Saturday, 8 February 2014

Rio's Sweet Sixteenth

Betty's daughter, Rio will be celebrating her 16th birthday really soon. A group of us from the Simply Betty Stamps Facebook Group were asked to create a card for her using a beautiful Steampunk image.

I tried to make my card grungy and used the W series of Copic markers to colour it. I added a minimum amount of colour using Prismacolor pencils in green, ochre and maroon.
The die cut image was inked with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink as were the two punched borders (Martha Stewart's scroll and lattice punches). The background is a piece of vintage bookpaper.
Other embellishments include Flourish With A Bling pearls , ribbon, paper flowers and leaves made with a nifty set I bought at my local craft store- one punch for the leaves and then an embossing punch to add the veins. With a quick brush over of ink these look great. I can't help anyone with the brand because there wasn't one on them.
My daughter, Ashleigh, is also 16 and so I asked her to include a little something in the card for Rio. She love Manga and is always drawing. Here is a photo of her wacky turtle.

I love her creations and how her drawing style is developing. Make sure you leave her a comment I can show her if you like her artwork.

Now, to wish Rio a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you like your card and little gifts. Have a terrific year of fun and laughs x

Have fun seeing everyone else's cards for Rio's special day.

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  1. Great card!!! Love your daughter's drawing as well. Good job.

  2. Very nice coloring! I love the vintage look in today's card. AND your daughter's drawing is very interesting. Love it. She definitely has her own cool style. Keep it up. ;)

  3. Im loving the vintage look and feel of your card x

  4. Your card is stunning, awesome colouring and wow, your daughter is one talented artist!

  5. Jackie! I love your card and the grunge look! Ashleigh, you have a lot of talent and I love that turtle. I see a great future for you!!

  6. I love this your whole project is just awesome love the grunge !!

  7. Thank you for your comments everyone. I will show Ashleigh all of your comments x

  8. Jackie I love your card! Love the vintage colors. Ashleigh, You are amazing! I absolutely LOVE your turtle!

  9. oh just a FAB card and your daughter's turtle is AWESOME..

  10. Gorgeous card!! I adore the little turtle!!