Monday, February 22, 2010

Looking For Clues

Well I am back to school after a quiet and restful week of vacation. I am just now putting the finishing touches on a lot of cards I started last week but never quite finished until now. This is one of the harder ones for me. The card was for Mo's Digital Challenge. The challenge is "Clean and Simple, no layers, no embellishments except ribbon and just a white or beige colored card, YIKES! I live to use lots of layers and frills everywhere on my cards so this really was a challenge for me.

I chose this image from Mo's Digis that I have and just started coloring to see where it would lead to and if I could make something when I was done. Luckily the saying came to mind right away because when my son was little he loved playing in the dirt and would always yell to us to come look at what he found, which was so exciting to him. It is a great memory and with him owning a landscape company he is still playing in the dirt! This image reminds me of him. I did use a glitter pen on the magnifying glass and belt ring. I also put a bit of Crystal Effects on the lens of the magnifying glass. Anyway this is the finished card, I like the way it came out though I don't think I'll give up the layers and flowers and punched embellishments but this was a fun challenge that definitely pushed me way out my comfort zone.


Stamps- Mo's Digital Pencil Digi
Paper- Papertrey White CS
Ink- Copics, SU Bashful Blue and saying done on the printer
Accessories- Cloudmaker, Michaels Ribbon, Silver and Gold Sepia Glitter Pen, Crystal Effects

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my creation. It definitely isn't typical for me and might be the last simple card you'll see here for a while, though it was fun to make.

Happy Creating,


Peggy said...

I so love this card. Your coloring is amazing. The bow looks so cool.

Elaine L. said...

So cute! I love your cloud background. Glad you could take part in Mo's Challenge this week.

Cathy said...

Mary, Love your Little Sleuth card. The background is perfect and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for playing the Mo's Challenge this week!!

mamichelle said...

Fantastic job, Mary! I would have a hard time with that challenge. You did a wonderful job coloring this!

Dawn B. said...

Merry this is adorable.. I love your clouds.. Great job and thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.