August 14, 2009

Blogger Challenge - They Say it's your Birthday

Happy Friday! Welcome to another Bloggers Challenge, this week, it's all about Birthdays! Of course usually when I issue this challenge to the team, it's because I *need* a birthday card. Today, is my youngest sons birthday, his golden birthday....It's hard to believe he's already 14, where did the time go? Seems like it was just yesterday we brought him home from the hospital, and his older brother (by 18 months) was staring lovingly at him, eager to have someone to play with. Now they both tower over DH and I.....as the song goes, Don't Blink, life goes faster than you think....Happy Birthday Joe!


So, what did I create for Joe's card? I've kept a few retired Stampin' Up! sets, because they are what my DH and boys are all about, the great outdoors! For Joe's card I used the Retired Angler Set, stampin in Black on Watercolor paper, coloring with the Marker Watercoloring Technique. The sketch was inspired by this weeks SCS241, I just made my center panel smaller. For the background panel, I stamped the lures using the Depth of Field Technique, morphing a bit, because I used 4 colors of ink, then filled in the white space with a Sponge Dauber and Soft Suede Ink. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Words currently in the IB&C.

Details:
Stamps - Stampin' Up! Angler (retired); Teeny Tiny Words
Ink - Black, Soft Suede, Markers, Red, Grey, Bordering Blue
Card Stock - White, Black, Red, Watercolor
Other - Sponge Dauber, Aquapainter

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to click on the Blogger Challenge Logo on my side bard to see what the Talented Challenge Team created. Have a wonderful weekend!

21 comments :

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is a beautiful (masculine) card. Your coloring is outstanding! TFS

Sandra said...

wonderful Lisa - love it!
Have a good weekend!
Sandra

Carolen said...

Very nicely done Lisa!
Thanks for sharing!

Chrissy D said...

Lisa, this is a STUNNING masculine Birthday card! Perfect! TFS!

Connie said...

Awesome card, Lisa. I, too, have birthday cards I need for my niece and nephew (14, 13) and was wondering where time went! I remember holding them in my arms as babies!

Pam said...

Love the card and the story! Great job, Lisa!

Pam said...

Love the card and the story! Great job, Lisa!

Ida P. Krause said...

Happy Birthday to your son! - Today is the anniversary of my Grandma's B-Day as she passed away in 1988

Your card is just wonderful. I love that retired SU set and it works so well for masculine cards.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a divine birthday card for anyone who loves to fish Lisa! Beautiful blend of colors! :D

Lisa Bohler said...

Lisa!!! This is just beautiful! Perfect image for a young man! Happy Birthday, Joe!

Francine said...

Your work is always so impressing Lisa! I love this it's outstanding!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

What a perfect card for Joe! Happy 14th Birthday, Joe!!!!

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful man card! Love the colors you used!

Lori said...

Perfect card for your teenager, Lisa!

Patti Chesky said...

This card is gorgeous!! I love all the little details. I'm sure he loved it too!!

Margaret R said...

What a beautiful card. Great choice and blending of colors and great layout! Happy birthday to Joe!

Selene Kempton said...

Wow this is a cool maculine card!

njburk said...

this is a TERRIFIC card--the men in my life would surely love it!

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous! Love the way you created the BG! {SMILES}

Jeannette Swain said...

This is such a great card. Great layout, great colors, great designer!

Basement Stamper said...

Happy Birthday Joe! Great masculine card!

 
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