Friday, 1 January 2010

My First Challenge!

Hope you all had a wonderful New Year's Eve.  We had a very quiet one, although we're not complaining.  We were supposed to be having friends to stay but I'm afraid I was unwell after some recent treatment so I had to cancel.  I felt truly awful but, thankfully, we have good friends who were so understanding and we shall be getting together again very soon - we don't really need an excuse to eat and talk!

Today I have decided to take the bull by the horns and submit a card for Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #12.  I've never done this before and I'm not even sure I've done it properly but I've decided that 2010 is all about giving it a go so ..... I gave it a go!

Mo's challenge is 'New Beginnings' and this is my creation.  Unfortunately, the photograph is not really very good this time but, hopefully, you will get a feel for the real thing. 

What you can't see very well is the grounding and shading, as the flash has bleached the image a little.  Also, the reds are actually burnt orange, much more like her coat, but it hasn't picked the colour up very well.  I must really work hard on my photography this year, too, don't you think?

The image is Mo's 'Thursday's Child'. I just love the way she strides out, chin up, ready for new adventures (that's my definition of 'New Beginnings', by the way).  I put it in a photo-corner-style frame because I wanted to give the feeling that this was the photograph that proud parents had taken of their 'little girl' going off on her own for the first time. She has been coloured, as always, with my Prismacolors.

Papers are Cosmo Cricket (ain't that a surprise!?), as follows:
Top (aeroplanes) - 'Lil' Man' range, 'Mischevious Max'
Bottom - 'Girl Friday' range, 'Sunday'
Middle stripe: reverse of 'Girl Friday' range, 'Tuesday'

Button, thread and pre-cut edging strips, etc., were from my stash.

Hope you like her - wish me luck. 
Happy crafting in 2010


  1. You chose a perfect image for this week's challenge! It's adorable. Glad you could share it with us in Mo's Challenge.

  2. Wow, what a great card and a fabulous interpretation of the "New Beginnings" idea - perfect image and sentiment. Glad you mustered up the courage to submit your card and hope very much you will be back with us again for more challenges.

    Wishing you all the best for 2010 and hope to see you again over at Mo's Challenge Blog.

    Caryn xxx

  3. First off congrats on your first challenge.. This is amazing.. You did an incredible job.. Your coloring is beautiful.. Many times I turn my flash off when I photograph a card.. Yours looks great. I am so glad that you picked Mo's challenge to join as your first one and I hope to see you again...Happy New Year and way to go.

  4. You did a wonderful job for your first challenge. Your coloring is perfect and I love the choice of DP. Good luck and thanks for joining us at Mo's challenge blog.

  5. Thank you so much, darling ladies, for your kind comments. You will most definitely see me again at Mo's Challenge Blog - I so enjoy working with Mo's images.


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