Wooo, when I first saw this layout I was taken aback and wondered if my mojo would be up to the task. But I'm very happy to say that, in fact, this was an easy card in the end!
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Mummu and Me'
Papers: Cosmo Cricket, 'Garden Variety'
Of course, darling Mummu had to be the star again and this image makes me smile. It reminds me so much of fun times with my grandmother and evokes so many happy memories. So this was a happy card to make, even though Grandma isn't with us any more. She would have been so thrilled to see all my recent creations.
I needed to use 'happy' papers with this image so I chose Cosmo's 'Garden Variety' for its bright colours and simple patterns. I coloured a little flower button with yellow Copic and edged it in red to make it pop.
I coloured this image with my Copics - I'm very proud of myself because this was my first large image with them. They give such lovely depth of colour. The paper I've used was another brilliant find at my local paper outlet. It is supersmooth and takes the Copics better than anything else I've ever tried. It has a faint narrow stripe on the surface (although it isn't textured) which gives an illusion of wall/floor surfaces under the Prismacolor 'glow'. I shall have to hurry back and stock up on this one, too, before they sell out. They've some brilliant papers in stock at the moment and I'm such a paper freak! My mum and I call ourselves 'The Paperstrokers' - we soooo love paper. In fact, it's a wrench having to use my favourites to make cards sometimes. Both mum and I find a strange sort of mesmerising comfort from just looking through our paper collections - all the pretty colours and patterns - very soothing (and slightly worrying, actually, now I've written it down!).
I'm so glad I managed to get this made and photographed before the light fades today as I'm anxious to get it linked up over at Mo's Digital Challenge. So, I'm off to see if Mr Linky is still playing nice.