Wednesday, July 1, 2009

SCS Color Challenge CC225 and Inky Impressions

Hi Friends!! I'm sure all of you heard of the death of Michael Jackson. Such a sad news. I have a little story about Michael Jackson. . .when I was 12 years old, Michael Jackson did a concert in Hawaii and my neighborhood friends were lucky eough to see his show. My parents didn't allow me to go and I think I cried for a week. I was so upset and I remember being so envious that my friends were able to see his concert. I remember being mad about it for a long time. LOL!

Fast forward to 1997. . .Michael Jackson did a concert in Hawaii for his "History" tour and Hawaii was the only US stop that he did. Hawaii was the last stop of his tour and coincidentally, his very last major concert. My cousin called me the day of the concert and asked me if I wanted to see the show. . .the show was already sold out but we decided to take a chance and see if there were still tickets available. If we had to see the show in the parking lot. . .we were willing to take it.

Well. . .it turned out they opened up the VIP section to the public the day of the concert! UNBELIEVABLE!! We paid floor price for the VIP section. We were in the 27th row from the stage. We were seated next to a bunch of celebrities . I was so excited, I cannot even remember who were seated around us but I remember my cousin telling me "OMG, there's so and so. . ."

Despite whatever the press says about Michael Jackson. . .his show was the BEST concert I have ever been to and I've seen many concerts from Britney Spears, the Police, Celine Dion, Janet Jackson, NSYNC, Alanis Morisette, etc., etc.

I remember at the end of the show, there were fireworks. . .I have never seen fireworks like that. We were so close to it that it appeared that the fireworks were going to land on us. It was spectacular and since then, I have not been able to see a firework show without comparing it to the one I saw at the Michael Jackson concert.

He was the ultimate showman. . .everything about his concert was AMAZING and wow, I feel so privileged to have attended his very last concert. I could cry thinking about it. . .

Did any of you see a Michael Jackson concert? Share your story. . I'd love to know if you felt the same way that I did about his show. RIP Michael!

Okay. . .now to my card! LOL! I decided to participate in the SCS Color Challenge - CC225. . .a day late but that's okay. The color combo for this challenge is Kraft, So Saffron, and Night of Navy.

I decided to use my Inky Impressions Bunny Ears Lili image. I removed Lili's bunny ears and decided to create a haku lei around Lili's head. I also covered the Easter eggs with flowers. I printed the sentiment using my computer. Be sure to stop by Inky Impressions and check out their super cute stamps!! Inky Impressions also have a new challenge each week at the Inky Impressions Challenge blog!

Anyway. . .I hope y'all have a wonderful day!

Card Details:

Stamps: Inky Impressions Bunny Ears Lili
Paper: SU Parisian Summer designer paper, SU So Saffron, Kraft, and Night of Navy
Ink: Copic Markers
Accessories: SU Designer Label Punch, Nestabilities, Darice rhinestones, Jolee's Boutique, Basic Basic Ribbon


Elena said...

The card is so beautiful! I love your very creative idea with the flowers, Maria!

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Great card, love all the little flowers. Nice colours also and a lovely sentiment.

Sunny regards, Renata

doris said...

Beautiful card ... wow!!

Doris xx

The Paper Artists' Boutique said...

Great card and love the colors!! those Inky stamps are cute!! Sherry

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word, Maria! This card is beautiful!!! I love the layers and your popped up image is so sweet!

PaperCrafty said...

Wonderful card Maria! Love the image and all the flower accents.

I never got to see MJ in concert but was a HUGE fan back in the day! That must of been an AWESOME experience and made up for the time you missed out.

scrappyjan said...

Maria, Love the card and the colors are fantastic! As for me *NO* Micheal Jackson anything. janny

Danni said...

What an awesome memory of MJ! I never saw him but wow, sounds amazing!
As is your card, simply amazing!! Love it!

Nicola said...

I just love the card Maria.

I have seen MJ in concert back in the UK. The one and only time he came to my home town. I was super excited. It was one of the most awesome things ever. Back before all the scandel and stuff. He was always the showman. Those are the memories I choose to remember about him. I have a ton of his stuff from when I was younger.


WickedPixie said...

Beautiful card Maria! I just love the colors together. It is just genius how you took an image that many of us would only see as Easter and made it for any day. I wish I had your brain!

I never saw MJ in concert but was a big fan as a middle schooler. Earlier this year my DH and I were showing our daughter the video for Thriller and trying to explain how big of a deal his music and videos were to us as kids.
Take Care, :-) Traci

Martha said...

beautiful card, and love the sketch.
I think I have some of that ribbon, and couldn't figure out how to use it, you did amazing

Kristine B. said...

Hi Maria!! :) This is sooo BEAUTIFUL!! I absolutely love your colors and layering, and the Nestie shapes for the sentiment. It's all very very PRETTY! :) Great job on this color challenge!

Islander Girl said...

Oh wow, this is so pretty! Again with all the details! Girl where do you find the time! I'm lucky if I can do half of this! LOL! Than again if I tried it wouldn't look that great! LOL! Beautiful Maria!

Becky Carafa said...

I love that gingham ribbon, it goes perfectly with these colors!

Cindy Haffner said...

Maria your card is so darling, I love that ribbon, your rock!!!

Shary said...

You did a fantastic job of the challenge Maria. Gorgeous colouring and the flowers make her look so pretty.

Diane said...

Lucky you !!! To have seen his last concert in VIP section! I guess it was meant to be!
He was an icon indeed!
Love your card,she is adorable!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Love your daisy girl! I never did see Michael Jackson in concert. I'm not a fan of his music, but admit he was very talented.

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous!!..such a sweet image, beautiful coloring and papers!...It is so Sad about Michael. I wasn't lucky enough to see any of his concerts...but he was the rage when I was a teenager as a young fella...and then again for my daughter as well in the 80's when he was older....So fun!!....Hugs, Ila

Ida P. Krause said...

What a Sweet Card - It's just beautiful.
So happy that you had the chance to attend the MJ concert. While I'm not a big fan I can understand your excitement and the saddness many feel of his passing.

Kyoko said...

Good Lord ... what a beauty of a card!

Okay, I went to Michael Jackson's concert when he came to Hawaii and let me tell you girl, he is one FAB entertainer. I don't think I did too much sitting down that night at Alohah Stadium. RIP Michael!

Risa said...

Your card is very pretty Maria! Your image is adorable and colored in beautifully! I love her expressive eyes!

Cami said...

Maria, I am speechless with this card! The colors and layout are just gorgeous! I will write more. Gotta leave. Cami


Heyy Maria !!
yes indeed !! i did go to one of his concert here in Australia back in 1989, as you said, it was aweeeesome... a real show not to be miss... it's such a pity and sad that all is happening ...just LIKE THIS !!

Anyway... looooove your card, you always have this way of making an easy and simple sketch into an amaaazing card :) looove it :)

Come and visit some time, i'd love to hear from you and... heyy by the way... remember my CJ ? hehehe !!!

Lots of love from Australia :)
(sorry i didn't visit much theses days but... i do come around :)

Cami said...

Hi Maria! Me again! I had to stop midstream of my comments but I'm back. I just love the colors and how you put the haku band on Lili's head! These colors are striking and your layout just makes her pop! Can't get enough of your creativity! Cami

Chris (catt871) said...

WOW!! Maria, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! Ilove the flowers around her head...sooo cute!!!

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