Monday, June 25, 2012

happy birthday

Hello.  I was thinking Eva would post something soon, but she must be having a busy summer...

Here's a birthday card that I made for the latest Farm Fresh Friday challenge, using ribbon.  And based on the Saturday Sketch on Splitcoaststampers.

It's a little strange that all the cards I've made recently end up at Eva's house!

You might be wondering where the ribbon is, but I read "twine" somewhere in the challenge description and went with that instead since I wanted to tie some tags on.  Anyhow, this was my first time coloring up Logan, usually I try to pick characters that sort of look like or remind me of the recipient, but don't really know many boys with curly hair.  Tried to color the hair strands straighter, but oh well.  Used Papertrey Ink cardstock in kraft, aqua mist, ocean tides, dark chocolate, and vintage cream, plus their patterned paper, happy birthday stamp and tiny tags die.  The background woodgrain stamp is from Hero Arts stamped in vintage photo distress ink.  I stamped the character in brown ink instead of black, and was almost tempted to not color him at all...which maybe would have been smarter since my blue pencil was kind of bright for the card. Hmm, I stuck on all the little stars thinking the rectangle was a little bare, but maybe that was overkill...

Anyhow, hope everyone is having a good summer, it's getting way too hot around here.

7 comments:

eva said...

this is a cute boy card!! i like the blue! he will like it very much! and i am super super super busy. well, not really. kind of just being lazy too.

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Hi Cheryl, nice boy card .hugs
Doreen

Rachel Parys said...

Very cool! I love how you used the sketch! I really need to get him! (I'm so bad at making boy cards!)

Leanne said...

This is so cool Cheryl! You did a fabulous job with the sketch and I love how soft Logan looks colored with those boy colors. Love it!
*;)

Handmade Cuties said...

I like the curly hair boy! He's cute =)

RiNNE said...

liking the color scheme! The twin is fabulous and i love that woodgrain!

Lorraine said...

Perfect boy card, Cheryl! Love your coloring of the image and the brown blue color combo!