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Sunday, 5 December 2010

Mo's Dream Team

As any of my fellow Human Resources specialists out there will say - when setting targets they need to be objective, measurable and achievable. Mo's Dream Team is looking for new teamies and want us to use our "favourite Mo Manning image". Excuse me? How is this possibly achievable?
Nuff said!
I could wax lyrical on how I love them all - and I do!  However, to describe how stunningly imaginative Mo's images are or to effuse over her fine detail or how her drawings somehow have personalities would curry no favour with the decision makers so all that is left for me to do is to pick one (just one!) image and do my "most ut" to make it shine out amongst the stunning competition who would just love (as I would) to join that team...
I have used "Late" - the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.  He is coloured with Copics and Promarkers and my papers are all K&Co.  
One of the many things I love about Mo's images is that they encourage me to be more creative than I might ordinarily be.   I am not the best colourist and I don't put magnificent bouquets of flowers on my cards like some of my much admired blogging buddies do but I do like to try to really work with the image. 
I created a "clock" face with word processed circular text and two hands (just visible) pointing towards the 11.00 o'clock position on which to place my rabbit and then I stamped and cut out a number of images which I thought would suit the theme of "time" and "Alice in Wonderland"; a little bottle to drink to make Alice smaller and keys (one of which is wet embossed) to open doors to other worlds.  I inked all of the time pieces and glazed them all except the main one with the rabbit.  Two overlapping ribbons and a bow to add further texture and depth and a little key with the bottle on a string add the finishing touches. 

Is it a winner? Perhaps not but I sooooooo enjoyed making it! Is it close to being in with a chance? I do hope so - and just in case the team would like to see them, I have added a couple of links to some of my favourite earlier Mo-makes here.  Darn It, Fairy Puddle Jumper and Looking for Clues.



26 comments:

chris said...

your card are all so gorgeous Lesley,I so love the clock face one, I wouldnt have know where to start to make one of those its brill.

Vicky said...

WOWZERRRRRRSSSSS.....sweetie this is truly outstanding....it is now 1 of my fave cards that you have made & boy do you make nice ones but this is a stunner they would be lucky to have you hunni.... I will keep my fingers crossed for you (not that I need to) & wish you all the luck in the world oxox hugs & kiss as good luck. I'm going back now have another peekskie....

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

I have everything crossed for you - including my eyes and that is making for very difficult cardmaking!! LOL!!

Your card is absolutely amazing and if that doesn't get you onto the DT then I will be very, very surprised!! You have clearly but a lot of thought and effort into your application and there are so many gorgeous elements to your creation. I wouldn't know how to start on that clock-face.

Your work is gorgeous and they would be lucky to have you on the DT.

Love Jules xx

Eisbärin said...

Wow, Lesley, you've done it again and outdone yourself! It's an AMAZING card! I love all those imaginative little details and it always just blows me over what imagination you got! I wish you every success for the DT spot and you should be in with more than a good chance! I was going to give it a try but I think I am not going to bother now, can't top this...
Love, Alex

Val said...

Lesley - absolutely stunning. I am a lover of her images as well. Truly beautiful drawings, but it is down to you how it is portrayed, and this is magical.
Hugs
Valxx

Jak Heath said...

beautiful colouring, card and layout thank you for entering our Dreamtean DT call

Dorcas said...

Beautiful card, Leslie!!

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely amazing girl!! Your coloring is so fabulous as is your layout!! WOW!

Pat said...

Hi Lesley...WOW! Your coloring is just gorgeous!! I'm with you...love, love, LOVE Mo's images. Good luck on the DT call! Pat Frank

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning Lesley and love the image and all the fab details.
luv
Debby

xGemmax said...

Wow its amazing hunni and good luck in the DT call :o)
hugs and xxx

Mina said...

stunning card Lesley, I love how you have used this and your colouring is perfect...thanks for joining in with our DT call
Mina xxx

CraftyC said...

Hi Lesley. Wow, I just love your card. Its beautifully embellished and there is nothing wrong with your colouring. Good luck with DT Call!
Clairexx

Carrie said...

OMG....This is amazing hun..coloured beautifully!!

Janiel/ janny said...

Gorgeous Lesley!!!! Love love love that card.. and does it shine?? HECK YES!!! realy dear it is STUNNING!! You could take a lot to the table on that team sweetie... You are very clever and your art wrok is top nnotch!!
hugs sweets...Janiel

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Your creations are always beautiful and this entry card is awesome! I love everything about it! The colors are lovely and the little bottle and the keys are perfection!

Wishing you a good day!

Barbara Diane

Faye said...

This is such a work of art, it really is. I would pick you for sure! xxx

Inger said...

Beautiful work Lesley!!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!

♥ Hugs, Inger :)

Andie's Space said...

Hi Lesley,
Are you still up at this time too?! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Jack is the best, hands down in my opinion. His second front tooth just fell out tonight & he's a bit down about it, so I'll show him your comment tommorrow & I'm sure he'll be thrilled. As for this fantastic entry for the Dream Team, it looks fabulous. Don't sell yourself short. Your colouring IS fantastic & I love how you use your imagination in your cardmaking, which makes your creations a cut above the rest. It's not my call, but I think you're a winner!!
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Lesley your creations are such a beautiful dream!
Totally stunning work!
hugs
kim x

lalkygirl said...

hi lesley ,what a stunning creation ,as always your attention to detail blows me away,i love the little white rabbit,
good luck in the dt call.i think they would be lucky to have you
happy crafting
tracey x

Abi said...

Lesley, I can't find enough superlatives to do this justice, suffice to say you'd get on my team. Good Luck x

Julie said...

Wow what a very creative card. You've put a lot of thought into it and it really shows in the end result. Fab Work and good luck with joining the dream team.

Julie said...

This is awesome Lesley!! Your attention to detail is second to none and your image beautifully coloured! Love the little bottle, especially!! Juliexx

anita01 said...

Hai Lesley,

Gaaf....je mooi's bewonderd en kom morgen weer naar je andere mooi's kijken....ben er weg van maar moet nu echt gaan slapen hi,hi, Bedankt voor je lieve berichtje en heb het gezellig met je hobby....complimentjes hoor, wat een stempel, zo sweet.

Warme groetjes,
Anita.

Dawn B. said...

Lesley this is precious.. I love the embellishments you used.. You did a super job. Good Luck.