Thursday, 15 March 2012

Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop!


It's Blog Hop time again for the Dream Team of Mo's Digital Pencil.
Debby is our hostess this month and she cruelly chose Verdigris as our theme...more like verdigrrrrr 
Verdigris is that weathered greenish / blue look that you get on copper (not to be confused with a queezy, haggard police officer!)
Boy did I struggle with this one, I tried being all clever by mixing alcohol inks on shrink plastic in the shape of flowers but they turned into a molten heap stuck to the work top! So I thought I'd just use the inks on glossy card, but no that refused to work too. I reckon my final card took about 10 hours to make in the end with the aid of some alcoholic beverage rather than 'stoopid' alcohol inks!

Ta-Da!
Why I never used my faithful, trusty Promarkers in the first place I'll never know!
So here it is...The Fat Lady, all 'verdigris'd' and looking just lovely.
In the end, a great blog hop theme to challenge me with a new colour idea...I forgive you Debby!

So, if you're joining in with our Hop this month then you should have arrived here from Kerttu's blog and after me it's our Julie. If you'd like to start back at the beginning, then you need to visit Debby.
As always there are 2 x $5.00 vouchers to spend in Mo's digital emporium up for grabs for 2 lucky peeps that leave truckloads of 'lurv' (lol) along the way so be sure to leave a comment.
Hope you enjoy the hop...xxx

53 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

You are right, verdigris is a very difficult colour to interpret. Wouldn't like to try it myself. But your Fat Lady is great

Lissa said...

OMGoodness! I just had to giggle when I saw the card! I LOVE that stamp! Definitely going on my wish list! Sorry you were having troubles with alcohol inks. I've never played with them. I tend to stick with what I know. ;) Even with all the troubles, it turned out WONDERFUL! I love it!

HUGS!
~Lissa
http://www.scrappynites.com

ewavermella said...

Even a fat lady look beautiful in your card.... Glad to join this blog hop

heidy said...

Morning Jane,did you have a noise in my albums,first a picture of my hubby and now one of me lol
I love this image always make me smile!
Fabolous card hun!
XXX Heidy

Nena's Crafts said...

Wow you've made super job of this card
I love it
Nena x

Frea said...

Hi Jane, great card, love the colours and love the image! Hugs, Frea

Hurja Hilma said...

I just love this one!!! :)

Irene said...

OMW this is the first time I see this image, great FUN and your card is super cute (do you wish her well with a soo needed weight loss??) LOL!!

Hugs, Irene

Carolas lilla Vrå said...

Love that lady :) She makes me feel so good :) Beautyful card!
Hop.... :)

Chrissy said...

Awww...well worth the effort Jane, she is fabulous, love the colour and [dare I say it...] the flowers are lovely too..there is a delicate wee flower inside this lass...just bursting to spring forth..just stand back when it does..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Jilli said...

Fat Lady looks amazing. She made me smile when I jumped onto your page! x

Laura said...

Hi Jane, it is always a challenge trying to use a colour you've never used isn't it? But your card has turned out just fab! Love the image and the colours work so well.
Great blog too!
Laura (your new follower) xx

Laura said...

Hi Jane, it is always a challenge trying to use a colour you've never used isn't it? But your card has turned out just fab! Love the image and the colours work so well.
Great blog too!
Laura (your new follower) xx

Mary J said...

Superb! I love this lady and the colours you've chosen to use with her!

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card, can't wait to see more...

Sherry said...

Gawgeous Fat Lady .. I So Love It! Have To Admit It Made Me Smile N Giggle .. Really Like The Image N Love The Color

mandy said...

Fab Card hun the image is fab had a good laugh when I first saw it hugs Mandy xxx

Amanda xx said...

Oh what a giggle this stamp is ... i have this one but haven't used it yet...thank you so much for the inspiration and such a gorgeous card xxxx hugs Amanda

Denise and Louise said...

Love this - that image is such fun. Beautiful colour too.
Denise xx

Pillan said...

Nice card! I like the fat lady!! :-)

Jackie said...

Super job, I love the color

jackid said...

Hi Jane another great card from you can you pop over to my blog I have something for you
Jacki xx

Vivi Casale said...

this is a lovely image... kind of funny too!!
love your card!
xoxo

Jovan said...

Beautiful card...I love the colors you chose!

Chrizette said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this image! Too cute!! Very nice card :)

Celestial Things

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Your struggle was worth it - the color is lovely! Wishing you a sunshine day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Linda said...

Such a gorgeous card.. love the darling little image and the colors and details are just wonderful!! Hugs, Linda

rhodidodi said...

This image makes me laugh, I think she is lovely! I like the way your image is the main focus on your card, and you haven't added to many other embellishments. - Gorgeous!

Mary F said...

Well worth the effort putting in 10hours, your card is beautiful! I am glad the alcohol helped it usually does LOL

Jak Heath said...

Gorgeous card and colouring.

Bonnie said...

Great choice of image and loved the colors that you used

Dee said...

This image is hilarious! Your 10 hours were well worth it from our stand point! Love your colouring and embellishments! Thanks so much!

Loreal Blondi said...

She's big and She's green!WOW!

Gretha said...

Absolutely a gorgeous image and great card. It gave me a big smile.
Hugs Gretha

Kreativa Kakan said...

Hahaha, it's impossible not to enjoy this card, especially with the story of the making behind. I think you just aced the colour challenge and the image is hilarious. This is my absolute favourite!
Thanks so much for the extra laugh reading about your struggle...not that you had a problem of course, but the funny way you wrote about it and sharing it with us.

Trisha said...

Such a pretty and funny card. Love this fat lady image and love your coloring and papers and flowers. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Carla S. said...

Terrific card, Jane! I had to laugh at your post! Love how it all turned out, though! Great coloring!

Vicky said...

tooo funny! I'm glad I'm not the only one that has issues with card making sometime. But your card turned out beautiful!!!

Debbie Pamment said...

A FABULOUS card with a lot of thought put into the colour - love the touches of humour in your post too. Thanx for the giggles.
xXx

Sherry Gardner said...

Well, I think you have achieved the verdigris color...I love the flower and flourish....not a fan of the image...but your coloring is lovely....

Dawn said...

what a hoot.... Your card gave me a giggle... neat image and just the right colour.

coquine1635 said...

like ornement match paper and do pop the image

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is stunning I love this, fabulous colours too hugs ♥Pops ♥

Hamrow said...

This is one of my favourite images and love the colours you have used.

Eve xxx

Mau xx said...

Ha-Ha Love the Fat Lady :) and what a gorgeous colour combo. I love this card xxxxxxxxx

Zosia said...

What a lovely colour and what a fun card.

Carol said...

Love your fat lady card - at least it makes me feel a bit thinner than I felt earlier today!!!

I have mentioned you on my blog and there is an award for you - take a look and I hope you accept it.

Carol
xxxx

Julie said...

Wow Jane, I just love this! Stunning colouring - shame your original efforts didn't turn out as you wanted but this card is perfect!! Hugs, Juliexx

Dawn B. said...

It is so frustrating when you try and try and nothing works. I have many a times used the "alcohol" method of completing a card..haha. Great coloring. I really like your shading.

Trish said...

Wow!!!! What a lovely funny card. The 'Alcohol' certainly gave you (Sorry, her!!) a lift. Just look at her face, she is having a ball. Gorgeous.

Ellie Maggie said...

You have done the colour verdigris so proud - love this card!! I would have HAD to go to the bestest of garden centres to look at the colour verdigris to get it right and while there I would have HAD to buy lovely stuff for my garden (well you do don't you?!). That's what I would have done with those 10 hours! Gorgeous card Janey.
Ellie Maggie x

pickle said...

He he love it , what a fab image and you have made another super card with it
kerry x

Moments by Marla said...

Jane, your post was so funny - but oh so familiar. It is always nice to find that there are others that go through a lengthy process to finally get the look you want. Your card is fabulous!!!

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