Thursday, January 13, 2011

Emma will be 12!

Hi sweet friends. I told you I'd be back...and, yep, sure enough, here I am...back!! Today I have a card featuring a sweet little 'tween girl playing video games. This adorable image is yet another brainchild of the uber talented Mo Manning! Now, listen, kiddos, if ya haven't been over to Mo's, take a few minutes and pop on over WAIT!! First finish reading my post...because if you're anything like me, once you start looking at all of Mo's delicious artwork in her online store - available as digi images and perfect for instant gratification - you won't want to leave! LOL!

Now this week's challenge comes to us courtesy of fellow DT member, Elaine...who has chosen "Playtime - kids & their toys" as our theme! Well, since Emma (our first "grandbaby") turns 12 in just a few short weeks, this cute Mo image called "Video Girl" (available HERE at Mo's Digital Pencil shop) seemed perfect! Em is at that age where she can be talking about clothes and "accessories" one minute and volleyball and video games the next!! OK...I'll stop babbling and show you what I came up with...

I've seen so many gorgeous white-on-white cards I thought I'd try my hand at making one! Well, let me say this...easier said than done!! I struggled with the simplicity...I'm so accustomed to lots and lots of frills and embellies...that this card actually feels naked to me! arrggh! You can see that I did have to break down and add a few "goodies"...for example...I secured the image flush against the embossed white cardstock...but then popped up the die-cut frame on foam it an interesting 3-D effect.

Note the cool purple sneakers! Emma got a new pair of those this year from Santa Claus!

I added a couple of die-cut corners (by Cuttlebug)...some matching ribbon and buttons...and, one of my fave embellies...this fabulous paper flower made with my Magnolia Doohickey Die!!

Thanks again for stopping by for a peek at my latest paper creation...I'm going to try the white-on-white technique again since I kinda cheated this time by adding so much color! hehehe! Oh...and be sure to take a look at the other DT creations...they are - in a word - exquisite! Then...put on your creative thinking caps, pull out your supplies and your fave Mo Manning image(s), and get busy craftin'! Just make sure you enter your creation into this week's challenge at Mo's HERE...because, once again, one lucky winner (chosen at random) will win a new digi image from Mo's Digital Pencil online store. I can't wait to see what you come up with! that you've finished reading my post, you can go shopping HERE!! LOL! Thanks again...until next time....