Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy Birthday

August is a month of birthdays in our family.  It is also the first birthday of Marci and Luka over at La-La Land Crafts.  They are having a birthday themed card contest.  I used Pirate Luka for my birthday card.


So this past week my husband and I went camping.  I found out while at work Wednesday that my husband was going to have Saturday off so we took off camping as soon as I got off of work.  I was throwing all my craft supplies in a bag so I could play while my hubby was out fishing.  Well don't you know I would forget something super important?  I forgot my Neenah paper!!!  Oh and not to mention an acrylic block!! I used the back of some packaging to put my stamp onto and used the back side of some cardstock to stamp onto.  Oh my, I love my Neenah!!  the cardstock bled and just didn't blend like my Neenah!  I think I need to put a supply in the trailer!  Anyways, I was able to make this card for the Birthday Challenge over at La-La Land Crafts.  I purposely used different face colors then I have used before so that I could enter into the iCopic challenge that is to use skin tones that are out of my comfort zone.  I used E-51, R-02, E-01,E-11,E-13,E-95.  *Well dang it, I missed the deadline!*
I had a lot of fun coloring this little guy up.  Even without my Neenah paper!!  


I used a mixture of Cosmo Cricket Paper and My Mind's Eye.  I distressed the paper with my scissors.  That was just one more thing I forgot at home, my distressor!   The metal plate is by Tim Holtz.  Don't you just love it?  And a peak at the inside of course!!


So, do you have a Facebook?  All I need is for you to go on over to La-La Lands blog and "Like" my card.  The card with the most votes wins a 36 piece Copics.  Wow!!  OK, now you are on your way over to enter aren't you?  I can't blame you!!!!


I am also going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Birthday Sundaes has of course birthday card!
Dream Valley Challenges has distressing as it's challenge.
Craft Your Days Away has a birthday theme.
Card Makin Mamas challenge is birthdays.
Just Add Ink has tearing and distressing. 
Stampin for the Weekend has spots and dots.
Celebrate the Occasion has kids birthday.





36 comments:

Sheree said...

What a cute card Brenda! Love the image and your colouring is true perfection... as always! The embellishments really make this card pop!
Thanks for the candy additions... I really want that die now and I'll be drawing tomorrow night!
Hugs,
Sheree

Maureen Merritt said...

Aw, I love your card Bren! This little pirate is too cute :) Fabulous coloring, as always!

Jane H said...

Bren I love this and I have voted :)

girlia said...

wow this is just amazing.

Adrian said...

Wow, beautiful job!

Dana said...

He is just the cutest and even though he isn't colored on Neenah he turned out amazing! I love the super distressed/torn edges and that metal plate, gorgoeous!!
Good luck on your win ;)
Hugs~
Dana

Esther said...

Sweet card!
Love your distressing, the image is adorable and you did a wonderful job coloring it, and love the inside details!
Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

Laurie said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!
Laurie
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

CraftyJAR said...

Love the amazing job on the coloring in. It is a gorgeous card. Good luck winning the copics. Thanks for joining us at CTO!
Judy

Reflections from Granny said...

What a cutie he is, this is such a happy card and just made me smile.

Hugs, Lori m

Trell said...

Super beautiful! Thanks for playing at CTO with us!

Trell - DT

Craftdee said...

Another great card! I'm glad you could adapt to your changed crafting conditions...the result is fab! I'm not "on" Facebook (really, when would I get the time?!!) so I'll just have to tell you that if I was, I'd vote for your card in a heartbeat ;-)Dee

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card - fab image and distressing! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Angel said...

Great card.

Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

Hugs Angel

Karen said...

Oh my..what to do with no Neenah paper! I can relate!! Your pirate Luka card is so cool, and I love it! Thanks for playing along on the La-La Land Crafts birthday contest and good luck!!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

This is just the cutest pirate I've ever seen Bren. Don't you have it when you dont have your essentials?!? Regardless, it turned out fabulous. ~jeni :)

Guylou said...

Fabulous!!! Your coloring is out of this world!!! I hope you will win!!!
Cheers!
G

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

Really great job coloring this cute pirate! Thanks for playing along with us at CTO!

♥ Rayna
http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

This pirate is adorable, I just love it and the colors are amazing! Thanks for joining CTO!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Look at those adorable little eyes! You have colored your image beautifully and your card is wonderful, inside and out! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Kristen said...

wow this is wonderful. thanks for joining us at CTO.

Andrea said...

Such a fabulous card - I love the image and the colouring looks perfect to me. I love the layout and embellishments.
Love, Andrea xx

Trail of Treasures said...

Absolutely stunning! The colouring is flawless!! The pirate is absolutely adorable!! Thanks for playing with us over at CTO!


Hugs,
Tracey - CTO DT member
www.trailoftreasures.com

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so awesome sweetie. I adore your colouring and layout. I hope you have enjoyed your camping break. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this week and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Flair Girl said...

BEAUTIFUL coloring!!!!

Kristie said...

Fantastic card! Great image, coloring and embellishing. Love that metal piece over the happy birthday. Thank you for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

Mummylade said...

Thank you so much for playing along with SFTW this time and good luck!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Oh my goodness, way to be resourceful with the items you had! This is absolutely adorable! I love the image and the papers are fabulous! Such a perfect birthday! Good luck with all those birthdays this month! Thanks for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes! I hope you'll join us again next week!
Amber

Sue said...

OMG!! Pirate Luka is absolutely adorable!! You did an awesome job coloring him. I love the frame around the sentiment too. Good luck in all of the challenges. Your card is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes.

Anne Fenton said...

Brenda this is sooo cute...I just love it, Good luck.
Hugz
Anne

Yvette said...

Great Card Brenda

Carolyn said...

Brenda I love your card, such a cute image.

Ann said...

Beautiful card and coloring Brenda; love it!!!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card - love the ptrate - ARGGHHH !
Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' for the weekend - good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our birthday celebrations. Good luck x

Colleen Holmes said...

As sweet inside as outside!
Love your distressing, the image is adorable and you did a wonderful job coloring it. Love it sweetie! You got my vote!