Friday, 19 February 2010

Mo's Digital Challenge #19 - Clean 'n' Simple

Every week (sometimes every day!) I spend time with a piece of card, some patterned papers, ribbons, buttons and all manner of colouring implements and wait for the creative fairy to visit.  Sometimes she comes quickly and before I know it a card has made itself right in front of my eyes.  Other times she dithers about a bit, undecided whether to drop in or not, before grudgingly sweeping by for just long enough to kick me up the mojo and flying off again.  But this week, Dawn Burnworth has really upset the crafty fairy by deciding to challenge us to keep it simple.  No papers, no embellies (save a single ribbon), just clean and simple.

Use white or cream cardstock, your image from Mo's Digital Pencil, and one ribbon.. it's that simple... and, no additional layers!

 Anyhoo, the crafting fairy has stomped home in disgust so I had to manage this one all on my own!  

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Young Love'
Papers: white cardstock from my cupboard!

I love this image and have been waiting for a reason to colour it.  For this challenge I wanted an image that would stand on its own and look happy to be there.  This one is perfect, don't you think. I coloured with my Prismacolors, although I wish I'd had the courage to try my Copics on this one.  Perhaps when I've bought my next set and have a few more colours to go at. I don't have many mid-tones and although I know I can do clever things by picking up a darker colour on a lighter nib, etc., so far it's only theory and I've not yet practiced.  All in good time.

I punched the edge of the card with my Martha Stewart border punch and threaded some ribbon through. And there you have it - simple!

Off to Mr Linky then and to check out the other beautiful creations that have been submitted.

Happy crafting



  1. Beautiful job with these two sweethearts! Thanks for sharing it with us in Mo's Challenge this week.

  2. Peri this is beautiful..I love the image you chose..I am so glad that you persisted and saw this one through.. Really great coloring and glad to see you join us this week...

  3. Peri, I LOVE this card. The image is so perfect for the CAS challenge. Beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing the Mo's Challenge this week!!!

  4. This is adorable! That image is just so sweet and your card really makes it shine!

  5. Peri, you have colored this image so beautifully! I love using this image and I think you'll find yourself turning to it again, too! I like your work, so I am off to see more of your blog.

    Barb Wibel


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