Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mummu takes a ride...

I have been working so hard for the past several months on my Maggie cards and meeting DT obligations, that I hardly ever have time to just play with an image for fun! It usually takes me several days to bring a card to completion, I'm such a fuss-budget about placement and embellishments that I nearly drive myself to distraction.

This past week, after completing a Maggie card which I will post next week, I decided to give myself a break and just color an image for fun. I chose to do a Mo's Digital Pencil image. Not only is Mo an artist extrordinaire, her images are so much fun to color. This is a new image for me called "Mummu Riding Bike" I also found out that you pronounce her name MooMoo! I haven't riden a bike in years, but every once in a while I wish I had a bike to ride. If I had one it would be blue, my favorite color! So living vicariously through Mummu, I gave her a blue bike.

I have pulled out a bunch of my Autumn dp's and while sifting through the pile I thought Mummu would make a great Autumn card. I love the warm rich earthy tones of fall, but alas, I have a great deal of difficulty making them so on my cards. I manage to make everything too soft!

Here is a close up of Mummu...

I was wanting to complete this card today, so I didn't get too fussy on the inside. Simple repeat of the oval shape and of course the bow and dp...

For my signature on the back I chose to layer my signature stamp with the same colors of cardstock used throughout the card...

If you're interested, here is the card recipe:

Cardstock - all from SU - Old Olive, More Mustard, Kraft
Image is printed on Cryogen White
DP - Creative Imaginations and the leaf pattern is digital
Copic Markers
Stardust Stickles on the flowers,
Glossy Accents on the fender of the bike
Silk Ribbon - stash
Maple Leaf Charm - stash
Creative Memories Oval Cutter
Postage Stamp decor edge scissors
Sewing Machine and Thread
Fabri-Tac to adhere bows
Mounting Tape
Nestabilities Circle, Scalloped and Lacey Circles

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  1. What a great card. Your coloring is super. I keep forgetting to stitch on my cards and it adds so much.

  2. Hi Barb, again a beautiful piece of art. Also i came to visit your blog to tell you that i have an award for you on my blog.
    Hugs Sylvia

  3. This is a wonderful card!! You really do capture the soft fall colours and they are not too soft! Ypur colouring is just wonderful!

    I am so with you on the DT makes...I spend days fussing over mine too!!

    Hugs Judy x

  4. Gorgeous card, Barb! I love the soft look of your cards. I tend to go with bold and bright, and will have to work on softer tones.


    Deb H.

  5. Just gorgeous BArb! good to see you craeting! Nice to do a just because card too! Muumu is gorgeous. your colouring is amazing as always and love how you put so much effort into all aspects of your cards!
    Hugs Leonie

  6. OMGoodness Barb.......that looks
    like my big you know what......LOL
    I do love Mo's images and you did
    LIKE ALWAYS a great your coloring.
    Hugs Linda

  7. Oh how I do love these images Barb - love the colors you have used on this card and the inside is wonderful as well.
    Hugs (LOL) Sandy

  8. Awesome work on this image Barb, a true little masterpiece, colored to perfection, thanks for joining us at Mo's

  9. usual, it is simply gorgeous and adorable! I love each of your creations...inspirational for me..


  10. Barb - where did you get the signature stamp you used on this card?? Thanks, Marilyn Cline

  11. I adore this image, Barb! I've had it for over a year and still have not been able to use her. so I hear you when you're talking about not being able to just do a card for fun. I'm glad you were able to! I LOVE it!!!! Your coloring is breathtaking and the papers you used are perfect! Beautiful!!!
    hugs, Sharon


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