Happy Birthday Ga

Sunday, May 25, 2014

My niece's birthday is Tuesday and instead of searching through my stash of ready-made cards for a birthday card for her I decided to make one from scratch.  Somehow all the stars aligned in this card because I included four different challenges to make this.  I'm not sure if I've ever done that before but here it is.  This combines the colors at Color Throwdown with the sketch from Sketchbook Saturday along with the texture challenge at Addicted to CAS and the flower cue card at CASology.  Whew!



I got some new October Afternoon sprinklers and I wanted to try them out so after I stamped the flower and masked it off, I gave the card base a shot of color.  The spray zone is a little bigger than what I intended but it's actually growing on me.  I intended to watercolor this flower and got it all ready to go on water color paper then my brained zoned out and I grabbed some Copics and before I knew it I was coloring with those instead.  I tried to keep the colors light and went over it with the colorless blender to remove some color and make it look a little more water color-y and I don't think it looks too bad.

The title of this post is "Happy Birthday Ga" which is niece's nickname.  Her name is actually Stephanie but for some reason her younger sister started calling her Ga and nobody knows why.  As  is the way with that sort of thing, the name stuck and now we all call her Ga!  Go figure!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Charming Gardners (a.muse studio); Wet Paint (Papertrey Ink)
Paper:  Soft Sky (SU); water color paper
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon; Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  All Aboard Sprinklers (October Afternoon); translucent embossing paste (Dreamweaver); Burlap stencil (Tim Holtz)

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18 Responses to “Happy Birthday Ga”

Harriet Skelly said...

This is beautiful - love the watercolored look. All the challenges made one great CAS card! Thanks for playing at ATCAS!

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love the flower. Great way to combine the 4 challenges.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Great combination of these challenges! I love the fresh feeling of it! Good for you - if I sit down to make the 'perfect' card for someone, I tend to freeze and end up picking something I've already made! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Lisa said...

WhooHoo four challenges, that's a home run girl!! This is fabulous LOVE that flower!

Scrappy Géri said...

This is a very lovely card :) well
Done :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful card - Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

Broni said...

Fabulous card, Jen! I hope Ga has a great birthday! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the coloring, love the card and love that you call her GA!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Absolutley gorgeous, love the large HAPPY and the splatter in just the right places! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

sandie said...

I love the spray, and that colouring is gorgoeus. It is my neice's 21st this week and I have made about 8 cards suitable to use for her and now can't decide which to send!! Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Beth said...

This is so pretty! I love the spray behind the flower, reminds me of a meadow :-)

Beth xx

Lesley Croghan said...

Wow, Jen! A great combo of challenges and a gorgeous card! Love that flower and the speckled background you created!

Happy Dance said...

Simply gorgeous card, Jen! You've really rocked those challenges with this beauty!! I know how those nicknames work...My sister, Lisa's name morphed into DD. We still call her that too. Love this card. Bev

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a Gorgeous card Jen! Love this :)

Deepti said...

This is absolutely gorgeous from spritzing to translucent embossing powder, Just a wow card :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is stunning, Jen... wonderful CAS design! Thanks for joining us for the Throwdown.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ga is going to treasure this stunning card forever and always, Jen! It is breathtaking! Excellent job lining up all those challenges and thank you for making one of them the texture challenge at ATCAS!! Hugs, Darnell

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Totally gorgeous!! Fabulous work, love the textures!