Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mo's Challenge # 17

"Wood" You be Mine?

This is my DT card for Mo's Challenge this week.
 Dawn Burnworth, our hostess for  February, came up with an interesting challenge. We were to incorporate wood and/or would into our card or project. I've been wanting to make a card using Mo's Pinocchio image, and he's just perfect for this challenge!
I colored him using Copics, and chose browns that would look close to skin tones, but still resemble wood.  I did the "Out-of-the-Box" technique using a large label die from Stampabilities. I sponged around the image with Close to Cocoa. I love how his nose is "growing" out of the frame!
I used a Cuttlebug die to the make hearts. They are made from lightweight cardboard  layered with Basic Grey DP, and topped with a small punched heart. The sentiment is hand-written on another Stampabilitie die. (I really don't like my writing, but I didn't want to go to the computer just for that, so I guess it looks okay.) Inside it says, "...I'd love it if you 'wood' be my Valentine".
The background is SU!s Creamy Caramel, stamped with a wooden plank image from an unmounted wheel. I used Close to Cocoa and Dusty Durango, a brown Multiliner pen to define the boards, and a gray one to make the nails. I mounted it on Bazzill textured paper in Mocha, then onto a Real Red card base.
In keeping with the wood theme, Pinocchio is pictured with little wooden apples and a jointed wooden bear. And now we "wood" like to see what you can do!


Catherine said...

What a gorgeous card Elaine ! It's a tricky challenge and I will have to think a lot about what I am going to do ! Smiles from Catherine

Sandy Hulsart said...

Wonderful card, Elaine. You are right, Pinocchio is perfect for this challenge and his nose extending out of the frame is adorable.

Cathy said...

Elaine, this image is so perfect for the challenge and love that you did the "out of the box" technique for his nose LOL. As always a wonderful project!!!

Kristyn said...

Thanks Elaine for your nice comment! You ladies are all so talented! I love this little guy of yours!!!


Candy said...

Hello Elaine,
I love your card - now this is thinking 'out of the box'!! Pinocchio is perfect for the challenge and adding the wood for the background is excellent! Love your colouring and all of your other elements of the card. LOVE his nose out of the frame - 'would' love to know how you did it :o)
Hugs, Candy

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful idea!! Beautiful colors and I love his nose, so it looks longer.

Cheryl said...

Absolutely Gorgeous. I love this image of Mo's!