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Sunday, October 7, 2012


Sunday's CAS challenge at The Outlawz is to create a CAS card for a child and I immediately thought that there was no better artist to choose an image from than Mo Manning!  Isn't this a fabulous image ... he reminds me so much of my three boys when they were young - in summer we used to inflate a little pool for each of them and they would spend hours and hours playing in our garden, under the patio so they wouldn't get too sunburnt!

 Here is my card:

The image featured here is SUMMER BABY, available in the Mo's Digital Pencil Store HERE, and it has been coloured using alcohol markers and a white gel pen.  I added Glossy Accents to the water area and a little 'sprinkling' of Stickles to the star on the ball.  Here is a better look at the image:
As you can see, I printed the image onto canvas textured CS, and once coloured the finished look is just fabulous!  The flash of the camera has picked up on the texture of the Glossy Accents well.  (TIP : When your Glossy Accents is starting to dry, use a pin to create some texture, as you can see I have done in the areas around the arms and legs.)

To construct my card I have used the following :

a white textured CS base card (the same as the image was printed on)
an oval die to cut out the image
turquoise round gems
an offcut of ribbon
the sentiment is computer generated (my own)

(now to find someone who has a grandson with a birthday coming up soon .. as my grandsons are all as yet unborn..... LOL)

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang


  1. Very cute card, the water looks so real. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  2. This is precious! Love how you have colored him, and the glossy accents are so neat! Thanks for playing along at Come and Get It this week!


  3. Hello my friend! I'm so glad you joined us this week and your creation is just ADORABLE (as ever!). Your coloring just keeps getting better & better and I am SO JEALOUS!! LOL!
    Thanks so much for joining our "TIC-TAC-TOE" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  4. Jen, oh my, how adorable. Love this image and your coloring! Love the CAS design! And thank you for the tip on the Glossy Accents. (I usually only use gloss on eyes, but like the idea of the texture for water!)
    Hey, you could always file this away and save it for a future grandson.
    Hugs, Penny
    P.S. You didn't listen to me and slow down. Gasp!

  5. Oooh.. this cars is stunning!! Love your coloring!!

    And love the glossy Accents :)

    Thank you so much for joining us at Mo`s Digital Challenge!!


  6. Fabulous card, love the glossy accents for the water and thanks for the tip too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  7. I love mo manning images too - you made a fab CAS card with this one!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody!
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

  8. Lovely cate - great colour combo. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it Challenges this week.

  9. A lovely card!! Such a fab image and gorgeous colours, thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck in the draw!!

    hugs Vicky xxx

  10. Gorgeous coloring and love the image. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays,

  11. Oh this is soooo cute!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Inky Impressions xx

  12. stunning work, and such a cute image. thanks for joining SC!!!

  13. Hi dear Jen, gorgeous card, love the digi and such great colouring. thanks for joining the challenge at Shelly's Images.

    shelly's images dt

  14. Great card hun! Thanks for playing at Joanna Sheen! xxx

  15. Wauw...wonderful card with a sweat little boy!

    Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Shelly's Images! Hope you join us again!!

    Hugs Priscilla
    Shelly's Images Dt


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