Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Happy Birthday Susan! Plus Wicked Wednesday

Hello and welcome to a very special post, dedicated to a very special lady. Today is my dear friend Susan Salyer's birthday. Another wonderful friend, Suzi McKenzie, thought it would be a lovely idea to have a birthday hop for her, so I couldn't pass this up. So my first project is for her. My second is my newest ATC for Wicked Wednesday, more details for that below.

I started off with the sweet Little Striped Dress image from A Day for Daisies. I colored it up with my watercolor markers. I paired it with a great sentiment from Create with TLC. Have you seen that blog? LOTS of wonderful FREE sentiments!

I wanted to give the background a little more pop, so I used my new Spiral Dots stencil from Dreamweaver. I focused the center of the stencil on the little girl, so that the dots would spiral out from her. You can see that they graduate in size as they go outward.

I inked up the edge of the card, as well as my sentiment, and I added some fun trim from May Arts. Also, I used some orange Stickles, so I can now use this card in the new A Day for Daisies Challenge which is to "add some glitter." Susan, a VERY happy birthday to you. I know things haven't been so easy lately, but I hope that this day brings you nothing but joy. Love you lots.

Below is the full list of hoppers giving Susan some well-wishes today. Susan is the last stop so please be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday!
Alison Heikkila - (That's me!)

This week, Wicked Wednesday is sponsored by Squigglefly, and our challenge is Fishing Fun. Squigglefly is sadly no longer in business, but they still offered up a prize to this week's winner. 

I colored this cutie with my alcohol markers. My background was done in watercolors. I am happy with my sky....looks like this guy got up pretty early! 

That fabulous trim is also from May Arts. I just LOVE that stuff! It reminded me (used with this image) of netting for fish. And, I was really happy to find my background paper after I had finished my image. The colors and look of it worked well with my background. I love when a project comes together easily. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Wednesday team. And don't forget to say hi to Susan! Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day! 


Annemi said...

Love it

Arielle H Gordon said...

Adorable cards, Alison! I love your coloring - just beautiful!

Mimi said...

Ahhhhh - such a pretty birthday card, Susan is going to love this when she see it, so bonny and bright :) :) Hugs Jane xxx

KristyLee said...

Beautiful card for Susan, great job. Love your ATC too, that back ground is so pretty!!

Colleen Holmes said...

Beautiful card!! Happy Birthday Susan!

Susan Salyer said...

Thank you so much for the Birthday wishes and your card is beautiful.hugs

Sharon said...

Alison LPOVE your card for Susan's b'day blog hop - love the nice bright colours!!!! Love you WW ATC too!!

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Such brilliant makes and both very different. The birthday card is bright, fun and colourful and the paper is wonderful. The green hair gives it that unique look!

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx