27 January 2011

A Birthday Card

First of all a big hello to my latest follower:  ifat1962!!

Here's my latest card - this is really quite girly not me at all but I'm really pleased with the results.

I've coloured the stamp with promarkers and a pink watercolour pencil as I don't have any skin tone markers.  Yet another thing to add to the shopping list!



I've tried my hand at distressing, inking the edges of the papers (which are Pink Petticoat - I LOVE magazine freebies!).  I also tried to distress the pink card framing the image - I've not done a great job - and it doesn't show up too well on this photo.  Not surprising as I was too lazy to go and find some sandpaper and don't own a fancy distressing tool.  Instead I improvised and used a pair of nail clippers!

This card is being entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - Floral
Craft your Passion - Use Two Patterned Papers
Tuesday Throwdown - Distressing
Paper Sundaes - Distressing
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Food for Thought
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Childhood Memory (going to visit my nanny and knowing that she would have made lots of treats and searching through each cake tin to find out what was in each!)
Everybody Art Challenge - My Favourite Thing (Cake!)
Do You Stack Up? - Patterned Paper
Papertake Weekly - Sketch

Wish me luck!

14 lovely people left a comment on my work!:

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week with such a delightful card ! I love those soft colours and the image is so cute ! Good luck ! SMiles from Catherine

Miranda said...

such a sweetie, lovely colours
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week
hugs Miranda

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful and adorable too.
luv
Debby

WencheP said...

Very, very cute. Absolutely love the image and your coloring is amazing. Wonderful papers. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Denise and Louise said...

Really pretty card. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week - Denise

Donna said...

Amazing card...such pretty papers and a fab take on our food themed challenge...thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Jack said...

Cute card and it's always time for cake, lol! I don't have any fancy distressing tools either. I use a little manicure set that came free with a magazine. Thanks for joining us this week with Crafty Cardmakes.

princesskitten said...

What a darling image. I use Copics E50 - E51 - E53 for just about all my skin tones with R01 under it all for a bit of colour in the cheeks

kitten DYSU team

Pauline said...

What a DARLING image! I have to source that one... what a gorgeous card you've shared with us at DYSU!
Pauline

Jo said...

Sweet image! Thanks for joining in the fun at DYSU this week. Hope to see you next week!

Janna said...

Hi Julie :) It is ALWAYS time for cake ;)) Thanks so much for sharing your sweet patterend card with us at DYSU! Janna

Judie aka Craftymess said...

its a gorjuss card hun, love the image, i just use the edge of scissors to distress with

thanks for getting crafty with us at crafty cardmakers xx

hugs
Judie xx

alicaz said...

so cute and sweet! Love it!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes! Hope you'll play with us again soon!

Jenny said...

Cake is one of my many favourites as well. The image is coloured beautifully and blends with the pastel papers.
Thanks for joining EAC.
Jenny