My brother is 12 years older than me. I’d tell you that he’s older than dirt, but that makes me sound old too! Instead, I will let this cake inferno hint that he’s no spring chicken 😉 I’m not feeling too young myself these days!!!
This card is different from anything else you’ve seen me do… a one layer card (gasp!). Normally I’d love to layer it up but this time is different. I have been playing with watercolor (both paints and pencils) for a couple months now and really wanted to try it on a card. Now, before you start thinking I’ve got talent or anything, please know that I totally did not draw this cake. This fabulous illustration is by Elizabeth Dulemba, author/ illustrator extraordinaire, who is one of my favorite sources for digi stamps. She releases them as free coloring pages, but crafters are using her images for papercrafts too.
I printed the image, then traced it onto watercolor paper using an Artograph Light Pad. I got it for Christmas (an awesome surprise present) and it is so cool and easy to use. I used my new Inktense watercolor pencils (another Christmas present… thanks Santa!) to trace, color and paint the image. I hope Elizabeth doesn’t mind but I omitted the flower rosettes she had in the original image. Following the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, I stamped a simple birthday greeting. It felt like it needed something else, so I added some doodling around the edges with the help of a ruler.
I stamped an appropriate sentiment on the inside (cute, right?), but again could not leave it alone. I doodled lines and dots to match the front of the card. So, what do you think??? And can you believe I didn’t use the Silhouette for this one?!?
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- CAS(E) This Sketch! – sketch #61 –
- Addicted to CAS – New (new supplies used) –
- Addicted to Stamps and More! – Clean and Simple –
- Crafty Calendar Challenge – Let’s Celebrate –
- Crafty Sentiments Designs – Birthdays –
- Creative Knockouts – Birthdays –
- Divas By Design – Anything Goes –
- Seize the Birthday – Birthday with Coloring –
I’m also linking up with Elizabeth Dulemba’s gallery.