Monday, March 14, 2011

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #58 - Happy Birthday!!!

 Good morning, and happy Monday!!  I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend!  Now a new week has begun and along with that comes the newest Kaboodle Doodles Challenge.  This week why not take the birthday challenge?  If you play along with us, you could win a fabulous prize from Paper Pretties, who happens to be our sponsor this week.  Just upload your birthday themed creation using the link provided to the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.  I can't wait to see all the wonderful birthday themed goodness that there's sure to be in store for us!!

My card today was made with the Fan-tastic digital stamp from the Paper Pretties store.  I printed the image at 3x5 inches and colored her with my Copics.  I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the leaf panel, and filled in around the leaves with my Versamarker to darken the background and make the leaves pop.  The patterned paper is from a stack that I got at my LSS on Saturday, and comes from Jenni Bowlin's Family Tree collection.  I LOVE the vintage look of this paper pad, and while paper is one of the LAST things I need, I couldn't pass up the great sale they were having at my LSS.  I was teaching a Copic class, and was worried everything would be gone by the time I was ready to shop., because they  were celebrating their Spring Open House and had 40% off of ALL their scrapbooking supplies!  Is that awesome, or what?  Now you know why I couldn't pass it up, and thankfully there was plenty left for me.    ;-) 
I added some pearl pins to the stitched grosgrain ribbon to mimic the look of the hair accessories on the image and hand cut the computer generated sentiment.   I hope you like it!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you have a blessed day filled with happy stamping!


McBDesigns said...

BEAUTIFUL!! All of the extra details like coloring to make the embossed leaves pop and adding the stick pins really make a huge difference in turning a pretty card into artwork.

Becky said...

This is so cute! Beautiful coloring and colors.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Lorie

Wow just LOVE how you have coloured in your image so very, very clever! Also love that you used the ink on the embossed panel to make the leaves pop - have to remember that one!


Glora said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS. Your coloring and lighting is amazing. It looks so natural and realistic. I LOVE it! Hugs- Glora

Heather said...

Your card is absolutely Fan-tastic! Your coloring is incredible!!!! Wonderful card!

Imke said...

Lorie, this is such a sweet image and your coloring is fantastic. Love the colors and DP !

kadie said...

This us absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Lorie! Wow, just gorgeous in every perfectly chosen detail! And I adore that image too!