Happy Spring!

 This is a pop-up twirl card I made to participate at Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge blog. This time we were asked to make a "movement" card, and this was the most challenging card I made so far! In principle and by looking at the tutorial, the card is not difficult to make... maybe it was my lack of experience with this kind of cards but it took me a few hours to make it swirl nicely, but I´m pleased with the final result, I should make another one to see if I improved or not.
I used Lily from Michelle Perkett that I colored with colored pencils and the sentiment is a freebie Michelle gave us at her PCP group.
The papers are from Kim Lund (I used previously here), I just love this color combination! I cut some flowers from the patterned paper with my cricut machine and curled them a bit before gluing some buttons and pearls on the centers.

Today I made a recipe we like a lot: Purple Jasmine Coconut Rice. If you like coconut you should give a try to this recipe, you won´t be disappointed, and if you don´t you should do it anyway just because you may change your mind. The good this about cooking is that you can change things a bit and the results are still good, most of the times I don´t have the same ingredients so I usualy replace them with something similar and in this case I used basmati rice instead of jasmin but the results is still great, we really like it! I forgot to take a picture... but I wanted to encourage you to try this one.

15 comments:

Michelle said...

Ileana!! I love this pop up twirl card!! You did a beautiful job!!:) I love the color combo too and your flowers with the buttons are darling!! Another amazing entry Ileana!! Thank you!!:) I'm making that purple jasmine rice!! I love jasmine rice but never thought of adding coconut to it!! Yummy!!:)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

you are very brave and holy moly! you totally rocked this too! this is absolutely awesome! wow! wow! WOW!

Pattie G said...

Ileana, what an amazing card. I never heard of a pop up twirl card and i love it!!!

hugs
Pattie

robynb316 said...

Ileana, you really brought out the beauty in this image. Your cards are always such an inspiration.

Marilyn Webb said...

Hi Ileana, what a gorgeous card, I am like Pattie, never heard of a pop up twirl card before, will have to check it out.
hugs
Marilyn

grandmalee said...

Ileana, this is gorgeous! You always have such awesome ideas & gorgeous layouts! I love your coloring & your color choices and that spinner is great!!!!

Gina said...

Your card is just beautiful. I love the colors and I haven't seen that style before. I will have to give that rice a try!

Lynne Armstrong said...

Wow Ileana...your card is beautiful. I've never heard of a pop-up spinner card either! It looks fantastic...and Lily is gorgeous.
hugs :)

trish said...

Ileana, what a gorgeous card- love your colour combo. I would really like to try the pop-up spinning sentiment for myself (as long as it's not too difficult!!!!) Would you have a link to the instructions to help me on my way.
Hugs,
Trish x

cabio's craft corner said...

Awe...Ileana, your interactive card is so cool. Lovely color coordination and very pretty layout :o) Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Cabio

Tammy said...

This is fabulous, Ileana!! Wow...that looks so hard and you did a amazing job with it. Your image is colored beautifully!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh wow Ileana, this is a great card. TFS.

Michelle said...

Congratulations, Ileana!! You won our challenge this week!!! Thank you for such a gorgeous entry!!:)

H2 :) said...

Hi Ileana
Your card is so pretty. Great colour combo & your image is beautifully coloured.
Helen H :)

Cat said...

What a gorgeous card! Beautiful colors and coloring! I've never seen a card made like this before!