Friday, January 18, 2013

Fab at 40!

Hello all!
Friday again and time for another challenge over at The Outlawz Copics/alcohol markers group.  This week we are asking you to celebrate a milestone birthday with us.  It can be any milestone number you like so the choice is wide - plenty of scope to come up with something!  Our prize this month is $15 to spend in the Etsy store of your choice so why not join in - you could be the lucky winner :)

       For my card I chose to make one for my youngest sister's birthday (which has been and gone now so I'm safe to post this).  I can't tell you how old it makes me feel now that my youngest sister is 40!!  I think I dealt with my 40th better than I'm doing with this one.  Anyway, her favourite colour is purple/lilac so I decided to go with a monochrome palette and use one of my favourite digi companies, Teddy Bo .
               I enlarged the image to make it fit almost the whole height of the 6x6 card and then coloured it with my Copics - I had added the "40" before I printed it.   I chalk-inked the edges and added a button to Teddy Bea's hat and matted the image layer onto a lilac layer before sticking to the main card front.


I would like to enter this into the challenges at - 
and the linky party at Simply Create


Thanks for popping in and please do go and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work here.
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19 comments:

Debbie D (Padster) said...

Absolutely fabulous - love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Teddy Bo xx

Lau W said...

So nice idea to enlarge the image ! Your card is superb !
Thanks for joining us at the Teddy Bo challenge this month !
xx

Payne Holler Cards said...

You are a master using TB's images ...this is great! I'm sure she loved it (-:

Jo said...

I love the muted purples. What a great image. But you do make those Teddy Bo's come alive.

Linda Palmer said...

Dawn, I love this image and how you have it coming off the corner. You always do such a fabulous job.

Maritha said...

That is sooo cute!! Lovely card! =)

Thanks for joining us at TeddyBo this time!
Hugs Maritha

Stephanie Hester said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet!

Tracy said...

How can that sweet teddy not take away a bit of the sting of being 40. :-) He's sweet and the muted colors are wonderful. Hugs!

Debra Miller said...

Love this card. The image is fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Little Miss Muffet's Winter Birthday Challenge. - Deb

Karen McAlpine said...

Great layout! I have clicked over from Simply create to say HI!

Clairebears said...

Wow such a stunning card! I love the CAS style and think its so pretty :0)

Thanks for sharing it with us at Teddy Bo's Challenge this time and good luck.

Love Clairebears x

Karen said...

Honey I always adore your wonderful creations and this one certainly is no exception.

Thank you so much for joining in our challenge at Teddy Bo and good luck!

Hugs,
Karen - DT.xx

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Colette said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing along at the Teddy Bo challenge. Good Luck! Colette xx

Penny said...

Gosh, I love that you enlarged the image--you gave the card such a wonderful graphic vibe! So, so pretty! Love the way you did the 40, too!
I know what you mean about younger siblings. My baby brother is turning 60 this March. THAT makes me feel old. Sigh....
Hugs, Penny

Louise said...

Such a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it with us at The Teddy Bo Challenge :) xxx

Kathi said...

Wow. Fabulous card. I love the coloring. I love the design. And I love the judicious placement of that button!

Brook said...

Cute card. Love how you colored the background. Thanks for joining us at Can You Digi It?.

Woo said...

Just beautiful!! stunning colouring too. Thanks for playing at the Teddy Bo Challenge Woo x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Teddy Bo.
Good luck!

Donna xx