Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Milestone Birthday card

     Good grief!  Where does the time go?  My baby will be twenty years old tomorrow.  It just doesn't seem possible.  I could never have asked for a better child.  My hubby called me a few minutes ago and we were talking about her birthday.  He said, "Do you know how blessed we are?  She has never given me one night of troubled rest!"  It's true!  She's beautiful, smart, funny, and those who call her friend know they have a friend in deed.
     You might think this is a strange choice for a twenty year old's birthday card, but you have to understand what a movie fanatic my girl is.  It's nothing for the two of us to walk around the house quoting movie scenes with each other.  Anne of Green Gables is one of her favorites.  I'm surprised she hasn't worn the movies out!  My girls a bit of a romantic (can't imagine where she gets that from?{grin})  So when I saw this image from Mo's Digital Pencil, I knew this was going to be her b-day card this year.
     I used my Copics to color her.  I was really worried about the hair.  I didn't have any of the colors recommended for auburn hair, but in all actuality if you've read the books or watched the movie, Anne was called "carrots" by her future husband, so I wanted her hair to be more orangy that auburn.  I don't think it came out too bad.
     I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

The Sweet Stop--sketch
Everybody Art Challenge--Recipe: 3 papers, 3 flowers and option ribbon
Ooh La La Creations Challege--for someone special
Pollycraft Monday--special birthday
The Southern Girls--blue and chocolate

     Have a great day!


Paper:  Bazzill Bittersweet Chocolate, GCD Ella Blue collection, Gina K Designs Pure Luxury, Georgia pacific white cardstock
Stamps:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Prince Edward Island"
            skin E000, E00, E11, R20. E04
            hair E07, E97, YR21
            clothing C2, B91, B93, B95, B97, N3, N5, N7
            hat YR20, YR21
            carpet bag E31, E43, E47, BG96, B95, B97
            ground E53, E57
Tools:  Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags (S4-235), Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large(S4-110), and Classic Scalloped Ovals Large(S4-111); EK Success Dotted Scallop edge punch; Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Flourish set
Miscellaneous:  Recollections mini roses, Celebrate It ribbon, Kaisercraft adhesive pearls, Inkadinkado Blending Chalks


Nancy said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! Don't the years just fly? My baby recently turned 21, so I know just what you mean! I'm so impressed that this movie is one of her favorites! I am a Canadian you know! lol I think her hair is perfect! The card is beautiful Tracy! :o)

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your girl's birthday Tracy! Hope you will have a perfect and enjoyable day together! And with such a mom as you I guess the apple just doesn't fall too far from the apple tree :-) Love the card you made for her, she's going to give you an enormous hug, I'm sure!

Wendi said...

What a beautiful card your colouring is fabulous and those papers so pretty
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Sandra said...

Gorgeous the Mo Manning image you have used and coloured beautifully too!
Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.

"Happy Birthday" for your daughter tomorrow...hope she as a fantastic day :0).

Take care
San x

♥Jan♥ said...

I didn't even have to read the post to know this was Anne - the first time I saw that series on PBS I wept with laughter. So dramatic ! Dom and I still quote "the lady of Shallot" to one another when we are being dramatic. Happy birthday to your charming K - she will love this card, I know it. (I miss my daughter living with me, we used to watch ice skating together and critique the outfits and jumps {like I am the expert}, but now, not so fun... sniff)

Lolô Artesanato said...

I love easel card!

Dawn Easton said...

This is so pretty! Love the easel card design! SWEET image!

♥ Doreen ♥ said...

Eine tolle Easelkarte mit vielen schönen Details.
Vielen Dank fürs Mitmachen bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen

Julie said...

Such a fab card,I love how you've coloured the carpet bag! Thankyou for sharing this with the Southern Girls,have a great weekend,Julie.x

sue said...

I love that image! beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along at Southern Girls :)

Unknown said...

This is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing your talent at Southern Girls for our Blue and Chocolate challenge.
Alicia xx

Patricia Mae said...

Very cute, Thanks for joining us in our color challenge at Southern Girls I hope to see you again.

Kim Duran said...

Yay for birthdays! Don't they just grow up so fast? Tracy, you must post a tutorial for how you create your easel cards. Once I tried making one, but it came out just wrong. Ha!

I'd love some tips since you always post such great tutorials and videos. If you've posted one before, would you please send me a link?