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Apr 26, 2013

May the sun shine all day long...

I recently bought this cute Mo Manning image ( her name is April) and had a little time to color today, so I decided to play along in this week's Digital Pencil Too challenge. The theme this week is Pastel Colors, so I colored the image with pastel shades.

The whole image has been cut out, to make it work with the sketch I had in mind. The sentiment is from one of the new sentiment sets by Whimsy Stamps - Birthday Greetings. I kept the card pretty simple, just added some ribbon and a diecut flower and flourish. the flower was made using one of the flower dies from MFT, the flourish was made with one of Whimsy's leafy corner dies.

Products used:
Stamps: April digi (Mo Manning), Birthday Greetings (whimsy stamps)
Papers: my Minds Eye, Stampin Up, Neenha
Tools: Leafy Corner Dies , Flower trio die set (MFT), Faber Castell Polychromos pencils
Embellishments: ribbon, brad, stickles glitter

Besides Mo's Digital Challenge, I am also entering my card to a few other challenges. Die cuts and punches at Stampin' For The Weekend , anything goes at Crafty Ribbons, pastels at DRSDesigns, use a sentiment at Paper Crafting Journey, Spring at Creative Belli, anything goes at Simon Says Stamp,  and birthdays at Digital Tuesday .

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with some crafty time and lots of sunshine!


Amy Johnson said...

Such a sweet image and card. I love how you cut her out and positioned her on the card!

Janice said...

So pretty, what a delightful card, Jx

debby4000 said...

Such a cute, gorgeous card and beautiful sentiment.

Unknown said...

Isn't she beautiful? I love how you've ensembled this card. Great papers and coloring! :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Ellie, I like the image the design the papers and the stitching.
Kevin xx

Shelia said...

This is such a sweet card!! Love the image & sentiment! Thank you for joining us at DRS Designs!

Laura said...

Lovely card - I'm going to pinch that sentiment it's fab!
Thanks so much for sharing at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight

Karin said...

What a great card for spring! Love the colors and the stitching :) Thanks for playing at DRS Designs!

Franz♥ said...

Too cute, lovely and sweet Ellie, totally love your card!

Thanks for sharing it with us at Mo's Challenge this week :)

Hugs, Franz.

Tracy said...

I just adore April. I was so happy to get to work with her in the big Mo blog hop. You did a beautiful job with the soft shades on her and I really like the way you did the sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's!

Shirley said...

Such a lovely Spring scene Ellie. Your image reminds me of my granddaughter watering my plants in my garden last year. Just gorgeous.


Melissa Bove said...

Adorable card!! Such a sweet image and sentiment!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Jennifer E. said...

What a beautiful saying and sweet card design! Thanks for playing with DRS Designs this week! Good Luck!

Jennifer E. said...

What a beautiful saying and sweet card design! Thanks for playing with DRS Designs this week! Good Luck!

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Great idea and design. I just love your image and color combination. Thank for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey!
Big Hug

Anke said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck
hugs Anke