shana Gaff said...

Of course this is a sweet little kite! Love the amazing idea to use the post-its. The buttons are just adorable too. Love everything about your card! Thanks for playing at ATCAS this week!

Jessi Fogan said...

Me too + neon. Using post-its was a brilliant idea! And you've got just exactly the right amount (not too much, that is, lol!)

Sindhu said...

Colleen... this is a fantastic idea...and this is one of the 'sweetest' CAS cards I have ever come across...

And yes...my prayers are with all the parents and people affected in the incident at Connecticut. It's a terrible incident. their lives have changed forever...

Sindhu said...

And by the way Colleen, the doily that you used is amazingly beautiful...

Marisa said...

Loving the pop of colour against all that white! Such a cute card! SO excited you got the CHic of the Week pick too!! You had a good week you Moxie Fab girl you :)

Sue said...

Very sweet buttons and kite, the colours are so pretty. Thank you for joining us at ATCAS. Sue x

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I just adore those sweet pops of color on your bright white base! Delish!

Bonnie said...

Light, bright and free! Spring will be here before we know it!

Loll Thompson said...

I love your "sweet" kite!! How clever to use the neon post-it notes for paper piecing your image! Love the buttons and twine too. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

Emily Keaton said...

This turned out SO cute, Colleen! Your Post-Its and the DeNami buttons give this JUST the right touch of neon. I love that peek of doily and the scripted DeNami sentiment adds just the right amount of sweetness. Perfect!

Linda Callahan said...

This is as cute as can be!

Sue Lelli said...

How CUTE is this?!!! CONGRATS on the Moxie Fabber of the week! YOU truly ARE Moxie Fab!

Audrey Ann said...

Oh so SWEET and oh so stunning too. Hugs,
Audrey

Sindhu said...

Congratulations Colleen..for coming in top 3 at ATCAS.. :) so well deserted..

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Colleen, for the Top Three honor at ATCAS! Reading your post, congratulations, also, for the Moxie Fab honor and the JUGs honor! All so very well-deserved!!

Happy and Blessed New Year!!

Patrice said...

I'm terribly behind in leaving you a comment on this gorgeous little card Colleen...

The bright on white is so striking and that kite is the sweetest with its little button tails. Love it!

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