It really doesn’t seem like two years since I made a welcome card for baby Amelia, or even a year since her first birthday, but at the start of March I was colouring up a cute animal reading group for her second birthday. Continue reading
This card was created on 28th November; day 28 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.
I made this card with my mum in mind. I’m always on the lookout for cute critters when it comes to creating cards for her, and Diane Carubia’s mice are just adorable.
November (already!) and that means cute critters and blackberries for my mum’s birthday. (It’s not for another couple of days, but as she’s the only person I know who isn’t on the internet, it’s safe to post it now 🙂 )
I’m running a bit behind schedule this year — this would normally have been made at least a week or two ago — but I’ve had to drag my mojo out of the corner where it was hiding to get this card done. At least I already knew which digi stamp I was going to use for it and I had decided to keep the card layout simple and let the colouring shine.
This was an unplanned card. When I was about half way through colouring the bear for the Father’s Day card, I realised that he was sitting in MC Escher’s deckchair and, once I had noticed that, there was no way I could use it on a card. But I didn’t want to waste the work I had done, so I trimmed the offending furniture away and came up with a way of using it for another card, which was lucky because up to that point I had no idea what I was going to do for this particular birthday card.
I didn’t have anything in my stash that was inspiring me to make a Father’s Day card for my other half’s dad so I went on the hunt for digi stamps; unfortunately my usual sources weren’t sparking my imagination. A quick search later and I came across Di’s Digi Stamps which looks like it will be a good source of images (I’ve already spotted a likely candidate for my mum’s birthday, if I can wait that long to use it). More importantly, I found a relaxed bear that would work well for Father’s Day.
June is a busy month for card making, and not only that, but most of the cards are for men. On top of that, I’ve been doing this Copic Jumpstart class, so that is a lot of crafting to be done. I did manage to combine one piece of class homework — practising balancing colour across an image — with this birthday card though.