Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ray's Birthday card

Here is the card that I did for my hubby's birthday.  We both love rhodies and have been in the Portland chapter of the American Rhododendron Society (ARS) since 1984.  Many years ago, I drew up this rhodie and had it made into a rubber stamp.  The stamp was really too little for this card, so I scanned in the stamped image and decided that it was too grainy.  Then I blew the size up pretty big and redrew it, rescanned, cleaned up and printed it out as this size.  Colored it with copics.  The BG piece is a Cuttlebug highlights piece and the flower uses 'out of the box' technique.  The sentiment is from SU.  I decided that I love this so much that this layout and image will be my thank you cards this year for the ARS trophy donors.  So that means I'll be making about 26 more of these but with thank you instead of "it's your day'.  Since my time is limited, I scanned in the image above that took me a long time to color and will print out the other 26!  My image so I can do as I wish!  Yeah!!   I did enter this in the #5 Red Hot Challenge at DYSU.  Here is the link to that challenge!

I'm the trophy chairman in charge or purchasing the beautiful trophies we have every year for our Mother's Day Show.  I get to buy, glassware, china, pottery, metalware, etc.  It is a lot of fun to spend other people's money.  I buy things that I would like to win since I have won a few over the years.  Hope you enjoy the card.

10 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

So very clever Ann! Lovely work of art!

Miranda said...

absolutely fantastic, great stamp you made, and the colours are gorgeous
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

hugs
Miranda

Janna said...

Hi Ann, fantastic red hot card! Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU this week! Janna

princesskitten said...

beautiful flower

kitten DYSU team

WencheP said...

Beautiful! Amazing coloring. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

*Alison* said...

This is beautiful.. remember to have a chance at the top 3 and the prize you need to link back to the DYSU blog.. Way to "Stack Up" at DYSU RED HOT Challenge.. I can't wait to see what you create next week.. HUGS
Alison
DYSU-Owner

Keely Yowler said...

WOW! Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing with us at DYSU :)

Jo said...

This is totally wonderful! Your colouring is stunning! Thanks for joining in with the challenge at DYSU this week! Hope to see you next week!

Ginny Mapes said...

Ann, This is my very favorite design of yours. The coloring and shading is so professionally perfect. You are an amazing artist. I can' thank you enough for sharing your talent with us. The entire layout, design, textures on the card makes me never want to part with it!

Sumtoy said...

So beautiful...You Rock!!!