Thursday, May 3, 2012

Grow a Little Love


Perfect timing!  Simon Says Stamp, one of my favourite places to shop for all things stamping related, is celebrating their 3rd Birthday!  Happy Birthday SSS!  So of course, this weeks' challenge is anything and everything to do with birthdays.

My daughter has just been invited to another birthday party in two weeks time and I needed to practice my Copic colouring for the class I am taking with my friend Lisa, so, I bundled all that together and came up with a very, very simple card!  (I know, I say that often, but it's true, I just never seem to do anything complicated when it comes to card making). 

Whilst browsing a few blogs of some uber talented Copic divas I noticed some very sweet digital images and although I am not really a digital lover, I wanted this image.


She, Wryn, comes from Tiddly Inks and oh my goodness, you could get lost there for hours!

I made a smallish card using some PTI Vintage Cream cardstock, one of my favourite colours when I don't want to work with kraft or a coloured cardstock.  I stamped the gorgeous Penny Black "All You Need..." image in Versamagic "Pink Petunia" chalk ink, it gives such a soft look.  Isn't it awesome how it matches up with the heart flowers of the digital stamp!

Wryn is coloured with Copics and mounted on the notecard with some dimensional foam.  I did add a tiny bit of stickles to the heart flowers.  The sentiment, "Happy Birthday", from a Hero Arts set, is stamped in Iris Chalk ink on the inside of the card. (I love Hero Arts chalk inks, they are pure heaven!)

Now, let's hope the little birthday girl likes it!

The Vagabond I posted on my blog yesterday is sold!  Thank you Cheiron, I am so happy that it has gone to someone whom I know will use it - she is another totally talented lady!

My craft room is a shambles!  I know that I am avoiding packing, but it's going to have to be done as they come on the 29th to collect the Airfreight boxes!  It's just such a decision to make sure I get the right stuff in there!!!

It's all good, I may procrastinate from time to time, but I also manage to get things done, so no need to panic right!!!

Have an awesome day!

17 comments:

Cindy C. said...

This birthday card is really sweet Brenda!

Lisa said...

GET OUT!!! Brenda this is some serious CUTENESS! Love the flourish of hearts and then they way they're echoed in the flower pot. And this sweet little girl...SO DARN CUTE!!

pcm said...

very cute card :)

Laurie said...

Brenda this is ADORABLE! I love your coloring and the stamped image in the background!

Lisa said...

OMG- were these two stamps made for each other or what?!! Wryn is totally ADORABLE!! I see why you like them :) and your coloring is so fab!

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!!!

xxx

Rosemary said...

your card is just adorable, brenda! love the background you created and how perfectly you colored little wryn!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous. I've just been to Tiddly Inks... haven't been for a while and had forgotten how cute the images are. Your card is wonderful.

Maureen Morton said...

Are you seriously kidding me?!! This sweet gem is just perfect with that matching flower stamp. You are a gal of great vision and talent! I don't "do" sweet little girls, but I do appreciate them - lovely coloring, Brenda! A pure delight.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda that soft echo of hearts behind your main image is divine!

Sue Lelli said...

She is just DARLING, Brenda, and i LOVE how that Penny Black image matches her pot of hearts so Perfectly! CUTE card!

Michelle said...

this is just too sweet! lovely coloring and stamped background, Brenda!

Katarina said...

Very sweet card, Brenda, any litle girl would love that one.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Adorable card Brenda!

Trinh said...

This is so cute, Brenda! I have always thought your coloring was wonderful & this is no exception.

Anita Recksiedler said...

Absolutely amazing coloring Brenda! The skirt looks amazing! :> If I had to have all my crafty stuff boxed up for the 29th I would start on the 26th. It probably won't take that long and I wouldn't want to be without it! :>

Christine said...

Wow, I'm speechless. Your simple card really made me say WOW! I love how you have colored the image. So sweet. Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine