Friday, 29 January 2010

Mo's Digital Challenge #16 (and a mini Publisher tutorial)

Aaah, another reason to use a Mo! I love Thursdays, when I find out what Mo's challenge has in store for us.  Mind you, when I found out what it was this week, my mojo went running for the corner and took some coaxing out, I can tell you.  The challenge is 'Shades of Gray' (or 'grey' if you live in the UK) and I wasn't quite sure how I was going to achieve my first monochrome card.  But, for me, there was only one image that I could think of when I read the challenge title: 'Mummu' - and here she is:

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Mummu'
Papers: Digital scrapbooking papers by Coreen Silke, 'Tea on Tuesday', available at  This particular collection is FREE too.

The papers are actually a gorgeous selection of pinks and greens:


but I recoloured them to fit in with this week's theme.  And no fancy-shmancy photo-editing programme was involved, Bloglanders (for those of you who, like me, don't have one) - I simply did this in MS Publisher, by using the 'Format Picture' command and then choosing 'Recolor'.  If you're not sure how to do this, I have a mini-tutorial here, which might help.

I coloured Mummu on a slightly textured card this time, to try and give some extra dimension to the monochrome image - you should just be able to see the texture on this photo:

I think it works well and I'm actually quite pleased with my rendering of a monochrome Mummu!  Unfortunately, I couldn't use my new and treasured Copics for this challenge, as I haven't yet got sufficient greys (I'm working on it!).  So Mummu was coloured with my trusty Prismacolors and low odour white spirit.  A few pearls, a silver bow and a (slightly cheeky) sentiment and she is ready to face the world!

So, I'm off to link up with Mo's challenge and I can't wait to see the other lovely projects you've all come up with.

Happy crafting.


  1. Fabulous colouring of that cute image, and thanks for the tip on MS Publisher, will be giving it a go. Enjoy your weekend. :)x

  2. This is great! I love what you've done with one of my favorite images. Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge this week.

  3. This is amazing. I am a huge prisma pencil lover and your coloring on textured cardstock is WONDERFUL. I would love to know what cardstock you chose..Really nicely done.. Love the redone dp too.. Great job..Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

  4. I love the Mummu images for the Shades of Grey challenge. Wonderful coloring, love the texture the paper created. Thanks for playing the Mo Challenge this week!!

  5. Brilliant! Great card and great certainly looks fab on the textured card.
    Thanks for joining in with Mo's challenge this week xx

  6. Your coloring is amazing! This is a beautiful card! Love the texture!

  7. This is stunning and you did a fab job. Thanks for joining in in this week's challenge at Mo's. Hurry back for more fun each Thursday.

  8. Wonderful interpretation of the challenge. Fabulous shading and texture and your sentiment is so apt!! Juliexx


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