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Monday, September 13, 2010

Good Monday morning! See what happens when I take a weekend off? Monday post is late, at least for me... These two cards were made for the 2-fer challenge from the WRAK Labor day challenges. The challenge was to use the same sketch and make two birthday cards.. one for a boy and one for a girl. Again, I decided to practice with coloring. I chose two images, different companies, both designed by Elisabeth Bell. I love her people images. This card was also made using the critter challenge sketch from last week, which I forgot to upload to the challenge blog... and the OCC challenge to use numbers or letters on your project.

This image is from Whiff of Joy. It's Oakley. I originally had him sitting on a tree stump, but it made the image too wide, so you can just imagine him sitting on the stump. Honestly, as I was coloring him, I was thinking he was Irish..have you ever done that? I mean something like giving you images a background? It may just be a little of my eccentricity.. LOL! I've been reading some books by an Irish author so I think that's where it came from. Anyway, Oakley is colored with Copics. I used the stars from Tami Mayberry's star set (GKD) for the embellishement (as they say, stars are masculine flowers). The sentiment is from Melanie Meunchinger's birthday set (GKD).

This card uses Daisy on a trike (Sugar Nellie). I was too tired to create a background for Daisy, but I did think she was just cute and my daughter is learning how to ride a trike. I used Bazzil wings flowers for the accent on this one.

I hope that the difference in colors and embellies makes up for the fact that I really kept to the same sketch. In retrospect, I probably could have used a scalloped oval or something on the girl card to separate them a bit more.


Stamps: Oakley (WoJ), Daisy on Trike (Sugar Nellie), Oh Boy, Year of Flowers, Fanciful Tags, Melanie Ms Happy Birthday set (Gina K)
Paper: Ivory, Red Hot, Fresh Asparagus, Sweet Corn, Chocolate Brown (Gina K); DCWV Designer Paper
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Lady Bug (Memento)
Accessories: Star Punch large and small, Bazill flowers, Basic Grey button, twine, nailhead, copics


JulieA said...

Very pretty, Alison! I really love that little girl's hair flying behind her as she zooms down the sidewalk on her trike. :-) Nice job on the coloring, too!

Janice M said...

Too cute!!! Your coloring is wonderful!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Cute images. I really like the layout and how you used the number paper. So appropriate for a child's birthday.

Gaudeamus said...

These kids look very familiar - especially the little boy!