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July 15, 2011

A Berry Sweet freebie and a Mo Manning card

Hi, everyone!
I am practicing coloring with my new Copics, and I just adore my new Mo Manning images that I purchased at her online store, Mo's Digital Pencil, so I printed up this cutie to work on.
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She is one of my newfound loves, Mo's fruit girls! I think I have them all, now, but I have to keep checking back on Mo's store site, as she has been adding some more recently! lol! This is Strawberry Girl.
I colored her in with my Copics. I wanted to make her a strawberry blonde - do you think her hair color is okay?? I had looked up all kinds of reference charts for hair coloring with Copics, and wouldn't it figure that I do not have any "complete" color combos mentioned for hair?! lol! Yep.....had to make up my own!
I recently received a couple of other new "toys" for my crafting: a Xyron 250 machine, which I LOVE!, and a new Spellbinders Die called "Fresh Fruit Border Petites". I used the strawberry border die. I punched out a red paper border, and then I punched a green paper border. I hand trimmed the berries off the green border and glued the two together. I added some inking and some gel pen detail to both layers.
I have seen several talented ladies use a technique that I wanted to try, die-cutting with Nesties, leaving part of the image outside the Nestie shape. I found a great tutorial on Jak Heath's blog (she calls this technique "Overhang with Nesties"), and I followed it to cut out my colored image. I probably could have used one die size smaller, but I was a little nervous! lol! I spent two days working on coloring my girl and didn't want to mess her up! lol!
Anyhow, that is my creative adventure for today. I now have the task of cleaning up my huge mess that I have made: it was a whirlwind, fun craft day, so there are things "everywhere"!! lol!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Oh.........I almost forgot! The sentiment on my card is something I created. I saved it, thinking I may want to use it again later. Maybe you can use it, too? It is in .png and .jpg format in the download, and it is in color (the sentiment includes the colored strawberry). I have it sized to print and fit inside the Stampin' Up Oval punch.

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  1. Darling card! Those strawberry vines are the perfect finishing touch.

  2. WOW! This is just too cute for words!
    Your colors are great and it's hard to believe you're just a "beginner" with the Copics! Your coloring and shading is right on! And the thin strip of ribbon on the edges is the PERFECT finishing touch!
    LOVE it!!

  3. Wow...coloring is getting great. Now I won't get as many compliments since you have figured it all out...LOL I'm trying to figure the technique with the dies...I'll check the link. Awesome awesome job! I hope your pencils don't get lonely.

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [16 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. Well you nailed this sweet Mo image for sure! Wonderful coloring and such a fun layout. LOVE that fruit border nestie and how you tied it into your "little fruit"! Are you playing in the AInk hop?

  6. Very cute!Thank you for the freebie.

  7. gorgeous card, you used this pretty Mo's image perfectly...thanks for joining in with our Crafts and Me challenge
    Mina xxx

  8. This is adorable! What a darling image, and I love the strawberry border you added. Good for you for trying something new, and thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown. :-)

  9. Such an adorable card. Love the strawberry vines. Cute image too. Thanks for joining us at Crafts anf Me. Hugs...Mona


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