Saturday, May 18, 2013
One of my all-time favourite designers, Mo Manning, is having a design team call. Talk about just under the wire, I just read about it this morning and it closes tomorrow. I have no idea how I missed it! Anyway, since I love any opportunity to colour a Mo Manning image and I'm always so inspired by the DP2 challenge posts I get via email ....and because one of my favourite card-makers is on that team (you know who you are, Tracy MacDonald :D), I decided to throw my hat into the ring. Who knows, right? There are some amazing entries which you can see by clicking on the linkys under the challenge. There is so much talent out there...very cool!
Anyway, we are supposed to make a card featuring our favourite Mo image...which for me is all of them. So I decided to colour up one of the more recent images I got called Baby Fairy Bee. I used my Prismacolor pencils and a little blue metallic gel pen on her wings, and then fussy cut her. Half pearls decorate the ends of her antennae. She was popped up on foam dots for dimension and layered over a hexagon cut with a Spellbinders die from Steampunk Botannica paper by Recollections. A tiny flourish was stamped either side of her using Timber Brown Staz-On. A length of washi tape gave her a base to stand on. The hexagon was matted on brown cardstock to tie in the brown on the ribbon.
The black background layer is textured cardstock punched in the corners using a small circle punch. Two lengths of this fabulous honeycomb twill ribbon were wrapped around the black card base and adhered to the back. A small bee charm was fastened to the card using a brad and Glossy accents. The sentiment a freebie from Bird's cards was computer generated, cut with an MFT die, coloured with Prismacolor pencils, and faux stitched before it was matted on the same paper as the hexagon. To complete the card, tiny white dots from a paint pen were added to the outside edges of the black layer.
Regardless of what happens, I thoroughly enjoyed making this card. Whenever I add a Mo image to a card, tag, or mixed media piece, it makes me smile. That means it's easy to "Bee Happy". Thanks for stopping by today. You know how much I appreciate that. I hope your weekend is wonderful and you get a chance to play.
Life is good; so is art.