Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Birthday Girl

So far, so good - I have managed to "play" every day this week.  But I think my playtime is going to be severely curtailed for the next couple of days because they are Tom's days off - I shall have to pretend to be a good housewife instead!   To give him his due though, he never complains!

This morning I finished colouring "Birthday Girl" from the Humphrey set of rubber stamps from Crafters Companion.  I have never coloured an elephant before, though to be honest I have never seen an elephant wearing a hat, dress and shoes before either!! 

This is what she looked like this morning before I took up my trusty Promakers again.

Once I had done some more colouring and was reasonably happy with it I decided to make a card straight away.  I think there is probably room for improvement so will keep practising.

The card is approx 15cm square and the base card is Centura Pearl cardstock.  The sunflower coloured card is Coredinations card and the blue card is also Coredinations Card, whitewash, from Crafters Companion. I embossed a piece of the blue card using a plastic sencil and then sanded it back to reveal the blue core.  Next I gave it a blast of Spray and Sparkle, iridescent, from Crafters Companion (must remember to order some more, I just about had enough).  Unfortunately the sparke doesn't really show on the photograph.  Then I decided to try something I have never done before, which was to use a nestie to cut out the image, but leave parts of the image outside the nestie shape.  I have seen Sue Wilson do this a couple of times on Create and Craft and wasn't sure whether or not it would work, but as you will be able to see I managed it without cutting birthday girl's head off altogether!  The papers, which don't show up particularly well on this photograph are from the Garden Delights cd from Cupcake Crafting.  I only had a pale lemon ribbon so coloured it with my Promarkers to match the yellows used in the image, punched out some little flowers from Centura Pearl paper, added some roses and a bit of bling and card finished.  There is no insert as yet because, as always, I make my inserts personal to the recipient, so that will be done as and when needed.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my latest creation and thank you for stopping by.

Catherine xx


  1. excellent colouring in such a sweet image and card too
    hugs linda x

  2. It's so sweet!!! Gorgeous card and fabulous colouring. :) X X

  3. Thank you Linda and Lynn - I appreciate your feedback.

  4. Lovely card Catherine and i think yoor coloring is fab. i love this stamp and the dress. i need some humphrey stamps... Louise
    ok lets hoping this works??

  5. Louise, thank you so much for your feedback. I must be getting there! This is the only Humphrey stamp I have - so far anyway! And by the way - it worked!! Third time lucky!