Thursday, January 6, 2011

Remember when...

Hi kiddos...I hope you're having a fabulous week so far! Only a few days into 2011 and my desk at work is already piling up (LOL!)...and I find myself longing for the weekend so I can get into some serious craft-therapy!! Coloring and creating are such fun!! Know what else is fun? Coloring images by the uber talented artist, Mo Manning!!! And...know what's really, really exciting? This is my first post as DT member for Mo Manning's Digital Pencil Challenge Blog!!! So...without further ado...

This little darlin' is a new creation of Mo's called "Wonderful Day"...and she was available for free this past weekend on Mo's Facebook Page. That's right...I said FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! No kidding...frequently Mo shares her new images with her Facebook Friends before she adds them to her online store, if you aren't already one of Mo's "friends", pop on over to her Facebook page HERE and check out what's happening around the crafting world...and make some fun new friends too!!

Now...this week's challenge is "Looking Back – Go Retro to the style of 30’s 40’s 50’s or 60’s"...and comes to us compliments of fellow DT sistah, Elaine...who wants us all to take a little trip back in time!

So...since I grew up in the 50's & 60's, I went with some of the kitchy colors and patterns from my childhood! And this little darling reminded me of simpler times when I was a kid. We ate apples straight from our neighbor's tree...and played kickball in the street...and walked to school in 4 feet of snow, uphill both ways! hehehe!!

Here's a quick "side view"...

And, finally, here's the "recipe" for this little "retro cutie"...

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizazz, Melon Mambo, & So Saffron (SU)
DPs: October Afternoon
Ribbon: So Saffron (SU)
Flowers & those cute little brads in the corner: my stash
Inks & markers: Memento Tuxedo Black & Vintage Photo Distress Ink for edges

Thanks soooooo much for stopping by for a peek at my latest creation. Now...pull out one of your fave Mo Manning images and get busy making your own "Retro" project for this week's challenge! Oh, one last thing...this is lucky participant (chosen at random) will win a free Mo Manning image!! Whooohooo!! Happy crafting!