Friday, August 30, 2013

Awesome Birthday

While it is still warm and humid it is overcast and the trees are beginning to yellow. Fall keeps creeping into my art and cards. This card perfect for my brother Bill's September birthday was in response to a couple of challenges, especially for Shopping our Stash where the theme is "for the boys".
CASE Study is featuring the last week of inspiration from Jennifer Maguire. Here is the inspiration card: 

I took a few liberties with the sketch. I thought of adding an embellishment or two, but I like the simplicity of the sentiments being the total focus. 

Over at CAS-ual Fridays they are celebrating new design team members and the challenge is kraft and text. I thought it appropriate to use CAS-ual Fridays's RAD stamp set.

I am going out on a limb entering this card at Just Add Ink, where the challenge is to just add coloring. I did add coloring, using Distress and Momento markers. I used a technique I showed in my last post.

Every now and again Miss Pinkie insists on taking center stage. For some reason she really liked this card and wanted her picture taken with it. Must be the coloring on the card!

Have a fabulous Labor Day weekend and if you must labor I hope it is with an ink pad in one hand and stamp in the other!!

P.S. Chana over at 613 Avenue Create asked me to post this card. Chana, I am happy to do so, Hope everyone enjoys it also. The theme includes spotlight stamping, well... its kinda like a spotlight, I am spotlighting the words- hee hee hee..... :)


Sanketi said...

Simply stunning it!
Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Paula Dobson said...

I LOVE your coloured stripes! What an awesome idea and combined with the embossed words, the card really pops. A great masculine card too! Thanks for playing at JAI this week ♥

Christine Blain said...

GREAT male card, and fantastic way of adding colour, Sue; this is very cool! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

Chana Malkah said...

Very creative design! I love your "CASE"! The design aesthetics of this card are just fabulous! Well thought out and beautifully executed! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

PS: I would love to see this card in my Anything Goes Challenge at

Anonymous said...

I think this is a great and unique way of colouring too. Very inventive. Chantell JAI

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Sue! Your project is as impressive as when I first saw it! Very, Very, nicely done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create! We hope you will become a regular visitor!
Chana, Owner

Nikki Spencer said...

What a fabulous effect and such a lovely way to add colour to a project. Thanks for joining us over at Just Add Ink.

Betty J Schaub said...

Very nice job!

Blossom Cards said...

what a lovely card so unusual love the cat as well thanks for sharing with 163 avenue create happy crafting to you
Rachel DT not
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Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Thank for your colourful entry at Just Add Ink this week.

JAI Design Team

Kelly Griglione said...

Great layout, great colors, great stamps : ) A total package! Thank so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Alica said...

Very cool! Love how you used the stamps and placed the sentiments on a diagonal! And love the cat too! :)
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)