Sunday, September 28, 2014

Another birthday (a special one) for a friend!

Remember a few weeks ago when I shared two hanging pages for friends having a special birthday?  Well, here's another one going to another friend.  This time it's an 8x8 canvas. I used several stencils and some modeling paste to add some texture, then painted it with Dylusions sprays and some acrylic paint.

The photo is from The Graphics Fairy.  It had the word Jan above the one to signify New Year's Day; however, my friend's birthday is October 1, so I cloned out the Jan.  Doesn't she look festive ... as if she is toasting my friend on her special day?

For the "Birthday", I cut it twice out of a piece of file folder, colored one with black to make the shadow and the other with multiple colors of Dylusions spray paint.  After adhering them together, I added two layers of UTEE to make it really shiny.  Love it!  Aren't those three rectangular pieces of bling gorgeous?  They started out as plain clear pieces, but the addition of some colored Sharpie made them really come alive.  Then the addition of the sparkly rick rack just took it over the top!  Love me some bling, that's for sure!
Another part that I really love is the floral cluster.  The large flower is a Cricut Flower Shoppe cut.  I also added a tiny flower from Cheery Lynn Designs' Sweet Williams Strip #B307 and a flower from a Petaloo collection.  The lacy piece at the top of the cluster is from Cheery Lynn Designs' Lace Corner Deco I #B174.
Last, but not least, I am really loving this butterfly.  It was in a package that my son and his girlfriend gave to me for my birthday.  I colored it with Distress Ink to match the layout.

I am entering this into Cheery Lynn Design's current Challenge 152 Lace.  Although I didn't add either real lace or cut lace, I think that the deco corner really has a lacy feel to it.



  1. Dodie, your canvas is lovely, great texture. Since we put "lace" in the name of the corner, I guess it qualifies, lol. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  2. Such a beautiful creation!!! Love the background and the flower composition))
    Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  3. Such a pretty card Dodie! The vintage image looks fabulous and I love all the blossoms! Surely your friend will treasure it!


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