I've used Mumur's lovely sketch from Friday Sketchers as the basis for my card. The colour theme comes from A Spoonful of Sugar's challenge this week: Blue & Green. I remember the old adage that "blue and green together should not be seen" and thought it would be interesting to see if I could get enough contrast into my card. And finally, Caryn at Cupcake Crafts has challenged everyone to use at least five different embellishments on a card, in honour of her five children! I have used: a brad, Stickles, gold thread, butterflies and flowers.
All the stamps are from the Elusive Images themeplates, Butterfly Poppy Collage and Butterfly Daisy Collage. All are coloured with Inktense watercolour pencils, highlighted with Stickles and with Glossy accents. The Happy Birthday is a Dimension Fourth stamp, the main image is mounted onto Bazzil card and the background paper comes from a free download from Making Handmade Cards, who sell printable papers and offer really great lessons and how-tos, as well a a free trial pack of designs.
I really like this, however it's quite a heavy card, don't think I'll be posting it to anyone :)!