January 16, 2014

Seize the Birthday - Coloring

I had way more fun creating this card then I thought I would, when I was a kid I loved to colour. As an adult it is like it is a lost art to me, I can never shadow or blend colours as I want them too. I love how this card turned out though.

This card is for the current Seize the Birthday where the challenge is to create a Birthday card with colouring.

I used s simple layer, and then heat embossed the sentiments and the flowers. I coloured the flowers with my watercolour pencils and added a little clear glitter pen and finished with some gems. I took this smaller picture to show the glitter as it does not really show on the card picture.

Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, The stamps of Life – daisies2garden and creations2fill, Derwent-Watercolour, gems.



  1. What a happy looking birthday card! I love all of the pretty flowers and lovely colors! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. love your coloring ...the flowers are so pretty ...great birthday card. Thanks for sharing.


  3. this is so pretty and your coloring is fantastic :)

    i use the excuse that i never went to kindergarten for not knowing how to color! lol

  4. Very pretty coloring. The touch of glitter adds to the festiveness of this card. I loved coloring as a kid along with cutting and pasting paper. No wonder I like this craft!!

  5. Wow Nina,

    I ♥ it - especially how you embossed it. I will have to try that trick.

    Isn't it TOO funny, we both did a bouquet of flowers. Wooo woo!

    ♥ from Sis

  6. Oh what a fun card! I love all the flowers scattered about and your coloring looks wonderful!

  7. Oh I love your flowers--just beautiful!

  8. Nina, this is such a pretty flower, it actually reminded me of the flower on the dress of the girl I colored...stamping it for the background really makes a lovely statement and your coloring is wonderful and cheery! Thanks for linking up to Seize the Birthday and thank you for leaving sweet comments on my blog!

  9. Your coloring is so pretty Nina! Love the sparkle you've added to the flowers, too!
    I'm so glad that you're playing along with us at Seize The Birthday. :)

  10. Beautiful card! Love the flowers and touch of sparkle! Thanks so much for playing along with Seize the Birthday!