Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Happy July 24th - Mo Manning Pioneer Girl

We ought to live sacrificing, singing and dancing.

Mo Manning Digi, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, white gel pen. gold leafing pen, floral dp,
Spellbinders frame die, butterfly punch, rhinestones

Happy July 24th, everyone!

Every year on this date in Ogden, Utah where I grew up, there is a huge celebration with a big parade down Washington Boulevard, fire works, rodeo, delicious food...everything needed for a jubilant bash.   It is one of the biggest parties of the year in my home town, just as it is in many of the larger cities in Utah.  They are commemorating the date that the first Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came into the Salt Lake Valley to start their new lives.  They were fleeing religious persecution and wanted to find a place where they could worship God and raise their families peacefully.  Many of my ancestors were among those first settlers, immigrating from South Africa, Denmark, Canada and New York after they had joined the church.  I'm very proud of them for the sacrifices they made for our country's religious freedom.  As a young girl, I looked forward to July 24th every year and  Utah is still  the place to be on this day for some  wholesome revelry.

In honor of this special day, I created a card with this darling little pioneer girl enjoying the prairie breeze.  It's no wonder Mo Manning images have always been among my faves!   That pretty prairie  landscape in the background came with the digi when I purchased it. I know, so cute! I added some texture to the grass with my Prismacolors and some little wispy flowers with a white gel pen.  My floral Spellbinders frame seemed a little busy for my taste but after I edged it with a gold leafing pen and popped my little lady up with some mounting tape, I think it looks like she's walking into a field of pretty wild flowers.  I added a couple of butterflies to keep her company in this idyllic scene.

I'm happy I found a way to honor this special day creating some art in my happy place.  I hope you find something special to celebrate today, also. Maybe a beautiful blue sky with puffy clouds and a gorgeous field of flowers? If you can't see it, why not create it?

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and enjoy some of God's magnificent creations.

Playing along with:
         Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - July 23
         Lemon Shortbread Challenge #98
        Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - Week July 23  
        Unicorn Challenge #45
        Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #238
        613 Avenue Create Challenge #223
        Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #65
        A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #96
        Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #281
        Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge # 351
        Crafty  Creations Challenge #395


  1. Such beautiful coloring, Nancy! Your work is always so inspiring to me. I love the image too and the scene you have created.
    It is so sad to see how many freedoms, that people made great sacrifices to uphold, are disappearing at the moment.
    Hugs Monica

  2. She's beautiful and so is your card - Michelle x

  3. lovely card and fab colouring. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa xx

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. Oh, my goodness! This is absolutely stunning! You have mad coloring skills and the composition and color integration on this project are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this delightful creation with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer
    613 Avenue Create Challenge
    A Place to Start Challenge

  6. Wow! Your colouring of this gorgeous image is stunning. I love that background which is just perfect for the image. Such a delightful card.
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  7. This is a gorgeous card, your colouring is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers challenge. Marlene DT

  8. Congratulations! You were selected as a Winner in our July Challenge.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create! Please stop by and grab your badge!
    Chana, Owner/Designer
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog