Thursday, June 13, 2013

"School's Out" at Mo's this week!

Hey there, m'darlins!! Wow . . . I had so much fun with last week's "Children's Challenge" at Mo's!! A total of 25 children (between the ages of 3 and 12 years) entered cards into the challenge!! Such amazing talent . . . even from the youngest of them!! If you haven't had a chance to see these amazing creations, pop on over to Mo's HERE and check 'em out!

Okey dokey . . .  it's time for a new challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! And this week, the lovely and talented Elaine is our hostess! She's chosen the perfect theme for this time of the year (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) . . .

"School's Out"

And here's my card . . .
 OK . . . so here's the deal . . . all of my children are grown and have children of their own, so I get to celebrate "no school" all year round!! hehe! But I got to thinking about summer vacations when I was a little whipper snapper . . . and remembered walking to the lake to go swimming! We would leave first thing in the morning and not come home until dinnertime!! Sunscreen? What sunscreen?? We didn't have that in the 1950's & '60's . . . which might explain the outcropping of "age spots" I'm noticing on my hands and face! Oops!

Anyway . . . as you can see, I decided to go with a sort of vacation/swimming/beach theme!! Here's a close-up . . .
This adorable image is called "Pool Party" and is one of Mo's more "vintage" images! I just love, love, LOVE this little cutie! How many of you remember swim caps? I have to admit, I never looked this cute in mine! LOL!! You can find "Pool Party" HERE in Mo's online store. I realized that it's been a few weeks since I'd made an easel card . . . so . . . surprise!! I made a "twisted" easel card for this week's challenge!
 My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed on Cryogen Matallic White paper
Bashful Blue and Lucky Limeade cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Barefoot Bliss" by Bo Bunny
Corner die: Whimsy
Sun stamp & Tag die: Magnolia
Waves die: Memory Box
Ribbon, twine, blue diamonds (hehe!), safety pin, charm & sentiment stamp: My stash
Copics & Colored pencils

A look from the other side . . . 

And one last "artsy" pic for good measure . . . 
Isn't being "out of school" so much fun?! I think so . . . and now I can't wait to go to the beach!! Please stop on over at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog to check out the gorgeous "School's Out" projects created by Elaine and the rest of my talented DT sisters! Then, please join us for this week's challenge. It's simple . . . just pull out your craft supplies and at least one Mo Manning image! Easy peasy!

Oh . . . and don't forget, Mo is awarding (selected at random) one $5.00 shopping spree at her online store for every 25 challenge participants!

And . . .  that's it for me! Thanks bunches for stopping by to visit! Hugs . . . until next time!!


Mau xx said...

Fabulous twisted easel Pat, Love the colours and those waves are super!
You! age spots at your age.....never!! You are one glam lady.
Hugs Mau xx

Vicky said...

Fabulous hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Squirrel x said...

Oh Pat, this is just fantabulous hun, love it!!! Hugs Sxx

Cathy said...

Hey there my dear Pat, this is the cutest summer card, and that Sun is stunning. swim caps were just the sexiest things on earth in our day LOL. As always a work of art and I love the wonderful summery colors you have chosen to brighten my day GF.

Candy said...

Hi Pat,
Ya I used to wear swim caps too :o)
Love the bright colours and all the details on your card!
Big Hugs, Candy

nwilliams6 said...

Super cute! I love your mixed paper waves, the gorgeous coloring, and the lovely scene you created with the cheerful sun. I went and looked all the "children's" cards as you recommend from last time and they were delightful. Hugz!

Sassy Raggedy said...

I missed this post somehow...Wonderful card and the image is colored beautifully...You really rocked this one...And a twisted easel at that...Such a talented lady...hugz, joann

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome card Pat, am into Mo's digis and this one is just super fab...xx

Kim Bell said...

I just love this card! Love your coloring and the card layout!!! Your cards always, always gives me inspiration.


Franz♥ said...

Totally cute and funny Pat!

Love this image and the bright colours you've used...really I need that punch...the waves looks so real!!!

Hugs, Franz.