Friday, October 18, 2013

Time to Party!

My son's birthday party is coming up this weekend.  I was working on a card for him (which I will share later) and had two of these images stamped.  The image is from Lili of the Valley and is called Surprise!  I decided to play around with one of the images and try my had at the dotted background that I often seen other bloggers doing.  I'm not so sure I'm very good at it, but it was fun as something different to try.

I wanted to tone down the patterned papers (Atlantic paper pad from Studio Calico) that I chose so I painted them with white acrylic paint (slightly watered down) and let them dry before assembling my card.

Anyway, the image was colored with copic markers.  Here are the colors I used:
dog: E23, E25, E27, E29, E21
cake: R30, R32, YR20, YR21, E23, E25, E27
candles: BG11, BG13, W7, Y17, YR15
ground: E31
background: W0, W1, W3, W5, W7

The flowers and filigree corner are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley's Mixed Circular Sentiments set.

Again, the charm was purchased on ebay.  I'm playing along with a few challenges: the current Ribbon Girl challenge which is Anything Goes as long as
you use a Lili of the Valley image, the A Creative Romance challenge which is Pink, and the current Lili of the Valley challenge which is Anything Goes.

It's my oldest son's birthday party this weekend.  I can't believe he is going to be 10 already!  Time really does fly once you start having kids.  It doesn't even seem possible.  Fun times to be had with family.

I hope you all have a great weekend, too!


Gabby said...

Happy 10th b.d. to your son! Cute image! LOVE that "explosion" of frosting! Hee! Great design details, as always. Super cake tag. :)

Ribbon Girl said...

Gorgeous card Niki and happy 10th birthday to your son! Thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Lovely Lili challenge - good luck, Mary x

Elise said...

OOH my gosh Niki! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I so love the colors and your colouring is FAB-U-LOUS! Wowwwww! I simply LOVE it!

Hope your son has a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Big Hugs,

dpkennedy said...

This is adorable! I love the roses around that sweet pup!

Dortesjs said...

this is a gorgeous Card Niki thank you for your comment on my blog too. do have a great evening

Home sweet home said...


Your card is stunning:D


Anne said...

Thanks for entering our 'Anything Goes' challenge Niki, what a fabulous card!

Good luck!

Anne x
Lili of the Valley