Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mo's Challenge # 68

Buttons, Bows, & Lace!

Cathy is our hostess for the month of February and, of course, the theme is love! Use one of Mo's images that pictures love of any kind, dress it up with buttons, lace, and a bow and enter this week's challenge for a chance to win an image from Mo's store.

 I  have used an image that shows the love between siblings. It really does exist, but doesn't show itself often, unfortunately! This image captures one of those rare moments. An African American version is also available.

Tools: Copics, Mounting Tape, Glue dots, Wire, Tacky tape

Papers: SU! Rose Romance and Pretty in Pink, Neenah smooth white, Recollections DP

Embellishments: Buttons, Grosgrain ribbon, Lace trim.

So, conjure up something that speaks of love and enter Mo's Challenge for a chance to win!

 A Few More Valentines!

I colored up several images over the past few days and have been going wild with Valentine's Day cards.  I just can't seem to stop! LOL!

This first one uses an image from Make it Crafty. It's called "Geeky Love".  I think it's adorable and was so much fun to color! 
 My sewing machine was giving me fits...the thread kept tangling and breaking. It finally just started to act right, so I still don't know what was wrong with it.

Images: "Geeky Love" from Make It Crafty, Free digital sentiment (?)
Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Martha Stewart punches, Sewing machine, Glue Dots, Tacky Tape, UTEE, VersaMark pad, Heat gun

Papers: SU! Pretty in Pink, Punk Pirouette, Going Gray, Neenah smooth white

Embellishments: Gingham ribbon, Flowers, Chipboard heart (colored with Copic marker, pressed into VersaMark pad,coated with UTEE, and heat embossed. Thanks, Sheila!)

For the Guys

For this card,  I used a free image that I got from Designed to Delight when I participated in a recent blog hop. It's now available for sale.
The little heart charm was yellow enamel....I colored it red with a Copic marker. Gotta love those Copics!

Inside it says, "Honey, You are my best catch ever! Happy Valentine's Day!" 
Image: "Fishing Valentine" from Designed2Delight, Sentiment stamp from SU!

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Cuttlebug with Embossing folder,  Slice with Vintage Findings design card, Martha Stewart border punch,Heart punches

Papers: SU! Real Red, and Chocolate Chip, Bazzill Textured Mocha Divine, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP

Embellishments: Heart charm, Grosgrain ribbon

Another free image...this time from Tiddly Inks. It's now available for sale.

If you look closely at the rocks I've displayed with this card, you can see that one of them has a funny little face on it. Years ago, my father and I were walking on Rye Beach, here in New Hampshire, and he just reached down and picked it up. He'd spotted the little face looking up at him. He's been gone for several years now, but I still have that funny little rock.

Images: "You Rock"  from Tiddly Inks, Computer-generated sentiment
Tools: Copics,Prismacolor pencils, Martha Stewart punches
Papers: SU! Real Red, Bazzill textured brown CS, Neenah smooth white, Basic Grey DP
Embellishments: Mini brads

Last One For Now!
  This is another free image that I picked up on the Heart Hop. It's also now available for sale.
I thought this goofy little rag doll needed orange hair! 

Images: "Lucy Valentine Girl" from Robin's Fetish, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, Crimper, Mounting tape, Tacky tape, MS border and Hydrangea punches, Cuttlebug with Daisy dies

Papers: SU! Gable Green, Groovy Guava, and Green Galore, Neenah smooth white, MS DP

Embellishments: Pearl cabochons

That's all for now! It was so nice of you to visit!


Pat said...

Hi Elaine...YIKES!! You've been BUSY! Each and every one of these cards are little gems!! You are so clever and creative! I love the Mo Manning image you used too...had to order it yesterday! hehehe! So beautifully colored...and beautifully showcased with your DPs and perfect little embellies!! Have a great week, sweetie! Pat Frank

Sheila said...

Blimey Elaine you've been a busy bee this past few days, love them all, stunning everyone of them.
Sheila xx

CraftyC said...

Your cards are all gorgeous Elaine, hard to choose!

Cathy said...

Wow Elaine, you have been busy!!! Your cards are all wonderful as always, Love the Mo image you chose, can't believe I don't have that one LOL. Great Challenge card as always. Thanks

dstandard said...

WOw you work is gorgeous! Love these! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

Kathie said...

Stunning Elaine! Love all your cards. You have coloured them wonderfully and love your style! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Designed 2 Delight.

Renkata said...

wow Elaine you have been really creaty busy dear.
Bunch of amazing and cute cards.
Thanks for showing to us.

Dawn B. said...

You have been so busy.. WOW. Love all of these but of course your Mo card is my favorite. I love the buttons you added and the way you cut out your image. What a sweet rock. My son collects rocks all the time. He wants to be a geologist. He has said that from day one. Your dad found a great rock..