Monday, 26 April 2010

Dreamy News Everyone!

Well, I think I deserve a place in the 'Guiness Book of Records' this week, for holding my breath the longest time humanly possible - two whole weeks!  Yup, that's right, I've been busting to tell you all but I've had to keep a secret and, finally, I can let you all know ....


Did you hear that?  I'M A 'DREAM GIRL'!!!

I'm so excited to have been chosen and (puts hand on heart):

"I promise to do my best to colour all Mo's images beautifully and to make them into the loveliest projects I possibly can, always."

So, on with today's post, which just happens to be my entry for Mo's Challenge this week, which is a card recipe:

1 ribbon, 2 buttons/brads and 3 designer papers.

Here she is:

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Soaking Up The Joy'

Papers: October Afternoon

Tools: Scalloped Circle Large Nestabilities

The look of sheer bliss on this lovely face is just how I'm feeling now - like the sun is shining on me and I'm all warm and gooey inside! It's a delightful image.

I wondered how I was going to incorporate three designer papers into my card this week.  I didn't really want to use blocks of colour, i.e. rectangles or squares, but I was having a bit of difficulty working out what I did want to do.  Then I had a sandwich on a side plate and thought 'that's it! I'll use curves!'.  (Don't things occur to us crafters at the weirdest times?)

I chose the three papers, popping some lovely orange in there for contrast and to pick up the orange in the flower centres on the background paper and in the flowers I had coloured around the image.  This was really one of those cards that made itself, once I had decided what I wanted to do with it - it just all fell easily into place. 

My largest circle die didn't quite fit the image and I didn't want to cut 'out of the box' on this one, so I ended up cutting a scalloped circle instead. Only problem with that is that it made it difficult to mat the image so I cut another scalloped circle out of dark orange and popped this underneath, turning it slightly so that the orange scallops showed between the white ones.  At least I managed to get some colour behind the image this way.

A little ribbon, a couple of buttons and there she was - all bright and beautiful.

So, she's no longer my final GDT card, only the first of many I shall look forward to creating for the Dream Team.  I can't thank Mo and the girls enough for this amazing opportunity!

Happy crafting.


  1. Congratulations Peri and you've done an excellent job with the colouring. Well done! Hope you're able to breathe easier now. Hugs Sharon

  2. Congratulations! You deserve to be on that superb team!

  3. Congratulations, Peri! You so deserve it! I always love your work, and this one is no exception. She's colored beautifully, and those papers are wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us in Mo's Challenge. Looking forward to seeing more!

  4. COngrats Peri.. Welcome to Mo's.. You will do a fantastic job...

  5. Congrats!!! and what a super sweet image on your beautiful card :)

  6. Peri -- I'm so proud to have you on my Dream Team! Thanks so much for accepting. And of course it's because you color like THIS!! LOVELY!! xoxoMo

  7. Peri, Huge Congratulations, You so deserve this position. You are going to be a wonderful addition to this awesome team. Don't forget us over here on this side, we loved you first :)
    Thanks for playing in the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge this week!!!

  8. Stunning! Congratulations! Your colouring is way above the par!

  9. Such a cute card!!! Lovely coloring along with the DP's. Congratulations on making the DT!!!

  10. Congratulations Peri... this is very well deserved and we are pleased to have you with us. Your card is darling (as usual!!). Thanks for playing along with us this week. Hugs, Peggy x


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