Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Birthday darling.....

Today is my daughter's 24th birthday.. I'm sitting here wondering where all the years have gone!!!!  It only seems like yesterday that my darling Emma Jayne was born.... ( That means I'm getting older too!!!!)

Last week she saw one of my monochromatic butterfly cards are mentioned she would like a Flutterby on her card!!!!  So I came up with this
it caused me no end of trouble..... First version - the mask moved and my sponging went wonky... next one got it right but then ended up with inky marks over it... 3rd time perfect.... except it was upside down on the card!!!!  At least I was able to selvage that one - cut it down and put it on the olive card base.... finally got it how I envisioned it in the first place.... I used Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters distress ink on a very light cream card.  The background was a HA Cling stamp - Antique Background - and the butterfly was stamped from the same stamp... I made the mask by cutting the oval out with the nestie and using the negative like a stencil.  Really pleased with the result.

My son (Kieran) also got me to make a card for Emma as well.... I chose her favourite colour - Purple- to make a monochromatic card as well.... based on the easel card I made in the weekend at Stamp Camp.
I used HA Silhouette Grass with Dusty Concord distress ink to make the background.  I used an Kaisercraft stamp of a dragonfly and stamped it twice on acetate.  One layer I coloured with a Copic and the other layer I smeared Kindyglitz over.  Cut out and layered together.   As Kieran has not yet given her this... I have told her she is not allowed to read this post, till she gets it!!!!! So it will be a surprize...  We are all going out as a family for dinner on Sunday to celebrate her birthday and Mother's Day...

So to my darling daughter... Happy Birthday!!!

10 comments:

paula said...

Wishing Emma a very Happy Birthday from our house. I love the cards that you have made for her. They are beautiful, especially the green one. It truely was worth all the effort that you put into it xoxoxoxoxoxo

donna mikasa said...

Wishing your Emma a very Happy Birthday! Two lovely cards! I love the soft colors of the green card and how it came to be! And the lavender one is gorgeous, especially that dragonfly! Best wishes, Emma!

Virginia L. said...

Happy 24th Birthday , Emma!! Love your cards for Emma. Each one of them is made with LOVE and CARE! I like how you showcase that butterfly card with the oval as the focal point and the easel card with dragonfly is gorgeous (love the puple and tone/hues)!! What a great mama you are, Dawn!

Sanne said...

Congratulations to your daughter Dawn! I know what you meen about getting older - lol.....lucky us that we are still young inside right?
Wonderful birthday card!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful cards Dawn! Happy birthday to your daughter Emma, what a lovely name!

Suzanne C said...

Happy 24th birthday Emma! Lovely cards she is going to love both of them! Really love the golden card and the masking. IT was worth the repeat tries!

Deirdre said...

Wishing Emma a very happy Birthday and hope you have a wonderful day on Sunday.

Thanks for all the lovely comments you left on my cards during the week. I am just back from vacation and enjoyed reading all the lovely comments. Now catching up on everyone's blogs. Off to read some more of your posts. Hugs.

Tiffany said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Gosh, I love that oval background your created!

Jenny said...

Wonderful creation... please make sure you provide a link to my blog with your post. Hope you get to play again next round!!! :) :) : ):)

Monika Reeck said...

I like the first card it is so elegant Dawn...and the second one wooow...love the purple...Adorable card Dawn...your card is being more better and better my dear hugs..