Hey there lovelies. I hope you've been having a good week. My last week shot by in a blur. Still getting in lots of baby cuddles and helping with errands etc, so my days are very full right now. But nicely so! I have managed to find a few crafty minutes here and there though, which is just as well, because I have had a very special lil' mans birthday to prepare for! My gorgeous boy turns 8 today. I've actually already made his birthday card, but it didn't stop me colouring up this gorgeous Llama, full of party drama! Such a fun image I think!
I've coloured this awesome Krista Heij-Barber image called Llama Birthday with my Promarkers as I wanted bright cheery colours for this creation and I have a huge range of colours in my stash of Promarkers. So here are the colours I used. Just click on the little images to pop them up larger so it's easier to read the marker names.
We have some awesome new digital papers this month, and I've used the red and yellow toned paper from the Stripe Papers set to mat this fun Llama image. You only see a hint of this lovely paper top and bottom, but I think it's the perfect finish to set up this festive image. I've added it to a lovely bright orange card base that has a lovely sheen to it. I used the same paper to mat the writing area on the inside of the card and couldn't resist adding another fun sentiment to the inside of the card too. I created this on my computer and printed it up after I'd added the writing page, so just added the sentiment strip over the top. Next time, I'll be sure I add it to the writing panel first before sticking it down for a more seamless finish. I ended up colouring around the sentiment with a sparkly orange pen as it needed something to finish it off.
The only 'embellishment' I added to this festive card was some musical notes to hint that the Llama Llama Birthday sentiment is a fun party song. While I was colouring this in, I had that song from the film Grease 'We Go Together' running through my head, as it has all sorts of fun nonsense lyrics in it... "We go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong", talk about a blast from the past! But it so gave me a giggle while I was working on this card.
Thanks for popping in to visit today. I hope you were inspired by this festive creation and I encourage you to go and check out the rest of the amazing new releases at Whimsy Stamps. The May releases are fabulous and I've had so much fun colouring these past few days. I'll be back with another Whimsy Wednesday creation next week, but as we are kicking off our new challenge tomorrow, this post is a couple of days early. You might also see my Birthday Llama creation over on the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Blog where I'm showcasing this image for my Digital Design Divas post this month.
Click through on the link above to visit the Whimsy Stamps store and take a closer look at their awesome new release this month. Once you're there, click through on the Digital tab to look at the New Digital Releases for May too, because they're awesome.
As I mentioned it's also time for us to kick off a new challenge at Whimsy Stamps tomorrow, so you can join us there with any of your Whimsy Stamps creations. The theme is always Anything Goes as long as you use a Whimsy Stamps image. Have a fabulous week, I'm off to celebrate with my gorgeous birthday boy xoxo
Alphabet Challenge: D for Dots
Crafty Catz: #417 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #366 ~ Anything Goes
Inspire.Create.Challenge: #18 ~ Sunshine
I Love Promarkers: #359 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge: #468 ~ Happy Birthday
Aud Sentiments: #203 ~ Cute + A Sentiment
Crafting With Friends: #67 ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: #19 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: May ~ CAS or Fussy & Fancy
Update: I made the Top 3 at Crafty Catz! Thank you so much ladies, especially Nick for choosing my sassy Llama card. So thrilled xoxo