Friday Fun Day Challenge #12, Birthday

Hello everyone and welcome. Today's card is themed to fit in with the Friday Funday Challenge H20 over at Jo's Scrap Shack and also will be used for a birthday for my #2 brother, who will be 83 next week. He was our Dad's birthday present many long years ago, as he was born just before midnight on the day before Dad's birthday of August 21. Some birthday present, huh? Joking aside, I would say that a baby was just about the most wonderful gift a parent could ever receive. Or should be!!

So here's the card:

- image is Impression Obsession F1762, Rowboat, colored with copics on Marcos Paper, Solar Crest. This paper works well with copics, but doesn't have the same buttery 'feel' to me that Copics Xpress paper does. However, that said, lots of my friends prefer this paper when using copics, and it does handle the alcohol inks very well. I airbrushed the sky background and tried to emulate some clouds. Die cut with S/Binders Label One, Die #5, sponged DI Stormy Sky around the edges.

- dark blue faux mat from a textured Paper Studio snippet  used in earlier project. Larger mat with Paper Studio water patterned paper just cut to fit, corners rounded with a punch. I chose this DP to fit in with the water theme at Jo's Friday Funday Challenge. This DP was a leftover from the snippet box.  I had to hunt to find it, but I _knew_ I had this paper!

- border was a candy win from Stamping with Loll, which I have been wanting to use on a card ever since I was the lucky recipient. I debated on using here, since my color scheme was in different shades of blue, but decided I liked the turquoise & white once I added the red anchor.

- Memory Box die cut anchor from a red snippet (and yes, I realize you tie a rowboat rather than anchor it, but I liked the nautical effect!) and I wanted to emphasize the red light house & sailboat. I colored a red lighthouse, since when we lived in So. Florida, we had the red Jupiter Lighthouse. Just a little bling with the topaz rhinestone.

- sentiment stamped on an IO tiny diecut snippet, tucked around the anchor.

Since this has quite a few snippety pieces on the card, I will be trotting it right along to the Playground Week 85. On the Week 83 challenge I got selected by the wonderful Random Generator to win this lovely Ryn rain drops stamp,  which I have been wanting to own. If you heard any stamping of feet from someone doing the happy dance, it was me shaking the ground! (am I the only one who enjoys just looking at a beautiful stamp, but then dragging my feet when it comes to getting a lovely design dirty? I'm finding it so with these Ryn stamps. When I finally inked my water drops, it stamped out great.)

So please join me in checking out both the Water challenge with Friday Funday at Jo's Scrap Shack
and also come over to the Playground. You're guaranteed to see some inspiring cards at both places, and who knows, if you play along, you might be a lucky winner too. I'm proof that everyone has a chance! (Plus it was a lot of fun, and in my case, it kick starts me to make a card! LOL).

Thanks for joining me here, and have a beautiful afternoon. I'm off to validate a large visa bill, which has my stamp store splurges while on our July trip. Time to pay the piper! Hugs


  1. I think the turquoise works really well against the darker blue, and the image is coloured beautifully. Lovely!

  2. Fantastic card Mary, I love the image and it's beautifully coloured. Loll's candy looks perfect on the bottom too :) Cathy x

  3. This is a wonderful snippets card for your brother, Mary! He will love it. Your coloring is so great and I think Loll's card candy works beautifully with your colors and scene!! Congratulations on the win at Pixie's!!

  4. It is stunning Mary! Love the image and so beautifully coloured too

  5. Brilliant card Mary - the image is so beautifully coloured and I love all the nautical 'bits and bobs'.

    Posted your stamp off to you today by Airmail :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  6. Fan-tab-u-lous!!! Love that beautiful scene and the anchor and wave is perfect.

  7. Fabulous masculine card, perfect for a big brothers birthday!
    He is going to love this one!

    That is a lovely stamp Mary. Such character to that old boat!

    Congrats on the stamps, I won a set too and need to get it inky soon as I get home!

  8. Hi Mary. Amazing coloring ... love the image and the anchor makes the perfect embellishment. Loll xx

  9. Gorgeous card! I love the stamps and you've coloured it beautifully. I don't care that the anchor isn't quite right because I love that detail and it ties in beautifully with the lighthouse.
    I was so happy when I won a Ryn stamp from Di and over the moon when it arrived. I then suffered terror as I'd seen all the gorgeous creations that everyone else had made with it and I had stage fright, worried that I wouldn't make something worthy lol! I still love it and am trying very hard to use it and experiment with it - after all it's only water and card hugs Karen

  10. Mary, this is gorgeous! This is a favorite stamp of mine! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Beautiful scene stamp and great colouring Mary! I've sent you a reply email from your comment today at my blog, I hope you got it and then have my email address. Take care, Shirleyx

  12. A baby is a great gift I agree! I love this card it reminds me of my little town of Sooke.
    I hope that your summer is going well.

  13. This card is absolutely gorgeous Mary! Your brother for sure will love this. I love how masculine the card really is and the coloring and detail is just amazing. Excellent job! Thank you for linking this up with our "H2O" challenge at Jo's FFC!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  14. OH Mary this is absolutely beautiful. You did an outstanding job and your coloring is soooooo good. Love it. :-)

  15. What a beautiful scene, Mary! It brings back memories of summers at the lake!

  16. You are going up a storm!! Your creation is wonderful Mary - Nice and calming too!

  17. Oh Mary, this is a gorgeous card! I love that scene and you have colored it to perfection my friend! I love that it is a masculine card but really think that it could be used for male or female. I think your brother will just love it!! Thanks my friend for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-) Hugs!

  18. Love that beautiful scene, so relaxing. TFS and for joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  19. This card is breathtaking for me, cause I love the sea! Dear Mary your stamping and coloring is awesome, that card is really a little masterpiece!
    Big hugs Anja


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