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June 16, 2011

A Mo Manning Image combo,,,

Hi, everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the week, so far! I have been very busy making many baby shower invites for my sister! I'm excited, and looking forward to becoming an Aunt!! Yay! This will be her first baby, and she already knows it's a girl. :0) She even chose to use the name I picked  - Mikayla. (I like it spelled the traditional way, Michaela, but she decided to change it up a bit.)
Anyhow, I am making her some shower invitations and decorations, both of which I will post at later dates. I am still working on all the layer pieces for the thirty cards I'm making, and I get soooooo tired of repetitive crafting, but I am making progress! I took some time to play with my PSE program yesterday: I went to Mo Manning's site, Mo's Digital Pencil, and picked up this cute baby image at the beach (you can find it here), plus I bought her Beach Elements images. I guess all this baby shower stuff has my ooh-ing and coo-ing over the baby images! lol!! Well, I have been working on coloring in PSE, and I did some image combining and coloring with these two. Here is my result:
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I played with lots and lots of layers in PSE to color this in. I wish I had a professional printer that captured all the shading and highlights better, but I am still pleased with it! It took me a looooong time! I used Mo's colored image of her beach as the inspiration for my colors, and I did my best to imitate her style of coloring. 
Here's the digital version of the image to show you some of the shading and highlights better (with my watermark on it to protect Mo's images)
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I cropped the dash lines off the border when I used it on my card. The red and light blue paper strips were taken from my scrap pile (which needs desperate thinning, I might add!), and the sailboat bg paper I created in PSE. 
Well.....I really should get back to the shower invites; afterall, we can't have a party if no one shows up, right?! hahaha!
Happy Crafting!

Challenges I have entered this card into:


  1. Great card! I love playing around like this, but I don't have PSE yet, just trying to do it in Word. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Gorgeous summery beach card - how sweet is he!
    Thanks for joining us at PP this week.#
    Best wishes, Sharon

  3. Hi there - great image & love the way you've tied the tag around the card - v. effective!Thanks for playing at Card makin Mamas & good luck,

  4. I love it ...I love it...I love it!!!


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