Wednesday, January 7, 2015

birthday party

Saturday we had our first birthday party of the year and at the same time still needed to exchange our new year gifts.
I created my second page in my ARTicles book about this occasion.
I was over the moon with my present: 36 Derwent inktense pencils and a mixed media paperblock.
Off course I wanted to give the pencils immediately a try and created this background

I choose this color scheme because the person who’s birthday it was wore a boa and sunglasses in these colors.

I added some pieces of giftpaper (I always keep the gift papers, if my son hasn't ripped them completely)

And made this masque, because the boa in some way reminded me of a masquerade ball.

I also carved this stamp 

Used my wall of words stencil with the very appropriate text  Time to drink champagne and  dance on the table. I just needed to add a bottle of champagne and some journaling.

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  1. Great spread Vicky and a wonderful stamp! Love the colour combo!

  2. What a lot of fun that is. I am in awe of your coordinating ability and stamp carving. What a fab bow you made atop the parcel. :o))

    1. Thx, wasn't aware of my ability to color coordinate, I try to, and the carving is not that hard as it seems.

  3. I love how you just whipped up a stamp to fit your theme. Very creative!