Monday, July 2, 2012

Mo's digital Pencil - Straight From the Heart

Hello everyone!  I hope you are enjoying this fabulous Monday!  My youngest and I were out running errands this morning and now he is finishing up watching Caillou before he takes his afternoon nap.  Of course, he took a very small catnap on the way home so this usually means disaster for his afternoon nap.  How a ten minute nap can replace a 2 hour nap, I'll never know, but often after these cat naps we just can't get him to take another, no matter what.  I'm hoping for an easier time than that today as his catnap was a few hours ago, but we shall see.  The ways of the toddler world will never cease to amaze me!

Today I am posting a card that I made to enter into this week's challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil challenge blog.  This week the challenge is Straight From the Heart.  I used the Mo's image Kansas for my project today.  Of course all I could think about is Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, which was one of my favorite movies as a child, so I colored up my image to look just like her.  And since we know she is Dorothy the dog in the basket must be Toto, so I colored him as my mind remembered Toto as well!  Remember before DVD's and VHS tapes how you would wait every year for the Wizard of Oz to come on television just so you could watch it again.  I used to love those times and would be right in front of the television watching Dorothy, the Tinman, The Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion dance across the screen.  How exciting and fun that used to be!

I also used the sketch from the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge blog for my card this week.  I will be entering my card in this challenge as well.  Below is the sketch to play along with this week.

And here is my card using the sketch and Mo's image.

Materials I Used for My Project:
Copic Markers - B28, B26, B24, B21, Y15, Y12, Y11, Y0000, E25, E34, E31, R27, R24, R22, R20, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
Spellbinder's Nestabilities Large Classic Circle die
Spellbinder's Nestabilities Heart Circles
Wild Orchid Flowers
Crystal Stickles

Here's a close up of my colored image.

So glad you stopped by today,


  1. Your coloring is just amazing to me and I love the Wizard of Oz so your creation this week is at the top of my favorites list! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  2. Wonderful work! Love the sparkle shoes and your awesome coloring. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  3. Marlena, your cards are always fabulous. I love the DP for this card. Your image is colored to perfection. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  4. Hi Marlena your card is very elegant. I love your wonderful colours, design papers and your great embellishments for the perfect finishing touch to your card. Your colouring is perfection as always. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  5. Absolutely amazing!! Love her ruby slippers!! Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  6. This is gorgeous, I love the red white and blue you have going on and the sketch is one I'll have remember and put to good use. Thanks for playing along with us at Mo's. Good Luck!!


  7. Such a darling card and such fabulous work! I love the image and the papers are just perfect with it! Thanks for joining us this week!
    Erika SSW DT

  8. Marlena, just beautiful. Your coloring on her is gorgeous. That was my favorite movie as well and I too couldn't wait for it to come on each year, thanks for the memories.
    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

    Patti SSW/DT

  9. Such a sweet image. Your coloring is beautiful. Love your papers. Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@SSW!!!

  10. Hi Marlena! I'm happy to see you back at Mo's with such a delightful card and such an appropriate image for our challenge theme! Of course Dorothy is a very dear character to our hearts and you did a magnificent job coloring and bringing her to life! Love the coordination paper-dress and absolutely adore your black Toto!
    Thanks for supporting Mo's challenges!
    Hugs, Iulia


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