Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Barb!

Hello Blogging Friends!

Today is Barb's birthday.  Please stop by and wish her a Happy Birthday here.  She is a friend from my Craft Gals blogging group over at SCS.  She is retired, but I tell you she is always on the go and doing lots of fun things.  She is really someone to admire and hope that your retirement can be just as fun!

I had a lot of fun creating this card.  I combined my two loves, Tim Holtz and copics!!  I thought this would be perfect for Barb as she enjoys the outdoors.

I colored the image with copies and used distress ink around the top edges.  The bottom was also colored with copics, but I forgot to write down those colors.
Copics used:
Hat & Shoes:  E31, E33, E35, E37
Hair:  E50, E53, E55, E57
Dress:  YG93, YG95, YG97
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, E13
Pumpkins:  E99, YR24, YR27, E35

The background of the card was created using Tim Holtz distress inks.  The edges were distressed and inked as well.  I used the emboss resist technique to stamp some  of the leaves.  Other leaves were stamped directly with distress ink onto the background to give them depth and texture.  I layered the background as well.  I used Printworks Thanksgiving Blessings stamps for the leaves.

I wanted to make the inside a bit fun also.  I stamped the background paper with leaves in various colors of distress ink.

For the tag, I used more distress ink and stamped some different colored leaves around the edges.  I finished it off with twine and ribbon and the sentiment by Stampabilities.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Clearly i stamp - Fall into Fall
Crafty Mess - Distressed/Aged
Emergency Crafters - Autumn Leaves
Craft us Crazy - Halloween or Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Autumn Leaves
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Happy Birthday
Lil Red Wagon - Inspiration Photo

I hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Please stop by again soon to see what else I have been up to.  Also make sure to visit Barb and leave her some birthday wishes!

Until next time....


  1. This is absolutely beautiful! I love the way you made your background paper. I thought it was DP!

  2. Oh my!!! This card is absolutely stunning! Very nicely done!!!

  3. This is so beautiful! I love the image and the colors you used to color her! Thanks for playing along at Craft Us Crazy

  4. Athina--Thanks for the shout out on my birthday--too bad I stopped in a day late.

    That is so sweet of you--Barb

  5. Such an adorable image and your coloring is FABULOUS! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  6. Your card is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  7. This is gorgeous!!! That image is so sweet, and your coloring is beautiful. What a wonderful birthday card for fall.

  8. This is gorgeous, love the colour tones and the image is so cute. Great distressing too.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us at Craftymess.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  9. Lovely distressing here and great Autumnal colours.

    Thanks for taking part in the Craftymess challenge with us,


  10. This is adorable Athina! Great image and patterned papers :)

  11. You are so good at the birthday card & greetings girl! This is another wonderful card that I'm sure Barb will LOVE like I did mine! Thanks for being such a great *cheerleader*!!!!!

  12. Wow I am in awe over your beautiful creation. So much happening in this beauty. First of all I have to say that I have that stamp and have never ever used it. Didn't really know what to do with it and put it right back into the package. Now you have inspired me to make something with it this weekend. Wow you did an amazing job. So happy to read that your happily married and with your sweetheart of 23 years. That is the same for me and my high school sweetheart. So happy to read that you are still together and happy together. That is rare for this day and age, so treasure it sweetie, because it is a gift from above. So happy that you played with our challenge over at Clearly iStamp. Make sure to come back. Big Hugs.

  13. Such a sweet image, but it's really that background that I'm truly adoring. Gorgeous job! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood Of Crafters for our Happy Birthday Challenge.

  14. Cute cute card! This is so pretty and your use of color and coloring is amazing.


  15. Hi Athina,
    Absolutely lovely card! Your colouring is brilliant!
    Thank you for joining us at Emergency Crafters. x


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