Thursday, June 21, 2012

It's Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop Time


As our wonderful team leader Jak says "Hold on to your hats ladies as it's that time again" - yup it's time for Mo Manning's Dream Team to get together and play. This month's theme is Ethnic Skin Tones and the gals are all saying it's MY fault as I am this month's host - LOL. I'm the start of the hop so you are in the right place to get going - and there are a couple of Mo prizes along the way too.

I thought this would be a fabulous theme as Mo has some absolutely gorgeous ethnic images - and some that can work either in light or dark skintones - and I wanted to highlight these. I chose one of my favourite images to play with - Sadie with Apples (available from Mo's old store)

Your next stop on the hop is the always marvellous Mina - but remember to check out the Dream Team Blog for regular inspiration.

In case you get lost the blog hop order is....
Debbie, Mina, Pops, Jak, Gretha, Kerttu, Jane, Julie, Heidy, Alice
(click on their links on my left sidebar if you need them - under Mo's banner)

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E35, E33, E31, E30) plus E42, E41, E40, E39, E29, B97, B93, B91, B000, G29, G28, G24, G21, YG25, YG01, BG0000, R27, R17, R14, T4, T2, T0

68 comments:

Kerttu said...

Such a wonderful card and I can see that you have pracitced your skin tones, lol.

hugs
Kerttu

heidy said...

Fabolous card and theme Debbie,love it!
XXX Heidy

Boxofcolours said...

What a great card Debbie, love it.
Hugs
Jane

Welmoed said...

What a super card to start this blog-hop!
Beautiful is this girl Sadie!
You coloured her so real, gorgeous!

Welmoed

kraftyk said...

Fabulous card, gorgeous image, beautiful colours and embellies,
hugs, Kim

maxine said...

Beautiful card x

sue - bearhouse said...

stunning card, such a beautiful image

sue

Pat said...

Love the colours and embellishments x

Welmoed said...

Thanks for this great blog-hop!
Love the theme and to see all the beautiful cards you showed us!

Welmoed

Mogliettina said...

What a wonderful card! And a really adorable subject!I like very much how you have coloured her!
I recently started creating cards and I hope to become as good as you and the other blog hop girls!

Colinda said...

Beautiful!! Have to try it some time. Love your graduation gift too!! Have a sunny day, Colinda

Lotte said...

Such a great card! Really love the colours! x

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, happy hugs love Pops x x x

Sandra said...

She's fab.
I've never tried colouring darker skin tones, this makes me want to try.
Sandra x

maldis said...

love the card in every detail!

Gretha said...

Woww, this is amazing. Your image is gorgeous.
It was a big challenge this theme.
Xx Gretha

Mina said...

no swearing at you Debbie I loved this theme lol...wow to your amazing card and of course your colouring
Mina xxx

Adriana said...

Sooo beautiful how you colored her! Lovely colors and very special ribbon.
Thanks, Adriana

Suzanne said...

A gorgeous card and image. Beautiful colouring x

Jane said...

I quite liked this 'challenge'....good on you for a great idea. And I think we've inspired along the way too.
Your hair colouring is spot on...perfect all over xxx

Sandra said...

Soo beautiful card you made! // Sandra

caroline said...

great card debbie, she is such a sweetie, the card is just gorgeous
caroline w

rachel said...

absolutely stunning image and your colouring is amazing! Big hugs Rachel xx

LindaR said...

Beautiful card. I love the highlights in her hair!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I really did need a "fix" from Debbie's blog to remind me how much I love your work! Hugs xxx

Zosia said...

A lovely card and so natural looking. Well done!!

Crea Astrid said...

What a lovely card with a nice digi.

Hugs AStrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.nl/

Taty Vanessa said...

Good Morning sweetie!!!
Beautiful is this girl Sadie!
You coloured her so real, gorgeous!
I love the highlights in her hair!
Taty

Irish Eyes said...

Beautifully colored image. Love the card!

Janette Fuller said...

I love this card, Debbie. The skin tones are so natural and lovely.
Thank you for your inspiration.

Les said...

So cute and a promise of what is to come today. X

christi said...

gorgeous coloring. what a cute image as well. she's already for market.

Mary J said...

So very beautiful Debbie!

Susan said...

I love this card! Great image and beautifully colored.
Many thanks!
Sue Brailey

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Debbie! Fantastic coloring!

Tracy said...

Absolutely Beautiful card! Your coloring is stunning!

ursula said...

lovely, lovely, lovely I do like these colours....Ursula X

Trina said...

Gorgeously colored! I, for one, always appreciate seeing what colors fabulous colorists like you use to color brown. It always gives me something new to try...

Les said...

Love this card Debbie. Brilliant hop. I need to learn to color. Thanks for the inspiration. X

Brenda said...

wow, what a great card! love the image you colors are nice!
hugs Brenda

Laura said...

What a great theme! It's nice to see so many versatile images, I love Mo's designs and your card is great Debbie!! The image is coloured beautifully.
Laura xx

Jak Heath said...

Awe she's gorgeous Debbie, beautifully coloured

Tetcha said...

Gorgeous card Debbie! Your colouring brings her to life with the amazing shading and definition, I would love to get a tutorial on improving my skin tone colouring...

Renee said...

Beautiful card...lovely coloring job!

Jude said...

Gorgeous card and your colouring of her is fabulous.

Hugs
Judex

Tonya said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the theme you picked. Your coloring is fabulous!!

hellerlittle said...

OMG, Debbie your little Sadie is looking such real, what a kind brightnes of color you´ve used !!!
TFS and for the hop
hugs hellerlittle

ChrisAndCat said...

This is gorgeous - i havent tried darker skin tones yet.

Jo Rice said...

Beautiful card, love the colours. X

Julie said...

Wow, wow, wow Debbie - this is stunning!! Your colouring is amazing, especially love the fruit!! So glad you chose this theme Debbie - I would never have been brave enough otherwise!! Hugs, Juliexx

Grá O'Neill said...

Gorgeous card & a beautiful image :)

Ginny Getty said...

Whoa! Love that image Debbie! I really like your skin tone choices... Love that card!
~ginny

Tine said...

Hi Debbie. She's a fabulous image & you have coloured her perfectly. I actually rather like colouring ethnic skin tones and you are right, Mo has some wonderful images. Great card.
Tine :)

Mau xx said...

What a fab card to start the Hop off, I love the image and your colouring is amazing. Love all those yummy flowers too.
Hugs Mau xx

Mau xx said...

What an amazing hop, so loved all the cards xx

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

beautiful card. wonderful coloring adn pretty flowers.

Luanne

sallysbitz said...

This is a lovely image that you have coloured perfectly x Great colour combo too. It's great to see these skin tones on cards x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Purple Card Lady said...

Oh, this is one of my fav images. You did such a good job with her. TFS!

Elaine said...

Wow she is just beautiful what a gorgeous image and so beautifully colored well done Hugs Elaine

Bonnie said...

Beautiful card, love the colors

Elaine said...

What a beautiful image and a stunning card Hugs Elaine

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Your coloring is beautiful! Very lovely card! Wishing you a good weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Hamrow said...

What a beautiful card and love the colouring.

Monika Reeck said...

really beautiful colloring and adorable Images..really lovely card...Love this

Jane said...

wow she is stunning and you certainly can colour skin! Fab!
jane x

Terrie L said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your colouring is perfect, and I love the embellies!

flutterbys-n-faeries said...

this is what we need....i can never get skin tones right ... thanks for your help and brilliant card by the way

Jeannean said...

Great card! I love Mo's ethnic stamps, although have been timid to try coloring skin tones, thanks for the inspiration!