Wednesday, March 2, 2011

7 Kids College Fund - Mardi Gras

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for another 7 Kids College Fund Challenge.
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Did you know that Mardi Gras falls on March 8 this year. To help celebrate Mardi Gras, we are using Mardi Gras Colors. I did some research and found some fun facts about Mardi Gras...

Mardi Gras occurs the day before Lent begins. 
Mardi Gras is a French term, translated Fat Tuesday and was called this because it was the last day to "pig out" before Lent.
Mardi Gras is the last day of the Carnival Season before Ash Wednesday.
Mardi Gras has been celebrated since the middle ages.
Mardi Gras Colors have the following assigned meanings...
Purple - Justice
Green - Faith
Gold - Power

Here is my Mardi Gras card...


You can find the following items at 7 Kids College Fund...

 Ink: Memento, Copics


 I colored Tilda with Copics, using the current technique challenge from Make It Colourful, "Light Source Top Left.:"  I really wanted to go with the Mardi Gras theme, so I used one of the dies from the Lattice Pendant set to fashion a mask. I used feathers and Stickles to decorate the mask, and a tooth pick for the handle. I added some pearls because you know Mardi Gras is all about the beads.


I used the Carte Postale set from SU! for the fleur de lis and the sentiment. 



I included a picture from the side of the image that really shows off the Stickles.


I used the sketch from Just Magnolia...


Thanks for stopping by today.

28 comments:

*Vicki* said...

OMG!! She's so darling!! What a gorgeous design!! LOVE your beautiful bling and layout!! :)

Nancy said...

Julie, this card is a perfect interpretation of the birthday blog candy card challenge I have on my blog at present, and I will bet you never even saw it. This card is fabulous.

Nancy said...

I forgot to say how much I love the papers you used. They could not be more perfect.

Danielle said...

Hello Julie, MAGNIFIQUE, J'ADORE, I LOOOOVE your card. for many reasons: Tilda is wonderfully colored, and gorgeously disguised, perfect for Mardi Gras. Love all you embellishments, and your choice of colors, according to symbols. But most of all I am so proud to see Bonjour... This is such a beautiful french word. And the fleur de lys, is the emblem of la belle Province de Quebec, where I live. Fabulous project. J'ADORE!
Bonne semaine!
HUgs,
Danielle.

Paper Tails said...

Very creative. I love the mask!

Peggie said...

Oh my! How cute is that. What a fun card. Love her pearls and the mask with the feathers is just super.

Sandy said...

Hey Julie -- now this is one perfect Mardi Gras card - Everything speaks to the heart of the occasion - I adore this card with all the embellishments!!
XO Sandy

Christel Webb said...

Thanks for educating me:) I didn’t know all that about Mardi Gras. Your card is beautiful. I’ll try and make one.

Christel

Rosie said...

Oh my goodness, that die made the perfect mask! I don't know how you figured that out...very clever! Love your Tilda and love your card! Hugs, Rosemary

Eve said...

oh boy... such a FUN card!! Luv the mask, feathers, and beads!!Soooo Mardi Gras!!!:-) This card is just Fabulous!!

Myrna said...

Julie your feathers and beads are so perfect. Tilda with her mask is just awesome! Great job!

Scrappinangler said...

Love this!! Her mask is perfect! Such a creative idea for it! Love her beads too!

Carisa said...

oh my goodness! this is GORGEOUS!! i could stare at it for hours as everywhere i look there is something new to see and admire. your coloring is fab, way to go with our challenge this week. thanks for joining us at make it colourful!!! :D

Beth said...

Oh my, how darling is this???? Love the feathers and Tilda's pearls! Very creative!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS CARD!! Very unique!

Shelly said...

Oh, I love this Julie! So so adorable. The details you added are perfect! The mask you made her is amazing.
hugs,
Shell

Card Crazy said...

It's all been said. Wonderful card.
Sue S.

cabio's craft corner said...

It's a wonderful idea altered Tilda's sunflower to mask. So cute and love this card using the colors. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

RenateKreativ said...

OMG!! She's so darling!! What a gorgeous design!! LOVE your beautiful bling and layout!! :)

Hugs Renate

Iulia said...

What a great unique card, Julie! I love it for many reasons: love the colors and your coloring- just amazing- love the mask and the feathers- fantastic-, love the little cross and the flowers, the pearls and that sweet sentiment which says "Bonjour" in my favorite language:)
Well, one of my favorite cards ever:))
Good work , Julie! Love it all!
Hugs, Iulia

Christina C. said...

OMG, Julie, this is the ULTIMATE IN CREATIVITY!!!! Tilda is stunningly disguised....love your design and those luscious details. Absolutely phenomenal!!!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Julie, oh what a delightful Mardi Gras card you have created here! I love the mask and feathers and your coloring is beautiful! So very creative...hugs...Barb

Lil Sis said...

Great card love your layout and embellishments, the mask is a great touch. Thanks for joining in the colour challenge at Make It /colourful

Beccy x

Eulanda said...

hee hee this is soooo cute!! I love how you made her Mardi gras glasses. Very creative!

Rene said...

Oh my gosh Julie this is PERFECT!!!! Huge grin on my face!!
Rene :D

Chris said...

You are just amazing! This card is adorable! I broke out in a big smile when I saw Tilda with the little mask! How cute it that! Then, if that wasn't enough, her Mardi Gras beads are hilarious! How cute are they? I just love your card (again). You are so clever!

XO,
Chris Christensen

Dena said...

I cannot believe what you did with this card!!!!! I am over the top impressed!!! Such great details it would make any Cajun proud!!! haha!
I am going to the Mardi Gras parade in Galvestion tomorrow night! It's not as big as New Orleans but should be fun!
Hugs, Dena

Pen to Paper said...

Wow Julie another gorgeous creation. I can't believe you made that mask. I was going to say it looks so perfect, is it part of the stamp? Nope, you made it. Looks amazing!

Hugs,

Jackie