Friday, February 25, 2011

Mo Manning's Digital Challenge #71 --- Make Your Own Flowers

What is probably THE most popular embellishment on a card?  My guess would be FLOWERS, probably because I use BUNCHES of them.  Some are packaged as embellies, some are silk, some are pressed, and I've even used some gorgeous stickers.  This week Mo Manning's Digital Challenge has us making our own flower embellishments.  Once in awhile I make my own, but with so many gorgeous blooms just waiting to be quickly attached I just don't think much about making them very often.  But after I finished this card I was happy with the outcome.  It's a good thing I had the flowers die set from Spellbinders! 

With St. Patrick's Day just a few weeks away I couldn't resist this amazing Little Irish Dancer by Mo.  The dp came from my stash, much of it quite ancient!  The centers of the die cut flowers are brads by Basic Grey and the Kiss Me sticker came from Michael's. 

The Little Irish Dancer is colored with Copics.  I love the rich greens -- and I should have kept track of what I used, I know.  The gold trim on the dress is actually a Copic, the only one I know of that is metallic. 

I found the sketch over at Anita Be Stamping, a new challenge blog with very talented ladies.

It has been a busy day!  This is my second post of the day and dancing seems to be the theme.  Please scroll on down to see my post with the happiest dancing bunny you will ever see!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you do something fun this weekend.  I know -- you could go dancing!!

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Graphicat said...

What an AWESOME Fiery redhead!! GREAT job colouring her! And I love your flowers!!
Monster kitten gives his PURRRRR of aproval! :)

Elaine L. said...

Barb, She's adorable! Love that hair, especially! Glad you shared her with us in Mo's Challenge.

Pat said...

Hey Barb...congrats on your win!! Lucky girl!! And this card is just as beautiful as can be!!Your coloring is spectacular...and your DPs are perfect to showcase this darling little Mo Manning cutie!! Your flowers are just sooooo pretty! I love this card! I'm so tickled that you joined us again this week at Mo's!! Hugs sweetie!!! Pat Frank

Nancy said...

Wheeeeee...I love this card! That fiery li'l redhead is soooo cute! Love how you colored her!
Going to check out your other dancing card now.
Hey...does Zumba count as dancing? I think so! :)

Lynette said...

Adorable and beautifully done, Barb! That bunny is so cute, too!

Heather said...

I just love to watch irish tap dancing!!! This card is just TOOOOO CUTE Barb!!! Love it!! :)

Carmen O. said...

I so wanted my oldest to be an Irish dancer. He never wanted to take lessons and now he's been in musicals for 8 yrs - go figure! LOL
Love your beautifully colored image. She could be my youngest's sister with all that red curly hair! You really know how to showcase an image. I just love Mo Manning's great images!

Dorcas said...

This is so gorgeous! LOve your design and the little irish button embellie. :-)Thanks so much for playing with us at Mo’s DP2 Challenge!

Nancy said...

She is adorable and you worked wonders with her!!!
I have RiverDance running through my head now!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Barb...this is absolutely adorable!!!! Your coloring on that adorable image is spectacular...WOW!!!! Love the flowers and musical papers, too!!!!

Heather said...

Wow she's really cute..

Cathy said...

Wow!!! GF this is everything about this beautiful creation. Thanks for playing the Mo's Challenge. Hope you continue to play along now that Ms Marsh is stepping down!!!

Cynthia said...

This is really adorable, Barb! Lovely coloring of Mo's image and the dp combo is fabulous.

PS> congrats on your recent win over on Mo's blog!