Hello again. I'm so glad you are here. Your visits and your comments bless my heart. The weather is beautiful, come sit a while!
Today I have a card with an image from one of my favorite artists. Mo Manning has the sweetest images. I have over 40 at last count, and there are plenty more to love! My image today is called Waiting for the Parade. I really liked her when I first saw her. Then, when I saw her over at Pat Frank's I knew I had to have her! She is on Mo's DT and I ALWAYS love her cards!! The thing that got me for this image is the Raggedy Ann sitting next to her. I have a whole collection of them from my childhood and they hold a special place in my heart. So, I still had credit from a win over there a few weeks ago and I popped her right into my cart!
I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils. You ladies have left so many wonderful comments about my coloring. Thank you so much for your kind words. You have no idea how much that means to me. Isn't blogging wonderful? I live in the middle of farm country and most of my friends out here are so busy with farms they don't do any of the artistic stuff I do. When you stop by and leave a comment it always makes me smile. So, thank you! Pat added some tiny silver stars to her image. Look at her hair bows, the pinwheel and her neck tie. I didn't have any that small but I did add a small blue pearl to the pinwheel. And see the squiggly lines around the image? Yupper, I didn't sew that layer this time! Over at Totally Papercrafts they want to see "doodling" this week. Not something I usually do, but I think it looks cute.
Here's the front. That little girl just makes me smile :) One of my "kids", Hannah, said this is her favorite card of all time! And this is post #104, so that's saying something I think. Anyway, there's a lot of reasons behind some of the elements of my card. First, at Mo's Challenge Blog the challenge is "At the Park". In our small towns the parade always starts and stops at the park, so I figured this worked! Then, over at Cupcake Challenge Blog and Creative Inspirations the challenge is Red, White and Blue. Now, I'm pretty sure both of those challenges start in the UK, but how handy that our mother country has the same colors we do! And I LOVE our Red, White and Blue. Anything patriotic will find its way into my heart! I'll have to show you ladies the Uncle Sam quilt and clay-pot statue I made for my front porch! Next, Papertake Weekly wants 3 -2 -1. I chose 3 design papers, 2 ribbons (which satisfies the challenge at Shopping Our Stash) and 1 image. The sketch is from Ribbon Carousel. And over at City Crafter they want to see at least 5 buttons. I layered red on blue and tied them together so I have 6.
Here on the inside I added a pocket for either money or a gift card. That was the challenge at Fairytale Challenge Blog this week.
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Mo's Challenge Blog - At The Park
Totally Papercrafts - Doodling
Cupcake Challenge Blog - Red, White & Blue
Creative Inspirations - Red, White & Blue
Papertake Weekly - 3-2-1
Shopping Our Stash - Double Ribbon
Ribbon Carousel - Sketch
City Crafter - Buttons
Fairytale Challenge Blog - Place to hold money
Divas - Summer Theme
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
I think that cover's it. Thanks for taking a peek!
Blessings & Hugs
Editor's Note: I am so excited that this card won at Fairytale Challenge Blog (Challenge #43) and Creative Inspirations (Challenge #167). Thank you so much for all your support!