Monday, October 2, 2017

Birthday Wishes . . .

Hello All!
Well here we are ... first week of October 2017 and another MONDAY!

Monday's are not always easy but, so far so good!
Yesterday I told you about being involved in the 'new to me' online magazine called Creative Inspiration Magazine.  Have you popped over to check it out yet?  In the video, right around 3 minutes is where you begin to see my cards.  Right after the beautiful scrapbooking layout designs.  TONS of inspiration in so many categories ... please do pop over and have a peek!  

NOW ... today ... I was invited to a Facebook Group called Paper Craft Artist.  This is a closed group but from now until Sunday night if you're interested, they are having an open enrollment.  Another fun place to draw crafting inspiration and they have a little challenge fun too!  To get the ball rolling, their challenge which will end on 10-15 is to use Fall Colors (orange & brown).   Here's what I've created to share . . .


I'm in desperate need of birthday cards for an upcoming show
so I created a background using the coloring of orange/brown but then
instead of a fall theme, I used this cute image that I had printed off
months (probably years) ago and never colored/used.  I'm sorry ... it's been so long
I don't remember who's image it is!  If you know, please leave a comment!

The background panel was actually created using both watercolor paints
AND Tim Holtz oxide distress inks!  Yep, I used them both starting
with the watercolor paints then touches of the ink and lots
of water & drying in between.

And for the sentiment, I am LOVING this fun My Sentiments Exactly!
stamp set called 'Birthday Innies & Outies'.

A few other challenges to share in:

A Gem of a Challenge #204 - Birthday Card

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope your week is off to a FABULOUS start!!

As always . . .

Papers:  Watercolor paper, White cs, Kraft cs
Stamps/Ink:  My Sentiments Exactly!, Tim Holtz Oxide Inks (Spiced Marmalade & Walnut Stain), Versafine Onyx
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Nuvo Orange crystal drops, Fiskars swivel craft knife, Watercoloring paint set, Tim Holtz spritz bottle


scrAPpamondo said...

How cute are these chiks and the warm orange background is just perfect for the season! Fab sentiment, so fun! A lovely birthday card!

laurie said...

Thats so cute! I LOVE the sentiment!

Patti J said...

Very cute card! I love creating with fall colors! Great job!

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous image love your colours to. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Donna Phelan said...

This is super cute, really adorable. No one could be mad it's late, it's so cute lol

Leslie Miller said...

You sure do keep yourself busy! This is adorable! I love the sentiment, and the bright colors and cute birds are super fun!

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

This card is so cute!!!!
Thanks for entering the D2BA October Challenge! -Tasha :)

Conniecrafter said...

that is so cute and fun, love the sentiment with it, with my memory lately I have been writing on the back of my diecuts and digi's the name very lightly in pencil :)

Diane said...

Wow, another cute cute card and fabulous sentiment!!! You are really rock 'n' rollin' with all your go girl!!

Darnell said...

Aw, that's a much nicer card between chick friends than the ones I've been making the last several days, huh, Darlene?! But I love it and love your warm and gorgeous background! Thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge #12 and congratulations on the publication in the online mag!! Hugs, Darnell