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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Birthday Card with my Favorite Male Image

I've used my favorite male image for this card - "Brothers" from Mo's Digital Pencil. The reason I love it so much is that the boys remind me so much of my two youngest nephews, now aged 4 and 5 1/2. I've colored the image using ProMarkers. I rarely use blue colors, so this is my take on a blue, brown and white card! The blue papers came free with 2 different magazines last year, and the brown one is a leftover. I panelled the papers on kraft. The inspiration for this design is the the sketch over at "Seize the Birthday". I added a stamped cloud and a fence created with a Marianne Creatables die. The sentiment is rub on with a birthday greeting in Norwegian.

This card is entered in these challenges:
1) Seize The Birthday - #2 Sketch + Masculine
2) Here Come The Boys - Bingo (blue+die cuts+patterned paper)
3) 2 Sisters - #127 Brown, White & Blue
4) Send a Smile for Kids - Anything goes 4 Kids
5) Moving Along With The Times - Happy Birthday
6) Fab 'n' Funky - Get Moving
7) Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog - #16 Sentimental
8) Card Crafter's Circle - #58 Layers
9) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


chrissy xx said...

Awhh! What a cutie Pia..
LOve this little scene...LOve your colours too.

Laine said...

This is a delight Pia. A wonderful image, beautifully coloured and with lovely detail.

Rach83 said...

This is adorable. Great design and spectacular colouring. A beautiful card, Pia.

Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope you'll join us again soon.

Rachel x

Deepti Stephens said...

Love the image!! so cute.. :)

Corinna said...

This is again a very special card and beautifully colored.
Greetings from Corinna

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Pia. That image is just delightful, I can see why you like it so much. I love the colours and the way you used the sketch

Sue xx

Sarah said...

Hi Pia, what a sweet image and a perfect masculine card. Lovely colour choices as well.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at MAWTT.


aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous Mo's image of the boys perfectly coloured. Love how you made the fence in front of the image and the little cloud is perfect. Love the papers used...great boys card. You should enter this into Mo's challenge Pia, perfect. luv annie

Carol said...

A really super card. I can see why you love this image so much it is gorgeous. Love the design here. good luck with all your challenges this week!!1
Carol xx

Toni Herron said...

awww.. This image is precious!
I have only have two boys, so this card is extra special to me.. :)
I love the colours you've chosen! :)
Thanks for playing with us this week at Glitter n Sparkle..
Toni - DT

Stacey Schafer said...

just precious! thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

Lesley said...

Oh my! SUCH a sweet image and the fence is perfect way to highlight those two kidlets! Love this! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Stamping Shanni said...

Pia this is such a cute card and the subtle colours are lovely. Your colouring is perfect and the whimsical layout is divine! Came for a peep from MIM today.
Stamping Shanni

Marjorie said...

This is just so sweet Pia, love what you have done with this gorgeous image.. lovely design too!..

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Pia . Amazing image and you have showcased it beautifully .
Love the fence and clouds .

Shirley-anne said...

oops another senior moment ..I was lost in the beautiful scene that you have created ..Thanks for sharing with us on Make it Monday

cotnob said...

Such a lovely card Pia, I can see why this is your favourite male image, you have created a lovely little scene with your picket fence.

julie_woolston said...

Aww what a beautiful card, the image is so cute gorgeous colours and design.

I have popped over from MIM and have loved my visit.

Hugs Julie xx

Lin Monika said...

Herlig kort! Og enig med deg, helt fantastisk motiv. Fint fargelagt:) Har akkurat farget mitt første motiv(La det ut nå)og er rundt i alle blogger for å lære.
ps. La inn svar til deg under kommentaren din på posekort.
Ha en fin dag. Klem, Lin Monika

Mojca said...

Oh I love the pretty fence die and the cute image. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes The Boys. hugs! Mojca

Beebeebabs said...

Very cute card thanks for sharing!!!

MiniOwner said...

Oh such a delightful card! I hopped here from MiM. Happy Monday :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@29)

Lisa M said...

You can't help but smile and adding that fence was a genius really focused you in even more on those two cute little boys. I love your card Pia. Very precious :)

Loz said...

Fantastic card and beautiful coloring Pia. Visited from MIM..Loz

Lau W said...

Oh this is a so cute scene ! Love this card Pia, so adorable image, and your colouring is fab !

jimlynn said...

I can see why this image is a favorite!! So darling. Love the clouds and fencing you added too. Fabulous card!
Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Sue said...

Aww this is gorgeous Pia… what a cute image and your colouring is soft and beautiful… love the gorgeous papers and embellies… the fence looks fab! :-)
Hope you have a good week!
Stay safe and warm!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Sue said...

Ooops! meant to say... Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Skye said...

A lovely card. The image is so sweet. I like the addition of the fence it adds to your lovely design.
Congratulations on the honorable mention at 52CCT!

craftygranny said...

OOOh so beautiful, Love the image and your colouring is beautiful. Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

sam said...

Wow what a stunning card. Thank you for joining our challenge At glitternsparkle Sam DT xx

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a cute card, Pia. Love the cute image you used. Thank you for sharing... :)

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.

Vicky said...

A lovely card, thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so adorable, I love the sweet image and the layout is fab
Lindsay xx

Michelle said...


This is fantastic, I love Mo's images.

Your little scene with the picket fences is awesome, really draws the eye to these sweet little boys. Great colouring.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Jackie said...

What a lovely scene! I just love this! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Fab 'n' Funky DT

Crafty Math Chick said...

Hi Pia! You won blog candy over on my blog: Canines & Card Designs for you comment on my Best 12 of 2012 post. Please post a comment there with your email so I can contact you for your mailing address. Congratulations!

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful card. Blue and brown can be quite hard colours to put together but this has worked perfectly. Hugs Mrs A.

Bunny said...

I saw it on MIM. Another great masculine card. It's really cute. I love the gate.

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

fantastic card love the sentiment thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

Asha said...

That image is awesome. A truly beautiful expression of brotherly love. I love the colours too. Your card caught my eye on MIM #124. Thanks for taking the time to leave me a sweet comment. You made me smile!
xxx Asha

Lisa S. said...

That is the sweetest image Pia and I love the soft colors you chose for it. The addition of the fence is perfect and this is a terrific masculine card. :)

Miwa said...

So cute! What a darling card!

Pauline said...

This is super... I love your chosen colours! Thanks for sharing at the Card Crafter's Circle!

scrappymo! said...

This is just the most adorable card. Your colouring is perfect and the DP just right for this card. The little fence is just right with this image.

This image evokes such strong feelings of the love between them...
Today, when DH left to walk Miss C to school, she came running back from the door cuz she forgot to kis and hug her brother goodbye. He was so happy that she came back, that he ran over and rehugged herand gave her another kiss goodbye in the doorway...his kisses are only for her and his \mum...not for Grandma's and Grandpa's...sigh