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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Gathering Kindling...

"Gathering Kindling" by Mo Manning at Mo's Digital Pencil 
 I've been wanting to use this wonderful image from Mo Manning for awhile now... finally, the perfect opportunity!

The new Aud Sentiments Challenge  is "Bingo" - we may use any image this go around. You can see the oh-so- creative DT's take on this theme- along with details on the challenge HERE.

 My inspiration card for this challenge is using the top row: Monochrome/ 2 Word sentiment/ Texture

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • On this image I sculpted a 2nd layer of her head and hood and her basket to give it depth.  All layers were colored with Copics and elevated with foam tape.
  • On the background layers I used the music sheet and two other mats, including a shiny copper CS to pick up the colors from her hair.
  • Texture was added with the paper piercing on the Copper layer, the sculpted layers and the brads.  
This card should be eligible for the following 
Clear It Out –Favorites/ Stash: ATG
Quirky Crafts #4 – Layers – 3-D it!
Sweet Stamps #157 – ATG
Papertake Weekly –Lovely Layers
Open Minded Crafting  - #4 – Monochrome
2 Sisters #172 – Embossing
Crafting from the Heart #7 – ATG / use Flowers
Crafty Ribbons #77 - ATG


IMAGES:  The focal image is from Mo's Digital Pencil; Sentiment is SU
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and the mats are from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: SU punch used for the sentiment and the mat; Square copper brads are from stash.
INKS: "Pumice Stone" Distress Inks used to distress all the edges; the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

Create wildly and do what amuses you!   ~ginny


  1. Hi Ginny! :)
    I looove this card! It's really beautiful how you decoupage the image. And the DP choice are just perfect!
    Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Monochrome challenge. Good luck and wishing to see you again next time!!
    Hugs, Mikha

  2. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CFTH Challenge. Good Luck.

  3. great card and colouring hun - thanks so much for joining us at CFTH - hope u have a great evening x

  4. Great colouring! Thanks for joining the Crafting From The Heart Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  5. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

  6. This is gorgeous. I love the colors you have used! That is a great image! LOVE Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words} your decoupage too!!!

  7. Gorgeous card - love the fab image - thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

  8. Love her! Your cards just get better and better. I like the layering and piercing. Mono chrome colors are so well done!

  9. Hi Ginny! I love this card! Great image and your coloring is fabulous! I just love the layout too and your different DP/CS- the Copper is just perfect! Thank you for joining us this challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges. Hope you join us again!
    Amy A~DT

  10. Très belle carte ! L'image, la colorisation, le choix des couleurs est extra !
    Merci pour ta participation au challenge de crafting from the heart

  11. This is so pretty! I love the colours. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  12. ohhhh wow this is so great! love the decoupage you have done to make this 3d! Fabulous image and coloring is gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in

  13. Awesome coloring Ginny and I <3 the decoupage on it. You rocked it and thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

  14. Wonderful, and love all the earth tones :0)x

  15. Gorgeous! So warm and inviting, gorgeous coloring. Thank you for joining us at CIO!


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