Monday, October 21, 2013

A bright birthday card

I've made this bright birthday card with a big party hat:

I really like this color combo and I drew the inspiration from the color challenge at Sunday Stamps! :

I know these are fall colors but why should we be restricted by that?  It can also be a great color combo for a birthday card!  I've used Goldrush, Lagoon and Chocolate from the Close to My Heart palette.  Coloring this party hat was fun.  This is the first time that I colored it with markers and the first time that the light source is on the left side.  I'm glad that the shadows of the image give me a good hint of how to color it and it wasn't too bad for a coloring newbie.

The sketch of the card came from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  I love how clean it is!

My card is also entering the following challenges:
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Make a card
Hiding in My Craft Room - Color It
Totally Gorjuss - String
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday with the option of Fall colors

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love that image and your card! So glad you linked it up with us over at Seize the Birthday!

  2. Your coloring is fantastic! And I completely agree that the color combo shouldn't be restricted to just autumn cards. It works perfectly for this birthday card.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us for our Color It! challenge this week at HIMCR and good luck!
    Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team
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  3. Fabulous card Joyce, the colours are lovely ! Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

  4. Hi Joyce. I think your colouring is gorgeous! What a great idea for a birthday card too!
    Thankyou for joining in at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  5. Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

  6. Love this Birthday card, great choice of colours.
    Thanks for sharing at FSC
    Avril x

  7. What a fun image!! I love how you used the challenge colors. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.

  8. Great birthday card using the color challenge from Sunday Stamps!

  9. You're right, these colours work perfectly for a birthday card. Super fun image! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  10. What a sweet stamp set :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps, we sure hope you will join us again soon!!!

  11. I absolutely love this image - so much fun! I love the simple colouring job you've done too - leaving mostly a black and white image. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps.

  12. Great job with your coloring Joyce! It's so nice to see Close To My Heart colors on your card. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps this fortnight--hope you can join us again soon!
    :) Marie