Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Mum

Today is my mum's birthday and I am able to spend it with her again this year as they don't fly home till tomorrow.    I took a photo of my parents this morning as Mum wanted to update her Facebook photo

And here is the card I made for her

birthday wishes

I was inspired by a card that Karen made.  I used some cream card and distress ink and stamped the background, after masking off the centre.  I stamped the dogwood and butterflies with Wet Cement ink and coloured with watercolour pencils. The frame was cut with the largest Spellbinders Floral Oval and some dark green Bazzil card. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. Love the font and how crisp it stamps.  Mum really loved it.

This afternoon, I 've been practising my Copic colouring.  I saw a card from Joy that used a stamp from Some Odd Girl.  I found that they have digital images too... so I bought a couple and have been practising my colouring with them

I did get a card made that I will share later.  It's nearly time for me to get ready to go out to celebrate Mum's birthday with Dad, hubby and son and his girlfriend... we are off to have dinner together.

thanks for visiting today



MaxineD said...

Fabulous card Dawn - love the colours and technique.
How wonderful to be able to celebrate with your Mum.

Vicky said...

What a lovely photo of Nanna and Grandad :) Gorgeous card and your colouring is fabulous. Enjoy dinner!! xxx

paula laird said...

Happy Birthday Dawn's mum! :o) I hope you all had a great time at dinner & celebrated in style. I love the card you made for your mum Dawn & your "practice" colouring is just fantastic. I can't wait to see the card you made.

Maureen Morton said...

How cool is it that you get to spend her birthday with your dear Mum?! And that she does Facebook makes me smile! Such a good looking family, too. Love this sweet card, as I am sure she does. Your coloring is great! I find it is difficult to photograph the colors I have so carefully blended. A great day here on your blog! Happy weekend.

CinnamonSally said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum Dawn and fabulous that you are all together today. Love the card you made, so pretty in green!

Greta said...

How wonderful that you had time with your folks & it included your mom's birthday--times you will treasure. Bet your mom was thrilled with the gorgeous card you made for her. Love the picture, too!