Thursday, August 30, 2012

Layers, layers, and more layers at Mo's!

Hellooooooo! And welcome, once again, to my little corner of Blogland!! So . . . guess what? I made it to and from New York City in one piece! And I had THE BEST TIME hanging out with my sweet and silly DT sistah, Debbie! Here's a picture of the Statue of Liberty taken during our ferry trip to Ellis Island.
And here we are having dinner before going to the theater. I'm the one on your right in desperate need of a haircut! (Notice the bottles of wine behind us! All I can say is . . . delish!)
Okey dokey . . . now that I've had my little "getaway," I need to get back to "work" 'cuz it's time for another fun challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! This week's challenge theme is . . .

"Layering"

So here's the deal . . . my sister, Dee, asked me to make a card for a friend of hers who is former military and retiring from her job with the Veteran's Administration. Dee requested "fatigue" paper . . . and, as luck would have it, I actually had some!! Amaaaazing!! So, here's what I came up with . . .
For this week's card, I decided to make a "twisted easel card" with one of Mo Manning's little "soldiers"! This is "Soldier Girl" and is available HERE in Mo's online store. This image is also available as "Soldier Boy" HERE. Instead of paper piecing, I decided to color her uniform with Copics . . . and just used lots of colors dotted on here and there. I kinda like how it turned out! Here's a close-up . . .
And a bit of a side view . . .
My card "recipe" . . . 
Image printed on Cryogen "metallic" cardstock
Chocolate Chip and River Rock cardstock: Stampin' Up
Chocolate Chip ribbon: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Just Chillin'" from Making Memories
"Happy Retirement" sentiment: Stampin' Up
Other sentiments: Computer-generated
Buttons, star, clip: my stash
Copics

And finally . . .
So, that's what I've been up to!! Now, please be sure to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog HERE to check out the gorgeous projects created by my talented Design Teamies! Then, please join the fun this week at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! Just remember to use one (or more) of Mo Manning's images (you can find them in Mo's online stores HERE and HERE). Oooh . . . and don't forget . . .  Mo is giving away one $5.00 voucher at her online stores for every 25 entries! (selected by Random.Org, of course).

Thanks so much for stopping by . . . and, as always, thanks for your kind comments! Until next time . . . .
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19 comments:

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card Pat, love everything about it! The papers are brilliant, stunning colouring and wonderful design.
So happy you had such a great time in NYC, I have always wanted to go there, and I plan to go with my daughter in a couple of years. She is 18 the same year I turn 40 so double celebrations! Yaaaay
Hugs
Kat xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

This make is magnificent, Pat! Your fatigue paper is so perfect and your fatigue colourwork is supreme! Love the lush chocolate brown bow and your sentiment is a hoot! Brilliant! Hugs, Lesley

Dotty Jo said...

Glad you had fun Pat! Gorgeous card, just perfect, Jo x

Christina C. said...

This card is INCREDIBLE, Pat!!!! Soooo darn cute.....love how you colored this cute soldier!!!! Superb job....sooooo impressive!!! She will treasure this gorgeous card!

Dena said...

Whoa! You colored her outfit crazy good!!!! How clever!!!! The sentiment is so cute and such wonderful embellishments!!!
Glad you and Debbie had a wonderful time together!!! Sounds like fun!
Hugs, Dena

AnjaCardz said...

You lucky girls! Glad you had so much fun togehter! Wish I could visit you, too... He he
Your card is absolutely brillant. How matched all things and the coloring of the suit ... stunning! ♥

Hugs, Anja

Alyce said...

Sounds like you had a bunch of fun Pat! A great card too...love the theme :)

Debbie said...

Yes, we did have a great time, and I can't wait to play tourist with you again. That place was delish, have to hit it again.

The card is adorable, love how you sponged not only the sentiment to match the fatigue but around the image as well, and that charm, leave it to you to not only find the perfect charm, put to have the perfect paper in your stash.

Hugs
Debbie

Elaine L. said...

Wow, Pat! I love the way you've done the camouflage on her uniform...very effective! Love the sentiment, too!

Joey said...

FANTASTIC picture Pat, bet you and Debbie had a whale of a time :) Your card is stunning. Joey x

coops said...

fantastic card pat.i love your miltary colours and papers and the image is stunning :D

xx coops xx

Dorcas said...

I swear you could put that in the bushes and never see it! lol What are the chances youd have just the perfect paper, huh? Amazing! LOve the pics from NY, looks like you two really had fun!

Franz♥ said...

Wow, fab card Pat!
Love your colouring, papers and the embellishments too, they're so cute!

I'm glad you've had a so great time in New York, it's a dream for me, it's an incredible city i think.

Hugs, Franz.

p.s.: You are lovely with that long hair :)

Mau xx said...

Hi Pat, well glad you had a fab time with Debbie, and glad we didn't have to come Bail you out for getting into mischief :) I heard all about the hailing a Taxi lesson. Hope it was respectable....lol
Love the Card, The papers and that charm are perfect. Super Duper my friend xxxxxx
Hugs Mau xx

catherine said...

This is such a super card Pat and fits the bill superly.
I'm so glad you had a fantastic time and certainly look to have been enjoying yourself. I went there about 10 years ago and will never forget the experience. Just out of this world!!
x catherine

Tracy said...

Oh gosh, will NY ever be the same! LOL Glad you two had some fun. :-) Your camo card is super fun Pat. The paper really adds so much to the feel of the card and you did a great job on her clothing. Fun sentiment too! Hugs!

Kim Bell said...

Pat
OMW, OMW! Wow, Wow. Another stunning card. Love it all. You give me so much inspiration. I love how the paper matches the image perfectly. Go girl. Awesome.

Hugz
Kim

Cathy said...

Ms Pat, so fun that you and Sassy Debby got together , but will New York ever be the same LOL. Love your card and of course your colors, layers, dp and embellishments are perfect as always. :)

Iulia said...

Great papers, amazing coloring, layout and sentiment...just to make the greatest of cards. I truly love this and I'm sure the person who receives it will cherish it forever. You definitely chose a perfect name for your blog, cuz each and every one of your cards is one to cherish:)