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Art Therapy is Heart Therapy ~ TwinkleToes2day (aka mo)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Creative Tuesdays - Happy Birthday!

Every two weeks, our host of the Creative Tuesdays challenge, Michael, aka Mr Toast, aka MMm, gives us a new theme to work on. Last week it was Nursery Rhymes, and this week, after receiving word from Linda of dots 'n' doodles, that it is nearly the birthday of one of our co-op members, Wanda, "Happy Birthday!" was chosen as the newest theme. We have until April 22nd to create something, so I am delighted to be completed with a few days to spare.

I don't 'know' Wanda yet, but what I have read others say about her, leaves me honoured to be taking part and I hope that in some small way I can make Wanda smile for her birthday with my Happy Birthday message for her.

I edged my page with some paper tape for a border, then did a light wash over the page. I sketched everything in pencil then used my watercolour pencils to colour it all in. Alternate letters are decorated with wee circles and I used a Wink of Stella Glitter brush on all the candles. I'm happy that my flash caught the sparkle on some of them. Finally I added a few squiggly streamers. **HaPpY BiRtHdAy WaNdA!**

I hope you will pop over to Dotty Hill Creative and see what the other co-oppers have created to celebrate Wanda's birthday. And perhaps pop over to wish Wanda best wishes for May 1st.

Thanks for popping by to say "Hi" *hugs*


23 comments:

  1. Twinkle Toes, I'm smiling from EAR to EAR. I love your card! I also love how you explained the process you took to make it special and sparkly. I know you don't know me yet...but I love "bling" and your card says bling to me. I get wait to get to know you better in the weeks to come in our CT family. Thanks again. What an honor.

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    1. Hurrah, Hurrah, you like it! ((Happy jiggy dancing)) going on here :D You have made me smile right back Wanda, Thank you so much **hugs** Mo :o))

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  2. Very nice Mo! What a great cheerful theme this go round, I'm feeling the joy!

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  3. Hey hey you blog like a veteran, well done missus. Reading this I would never have guessed it's only your second posting.
    The card is lovely, the bit I like best is the candles on top of the letters. I've never seen that before,
    Lynn x x x
    Blog tip - I always size my pictures as LARGE. (Better for these ageing eyes lol)

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    1. Ahh, thank you Lynn *hug* ((grin)), but I HAVE been reading some awesome blogs, (points at you for one!), for a while now, so I have picked up some cool tips. I'm happy you like the card and I'm chuffed about the candles too. Mo xxx
      ps - I have resized the image for those with aging eyesight ((wink wink)), thanks for the tip xx

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  4. Your card is beautiful Mo, I love how you added the Wink of Stella to give it some sparkle - nothing like a bit of sparkle! I see that Wanda loved it, not surprised though, it is a beauty. Welcome again to blogland - I do hope you realise that it is extremely addictive..... lol! Hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Hi Anne, thank you very much for the lovely comments, I'm so happy you like what I've done and I'm also happy that Wanda likes it too. I do love the Wink of Stella, it's so subtle but so lovely and I definitely want more, lol.
      Yu say blogging's addictive, well I was worried I would forget to check blogger for new comments, but I'm checking..... oh about...........every minute, LOL :D No, not really but lots, haha. Like I said to Christine on my 'First Blog Post' tho', now I've started I don't know what to say. Now I've found a cheeky response from our Lynn!
      Hehe ;) Love her really. Thanks for coming by Anne :o)) xx

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  5. I like the tape border a lot. I have so much washi tape and then don't know what to do with it. Thanks for the idea.

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    1. Thanks a lot Boo :D I love washi tape and also have lots of it, lol . I use it on every day envelopes, to hold up inspiration images on my cupboard doors, I use it to decorate craft drawer fronts, I decorate simple cards with it, I've decorated an old shoe box with it, a glass jar, and just about anything else I think needs a little bit of quick colour :o)

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  6. What a fun Birthday card! I love all the streamers you added they make it so festive! ~Diane

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    1. Many thanks Diane and thank you for visiting :o)

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  7. Welcome in Blogland, so pleased to see you have started a blog! Hugs, Valerie

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  8. I like your use of colors. the sparkles on the candles makes it even better.

    hope you have a great day.

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    1. Thank you so much Lissa, you're very kind.
      Have a Happy Easter day tomorrow :o)

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  9. Such a fun and uplifting birthday card Mo. I love all the candles with their sparkles together with the streamers.

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    1. Thank you Linda, I'm really happy that you like it :o))

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  10. Twinkle Toes, this is a sweet tribute and I love your write up too. Thank you so much for doing it, Twinkle.

    BTW, when you sign up with a link to your post, be sure to use the one for the post itself vs. just your blog address! So, in this case, the address you would put in is: http://ilovedacloudyday.blogspot.ca/2014/04/more-hares.html. You can find that at the top of the browser window then copy and paste it into the sign up. That way, we can find the post after other posts are published.

    Anyway,

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    1. Thank you Michael, I'm delighted to have taken prt and thanks for the tip. Sorry for the error. See you at the next challenge :o)

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  11. Clever! Love the word candles, may have to snitch that idea. ;)

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