Hello everyone! Happy Monday to you all! I hope you had a nice weekend and are ready for the week to begin! Today the challenges start back on the Squigglefly blog, and I can't wait for the new design team to show you their stuff! Kim has given them a pretty hard challenge right out of the gate too - to make anything other than a card! I plan to participate later, but in the meantime I do have a birthday card for you
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I used one of the newest images Cheryl Alger has drawn for Squigglefly called Cake Lady. I colored her with colored pencils and added some chalk around the background. To add a little more glow around the candles I painted some iridescent medium around the flames and then dotted a bit of yellow stickles directly to the flames.
I colored her clothes very bright because my first intent was for a different greeting. I was going to have it say something on the front like "Do my loud clothes hurt your eyes?" and then on the inside it would say "Wait until you see me in my birthday suit!" LOL! I still may do that for another card another day, but I changed my mind in mid stream on this.
I computer generated the sentiment and thought it worked so well with this image as well as the Load of Cakes image that I'd offer it up as a freebie. If you'd like to have it, you can grab it at the Card Universe
or on the Squigglefly Yahoo group.
This card is for the Crazy For Challenges challenge and The Pink Elephant Challenge which are both to make a birthday card.
Please go check out the design team blogs (the links are in my sidebar on the left) and give the new designers a big welcome to their first Squigglefly challenge! Thanks for stopping by!