Sunday, October 28, 2012

Artistic Birthday

This week's challenge at Pile It On is sponsored by Dude Time Doodles/Bonibleaux Designs (DTD) so our theme is "Birthday Card for a Man".   

DTD has tons of images that are perfect for this theme, and I used Pierre Painter.

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The picture frame is a digi from TLC Creations (I colorized it in PhotoShop), and the "Splat" is from a sheet of free digis from Issue 101 of Simply cards and Papercraft magazine. I colored the splat with a green Sakura gel pen, adding detail with a PITT artist pen, and coloring the "canvas" with a Frost Blue Copic. I generated the text using Adobe Garamond.

I had particular fun making the paint stripe on the background. This is way more difficult then one might hope! I plopped down a few drops of orange acrylic paint, spread it with a small scrap of cardstock, added a bit more paint and let that drip naturally. I kept the results by giving a quick dry with my heat tool, although I mostly let it dry naturally.

Kimbee's Creations Sketch #9
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Male Card
Digistamps 4 Joy #53 - Anything goes + masculine bonus
Flourishes #192 - Birthday Card
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday - Paints/Mists/Inks
Kimbee's Creations October Challenge - Sketch (they need MORE ENTRIES, so try this great sketch!)
Tandastamps - Masculine

Update: This card was a Runner-up (Top 2) for Digistamps 4 Joy #53, woot!

Thank you for visiting,


  1. fabulous card. I loved bright colors use here.

  2. Great image. Love the sentiment. Just perfect for our challenge over at Crafty Catz. Thanks for joining us. Hugs Nina

  3. So fun! I love what you did with this fab Dude Time Doodles image - super sentiment too!

  4. what a great card so mmuch fun too love the lo thanks also for sharing it with us at CRAFTY CATZ hugs sassyx

  5. Beautiful colours. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with DigiStamps4Joy and good luck. Hugs Desíre  {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  6. Fabulous card.
    Thanks for join us at DigiStamps4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  7. fun card, I especially like the paint drip!

    Thanks for joining I with the Tanda Teaser!


  8. very fun! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!

  9. How fun and cute! Awesome take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along!


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