Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sending birthday wishes

There is a new challenge in town!  It is called Seize the Birthday.  It has a sketch every two weeks - the first week is a girly card and the second week is a manly card.

Its very first sketch looks like this:

I've used the retired Roxie paper to make my card:


What I like most about it is the "patterned paper" in the middle - I used bamboo ink to stamp the same flower randomly then used cocoa ink, a darker ink to stamp the focal flower and the sentiment.  Honestly that was not my plan.  My original plan was to stamp the flower and the greeting on the cream-colored paper which is currently the background piece.  However, I've messed up the stamping and that was the last piece of paper I had.  Oops, it's time to make do and that's what I came up with.  Fixing mistakes is an opportunity to test our creativity and I think I've passed.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Such a happy mistake - I love the pattern you have created! So glad to see you at Seize the Birthday!

  2. hi joyce.. love the papers and uncoloured image

    Thanks for playing along at this weeks Seize the Birthday!!
    Jen xx