Sunday, April 10, 2011

Birthdays are the Best!

Birthdays really are the best, don't cha think?
I love birthdays - I always have. From as early on as I can remember - I have always loved my birthday. My mom always made each of us kids feel so special on our big day. Being the youngest of 5 it was always so nice to feel like the "STAR" for the day. Growing up we didn't have alot of money but our birthday parties were always the best!! They weren't fancy or expensive, but they really were memorable!!
Thanks mom for all the great birthdays!!

Anyways, on to the card du jour.
I created this little cutie using the following challenges :
Sketch from CPS - love this sketch because it provides a great inspiration for multiple patterned papers (all on the same card- which can be a little tricky...)
Lily of the Valley - green and peach
Make it Colorful - coloring backgrounds
Isn't she darling!! I had so much fun coloring her. I LOVE the unsual color combo. It's right up my alley.

For the Make it Colorful background challenge I decided to draw in a room horizon. I just took the Copic multi-liner and hand drew the wall and floor. It made it easy to fill in the background.

 I am also going to include a snap shot of the copic markers I used :
Well, I hope you like!!
See - green and peach really can go together.
Don't be afraid to try unique color combos - you may be surprised at what the outcome will be!!

Have a great day.
this card is for all of you out there in blog-land with April birthdays!!
Happy Birthday!!


  1. beautiful love to learn how to use copics or pro markers ...looks hard tho...


  2. This is gorgeous Alexis ... I love how you added the background in, stunning!

  3. Beautiful card and great coloring work. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. What a cutie of a card!! Love the colors, and the fun half circle shape of the stamped block!! Thanks for playing along at the CPS blog!! ♥♥♥

  5. i don't actually see a SKY coloured here, but i love how you've penned in the room behind the image! very cute, and love the dimension/perspective! thanks for sharing your project with us at Make it Colourful! :)