Thursday, February 10, 2011

No pink? No red? ...No problem!

And a hearty hello to all my friends out there in blogland!! So, here's the deal, it's almost Valentine's Day...a time of year when we crafters pull out all those gorgeous pink and red DPs and heart-shaped embellies!! Well...not this week! Our very clever DT sistah, Cathy, has given us quite the challenge this week! It's true...this week's challenge # 69 at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog is to make a Valentine's Card using non-traditional colors...that's pink and no red!!! YIKES!!!! OK...well, I wasn't too worried since I have some pretty fun DPs in my collection...and Mo has created so many adorable images to choose from! Biggest challenge? Which one to choose?!! Easy cheesy..."Shy Nessa" of course!! She's hiding behind a huge Valentine box (I'm imagining that it's filled with yummilicious chocolates! LOL!)

Isn't Nessa so dang adorable??? She's such a little "princessa" in her frilly green dress and patent leather shoes!! So, I thought this darlin' was just begging to be surrounded by pearls and flowers!! Shy Nessa is the brainchild of the uber-talented children's books illustrator, Mo Manning and is available - with about a kabillion other fabulous images created by Mo herself! - at Mo's Digital Pencil Too online store.

I colored Nessa with a whole bunch of Copics...E21, 00, 000, 0000 (skin); R20 (cheeks); E53, 51, 50, 15, & YR20 (hair); BG72, 11, 10, 000, 0000 (valentine); YG17, 11, 93, G21, 20, BG93 (dress & anklets); C7, 5, 4, 2, 1 (shoes); W2, 1, 0, 00 (shadows & ground).

And here's the rest of my card "recipe":
Cardstock: Very Vanilla & black (Stampin' Up)
DPs: Webster's Pages (Life's Portrait)
Scrolls: Magnolia doohickey die
Nestie: Spellbinder's
Charm & pearls: stash
Seam binding ribbon: Ribbon Girl
Flowers: Prima & Wild Orchid's Crafts
Glossy accents for Nessa's shoes...and stickle for her ruffles

So, guess what time it is? It's time to hop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog and take a peek at the masterpieces created by the other talented members of Mo's DT. Then...pull out your papers and embellies...and make your own little masterpiece for this week's Challenge # 69! Remember, you must use at least one Mo Manning problem, right?! And you mustn't use pink or red!! Oh, I almost lucky participant (chosen at random) will win a FREE Mo Manning Digital Image!!!! Yikes...I wanna be YOU!! hehehehe!!

Thanks so much, my lovlies, for stopping by to visit! Have a beautiful week...sending lots of Valentine's Day huggggggggggs (but I'm not sharing the chocolates! hehehehe!) ...until next time....