Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Give Me Chocolate!

I'm having one of those weeks, dear Crafty Bloglanders - chocolate would seem to be the only thing on my mind and I'm trying sooo hard to resist (although a Mars Bar did pass my lips on Monday!).  I'm supposed to be watching my sugar intake, which, of course, means that my focus is immediately drawn to the one thing I shouldn't have in a week that is fast turning out to be very tiring and most frustrating. Ah well.  These things are sent to try us.

I think the subject of my card today is having the same problem:

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Mariko is Mad'

Papers: October Afternoon

This is my entry for this week's challenge over a Mo's Digital Challenge blog, where the theme is 'Fabric'.  You will see that little Mariko is wearing a new cotton dress and I've used the same fabric to create some 'flowers' - although I appear to have gone a little mad with the leaves and gems!

This little one looks exactly how I feel at the moment - except she looks much cuter, of course!  Petulance doesn't really suit a 47 year old woman! (Hangs head in shame.)

I coloured Mariko with my Copics and then, with fabric, kind of paper-pieced her dress and panties.  I used my Prismas to add a little shading to the fabric (not as easy as I thought it would be!) just so that it wouldn't look completely flat. 

Despite her demeanour, she really is cute, isn't she?  Mo has managed to capture that sulky expression so well - in fact, I think she must have been with me on Saturday when I was baby sitting - we had a moment just like this one!

So, I'm off to link up and then it's time to get ready for work - ugh!

Don't forget to check back later because, of course, it's Isabella Time today!

Have a good one!
Happy crafting.


  1. hihihih , she is so cute mad :)
    Great colouring and details on your card.

  2. What a great card,love that stroppy face,being a mum to 2 girls Its a face I've seen many times. Why is it we never get a fruit addiction lol????x

  3. Oh my gosh, how totally adorable is this? That images is so delightful and I LOVE your rolled flowers. Another winner, Peri!

  4. hi peri

    this is a scam, but it's a lovely card

    greetings karin

  5. Oh Peri,
    This is as cute as can be. Love how you used fabric on your card. Now I just have to know how to make these flowers!!! I have seen them twice now - ones made with ribbon and yours made with fabric. I haven't a clue how to do them!

  6. Very cute card. Love the use of fabric. You said you used Prismas for the backgrounds on this and your beach one. Do you use prisma color pencils and gamsol? Whatever you do, they are very nice backgrounds!



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