Thursday, August 14, 2014

Nana's Nearly Ninety-Five!

Happy Thursday!! Whoa! Can you believe it's August already? I don't want to even think about getting ready for Christmas yet . . . at least not until I get a chance to spend some quality time at the beach! haha!! Soooo . . . it's time for another challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! Wheet whooo! And our very lovely and talented Miz Elaine is hostess for this challenge! And she's chosen a fun, fun, FUN theme . . .

"Happy Birthday . . . for a Girl!"

OK . . . so here's the deal . . . my amaaaaazing mother-in-law will be 95 years young the first week in October!! So, I decided to start the celebration a little early!! What'cha think?

I just realized . . . I'm sort of in a red, white, blue, & yellow mood these days. Well . . . it's a milestone and a major celebration . . . so I think these colors fit!! This twisted easel card features one of Mo Manning's recently created little cuties called July!! You can find her HERE in Mo's online store!!

Here's a peek at the little tag . . .

And a view of the easel opened up . . .
My Card "Recipe" . . .
Image printed on Cryogen Metallic White Cardstock
Poppy Parade cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Americana" by Pebbles
Sentiments, ribbon, brads & star rhinestones: My stash
Flag Banner die: LaLa Land Crafts
"Loopy" Circle die: Memory Box
Shin Han & Copic markers

Copic Markers used to color this cutie . . . 
Blues: B29, 26, 23, 21
Reds: R24, 22, 21, 20
Yellows: Y18, 15, 11

Skin Colors (these are my "go to" skin colors) . . . 
Shin Han YR 133 & 132
Copic E000, 0000, & a little E13 for darkest shadows
Shin Han R139 for cheeks

Hair Colors (these are my "go to" hair colors)
Shin Han BR 95, 97, 107
Copic E15, YR20

Here's a side view . . .  

And . . . one more . . .
Fun, huh? I sure had fun making this for "Nana" . . . and I just know she'll love it!! Now, please be sure to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous projects created by Elaine and the rest of my talented Design Teamies! Then, please join us for this fortnight's "Happy Birthday for a Girl" challenge!

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! What an easy and fun way to get some new Mo images, right?!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!! Hugs . . . .