Thursday, January 5, 2012

Friday Mashup Birthday Wishes in Pastels

It's the first Friday of 2012 and I hope everyone has had a great week! Our first challenge of the year for Friday Mashup is from Holly and its a great one. Holly wants us to "create a birthday project, a project that uses pastels or mash it up and create a birthday project that uses pastels!"

I have to admit, I dont use my pastels(chalks) that often. They were one of those "I have to have them" items, and for yrs now they've just kind of sat in my drawer. I originally started with a birthday image that I was going to color with pastels and it just didnt work out the way I wanted, so I switched gears. I stamped the background image with Versamark, then I took a sponge dauber and put Sage Shadow chalk on it, and then sponged that on top of the Versamark. It's hard to tell because I used darker colors, but that's what my background is made up of, and not ink.

My oldest son turns 18 (holy cow, how did that happen?) on Saturday the 7th, so this card is for him! Happy Birthday Alexander!

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes, Fresh Fillers
Paper: Sahara Sand, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, To The Nines DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Accessories: Pastels, Sponge Daubers, Sage Shadow ribbon, Chocolate Chip ribbon



  1. Lisa this is lovely, I really like the way you made the background. I'm sure your son will love it. I certainly know what you mean about How did that happen?. My grandson started high school last year and that had me saying exactly the same thing.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. Great masculine card; I bet your son will love it. What a milestone he's celebrating!

  3. I love the pastel coloring on the background!

  4. Did you just say 18? Where did those years go? Happy Birthday Alexander!!! This came out great Lisa, I really like how yo used the Pastels on your background. Your were able to use a soft technique but get a great Masculine look.

  5. FABULOUS! Lisa your style is always wonderful to see, that Birthday stamp is perfect! I need to use this paper again, must dig through my stash!

  6. Hi Lisa I love this card. I can't believe you have a kid that old. I send him a Happy Birthday.

  7. A great masculine card, Lisa! I need to pull out my pastel chaulks more often! My daughter turns 15 this spring and I keep thinkingto myself when did this happen and I'm not old enough to have a 15year old???? Happy birthday wishes to your son!

  8. Wonderful masculine card! I'm sure your son loved it - and I hope you had a great time celebrating today. I'm going to be a grandma this week - so I definitely don't know where the time flies!

  9. Great guy card! It's tough to make them for 18 year olds! I love the colors you used too!

  10. Fantastic masculine card, I imagine your son loved this. I hope you all had a wonderful celebration on the 7th, my son turns 18 today :).


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