Tuesday, 23 November 2010


Well it's here, Mo Manning's DT call and like everyone else I have my fingers and toes crossed and have asked everyone I know to cross their's for me too.  Here's hoping!

As the challenge states that you can only enter one card I decided to use the image that I most wanted to use today, which as it turns out is "Shall I play for you" one of her newer images.  I don't know why I chose this one in preference to many of her other stamps I love and have - all I can say is I saw it and had to have it!

For this project I used papers from my paper stash (a mixture of accummulated papers) and gold cardstock from Create and Craft.

The image as stated above is "Shall I play for you" and I coloured with copics and spica pens.  I photocopied the coloured image as I decided I wanted to make a mask.  I cut out the photocopy image without damaging the printed copy so that I could use as an apperature.  After placing the apperature page over the image I sprayed with varnish to give just the image a glossy shine.  When image was fully dry I removed protective paper and used a fine liner pen to create the border.

I used the following dies

  • Marianne - Christmas tree, poinsettia and fir branch.
  • Magnolia - doily label

I used embroidery thread and added beads to the Christmas.  The doily label was cut using shrink plastic.  I added the sentiment before shrinking.  Once the shrink plastic was cool I used a gold leaf pen for the edges.

I addedd ribbon, bow, charm, petoo flower and pearls to complete.

Hope you like it, best wishes,


Whimcees said...


You have made some of the most beautiful cards using Mo's images! I love you blog and followed it through to the beginning! Sending good wishes!

Barbara Diane

Kerttu said...

Beautiful card. Love that image, it's so adorable.
Good luck with the dt call.
hugs Kerttu

Mina said...

fabulous card Sharon and your colouring is beautiful...thanks for joining in with our DT call
Mina xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Sharon and so cute.

Liz said...

I am certain you will get this Sharon and even my ears are crossed hunnie you deserve it good luck and let me know

Liz xx

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful christmas card !!
thank you for joining EAC this week.
hugs tina46

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge.

Jak Heath said...

oh so cute, lovely colouring of this little guy, thanks for entering our Dreamteam DT call.

deesdesigns said...

This is so special - your coloring is AMAZING. Good Luck with the DT position!

I'm so glad you could join us this week at MTTC
Hugs, Dee

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

this is delightful. I *so* love Mo's images, and you've done this little drummer boy proud. Thanks for joining our Beary Sweet challenge - good luck!