23 June 2014

21st Birthday card


 Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend and are enjoying a lovely summer so far. 

I'm joining in with the Compendium of Curiosities 3 challenge 5 which this time is Distress Watercolouring Part 1 on page 39 of Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities 3 book. This challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium.

I ended up working through page 39 and 40 to include part one and two using the party hat image from the Birthday Blueprints stamp set.


I added the happy birthday sentiment from the TH hashtags set (great for male cards!) and to add to the collage style I added the 21 birthday numbers and a couple of other sentiments and an arrow from the TH 'life quotes' remnant rubs. The image panel is completed by using the Ranger Spritzer and basically the technique on page 40 of CC2 except with different colours. I also added some brush splatter with watered down distress inks from the markers.To make up the card I layered the panel on dimension tape over paper from a TH paper stack with twine and an ideology metal key.

I gave the card to the recipient at his celebration on Saturday evening and I'm glad to say that he was really pleased with it. As it was a card for a male I'm also entering into the Country View Crafts Challenge 'only men allowed' where hopefully it'll be male enough to fit in with their theme.

18 comments:

Annette Green said...

Great card and perfect use of the technique. Anyone would be happy to receive this cheery birthday wish. Thanks for playing along in the CC3 Challenge with us.

Christina C. said...

Your creation is spectacular. Love the splashes of color!

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Stunning Chris!!
A piece of art
Hope you have a great summer too

Yvonne said...

Hi Chris...your card is fabulous! Love the Distress watercoloring that you did...lovely!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C!

Anita Houston said...

So glad you joined us! Love the watercoloring on the birthday hat! The flecks are wonderful too! Thanks so much for joining us on this painty challenge here at CC3Challenge!!!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

From the header on your blog, I'm guessing you really liked this challenge! Looks like your style. You did a beautiful job on your entry, thanks for joining us!

Candy C said...

Hi Chris! It's been a while since I've seen your art and I apologize for that. I am awful about getting around the blogs and seeing everything that is out there. :) Your card is so beautifully done! I love the way you've used Tim's blueprint birthday hat to create such an adorable design for this card. Your hashtag "Happy Birthday" and your splatters around the card also look fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Danielle Champagne said...

I do not image anyone not being happy to receive such a lovely creation Chris, I love the sprays of colors, love this stamp very much. Love all about your card! having a not so bad summer either in Montreal.Enjoy & Hugs.

cathylynn said...

What a unique Birthday card with fun colors and a great stamped image. Another fantastic creation Chris!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Mariane C said...

It is so great - I would love to have such a birthday card too :D Thanks for sharing

Julia Aston said...

What a festive B'day card with this fun party hat! wonderful coloring on it!

Kelly Neis said...

I love the card you did, so handsome and stylish! Perfect for the man in your life. I am glad you shared with us, been a while! I miss your work, it is always so gorgeous and I love seeing your creativity!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Hugs Kelly

butterfly said...

What fantastic watercolouring, Chris - this is magnificent. I adore the splattery background, it's just so gorgeous. Brilliant!
Alison xx

butterfly said...

Oh dear, should also have said - with my official hat on - thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges!
Alison xx

Belinda Basson said...

I love the way you coloured this, it has such dimension. I am not surprised the guy who got it loved it. Who wouldn't like to receive a card like this no matter what the age or gender?

Almo said...

Wow Chris your watercolouring is just brilliant and I love the splatters. Mo x

Juls said...

Fabulous !! Hugs Juls

Redanne said...

Sorry to be so late - I love this card Chris, your watercolouring is superb and I love the splatting. I am not surprised the recipient loved this wonderful card. Anne x