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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

End of Summer...

Another fave Mo Manning is this image called "Extra".  I was inspired by the DP2 Challenge theme: "Good Bye Summer" to make that the headline for this newsboy.  First step was a decision to use some papers I have been hoarding and make it a monochromatic card.


The top picture makes the base cardstock look dark brown but you can see from the close-up that it is a wonderful shiny copper.  That CS was used for the matting and the corner pieces.  In an attempt to make it look like the boy is on the street, I looked at stamping vintage cars for the background, but settled for the street scene border stamp that creates a "ribbon" behind the image.  I cut it down to the right length, matted it and attached it with two cross stitches using brown waxed linen used for bookbinding.  A third stitch was added in the upper left corner of the image panel.  The focal image was printed out three times and colored with Copics.  The boy's right arm and the newspapers were fussy cut out of two extra copies, sculpted to round them and attached to the original layer with foam tape.  This makes a stack of papers elevated away from his body that, unfortunately, is not reflected in this photo.  The sentiment is computer generated, punched and matted.  Both the image and sentiment panels' edges were inked with Distress Ink and elevated on foam tape for added dimension.


This card should be eligible for the following
DP2 #200 - Good Bye Summer
Simon Says Wed. - Anything Goes
Totally Papercraft #182 - Decoupage (newspapers)
613 Ave C #35 -  Anything Goes w/ optional spot lighting)
One Sweet Challenge - Fall colors (all brown)
ALBC - Clean and Simple
Parade Your Crafts #3 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment - Favorite Fall Color (today - shades of brown!)
LEJ Designs #69 - Something Shiney ( base CS)
Top Tip Tuesday #109 - Paper Piecing ( newspapers)
Thru the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

IMAGES:  The focal image is by Mo Manning at Digital Pencil Too; the row of houses border stamp is from Highlander Celtic Stamps; Sentiment is computer generated.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and base CS are from my "can't bring myself to use it cuz then it will be gone forever" stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Corner chevrons are from a punch; brown twine is my bookbinding waxed linen.
INKS: "Pumice Stone" Distress Inks were used to ink the edges; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. Ginny this is brilliant, what a cute image, fabulous colouring and layout, thank you for sharing with us at LEJ Designs this week, good luck xxx

  2. I love Extra and your monochromatic tones. Beautiful coloring and layout and the embellishments are perfect. Thanks for playing the Mo's Challenge this week. :)

  3. Great card Ginny! Really like the clean lines. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  4. This is gorgeous. Love the image and sentiment, perfect! Thank you for joining us at Parade Your Crafts.

  5. love the town cryer image , great masculine card , love that you carried the paper inside too , a totally finished card. Thanks for joining us with our challenge at Parade your Crafts .
    Crystal - DT Parade your Crafts

  6. This is gorgeous, love the monochromatic theme and the sentiment is great perfect for the image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  7. What a fab card. I love that image I wish I could think of a reason to buy him!

    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

    Susan x

  8. Great Job, Ginny! This image literally cries out for a "sepia" toned design palette. Your interpretation in dead on! Thanks for another great project and for leaving it on our doorstep at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  9. Love this image by Mo and your paper pieced newspaper looks amazing. Thanks for entering your terrific card in our Top Tip Tuesday challenge!

    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips, good luck!

  10. Fabulous card! Love the image and sentiment! Perfect! Lovely design! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W
    Crafty Sentiments
    Crafty Sentiments Inspirations

  11. Thanks for joining us at ALBC, great card! Lisa :)

  12. I really like this card, the hues are very masculine and the image is coloured pefectly. :0)


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