Monday, March 22, 2010

Mo Manning Dream Team Guest Designer Entry

Each month Mo Manning's Dream Team Selects a guest designer.  What a thrill that would be!  I love Mo's illustrations and can't get enough of them.  Coloring them, for me, is like painting a picture.  Thanks, Mo, for sharing your sensational art with us to interpret in our own style.  The sketch for this month is:

When I saw the three fairies (described as "slightly chubby") I literally laughed out loud! If I had wings and a wand I could be the fourth slightly chubby fairy!  When it came to choosing an illustration for the GDT this month I got carried away and did a card of each of the fairies.  Each are shown and described below.  The slide show is something new I am trying out.  Let me know what you think.

This fairy is pretty in pink, surrounded by lavender and paisley. She also comes with a custom envelope box.
She is colored with Copics: Dress: RV11, RV00, RV0000; Hair Y26, Y21, Y11; Skin E00, E000.  Gold Copic Spica pen highlights her hair.

The pink flowers are from a silk stem that I removed the centers and replaced with glitter brads.  The butterfly is simply a twig and feathers, but I didn't make it.  I think it came from Michaels floral department.

The yellow fairy dangles in an aperture on a tent card and a custom envelope box.  She is colored with Copics.  Dress: Y11, Y15, Y17; Hair: Black 100; Skin: E00, E000.  Gold Copic Spica pen highlights her dress and Clear sparkles her hair.

There is space on the back of the card for a personal note.

And for the last of the three fairies:

The blue fairy is on a traditional 6x6 square card with a custom envelope box.  But isn't she sassy?  She is colored in Copics, also.  Her dress: B12, B14, B16, B18; Hair:  YR24, YR21, YR12; Skin: E00, E000.  Silver Copic Spica highlights her dress.

This gorgeous butterfly is from the Bridal department at Michael's

These are materials that are common to all of the cards:  The DP is K&Company Sparkly Sweet collection. The sentiments are from The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Word.  The envelope box can be found at Rica's Haven; Heather provides a fabulous tutorial here

Well, I got a bit carried away with this entry, but I had such a good time making the set.  Thank you for taking the time to look. I really appreciate it.

I hope your week is off to a great start.  Happy Spring, everybody!

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Myrt said...

Hi Barb - I'm afraid I've been a poor blogger lately. These cards you've made for Mo Manning are superb. Your colouring, choice of DP's, and embellies, etc. has made all 3 cards look so awesome.

Arianne said...

Wow, they are fab!

Chrissie said...

These are just so....DARLING!! LOL!
Well Barb, having seen your entries, I think I can safely wave goodbye to my chance for this month.
Good luck my lovely friend (not that it'll be needed once they see these!)
lol Chrissie xx

Mina said...

theres nothing wrong with getting carried away Barb...stunning work and beautifully coloured...thank you for joining in with our GDT call and good luck with it
Mina xxx

Jak Heath said...

Oh Barb these are fabulous, so pleased you entered the DGT, good luck.

Diane Whitehouse said...

All of these cards are lovely and your colouring is superb! Good luck!
Diane x

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG lady! You've outdone yourself! (And that's pretty tough to do!) I'm speechless here! they're all so BEAuTIFUL!!! Best of luck! xxD