Happy Birthday

Hello everyone. I think I’ve finally recovered from the three days Crafters Companion ‘Craftaganza’. Phew – what a full-on three days that was. There was ink blending, stamping, stenciling, die-cutting, foiling, sewing (not for me!!), and any number of hints and tips from the Crafters Companion ‘tutors’. 

Since being back, I have been at work, but managed to try some colouring with a new set of Copics, and found they actually blend well with the Crafters Companion Illustrator pens too – win-win situation.

Here is a card which shows my colouring:

Here is a close-up of the glittery silveryness and colouring:

I stamped the Concord and 9th ‘Grateful For Everything‘ in a newly acquired Gina K Amalgam ink – liking this for colouring with alcohol markers – then set to the colouring.

The colour scheme is from the current challenge at Color Throwdown, and the layout from the current sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

I used grey for the leaves as a ‘free’ neutral colour. The silver is a piece of glimmer card I had left over – how handy are those little strips?

I find combining a colour and a sketch challenge really helps me plan what card I want to make, and you may have noticed I have done that in the past. This time, I went away from the Christmas cards – for a short time only – and decided this would best suit a birthday theme.

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:

Color Throwdownred, aqua, silver

Freshly Made Sketchessketch

Seize the Birthday birthday with option of CAS

Watercooler Challengesoccasions

It seems WordPress has made some changes to the way you add items to a blog post, and I must say I like how much more simple it is now. I have even played and updated by challenge badge page………..I think I’m going to play with the ‘all about me’ page next – maybe add some photos……. 🙂 🙂