Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Birthday Blessings


This card is for the 4th ODBD challenge, which is a sketch challenge. I used the image and sentiment from ODBD's Happy Birthday set. I colored the image with my lightest set of Copic Markers, and then I shaded a bit with the lightest of the regular series of colors, i.e. G01, BV02, etc. I realized after putting it together that to completely follow the sketch I should have done circles, and my circles should not have overlapped the bottom band. However, I decided I would enter it anyway and if they want to disqualify it, that's fine - I still like how it turned out and it's worth a shot to link to the challenge. I used DPs from Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry, and I sponged them a bit with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I used my Labels 5 Nesties and SU's scallop punch for the punched border. ODBD is having a second anniversary celebration coming up soon with daily challenges, and lots of give-aways, so I'm hoping I can participate in some of it at least. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week.

15 comments:

dolcreations said...

This is simply elegant! I am loving those soft hues...beautiful that is for sure!

Patter Cross said...

Oh my, this is stunning!!! Love your gorgeous coloring, the colors, everything! Stunning take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us in the ODBD challenge! :) Blessings,

Danni said...

How beautiful!! Soft and serene...wonderful job!

Kelley said...

Such prety colors! Love the paper you chose and your take on the challenge!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty! I like the papers and the vintage feel to this Karen! Wonderful job.

Sue from Oregon said...

So pretty...love the DP and how you used the pretty nestie to show off you wonderful image!

Grace said...

OMgoodness how gorgeous is this!!! Your soft pretty colors are amazing!!! I just love what you did with the ODBD sketch! Thanks for playing along and using your ODBD stamps so beautifully!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

OMGoodness, this is so BEAUTIFUL!!! I love everything about this beauty!!! Thanks so much for playing along in our Shining the Light Challenge this week. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Francie G. said...

Beautiful!

Jane Wetzel said...

So very pretty Karen! I love this set too! :)

Cindy said...

This is the most beautiful birthday card I think I have ever seen. The colors are just lovely and the way you did the nesties to frame the image just really spotlights it so nicely. Ahhh, I'm just going to stare at it a while.
You can send me the link to that free vintage image you mentioned in your comment on my card. I love vintage and free! Thanks, Cindy

ThePurplePlace said...

GORGEOUS! A lovely card for Easter!!

mycardz said...

Wow! This is so pretty! I just love your soft coloring. Awesome card Karen. Love your new blog design too! :)

Pati said...

Wow, Beautiful! Love the soft colors used in the coloring.

Nancy said...

Oh, so soft and beautiful! Could look at this for hours! Very peaceful.