Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Birthday, Scrappin' Sista!

You know that nagging feeling you get that tells you that you have forgotten something?  We'll I've had it a while. In fact, well over a week.It has driven me nuts trying to work out what it was that I have forgotten... and knowing my luck of late, there is more I have forgotten.  I know it always coincides with an increase in family responsibilities, so perhaps that's it.... So I've worked out that I have missed a blog post!  The creation got to it's right destination on time, but I plum forgot to post it here on my own blog!  So I'm late... I'm late... for a very important date.... lucky for me it's running all month!!!!

Scrappin Sista (Christel) is celebrating her birthday month .... by having a guest designer showcased on her blog every day... I was the first to show, on October 1st.... looking at today's date, you know why I'm late! I met Christel on a blog hop.... and then we worked on a challenge design team together... what an awesome dynamo she is!

I created a card that celebrates - I guess it could be used for a birthday, but I thought since the celebration was a month, my creation needed a longer-standing sentiment! I thought this image from Michelle Perkett Studio was just perfect - a celebration of people - growth, friendship, togetherness... and birthdays where applicable!

Ingredients: 6x6 white cardbase; Water Pen; Promarkers;  Stardust Glitter Pens; Vintage Crochet Lace; Tiny Rhinestone Adhesive Strips...

My mind was set on a very white card, with touches of colour.  So colouring is minimal - water brushed promarker colour for the skin and hair, and glitter pens for the flowers and grass.  After the image was coloured to my satisfaction, I simply mounted it with a border of a gorgeous white vintage crochet lace, and fixed it to the card.  It still needed something.... of course! BLING! And being a celebratory creation, lots of it! So my loads of bling is presented in a frame around the image - tiny adhesive rhinestones... I love that these are so small... and very I am very thankful that they don't have to be adhered individually!!!

 So Happy Birthday Christel.... have a great birthday month! I'm a bit late, but I'm here!  Do pop by Christel's blog to see the daily creations.... and there's candy too!  Thanks for peepin'!

3 cared to share!:

Chelsea said...

Great card. She will love it!

Jennifer said...

I love your elegant card! with just a touch of colour and I love the lace and bling frame!

Luanne said...

Lovely card! she'll like it.