Today's all about BIRTHDAYS at Kraftin Kimmie! This week's challenge hostess is Peggy and she's challenged us to make a birthday card! Today I got some new Distress Markers (thanks to Terri @ Stamps Alive!) and I couldn't wait to play with them! Let me first say, that I didn't really know what to do with them, but I was excited none the less, lol! The layout from this card is last week's Sweet Sunday Sketch.
The flowers are from the Flowers Feed the Soul set. I realized that I didn't have a proper waterproof ink pad to stamp the image with so I just used my Brilliance pad and colored carefully. Also, I used an AquaPen I got years ago... I will likely pick up the Tim Holtz water pens and use those in combination with some nice paint brushes I already have. After coloring the flowers I took the fine tip end of the markers I'd used and did a little stippling... in the end, OMG!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these markers!!!! For the flower centers I added some Lemon Yellow Liquid Pearls. The sentiment is from the Hip, Hip, Hooray set. Is it wrong to send a birthday card for myself?? Cause I'm REALLY loving this one! lol I also played along (again) with the Catered Crop Garden Party Recipe swap & the Cupcake Inspiration challenge!
Stamps: Flowers Feed the Soul, Hip, Hip, Hooray (Kraftin Kimmie stamps)
Paper: Berry Sorbet (PTI), Watercolor paper, Fine Linen (PTI),
Extra's: Lemon Yellow Liquid Pearls, aqua pen
Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint