Saturday, September 4, 2010

Seaside Birthday

Happy September everyone! For most of you September represents new beginnings with back to school and around my blog, it also represents new beginnings. How do you all like the new digs? I have been wanting to re-model my blog for quite some time and as a birthday present to myself I put some time aside and sat down to create my banner, signature, favicon, the buttons and moved things around a little. My blog still isn't as perfect as I want it to be but it will be a work in progress as I learn about blogger HTML codes ;)

September is a crazy time of the year for us with 3 of my family's birthdays (myself, Ashlynn and Bill's), back to school with the first time my kids will be out of the house all day, and some extra duties that I have taken on with DT's and illustrating so I thought that I would work ahead on a few things and get my blog finished up as quick as possible.

Speaking of DT's, I am happy to announce that I get to stick around There She Goes as a Sr. Trendsetter! Yippee :D In honor of the occasion, I thought that I would make my husband's birthday card with a TSG set called "By the Sea". Bill is a deckhand on BC Ferries so this card is perfect for him :D

I decided to go with a fairly clean card so that the coastal image really popped. This is a fairly new thing to me....leaving "white" space that is and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out especially since it didn't take very long to make ;) The images has been sponged and water coloured with both re-inkers and tombow markers.  

Thanks for coming by today!

Card Recipe: There She Goes - By the Sea, Sweet Pea (sentiment)
Paper: Gina K, Black, Water Colour
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Baja, Navy, Pacific Point, Caramel, Cocoa, Suede, Chocolate
Accessories: Sponges, Tombows, Water Brush, Pop Dots, Piercing Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Cloud Template, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sewing Machine


Julie said...

I just love your new look blog,it's so very clean andfresh lookingand those little birds on your signature are so very cute! Great card too,sometimes the image just says it all and there's no need for fussy,fancy layouts.Have a lovely weekend,Julie.x

Cassie said...

This is gorgeous, Kim, and your blog looks awesome! So cute and whimsical. Congratulations on your latest DT promotion. You deserve it ;D

Piali said...

Stunning!! Love the watercolor effect..beautiful!

torico said...

So beautiful coloring as always, Kim!
Love your bew blog design. I can't believe you have create those cute graphics by yourself!!! I was amazed by your talent again.

Stampvanwinkle said...

Hi Kim, Your blog is looking great. I love the changes.
Your card is just beautiful, I think that your husband will love it.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Theresa said...

Kim the new blog look is just lovely!! Your card is wonderful. I love the deep rich colors. Amazing!!

Anita said...

Amazing card!

Katie Skiff said...

Looks great here Kim!! And your card is beautiful too. So glad you are staying on to TSG's too!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Stunning!! I am so happy you are sticking around!! WOOT!!

Becky said...

Absolutely stunning.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous scene Kim!! Love the watercoloring!!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous..