Thursday, 22 July 2010

Birthday Girl

Today is a special day - it's Mo Manning's birthday and I thought it only fitting that she should have a card dedicated to her. Thanks to Mo's wonderful illustrations, crafters like me have the opportunity to become artists and I can think of no better way of whiling away a few hours than colouring up my favourite Mo images.  So, a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY goes out to Mo and here's her card:

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Penelope's Party Wagon'

Papers: Cosmo Cricket, 'Material Girl' collection.

Well, Mo, you've done it again - another super image - so adorable.  I could hardly wait to get my hands on my Copics for this one - and a flurry of pinks was just the thing.  I had originally intended entering this card in last week's Charisma Cardz challenge but, unfortunately, for one reason and another (life being what it is!), I missed the deadline.  So pink you got, Mo, and I hope you like it!

This image is also available pre-coloured, by the way - but please check Mo's Angel policy regarding her new pre-coloured images. 

So, as mentioned, I used my trusty (and increasingly dry!) Copics to colour up this little gem, adding the grass and background glow with my Prismacolors.  I have intentionally stuck to Mo's original colouring with this one - pink was just the right colour but it is also good to get a feel for how the illustrator sees the image.  Next time she'll change colour - maybe a pretty sea green?

Having missed the Charisma Cardz challenge for which this card was originally intended, I have decided instead to enter Penelope into this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge, for which the theme is 'cute' (and she sooo is!) and also this week's Project Tuesday challenge, which was to 'incorporate hand-made flowers'.  As you will see, Penelope is adorned with hand-made paper roses, which I love making because they're so easy.  Take a look at this tutorial here, for easy-to-follow instructions. I have chosen not to distress or fold the edges of my flowers this time as I quite like the clean edges on this card.

Anyway, I've got to go and link up and then let Mo have her birthday card via her Facebook group.

Happy crafting.


  1. So cute! Your coloring is wonderful.

  2. This is coloured absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful colours!!!

  3. Peri, this is gorgeous, love it and your flowers too!

  4. This is soooooo cute! A million times cute! haha I have not been on Mo's site in a while, so I have not seen this...I gotta get moving! An adorable cute card and a winner in my book!!

  5. Lovely card and wonderful colouring! TFS x

  6. What an adorable card!! Love that birthday image, and you did a wonderful job with the flowers!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Project Tuesday!!!

  7. Your work is amazing Peri. Just love this card. Am sure Mo will too. Excellent colouring skills, wish I lived closer so that I could get some lessons. hugs Sharon

  8. oh Peri - your coloring is absolute perfection! looks like a print instead of handcoloring - just incredible (as always, hugs!)

  9. Peri this is so darn cute! And those pretty flowers kinda mimick the swirl in her party blower - cool. Thanks for playing with us at PT this week


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