Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fall Birthday

Welcome - this will be a brief post, but at least I am here for a moment or two.  I have given the computer lots of rest, so hopefully it will keep going for a tad longer.....

This is a totally digital card - the sentiment and the background paper are from Paulette at Create with TLC, and the image is from Designed 2 Delight, and all are freebies.

I painted the image with watercolour crayons - I had great fun doing that :-).

To add a wee bit of interest, I then painted a layer of iridescent medium over the sky, which the camera has just picked up.

I mounted the image on a dark green layer, mounted it over the harvest paper, added the ribbon and adhered that to the larger green layer.

The sentiment was layered onto orange and then onto the bottom of the green layer, and it was all assembled onto the orange base.
The final touch were the clear rhinestones.

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May your day be blessed

Card Recipe:
Cardstock - Bottle Green ,Bright Orange
Images - Create with TLC and Designed 2 Delight
Paints- Watercolour Crayons, reeves iridescent medium
Accessories - rhinestones ribbon


  1. What a great card! Love the image, perfectly colored and the papers. Well done!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  2. Great card - love it.
    Ann xxx
    Digitally Sweet Challenges DT

  3. Cute Card - thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans this week :)

  4. Love your shimmery sky great colouring of the pumpkins too.

  5. Lovely little scene on this one Maxine. Just beautifully done.

  6. Oh my goodness, this is a cutie!! What a terrific OWL card, just enough cute and not a lot of spook! :) Lovely work! Blessings! 0x0x

  7. Great fall birthday card. That paper is perfect for this image.
    Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #60 - Fall into Fall. Hope to see you on 10/5/12 when the new challenge is posted and the winners for September!

  8. Maxine- I love your watercoloring- and the great fall image! The shimmer adds a great look. The sentiment- perfect! I hope your computer comes back to life soon!

  9. What a beautiful card and your watercoloring looks great ! Thanks for joining our "Free stamp of the month challenge" @ Designed2Delight !

  10. This is adorable, Maxine. Fun coloring of the image and love the shimmer on the sky. Glad you got a chance to play along with us at CYDI? this week!

  11. What a cute little owl and a great Autumn birthday card! Thanks so much for joining us for the Fall Foliage challenge at Broken Box Stock.

    Peace & Luv,

  12. cute card
    thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week

  13. Loving that cute owl image! Spectacular coloring and great choice of paper to go with it.

  14. Great card--love the effect of the watercoloring. The sentiment really pops too! Hope your computer feels better :)

  15. Love your pumpkin design and beautiful coloring!! Can't get paper that matches better :)

  16. Very cute! Love the image and the coloring is great. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  17. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles.

  18. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Dilly Beans. Your sky background looks fantastic.

  19. I really love the sky! I bet it's so pretty in person! The paper is perfect, and so is the sentiment! Thanks for joining the challenge!

  20. How can anyone not love this card! That owl is adorable! Thanks so much for joining the Can You Digi It? challenge this week!


  21. Hi Maxine,
    Lovely card! Such lovely colours! Thank you for joining us at Emergency Crafters x

  22. And I'm so happy that this card made it to my house! Love it.


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