Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mo's Challenge #136

Where Ya Goin' ?

This week Mo's Challenge is to make a card or project with the theme of traveling or other cultures using a least one of Mo's images.  Mo has many images that would work beautifully with this theme!

I've used "Dream" which is also available in a girl version.

Inside: "No! It's a high-flying wish for your special day! Happy Birthday!"

I really like the way the coloring on this turned out. I felt the card didn't need any embellishments because of the background I made.
I love using up scraps of designer paper because I generate a lot of it! This pattern is a great way to use odd shaped pieces, and the design highlights the image nicely. I cut a piece of computer paper 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" and drew a dot with lines that radiated from that point. Then I cut out the pieces of computer paper and used them as patterns to cut out the scraps. The scraps were then glued onto 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" card stock, leaving an 1/8 th inch reveal.The last step was to stitch around all the pieces. I'm sure I'll be doing this again!

Images: "Dream" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Computer-generated sentiment

Tools: Copics, Prismacolor pencil, Oval punch, Sewing machine

Papers: SU! Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue, Neenah smooth white, Assorted DP scraps

I hope you'll join us in Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to Mo's shop!

I'm always happy when you visit!


Pat said...

Hi Elaine! Wowzers! I didn't realize at first that you had done all this beautiful paper "quilting"! I think I was focused on the image! I love the patchwork backdrop for this little Mo sweetheart! And it's a brilliant way to use scraps! Your stitching is stunning...and your coloring is spot on! Great challenge theme again, m'dear!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Debbie said...

This is adorable...


Dorcas said...

Perfect image,Elaine for this challenge I love what you did with it and the patchwork is superb!

Carla S. said...

Great card, Elaine! Love the stitched background and adorable image! Great coloring!

Tracy said...

Love that quilted background Elaine! Great way to use those scraps and I've got TONS. LOL Your little guy is cute as can be and colored perfectly. That sentiment is wonderful. :-) Hugs!

Barb Hardeman said...

Elaine, your quilted background is absolutely fabulous. A beautiful collection of papers and the perfect image to top them. Your coloring is so pretty and the delightful sentiment really ties the card together. Your props certainly create the right ambiance! Hugs...Barb <><

Alina said...

beautiful card, Elaine, I like your background!
hugs, Alina

dizzy di said...

What a stunner!!!
Great background ;o)

Glimpses of My Heart said...

I have a large quilting background and love how you did the background for this card. I think I'll be trying this for a card soon and see if I can use up some scraps.