I've had this gorgeous image by Mo Manning on my wish list for a really long time, and this was the perfect opportunity to finally purchase it! It was one of her earlier images released, and honesty I have no idea what took me so long!! I'm sorry if these pictures aren't perfect. I struggled taking the photo inside, maybe it's because the card is larger than my usual card and my 8x8 photo tent wasn't a good fit for it. I had trouble with lighting and outside we had perfect sunshine, so I decided to photogragh outside. Now I feel like it's a little bit too bright...
This was taken inside ... I can't tell which one is better, but definitely like the "backdrop" on the first one more, but the glitter only really show on the photo taken inside.
I colored with Copic markers on Xpess It Blending Card. Still struggling with digis and copics (I need a better printer!) so not much blending I could do as the ink will smear. But isn't this image GORGEOUS!! I wish she came as a rubber stamp so I could watercolor her!
I used a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil for a subtle background design with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The papers are from my stash, and the Happy Birthday sentiment I've had forever. It's from a Stampin Up set, but I separated the set and I don't remember the name of the set. I think the font is perfect for girly birthday cards. I found a flower shaped button in my box of buttons, and the color couldn't be more perfect, so I used it with some cotton twine. The tiny "make a wish" sentiment is from the Penny Black Snippets set. I distressed the edge of image panel and mat.
Both my wink of stella brushes are running low, so I used some liquid watercolor glitter that came in a past Hero Arts Kit (unfortuntely I don't remember which kit). Also, I used the Hero Arts Limited Edition set for the back of my card (It's not a limited edition set, it's just the name of the stamp set). I love all the little stamps included in this set for the back of cards and it's only $7.99! You can see in the photo below how I used the set on this card.
Mo Manning Sugar // Penny Black Snippets // Birthday Sentiment by SU - Set Unknown // Hero Arts Limited Edition // Xpess It Blending Card // Copic Markers // Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Mesh // Antique Linen Distress Ink // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Liquid Watercolor Glitter from a Hero Arts Kit // Pattern Papers from Stash // Cotton Twine from Stampin Up
Hope you can join us at Allsorts for our special 10th Anniversary Birthday challenge. This theme will run for 2 weeks so there is plenty of time. We have FABULOUS prizes to give away!
I am sharing with these challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil challenge - For the Girls (or anything Goes)
Daring Cardmakers - Something beginning with letters M A Y (I may have thought a bit outside the box here but how about: M for Mouthwatering, A for Alcohol Inks/Adorable and Y for Yellow Icing) C.R.A.F.T. - Birthday // Alphabet Challenge - D for Distressed // Pattie's Creations - Birthdays // Crafty Calendar - Distress It // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Crafty Catz - Buttons // Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Use Ink (distress inked stenciled background) // Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog - Sparkle and Shimmer (hard to tell but cupcakes, tutu and hair are all covered in glitter - see second photo) // Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Fairies // LeAnn’s World 101 - Birthday // Sparkles Forum Challenges - Purple // Krafty Chicks - Fairies // Crafting By Designs - Fantasy
Send a Smile for Kids // The Fairy and the Unicorn // Creative Fingers // Jo's Scrap Shack // QKR Stampede // Simply Create Too // A Bit More Time to Craft //Crafts Galore Encore // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper // Daisy Chain Challenges // DL.Art Linky Challenge // Happy Craft Challenge // Creative Moments
Today would have also been the day to share a Penny Black and More mid-month creation. Unfortunately I didn't get to make a card for this month's midway reminder post (we had such wonderful weather and I NEEDED to get my vegetables planted because I knew lots of rain was going to follow those sunny days; in addition to that I've been working ahead on some June and July DT cards, so that kept me busy as well.
Anyway, this month at Penny Black and More our theme is Feminine Creations, but it's an optional theme, so it's pretty much "Anything Goes" as long as you follow the challenge rules. And we do have many wonderful prizes there as usual! We would love for you to join us there as well, and if you already have - remember you may enter up to 3 times for more chances to win!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you're having a wonderful sunny weekend. Rain rain and more rain in our forecast again!
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