20 July 2012

Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!

Uber quick post. Been at work, and now going out to celebrate MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!
I share this momentous day with my beautiful crafting friend Anne and the super talented Lisa, and the first moon landings!!! What company! There must be others out there too - to all of you, have a wonderful rest of your day and may you have been blessed half as much as I have.

This was made for the latest Make My Monday challenge - and rejected as I didn't think there was enough yellow on it.

It's my Michael Powell stamp (oooh, but I got a couple more today!) and I stamped it on a background that had umpteen layers of ink/water/ink on it. The moon was coloured on top using Wild Honey, which sort of bleached out the purple.

I actually coloured and stamped the image onto four playing cards, which were pieced together. Some elements were coloured with Promarkers, and the for the windows I used the Wild Honey again to look like the building was flooded in indoor lighting.

Having finished the image a little more decoration - die cut vines coloured with violet UTEE and Wild Honey DI marker. It was an attempt at a John Atkinson Grimshaw style - more practice needed and I'll use more colours next time. Right, time is ticking and my OH is looking at his watch and tutting, so I'll be off.
Whatever you are doing, wherever you are, I hope you have a lovely weekend. Sending you all huge hugs, Buttons x


  1. Well, I do not see why you rejected this - it is gorgeous! That is the only MP stamp that I don't have but love how you have used it and love those embossed strikes through it and the colour is divine! Thanks again for your good wishes, you are a truly lovely blog friend. Apart from health issues I feel truly blessed too. Hope you enjoy your evening, we went out for a lovely lunch. Anne xx

  2. A really different look for the Michael Powell stamp - fantastic! Have a lovely birthday.

  3. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Buttons, happy birthday to you! This is a rather luscious purple colour and a really original use of the stamp!

  4. Happy Birthday to you too!!! :) Hope you have an awesome day!

  5. Happy Birthday Buttons, hope you've had a lovely day.

    Sam xxx

  6. Happy birthday to you Buttons and hope you have a lovely time celebrating.
    Very innovative use of that stamp too which I have as well (along with quite a few of his others!) and it looks stunning like this.
    Sorry to be so bad at comments lately as all your creations are just gorgeous.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  7. Hope you had a fabulous birthday, and are enjoying your weekend.
    By the way thanks for all of the lovely comments that you leave me. I wish that I was better at getting round to everyone but I'm not :O)
    hugs Kimx

  8. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, and I want to thank you for all the encouragement you leave on my blog!

  9. Have a fabulous Birthday Buttons... Fabulous stamped image.. great colours & design... thank you for your visit today and your kind comments... Hugs May x x x

  10. That's a lovely card you hve made and with a stamp that is big on my favourites list at the moment.
    Belated Birthday Greetings from me.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  11. Belated birthday greetings my crafty friend. I am so annoyed for not visiting your blog on Friday !! Hope you had a great day and were totally spoiled. Hugs Annie x

  12. So sorry I missed this. Hope you had a wonderful birthday and lots of very happy belated!!! LOVE this tag!! I'm running over to see the work of JAG as I don't know him but I love what you've done with the flourish and all the embossing. Right up my street!


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