Hello and welcome to a very special post, dedicated to a very special lady. Today is my dear friend Susan Salyer’s birthday. Another wonderful friend, Suzi McKenzie, thought it would be a lovely idea to have a birthday hop for her, so I couldn’t pass this up. So my first project is for her. My second is my newest ATC for Wicked Wednesday, more details for that below.
I started off with the sweet Little Striped Dress image from A Day for Daisies. I colored it up with my watercolor markers. I paired it with a great sentiment from Create with TLC. Have you seen that blog? LOTS of wonderful FREE sentiments!
I wanted to give the background a little more pop, so I used my new Spiral Dots stencil from Dreamweaver. I focused the center of the stencil on the little girl, so that the dots would spiral out from her. You can see that they graduate in size as they go outward.
I inked up the edge of the card, as well as my sentiment, and I added some fun trim from May Arts. Also, I used some orange Stickles, so I can now use this card in the new A Day for Daisies Challenge which is to “add some glitter.” Susan, a VERY happy birthday to you. I know things haven’t been so easy lately, but I hope that this day brings you nothing but joy. Love you lots.
Below is the full list of hoppers giving Susan some well-wishes today. Susan is the last stop so please be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday!