Sunday, 11 October 2009

Mo's challenge blog

This is my entry for the new Mo's challenge blog, and also my first ever digi-image card! I've seen lots of people using Mo's incredible images but haven't been brave enough to use them myself LOL! The very first challenge is to use purple. I absolutely love this image, isn't it great for a male birthday card!? As soon as I saw it I knew what I wanted to do with it. The idea is it looks like a detective's desk with bits and pieces of evidence strewn about it!

I have of course coloured this cute detective with my copics and given him a purple hat to fit the challenge.

The scraps from the dictionary give the meanings of "clue" and "search", I copied them from the dictionary onto my wordprocessing program and printed out. For the tea cup stain I inked the edge of one of my Son's paint pots with Tea Dye distress ink.
The finger print is mine LOL, goodness knows how long it is going to take me to get the adirondack ink off my finger, I've scrubbed it three times with soap already and it is still there black as black LOL! One must sacrifice for ones art!

The inside has been decorated with offcuts from the front and I have created some more tea cup stains and punched holes in the paper so that it looks like a piece of the detectives notebook has been torn out. This card is for a male friend of the family who will appreciate the cheeky sentiment LOL! (I hope)


Thanks for looking! x
Image: Lookin for clues by Mo Manning coloured with copics
Papers: spotty paper and plain brown paper - K&Co, purple card - coredinations sandable cardstock
Other equipment: Tim Holtz distress inks in antique linen and brushed cordoruy

20 comments:

Vixykins said...

What a beautiful creative piece of work, gorgeous!

Elaine said...

This is fantastic, Jane. Absolutely love it.

Thank you for playing along with the challenge! Hope to see you again next time, now you've taken the digi plunge!

Kip's Cards said...

This is fantastic Jane, such clever idea's you have used.
I used my finger print's on my card today, how ironic...
I love Mo's images but I am not so good with the pc, I think I need a decent programme like photoshop but they cost load's, I will have to find the time to try the trial period,there are not enough hour's in the day lately though.

Mo Manning said...

Holy cow, I LOVE this Jane!

Sandy Hulsart said...

This is an absolutely fabulous card, thanks so much for joining in on the fun at Mo's challenge blog. We hope to see you again soon

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Absolutely love this! :) Good luck with the ink removal...everyone will be wondering what you've been up to! lol
Thanks for joining in with Mo's first challenge...and hope to see you again x

Milliesmarvels said...

This card is so much fun! The layout is so clever and really imaginative too. Love it!
Jane
x

Elaine L. said...

This is wonderful! Loving all the great details! Glad you could join in the challenge.

Dawn B. said...

Wowzers this is so creative.. I love the way you used this image.. Very nicely done.. Hope you keep trying the digis...Thanks for joining us on Mo's first challenge blog..

Cathy said...

Jane, worth another comment. Love this card and the sentiment is hilarious. Wonderful. Thanks for playing the challenge:)

Helen Dooley said...

That is a great card!

Julie said...

This is fabulous - so creative, love it!!

Francesca said...

Fantastic male card Jane, love all the details

Hugs
Francesca

Georgia said...

Fantastic card Jane! I love how you've added the clue definition and the paper clips and your colouring is brilliant! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Jane this is totally amazing!
What a brilliant idea and design!
Your detail is wonderful and I love your beautiful colouring!
hugs
kim x

Shary said...

What a great idea for a card, the image is just perfect. Gorgeous!

Janice said...

This is adorable!! So very creative...love the addition of the fingerprint. You did an awesome job!

Donnas Den said...

Jane, this card is wonderful. So creative and original. Your colouring is perfect as well.

Donna

Mina said...

what a fabulous card Jane...made me laugh lol...great ideas
Mina xxx

Sarah said...

Brilliant card, love the idea!!

Sarah x