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Happy Birthday Rio!!!

It’s Miss Rio’s Birthday today! So we gals of Simply B Stamps are having a special Birthday Blog Hop for her, and the adorable new Birthday Princess Rio image from the new Teen Scene Birthday collection. As with the entire set, I love this image, and I made sure it was super colorful for the lovely Miss Rio.

Can’t get more colorful than this!!! I just loved coloring this image. Her fab skirt, those big presents, and I always enjoy trying new ways to color glasses.


I used watercolor markers for the entire image, except for her hair and skin. They were done with Copics. Oh, and I added a couple of touches with a Ranger white pen (on her glasses) and a wee bit of Sakura’s Stardust pens.

Here you can see the way I tinted and highlighted her specs, and some pretty sparklies from the Stardust pens. I always make sure to color the skin and eyes, and then go back with a pale shade, over the glasses to tint them.

I used some super happy papers and ribbon. This really reminds me very much of Miss Rio. And I do hope she likes what I’ve made! Here is the entire hop list. Be sure to visit everyone, and leave them some love!

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Alison (me!)




Jennifer D





Happy Birthday, sweet Rio! I hope your day is pure magic!


Scrappychick said…
She looks fabulous!! Love the colors and her glasses look so real!
Starla B. said…
This is beautiful! It's so fun and happy. Great colors. I LOVE how you did the glasses.

xx Star
Alex said…
Love it Alison! The bright happy colors are perfect for a birthday card. Your coloring, as always, is FABULOUS!!!
Chelle said…
You did a great job colouring her in.
misteejay said…
Fab card and so lovely - bright & cheery - perfect for a birthday.

Toni xx
So beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Linda said…
Beautiful card love it!!
Hugs, Linda
wahixane77 said…
Just fabulous! Love all the color and special touches. Olivia
Betty Boo! said…
Awesome card Ali! I love the yellow Tutu and love the sparkly Specs!!! Thank you girl for the awesome bday card for my kid!

KC said…
your card is awesome! I love all the colors! and her hair looks amazing!!
That's such a beautiful card!
Thank you Alison!:)
Robin said…
I love this image! You have colored her so pretty. I love the sparkle you put on the glasses.
Rosie said…

an amazing job on this card
Miranda said…
fantastic card Alison, wowzers those colours are fabulous and so is your colouring...and the image is cool!
Love Love Love your Card!! Beautifully Stunning!!

Many Blessings,
Trudie said…
Love this!! Such a great image for using all those fab bright colours. The glasses look super. You really have made them look like glass. Awesome!
Trudie x
bzyPTmom said…
Fun card--thanks for sharing!
Barb Thompson said…
Love the hair on her! Really pops off the page.
Mary M. said…
Awesome coloring. I love the sparkly eyes.
Lea said…
Awesomeness! Gosh, you do the best hair! I am always in awe of your hair.
Bonnie said…
Love the image & great coloring
Jan Garber said…
Wow, fantastic image! And thanks for explaining how you do the glasses!
Anonymous said…
Very cute! I love the card the image is to die for!
Speedy G said…
Great use of color Alison, she really pops off the card. Absolutely love it!!
Sara said…
Wow Alison... You have done an amazing job! I love this image! Have a wonderful rest of the week! Hugs! Sara
...just Barbara said…
Love all those colors and the polkadot ribbon is super cute! A fabulous card and you've really made her shine. ;D

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