Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Birthday

Hello peeps,

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I had lots of time to craft, which is always nice :o)

One of my hubby's cousins has a little girl who will be two this week, so I made her a card.

For some reason, something came over me when I was colouring this image and I just had to colour it yellow and pink.  And not just any yellow or pink - I wanted them to be fairly bright, but soft yellow and pink.  I do like how it looks, which is really strange for me - I don't usually like yellow and I don't usually do bright.  Maybe all the white saves it.

I usually pick out paper first and colour to match, and there is a very good reason for that...  I thought I would have paper to match, but turned out the pink was all wrong, so I ended up stamping all the pink papers and used a stencil for the yellow one.  Luckily I had inks to match the coloured pencils.

Paper - Bazzill (pink), BoBunny (yellow) and Stampin' Up (white)
Image - Wild Rose Studio, stamped with Momento black.  The elephant was coloured with Copics and the rest with pencils.  I'm still practising at both of these, and looking for a paper that works well with both, if anyone has any recommendations.  I put Goosebumps on the balloon to make it look like a balloon.
Backgrounds - Stampin' Up distressed dots, I think the stripe is Hero Arts and the stencil is from pink paislee
Sentiment - is from the Hot off the Press stamp and punch set
Other - Spellbinders Parisian Accents and Fancy Tags 2

This card is for the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - A free for all (use any of their sketches) I used sketch #14
Charisma Cardz - No embellishments
No Matter Which Challenges - Die cuts/punches
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Animal Antics

Thanks for stopping by and taking time to leave a comment! I love reading them and visiting you back!

Have a great week & Hugs,



Cat's sCrap said...

What an adorable card ! Too cute. Lovely character. Bravo ! It's successful !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

downrightcrafty said...

such a sweet image and gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining in with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

ps beautiful use of Bella

Lin said...

Perfect for a little one! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Jenni said...

Pretty card, thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Charisma Cardz this week.
Jenni x

Claire said...

Beautiful card, love the delicate colours and the balloon looks fab. Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges and good luck
Claire xx

mandy said...

Lovely card Hun the stamp is adorable :)

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz

Hugs Mandy xxx

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Cute card and image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma