Sunday 7 September 2014

More birthday wishes...

What a happy, crafty day!
There's something about creating that is so satisfying.  Plus I took the dog on an über-long walk, so he is happy, too...
One last card, for two different challenges:
The One-layer Simplicity Challenge theme for September is "It's Hip to be Square."

And Color Me...! has a monochromatic theme of Daffodil yellow plus neutral.
 I went with a square card, and used the giant birthday candles from The Stamps of Life to create a square frame.
The candles are a two-step stamp, using grey (neutral), and I coloured the flames with Copic markers.

Did some doodling to frame it all, and then decided the sentiment in the middle needed a little extra something, so I added some yellow Distress ink (Scattered Straw) over top, with a diagonal stencil from My Favorite Things.
Kinda bright and cheery, and ONLY ONE LAYER (shockers!).

Have a creative week,


  1. I love how you've created this square frame and carried the warm flame colours to the centre of the card! So glad you joined us at OLS! You're definitely "Hip"!

  2. I love love love the mix of techniques on this card, Caroline! Doodled borders win my heart over every time, but the stenciling in the middle is also super awesome.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

    CMCC Design Team

  3. Love your frame of candles! Thanks for joining us at Colour Me....! this week!

  4. Oh such a great take on this OL theme! Love your colours and the whole composition of this!

  5. Love the way you did the candles on your card.

  6. Well done with the shadows on the candles, it looks dimensional!

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