Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Sorry about not posting for a while. I have had an eventful few days. My sister and her family are in town for a late Christmas get together, DH's b-day was yesterday, and to top it all off, we had a plumbing disaster on Saturday, and have been without water ever since. DH has been working diligently on it, but every time he thinks he is finished, something else starts leaking! Our house is only 20 years old, so you wouldn't think there would be so many issues already! DH assures me it should all be fixed later on today. Here's hoping!

Any hoo, as I mentioned, yesterday was DH's birthday. It wasn't very birthday-like since he spent the day working on the plumbing, but I did make him a card, and thought I would share it with you.


My friend, Mary, swapped some Magnolia images with me (Thank you Mary!!!), and this adorable Edwin with guitar was one of them. DH is very musically inclined, and can often be found in his music room playing one of his guitars, so this image was perfect for a card for him.

Edwin was colored in using a combination of copic markers and water coloring with ink and watercolor crayons. I used Crystal Effects on the guitar to give it a glossy finish. It didn't photograph well, but trust me, it gives the same effect as the finish on a real life guitar. To give the project a little more depth, I cut the bench out of a second image (Edwin comes sitting on it), glued it to the white background, and popped Edwin up on top of it with pop-dots.

The solid paper is SU Ruby Red and Certainly Celery. The dp is "stripe" and "mini brown dot" from the Making Memories Travel Collection. I found a pack of 48 sheets at Big Lots for $2 last week, and was so excited. Be sure to check your local Big Lots soon as they seem to be getting in more paper crafting supplies.

3 comments:

love with from Aishirly said...

Happy Birthday to you and your firends
I am Alice.

Maria said...

Awesome birthday card, Melissa! Happy Birthday to your husband. Love the dp that you used and you did a fabulous job coloring the image!!

Maria

Shannah said...

What an awesome card - it's absolutely gorgeous in every detail! And great bargain hunting too LOL! Happy Birthday to your DH!
Shannah xox

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