Thursday, May 24, 2012

World Travelin' at Mo's

Whoohoo! It's Thursday . . . and it's time for another fun challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! My sweet and talented DT sister, Elaine, is our hostess this week . . . and she's chosen the coolest theme . . . especially as we head into the summer (at least in my part of the world) and are busy planning summer vacations!! Our theme this week is . . .

"World Traveler"

See? I told you it was gonna be a fun one!! Elaine always comes up with the best themes, doesn't she?! And here's what I came up with . . . hope you enjoy . . .

This sweet Mo Manning image is called "Fan's Cricket" . . . and you can find her HERE in Mo's online store. I have to tell ya, this is my very first attempt at Asian skin tones. I used quite the conglomeration of Copics and pencils (Prismacolor, Faber-Castell, & Caran d'Ache) for this image!! I think I did a pretty reasonable job with Fan's skin and with her outfit (which I tried to match to the seam binding) . . . I decided to have the light source coming from the left front angle . . . so her face and body are a bit more shaded on her left side (my right as I'm looking at her). Here's a sort of side view . . .

My card "recipe" . . . 
Image printed on Cryogen White  Paper
Espresson & River Rock Cardstock: Stampin' Up
DPs: "Gossamer" by Memory Box
Birdcage die: Memory Box
Nestabilities: Spellbinders
Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart
Flowers, lace, & metal filagree corner: Wild Orchid Crafts
Seam binding: The Ribbon Girl
Inside sentiment, pearls, brad, & feather: My stash
Copics & Prismacolor pencils

A peek at the inside . . . which I kept very simple . . . 

And one more view . . .

Now, you'll definitely want to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog HERE to check out the stunning projects created my talented DT sistahs! They're "out of this world" . . . literally! 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 shopping spree at Mo's online stores for every 25 entries! (selected by Random.Org, of course).

I've decided to enter this cutie into the following challenges:
Wild Orchid Crafts #50 - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday #208 - I rotated the sketch a bit
Craft Your Days Away #45 - All creatures great & small (mine's a cricket)

Thanks so very much for stopping by . . . and for your kind comments! Until next time . . . Mwahh!!