Monday, May 30, 2011

In Seattle

When I was on a training trip for work in Seattle, I got to visit with my dear friend and mega talented Kadie in the evenings. It had been a long time since I had consistantly created cards, but that visit really helped me get motivated to start creating again and reconnect with many of the girls that I used to swap cards with monthly. On one of those nights I created a card using Miss Kadie's supplies. She wanted me to do a card with a Mo Manning image. Now I must say that I am very intimidated by Mo's images. Most of them are so sweet and detailed that I don't feel my skills will capture them appropriately, but Kadie had faith in me.
I'm glad she had faith me because I really do like how this cutie turned out. It reminds me of my little one and how she always likes to help me in the kitchen especially with cookie and cupcake making. I believe the designer paper is from My Mind's Eye Stella Rose collection. I created the flower by free hand cutting circles then smooshing them to get a crumpled look. I then attached the circles together with a brad. I colored the image with copics and distressed the edges of the images and designer papers with Tim Hotlz distressing ink.

Well it is back to work tomorrow. I hope you had a wonderful weekend.


Jacilynn said...

I was so happy to see you post this card on my blog reader! so super cute! and glad your sweet friend helped get your mojo flowing.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Girl, you know you are good!!! ;) ... well, We know you are good! I am so happy that Kadie got you to create with this image, because your card is absolutely ADORABLE!!! I love your colors and how you brought her to life.

Have a wonderful day.

~Paola~ said...

Oh my!!! this card is absolutly FABULISHIOUS!! I love lovee love Mo Mannings images...they are soooo unique and as U said, very detailed and you sure did a great job with this card!
You sure underestimate yourself dahling!......Keep up the wonderfulness of your creativitymy friend!*luv ya!*

Anonymous said...

oh Mary, she's beautiful and she does look like Olivia! The colors are perfect and the paper too. Love your "smushed up" flower. I want to try that technique now!

Glad to see you posting again. I've missed your beautiful cards.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aw! How sweet!! Love that image! Your colors and use of dp is perfect!!

Imke said...

Super great color combination and sweet image. Very pretty card !

kadie said...

There she is!! I just knew you would create magic with this immie...and of course you did!! I can't believe our time together went by so quickly. I cherished having you at my house and getting to "play" with you. Love you lots, my friend!
P.S. dibs!! xoxo