Tuesday, 4 October 2011

My sweet boy is.... TEN! (and a little bit)

Another card I made at INKlings team weekend, this one for my firstborn, who turned 10 during September. Yep, he was born September 2001 - a few days after "9/11" and 2 weeks early quite possibly due to the emotionally overwhelming nature of those events - this anniversary is going to follow his every milestone birthday for the rest of his life.  Certainly his birthday newspapers aren't filled with anything much else!  Hard to believe it has been 10 years, but there you have it...

He simply loves orange, always has - and it is a colour I have slowly adapted to using.  Peach Parfait is one of the In Colors that will be leaving us at the end of the current catalogue, so don't forget to add it to your collection if you're a fan.  As oranges go, it's a good one - quite easy to work with.  It's not pastel, or too earthy, or too bright.  Here it's paired with the 'Just add Cake'  DSPs, and the other colours that feature in it  - Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi (and there's even a smidge of Blushing Bride if you are looking for it).

One of the things he was most looking forward to about turning 10, was getting his very own motorcycle helmet (instead of pinching mine!) and being taught to ride my old Honda XR80 trailbike at Grandma and Grandpa's farm.  Hence the card feature stamp!  It's actually one that I borrowed, and was  never released here.  It belonged to the "Extreme" series - we had the surfboard and guitarist, and I'd hoped we'd get the dirtbike and skateboarder this year, but all were unfortunately retired.  I've also used a Spritzing tool and the splodge stamp from French Foliage for some authentic looking mud spray, and a crimper and torn Confetti cardstock to try and give it an edgy look.  The numbers are from the "On Board Merry Medley" set, and I sponged them with ink and coated them with Crystal Effects.  The circles are punched from the Just Add Cake paper to ground the design.  Or make it too fussy.  Whatever you decide, he liked it very much!

Here he is:

Looking pleased as punch with his very trendy trilby, courtesy of his clever Auntie Cherie, and his favourite wombat cake made by daddy.  Happy Birthday mate!

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